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European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...in their in-tray, but we have to keep up the pressure on all that. The noble Lord, Lord Bach, asked whether the Government’s evidence on the abuse of free movement rights could be shared with the House. Much of that is in the free movement of persons paper that was published on Tuesday. Having been very closely involved in negotiations over that paper, I might say that the evidence...

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...could conclude later this year or next year. If adopted, it will be a few years before GM crops are grown commercially in the United Kingdom but, earlier this month, an EFRA Committee report on food security recognised the benefits of GM technology and supported the UK’s efforts to make the approval process operate more effectively. My noble friend the Duke of Montrose asked a very...

Health: Organic Food — Question for Short Debate (24 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, I should remind the House of my interests as set out in the register. They include a farm and vineyard which are not run on organic lines but are run on agro-ecological lines. I welcome this chance to debate these important issues. However, I think that the way in which my noble friend has posed the Question rather extrapolates the research beyond what it claimed. The way the...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Lord Haskel: ...in all religions who do not accept this. That is why, to counter this, here and elsewhere in Europe government and local authorities have to make sure that no group is excluded. No one should be left out of housing policy, employment policy, education policy, welfare, skills training and all the other parts of a civilised society. There is another way that this Government can help Article...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Regional Planning and Development (24 July 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...and replaced with powerful incentives for local areas to drive growth. Business rates reform, New Homes Bonus and Community Infrastructure Levy will also ensure councils and communities feel real benefits from development and are incentivised to grow the local economy Created 24 Enterprise Zones with the prospect of business rates discounts and planning simplification for businesses and...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Heavy Good Vehicles: Speed Limit (24 July 2014)

Baroness Kramer: ...the lorry and car speed limits on single carriageway roads, cutting dangerous overtaking and bringing permitted lorry speeds into line with other large vehicles like coaches and caravans. Assessed benefits to business are 11.8m per year. The Government is determined that any potential risks higher speeds bring will be managed effectively. This change will reduce speed differences...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Waste Management: Radioactive Waste (24 July 2014)

Baroness Verma: ...committed to geological disposal as the right policy for the long-term, safe and secure management of higher activity radioactive waste. We already have a legacy of waste from decades of enjoying the benefits of low-carbon electricity from nuclear power. We must manage this material responsibly and, in doing so, we can also support the development of new, clean, low-carbon nuclear...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...a claim, regardless of its merits. Expenditure on these inducements might also have a detrimental effect on the quality of service provided to the client. Furthermore, in a significant number of cases, the client is then denied the money or benefit initially offered because of terms and conditions. This practice has no doubt developed because of the excessive legal costs in personal injury...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (23 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...ask the noble Lord to be a little patient; I am going to deal with that point in the course of my remarks. I have not been speaking for long. I have been much criticised for not giving the House information. I should perhaps remind the Committee that there were meetings offered first to the party opposite, then to this side and to Cross-Bench Peers. There has been written information and...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Energy: Oil and Gas (23 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...is today publishing a consultation document —“Maximising economic recovery: consultation on a cluster area allowance”. Copies of the document have been deposited in the libraries of the House. Sir Ian Wood’s review into increasing oil and gas production clearly set out the size of the prize that still remains in the North Sea. The government is committed to...

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...CSW misses opportunities and could achieve so much more. My experience as a delegate is of a conference of two halves. While in the UN building member states are making their statements on achievements in their countries, across the road, in Church House, the NGOs are holding meetings which, in some cases, challenge their Governments’ assertions. There is very little interaction...

EU: Justice and Home Affairs (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...of course, it is soon after we discussed matters last Thursday evening. I am delighted to see the noble Lord, Lord Boswell of Aynho, in his place. I thank him and, through him, all members of the House’s European committee for their excellent work. They do great service to the House by the diligence with which they study these matters. I thank, in particular, the noble Lord, Lord...

HMRC (Scotland) (22 July 2014)

Gregg McClymont: It is a pleasure and a privilege to have the final Adjournment debate before the House departs for the summer recess. The future of HMRC jobs in Scotland is an issue close to my heart. It is hard to grow up and live in my constituency without developing personal connections with what is known locally simply as the tax office. A number of my friends and family have worked or work at HMRC...

Wales Bill — Second Reading (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, many Members of the House who have spoken today have referred to their personal position on devolution. It was a curious coincidence that, as I prepared my thoughts on the Bill, I had an e-mail from a sixth-former in West Wales, Eleri Williams, with a questionnaire. The first question was: had I been a supporter of devolution? I fear that I am in a minority of one in this...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Andrew Stephenson: ...that. Thanks to the doubling of funding for new school places under this Government, the popular and heavily over-subscribed Laneshaw Bridge primary school became the first Pendle primary school to benefit from a new multimillion pound building, which increased the school’s capacity from 154 to 210 children. Plans were then drawn up for three more brand-new primary school buildings....

Disabled People (Developing Countries) (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

James Duddridge: ...Committee on International Development, I have followed the issues that I will raise carefully. I also did so while working in developing countries across Africa during a business career outside the House. In all countries, the prevalence and awareness of disabilities is growing. As a result of an ageing population and a number of other factors, people with disabilities now make up 15% of...

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (22 July 2014)

Lord Freud: We inherited a housing benefit system with costs spiralling and took steps to bring expenditure under control. This remains our policy. The interim report establishes an early baseline. Since the field work was completed, the numbers affected by the policy have continued to fall month on month, reported levels of arrears experienced by English housing associations have fallen, and there is...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals) (22 July 2014)

Philip Hollobone: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to disqualify non-UK citizens from the European Union from entitlement to child benefit; and for connected purposes. Mr Speaker, may I first thank you for giving me permission to move the motion? The purpose of the Bill, were it granted by the House, would be to end the absurd anomaly whereby any EU national can come to this country to...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 July 2014)

Guy Opperman: ...atrocities are going on and being shown on the television, conflicts and refugee situations that have been going on for a considerable time have almost been forgotten. It is a fantastic aspect of the House of Commons, first, that when we get this job we gain a greater understanding of the huge complexity of the problems faced around the world and secondly that, on a hot and steamy morning,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (22 July 2014)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have declined to move into a property with fewer bedrooms, having been offered that option of doing so under the Government's under-occupancy penalty policy.

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