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Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (21 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...our Whips should take seriously as well, as it would appear that there is high degree of sickness absence in this place — perhaps some sort of lurgy or other affliction has hit Members of this House. It is a serious issue; it is taken seriously by the Executive, and that is reflected in the Programme for Government, which sets a target for reducing sickness absence. The target is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Westminster Elections (20 April 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Rosaleen McCorley: .... I oppose it because, first, it is based on a false premise. It presupposes that there is a worth in taking seats at Westminster, that there is an impact and value to doing so and that it somehow reaps benefits for the people in the North. I have seen no benefits come to the North as a result of people taking their seats at Westminster, but it is up to them to do that. I represent West...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fuel Laundering (20 April 2015)

David Ford: ...does not view it seriously enough because it is of much less significance in other parts of the UK. The issue is not the question of fuel being brought across a land border, which is at least benefiting the Irish Exchequer, but the laundering process that occurs close to the border on both sides, whereby neither jurisdiction gets any financial benefit. We also need to recognise the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Oakridge Day Centre (20 April 2015)

Jim Wells: I have promised the Member and Lord Morrow that I will visit Loane House in Dungannon, so I could easily combine a visit to Oakridge with that. I am sure that, now that she has reminded me, my diary secretary will be beavering away to ensure that that happens. That project would have a capital cost of 񋠍 million. For next year, I have an entire capital budget of about 203...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Private Sector: Wage Levels (20 April 2015)

Simon Hamilton: I go back to the earlier question. It is not my job to tell businesses how to do their job. They are in a far better position than I am or, indeed, anybody in the House is to know how their business operates, the market that they are operating in and the circumstances that affect their business. Whilst it is maybe easy for me, standing in my position, to look at the totality of the economy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...for his comments. Again, I stress that this is a strategy that will be reported in greater detail to both of the Committees scrutinising the two lead Departments. I stress to the Member and the House the unprecedented nature of the undertaking that we are making. This has been a problem in Northern Ireland for the best part of 30 years. It has defied the ups and downs of the economic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Maeve McLaughlin: ...I may come back to both of you in a second, after I make this point. What is very clear is that the austerity programmes have failed by any benchmark, and that is an important point to be made by this House today. Even by Westminster's own yardstick, austerity has failed. Lost growth and higher debt are just the financial costs of Westminster's failure, but the human cost has been...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: UDR Four (14 April 2015)

David Ford: ...; Noel Bell, James Hegan and Winston Allen — were convicted but had their convictions quashed in 1992. Jim Allister — I acknowledge that, unlike some others, he at least apologised to me and to the House that he would not be here for my speech — said that Colin Worton had served the same time as the other three: he did not. He served the same time pre-trial as the three...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015)

Chris Lyttle: ...and habitats directives. David McIlveen set out an initial sceptical view on Europe but also emphasised the work that can be done to ensure that our local SMEs are well connected to the potential benefits of Europe, in particular through Horizon 2020 and a number of schemes and projects. Alex Maskey, Chair of the Social Development Committee, reminded us of the important role that Europe...

Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech (26 March 2015)

Her Majesty’s most gracious Speech was then delivered to both Houses of Parliament by the Lord Privy Seal, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme has been founded on a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. Legislation passed in this Session will support...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (26 March 2015)

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons: My Government’s legislative programme has been founded on a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. Legislation passed in this session will support economic growth and help secure a better future for Britain. New Acts will make the United Kingdom the most attractive place to start, finance and grow a business and...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...hope that this is not mine. I have been adding it up—this is probably wrong—but I have calculated that we have heard from right hon. and hon. Members with 677 years of experience serving in the House. Obviously that is all squashed together and not linear, but the House has benefited from that experience over the years. Such experience will be missed when hon. Members call it a...

Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Craig of Radley: My Lords, I crave the indulgence of the House for just one moment. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, was kind enough to mention me in his final contribution to debates in your Lordships’ House. I have greatly valued and enjoyed the warm and generous friendship of the noble and learned Lord. Our relationship goes back to the time when I was Convenor of the Cross Benches...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Soley: ...will more generously fund and risk-take for the small and medium-sized enterprises. The argument about immigration needs to be seen in two ways. There is clearly a problem in social terms with the pressure on schools, housing, hospitals or whatever. However, there is also the problem of how the issue feeds into our economy. Overall, immigration has been beneficial to this country—I...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Communication (26 March 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...19 March 2015, Question 222568. To place this all in context, communications activity under the last Labour Government, including departmental spending such as: 1.1 million a year on external public relations, despite having 103 in-house communications officers; 15,000 on plugging the “Sustainable Communities summit” that was subsequently...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (26 March 2015)

Lord Freud: Claimants who have a sanction applied could also be in receipt of other Government financial support such as Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit. Claimants who are sanctioned can also apply for hardship payments, equivalent to 60 or 80% of their benefit payment, subject to meeting the necessary criteria.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Condition Improvement Fund (26 March 2015)

David Laws: ...bidding round to submit a revised application, which we will consider ahead of the full 2016-17 bidding round. Ensuring that there is a good local school place for every child, and that every child can benefit from a learning environment which is safe and fit for purpose, no matter where they live, are key priorities for this Government. This follows on from the announcement my Right...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: .... Scrapped Labour’s plans for new bin taxes on family homes, which would have harmed the local environment by fuelling fly-tipping and backyard burning, taken action to stop both the levying of ‘backdoor bin charging’ for the collection of household waste and new ‘tip taxes’, and scrapped the levying of unfair and arbitrary bin fines on families....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing and Planning Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: As this Parliament draws to an end, I would like to update hon. Members on the actions that my Department has put in place since May 2010 on housing and planning, as part of our long-term economic plan. We inherited a broken housing market that has been devastated by the Great Recession, but we have turned the economy and housing market around. Key achievements I am pleased to...

Public Contracts Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (25 March 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...will sit alongside the healthcare-specific requirements in the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013 and Section 75 of the 2012 Act, which we debated in your Lordships’ House on 24 April 2013. I am sure that the noble Earl will recall that lively debate. The introduction of this new regime has been delayed for NHS-funded healthcare services until April...

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