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Transport: Accident Prevention — Question for Short Debate (5 March 2015)

Lord Popat: ...goods vehicles and cyclists. It is a privilege, admittedly a daunting one, to respond to my noble friend Lord Attlee. When I became a Whip, he was the lead spokesman for transport matters in this House, and was kind enough to mentor me in these matters. He speaks not only with great passion and knowledge on these matters but upholds the finest traditions of this House when doing so. Moving...

Littlewoods and Telegraph Pension Funds (5 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Steve Webb: ...the PPF pays members’ pensions with, roughly speaking, 100% for those who have reached scheme pension age and 90% for those who have not, with some limitations on indexation and some caps. Any shortfall between PPF-level benefits and the amount of money that goes in from an insolvent employer and their scheme is made up from the PPF. That money comes from the levy payers, who are...

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (5 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Stephen Crabb: ...Wales so well. Of course, he revealed that he has Welsh ancestry, and does not have to go that far back to find that one of his forebears was Llewellyn, a tin-plate maker in Glamorgan. So I think all of us in the House this afternoon from Wales will welcome the fact that we are cut from the same cloth as the Prime Minister. As I look back, I think 2014 was a great year for Wales. I think...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015) See 9 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...issues to which I have not had the chance to respond. I would like to note that many older women were trail-blazers in their time, and I acknowledge, if I may, with due deference in your Lordships’ House, that such people as the noble Baronesses, Lady Turner and Lady Trumpington, both hit through glass ceilings in their time in ways that we of our generation can only begin to...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — National Planning Policy Framework (5 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Brandon Lewis: ...working. Some areas are doing some really ambitious and adventurous things with neighbourhood planning. Neighbourhood planning is proving that we are not a country of nimbys, because it is delivering housing. The system of trusting local people to make good local decisions has just delivered an almost record level of housing planning application approvals. Some 240,000 applications were...

Business of the House: International Women’s Day (5 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Caroline Spelman: ...suffer from, and that is what UN Women has sought to tackle. Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women changes spending in ways that benefit their children disproportionately. There are wide-ranging benefits for societies in empowering women economically. In the global economic context, women are still seriously disadvantaged...

Lake District National Park Authority — Question (5 March 2015)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...land can be sold, notwithstanding what has happened in the past. What would happen in the case of this land being sold, then resold at a profit? Would the Lake District National Park get any of the benefit? Secondly, I again ask the noble Lord for an assurance to this House that this plan will not—indeed, cannot—lead to any change in the planning restrictions on the land. Such...

Business of the House (5 March 2015)

William Hague: ...before in the history of the country, with no all-male boards remaining. More than half the people lifted out of income tax altogether—58% of them—are women, and the state pension reforms have particularly benefited women, who have historically done poorly under the complicated two-tier system of pensions. That is a tremendous record of achievement, which is superior to any...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Review of Broadband Cabinet and Pole Siting Code of Practice (5 March 2015)

Edward Vaizey: ...to supporting economic growth and the planning changes made in 2013 represent an important contribution to the process of extending broadband connectivity. I am pleased to report that these benefits are already being delivered. I understand from BT that more than 500,000 premises have access to superfast broadband that would not have been served, or otherwise not served in a reasonable...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Update (5 March 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...about when they are required, leading to gold-plating of the Directive by local authorities and developers. We will shortly be laying regulations which will significantly reduce the number of housing schemes and proposals for other urban development which are not likely to have significant effects on the environment but which currently have to be screened by local planning...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Smart metering (5 March 2015)

Edward Davey: ...to enable the DCC’s systems and services to come together with the energy companies’ systems and processes in a coordinated start to the main installation phase. In the meantime consumers are already benefiting from the early roll out of smart meters with over 1 million meters operating under the programme. This statement has also been...

Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015: Motion to Approve (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...; and the types and value of claim they typically make. We do not therefore know what the impact of these fee increases is likely to be on small businesses”. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Mr Vara, in seeking to advocate this measure to House of Commons, said that, “we must also look to those who use the courts to contribute more towards their running...

Deregulation Bill: Third Reading (4 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...noble Lord is quite right. I hope that I am being clear. I am being detailed in my response so, while I am not expecting it, I at least hope—and one should never give up on hope—that I shall carry the House in certain elements of what I am saying, and that there will nevertheless be clarity in covering the issues that have been raised. My noble friend Lord Tope also raised...

Financial Services Industry (4 March 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ...bank would have been better to use, bearing the transaction flow in mind. It is vital to be able to differentiate between one bank and another bank. As the hon. Member for Clacton said, I have taken a keen personal interest in an idea that could bring even greater benefit to customers by going further and introducing full account number portability. This is a potential game-changer, and I...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Cathy Jamieson: ...missed their current budget target by 74 billion. In addition, the social security bill is 25 billion more than planned, and tax credits have risen, subsidising the low-wage economy. The number of working people receiving housing benefit is up two thirds, and tax receipts are much lower than expected. The Government have failed on the deficit, on the debt and on living...

Urban Food Growing (Planning) (4 March 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...in urban areas. There are obviously many pressures on land in our towns and cities. We need employment space, public spaces, and, above all, we really need to start a systematic programme of house building again. But our green spaces are also important. The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds found in their “Act for Nature” campaign that the most...

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) (4 March 2015)

Bob Blackman: ...staff of the hospital could not have put it better. That is a direct quote from the most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission in August 2014. The hospital premises were built during the second world war to house airmen who were defending our shores and to ensure that facilities were available to treat our brave soldiers, airmen and seafarers returning home. Sadly, we still have...

Modern Slavery Bill: Third Reading (4 March 2015)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: ...of support and assistance to victims. I have spoken both in Committee and on Report about the importance of putting support and assistance provision into legislation and, in particular, the benefit of setting out the minimum range of support and assistance to be provided. There are three key reasons why I continue to think that this is important. First, it will give confidence to victims...

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