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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Budget 2011-15:  Replacement (22 September 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Adrian McQuillan: I rise in opposition to the motion. Members will be well aware that we are nearing the end of the budgetary period. The current Budget was presented to the House in 2010 and runs until the end of the next calendar year. Therefore, I pose the question: why set and agree another Budget when a new Budget for the period of 2015 and beyond is effectively in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Western Education and Library Board:  Development Proposals (22 September 2014)

Phil Flanagan: ...sector. Initially, I want to state that I will not support the motion; in my opinion, it is really flawed. It is ill thought-out, and it is certainly elitist, but that is no real surprise from the party of big house unionism. This debate must include more than the protection of institutions that some people hold very dear. It is fine that we hold institutions very...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Scottish Referendum Result (22 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Sammy Wilson: I also pass on my best wishes to the Speaker at this time. I congratulate the people of Scotland for recognising the benefits of the union, despite the tartan terror tactics of the SNP during a very contentious referendum campaign: one that saw academics threatened; civil servants abusing their power; public meetings broken up; businessmen told that there would be consequences if...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: University of Ulster:  Magee Expansion (16 September 2014)

Maeve McLaughlin: ...which is another important issue in connection with the expansion of the University of Ulster's Magee campus. I suppose that it is important to point out that, since I brought a similar motion to the House in June last year, there have been quite positive developments in the issue on a number of fronts. The Minister for Employment and Learning gave clarity on the need for a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Altnagelvin Hospital (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Raymond McCartney: ...the importance of Altnagelvin hospital if that is the point that the Member is trying to make. I made the point about Christie O'Donnell, and we should wish him well. The Speaker will know the benefits of Altnagelvin hospital because that is where he is currently housed, and I am sure that he is getting the best of treatment. I do not think that any of us would argue, particularly in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Schedule 2 (Amendments) (16 September 2014)

David Ford: ...36A, 36B, 38A and 20A provisions will be subject to the draft affirmative resolution procedure on the first and subsequent exercises of the power. Agreeing to amendment Nos 21 and 22 will put it beyond doubt that the new agency will benefit from CJINI's expertise. I commend the amendments to the House.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Education Budget (16 September 2014)

Lord Morrow: ...the Minister has said. He gave a fair long answer, but I am not sure that he gave the answer that I would like to have heard. However, we will try it another way. Is the Minister telling the House that there will be no cuts as a result of the impact of the position that his party has taken on benefit cuts? Is he telling us that there will be no cuts, that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Electricity Generating Capacity (16 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: The Member may be right to characterise that situation as seemingly remote and distant to the activities of this House, but when civil unrest or crisis happens in eastern Ukraine, it has an impact further afield. The Member is right to highlight the impact that it could potentially have on gas supplies, as so many natural gas supplies for Europe come from Russia and through...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Criminal Justice Matters:  Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation (16 September 2014)

David Ford: ...the auspices of the IGA. It was the eighth formal ministerial meeting under the intergovernmental agreement since the devolution of justice in April 2010. As I previously said in statements to the House, I am committed to keeping the Assembly informed of meetings held under the auspices of the agreement on the same basis as North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) meetings....

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen O'Brien: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that, and for his expertise in understanding the procedures of this House and its relationship with the representational accountability we have as constituency Members. He is right to say that the pressure involved here is on not allowing the courts to intervene on targets—we have seen that going wrong in other circumstances. Having too many...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Affordable Housing (12 September 2014)

Mark Harper: ...Departmental Officials following an assessment of the potential effects of the provisions set out in the draft Bill at Second Reading. The potential cost was estimated using administrative data (Single Housing Benefit Extract) and the department’s policy simulation model. The following assumptions were made: The bill in effect nullifies the removal of the spare room subsidy policy,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Housing Standards (12 September 2014)

Stephen Williams: For the last two years the Government have been undertaking a major programme to rationalise the complex range of technical standards that can currently apply to new housing. We want to both save money and time for industry and authorities, and consolidate essential requirements into a national framework centred on the Building Regulations. These changes should make it easier to bring forward...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 September 2014)

Tobias Ellwood: ...diasporas that have been mentioned. The situation in Kashmir attracts much public and parliamentary interest in the UK, and I welcome the contributions of all hon. Members from both sides of the House. Before responding to the specific points made during the debate, I will briefly set out the Government’s position on India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir. Before I do that, however, I...

Flood Protection (West Kent) (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dan Rogerson: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Sir John Stanley) on securing this debate, in which he has given us the benefit of his long-standing knowledge of this catchment and of the effects of its management during the time he has represented the area. To have one’s home or business flooded is a devastating experience. I know that all of us in the House...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Gurkha Pensions (11 September 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Anna Soubry: ...support of any charity or industry. This might be a bit of a first. I do not know; it does not matter. The point is that they have done it, and we look forward to the report. I do not hesitate to tell the House that I agree with almost everything that my hon. Friend—as she now is, on this point— the Member for Plymouth, Moor View (Alison Seabeck) said. She commented on the...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

Mark Pawsey: ...for many people, involving a large number in the supply chain. It is estimated that CEMEX contributes 25.5 million per annum to the local economy in Rugby. On the assumption that the average house contains about 18 tonnes of cement, the Rugby works produces enough cement for the construction of more than 72,000 houses. The energy used in cement manufacture is not used to raise the...

Business of the House (11 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Angela Eagle: I thank the Leader of the House for announcing the business for after the conference recess. May I associate myself with the tributes paid by the deputy leader of the Labour party, the Leader of the House and other Members during Prime Minister’s questions yesterday to Jim Dobbin? We will all miss him. Following President Obama’s address to the American people overnight and on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Energy (11 September 2014)

David Lidington: ...regulation equipment and thermostatic radiator valves; LED lighting; decommissioning legacy IT systems; powering down desktops at night and staff switch off campaigns. In addition the FCO enjoys the benefits of utilising the centralised Government Procurement service framework for the purchasing of its electricity and gas. The answer relates to the FCO's UK estate, which comprises King...

Bills Presented: Backbench Business — Select Committee on Governance of the House (10 September 2014)

Andrew Lansley: When I was a member of the House of Commons Commission, we agreed in April that there should be a review of governance, in order to determine in the future whether the post of Clerk of the House should continue to be combined with that of chief executive. The Commission also concluded that it was neither legal nor practical to make a change at that time. We therefore agreed to advertise the...

Outdoor Sport and Recreation — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (10 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Tracey Crouch: ...entire time outside, playing in the fresh air. In fact, I had to be dragged back inside, most evenings, to do my homework or eat my tea. I grew up in Hythe, near the Kent coast. On one side of the house, there was a canal that we constantly tried to cross using items from the garage. An area of hills called the Roughs was an adventure ground for us. It is also a military training site, so...

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