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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 October 2014)

Public Accounts: Fraud and error in Housing Benefit. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Andrew Stevens, Assistant Director (Customer Delivery), East Kent Services; Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, DWP, Mike Driver, Director General (Finance) and Steve Buckingham, SRO for the Fraud, Error and Debt Programme, DWP

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (24 October 2014)

Lord Dobbs: .... In those circumstances it would be ever more important to find a means of smoothing rough edges. That means that what will be needed more than ever in this devolved new world that awaits us is this House of Lords—or something so like it as to be indistinguishable. The Bill will help establish our continuing relevance. However, we need more; we need to be fitter, leaner and more...

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL]: Second Reading (24 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Newby: ...friend on his work in this area over a number of years and on securing a Second Reading for this Bill, on which he has done an awful lot of work and which addresses a very important issue. As the House knows, access to capital and credit is the lifeblood of any company, and the financial crisis and its ongoing impact have served to highlight this point in very stark terms. Mutuals are no...

Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill (24 October 2014)

Brandon Lewis: My hon. Friend makes a good point. He reminds me that I should have made it clear, for the benefit of all Members, that I am sure the Committee— the shadow Minister outlined her view that it should look at this thoroughly—will want to ensure that the Bill enables his wife, Mrs Spencer, to use health and safety measures quite widely to ban his internal cricket matches at home,...

Control of Horses Bill (24 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...in mind the significant effect of fly-grazing on private land, the Government support such an extension, which would be consistent with the scope of the 1971 Act. It will require the approval of the House for amending the scope and long title of the Bill, but given the importance of doing so, the Government are happy to support that on this occasion. Such amendments would give private...

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Committee (24 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Wheeler: ...Winston and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, as we have considerable sympathy with their attempts to define innovation. I understand that it is a probing amendment. We consider that the Bill would benefit from a clearer understanding of what we mean by innovation and indeed of some of the exclusions that would apply that were referenced in the earlier comments on Amendment 19. I am grateful...

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill (24 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Brandon Lewis: ...of Britons are open to building their own home. That is a phenomenal number to whom this Bill could open up a new market. That strong level of interest is not surprising. Custom and self-build housing offers people more choice and the ability to design a home to suit their own needs, leading to greener and better-designed homes. If people design their own home, as I am sure the hon. Member...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Energy: Shale Oil and Gas (24 October 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...on-site safety, prevent water contamination and mitigate seismic activity and minimise air emissions. We also believe that local councils and communities should share in the economic opportunities and benefits of shale oil and gas. The draft regulations we are publishing today will ensure that local councils that host shale oil or gas sites can benefit from millions of pounds in business...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Shale Oil And Gas Sites (24 October 2014)

Kris Hopkins: ...on-site safety, prevent water contamination and mitigate seismic activity and minimise air emissions. We also believe that local councils and communities should share in the economic opportunities and benefits of shale oil and gas. The draft regulations we are publishing today will ensure that local councils that host shale oil or gas sites can benefit from millions of pounds in business...

Malawi — Question for Short Debate (23 October 2014)

Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, the House should be very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord McConnell, for initiating this short debate on a small, faraway country of which many people know little but which he and I know extremely well. I join him in congratulating the Scotland Malawi Partnership. I was on the preparatory committee that set up that partnership and he was the First Minister who saw it implemented. It...

Backbench Business: Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

George Freeman: ...the Backbench Business Committee. I did not rebel very often during my first four years in Parliament, but I am proud that one of my rebellions was in support of the Committee. The debates it brings to the House are often of the very highest quality, as today’s has again illustrated. I am delighted to have the chance to come to the Dispatch Box and speak on this important subject. I...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...to respond to. Just how much education and training can do to improve the prospects of young people and, indeed, the well-being of our society as a whole, is something that those of us on this side of the House are always eager to discuss. It is worth noting—and I also get these figures from government sources—that there are 91,000 fewer people not in employment, education or...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witness (23 October 2014)

...well below the basic means test, which meant that if people did blow the lot on riotous living or whatever, we would be topping up their basic state pension to 30 or 40 a week of means- tested benefit, so the taxpayer was exposed. If we let people free, and we had a very low state pension below the means test, we would have to pay a lot of means- tested benefits to people who...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Communicating Climate Science (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Amber Rudd: ...if we bring other countries with us. Although a small group—we may have a member of that group in this Chamber--is highly sceptical about action on climate change, fewer than one in 10 people in the UK think the benefits of tackling climate change are outweighed by the risks. In fact, six times as many people believe that the benefits of action outweigh the risks. The hon. Member...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Sam Gyimah: ...the Executive and giving it to Parliament enhances the transparency of our democratic system and represents a significant surrender of political power. Fixed-term Parliaments also provide a number of practical benefits to both Parliament and the Government. They provide greater certainty and continuity and enhance long-term legislative and financial planning, as the hon. Member for...

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 8 other results from this debate

Lord Popat: ...needs a clear and healthy workload. Thirdly, it needs a strong and resilient supply chain. Fourthly, it must adopt emerging technologies and new processes. I will deal with each of these in turn and finish by saying a little more about housing in particular and construction more generally. First, on having a favourable fiscal and economic environment, the UK now has the lowest headline...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014)

...will be different and they will have had very different types of pension arrangements with them. They will probably have spent a lot of time in DC, whereas people at the moment might have some DC, some DB. Housing wealth might also be very different. We have to bear in mind that very different time frames are involved here. With that in mind, we can still see how something that is not...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 16 - Account providers (23 October 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: ...shall bring the section into force by order within three months of the passing of this Act. (b) a statutory instrument containing an order under paragraph (a) shall be accompanied by a report from the Director and laid before the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer which details— (i) a timetable for delivering the new childcare account system; (ii) progress to date in...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014)

...Fundamentally, on income draw-down, those products have to offer value. You are taking extra risk by staying invested in riskier assets. If all of that extra return is going in charges, you are not getting any benefit. Finally, annuities are not going to completely disappear. Many of them will be bought later and will remain appropriate for people to buy at much later ages. We have to make...

Business of the House (23 October 2014)

William Hague: There are many rural issues we could benefit from discussing in the House, and I have no doubt that the point that my hon. Friend raises is one of them. I cannot offer a debate on it in Government time, but I am sure that he will be able to pursue a request for such a debate through the normal methods of Backbench Business debates and Adjournment debates.

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