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Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband Provision: West Tyrone (21 Jun 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...Northern Ireland and had, at a time, put us ahead of other UK regions. Those initiatives have undoubtedly had a positive impact in the West Tyrone constituency. A briefing report produced by the House of Commons Library in January this year identified that 60% of premises across West Tyrone can access superfast broadband services of at least 30 megabits a second. In addition, it reports...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage (21 Jun 2016)

Gerry Mullan: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the motion. In doing so, I will demonstrate to the House the harsh realities of life facing many of my constituents in East Derry. Many individuals and families, including farmers, have contacted me to express their deep frustration at the slow progress made with broadband provision across the constituency. From places such as Benone, Blagh and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Electoral Offices: Proposed Closure (20 Jun 2016)

Caoimhe Archibald: ...powers to local government to improve delivery and accountability at a local level, it seems a contradiction to be seeking to centralise the services of the electoral offices. The reasons for and benefits of decentralised public services are well known: improved efficiency and effectiveness by having services delivered by regional managers. This, of course, depends on the professional...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Fiscal Powers (20 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...of England said, it places the heaviest burdens on those with the narrowest shoulders. The Ulster Unionist Party should be very wary of getting into that particular scrap. Whatever tactics were used by the House to ensure that we protected the most vulnerable, I endorse them. We have managed to put in place the most generous mitigation package in these islands for those on welfare...

Jo Cox MP - Tributes (20 Jun 2016)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...time, was that Jo Cox was a woman who knew who she was, and I really like that. We are not just paying tribute to Jo Cox today, we are standing in solidarity and shoulder to shoulder with the other House of Parliament. The House of Commons has lost one of its own in the most dreadful of circumstances. It is not the first time. Over the past 40 years, we have lost Airey Neave, Robert...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: DARD HQ: Ballykelly (20 Jun 2016)

George Robinson: Coming from the constituency of East Londonderry, I obviously welcome the development at Ballykelly. Can the Minister remind the House of the benefits of the scheme?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Landlord Registration Scheme (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: ...to prioritise the properties in the poorest condition with a date being kept under review. Unfortunately, we can see the dampness in many new builds as we walk past them, and we know that those houses are not necessarily well ventilated or dry. We also know about the problems that come from that. If you live in a property that has a problem with damp, it is in your clothes and is on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council (20 Jun 2016)

Mike Nesbitt: ...doing things differently and yet this statement seems as light on detail as any previous BIC statement, with bland commitments to discussing areas of mutual interest like the economy, education, housing and healthcare. Can the Minister detail any actual initiative which will benefit the people of Northern Ireland, or — given, as she said, this is a forum for the exchange of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Foreign Nationals (20 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of housing benefit payments is made to non-British nationals in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Assets (17 Jun 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...a programme to dispose of surplus Government owned land and property to improve the efficiency of the Government estate, deliver value for the taxpayer and support economic growth, in particular housing. The Government is committed to disposing of at least £5 billion of public sector land and property between 2015 and 2020 and freeing-up surplus Government owned land with capacity for...

Scottish Parliament: Children (16 Jun 2016)

Jenny Gilruth: ...a play worker certainly made me realise the importance of building up young people by creating inner confidence, whether they became better at reading “The Grufallo”, at playing badminton or, indeed, at hiding my house keys, which many became addicted to doing while I worked there. One day, after visiting the stylish student’s staple, Primark, I was on my way into work...

Business without Debate: Tees Valley Inward Investment Initiative (15 Jun 2016)

James Wharton: ...in the country they might be, but if there is potential and opportunity, it is important that we ensure that that has been explored to the fullest degree. If there is something that can deliver benefits and improvements to our area and bring investment and jobs to our communities, I want to see it explored and every avenue considered—certainly before any negative decision is...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Greg Hands: ..., so I will refer briefly to four—two from each side. First, my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton), in a moving and important speech, declared for remain here on the Floor of the House. I commend her for making the right choice. In the interest of fairness, let me briefly mention one of the speeches against the motion, of which there were not many; there...

EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Baroness Kidron: ...us the privilege of not standing by, dehumanised by our inaction. I had hoped to say the names of the dead, just as we do for those who perished in 9/11, 7/7 and Hillsborough, and just as we do for fallen soldiers or indeed Members of your Lordships’ House when they pass away—we name our dead to honour their memory—but in spite of considerable effort, no one could provide...

Ceramic and Brick Industries (15 Jun 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ...Tate Modern is an example of a resurgence in the use of brick in construction and British architecture. The high-profile use of brick in an iconic building, combined with the strong growth figures forecast for the housing industry, which we have heard about, mean that there is a glowing future for the brick industry in the UK, which is renowned globally for its excellent design and...

Social Investment — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Susan Elan Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered support for social investment. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Chope. I think it was the former New York governor, Mario Cuomo, who liked to repeat this quote: “You campaign in poetry; you govern in prose.” I apologise in advance, because many of the practicalities relating to social investment and social...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Faulks: My Lords, this has been a fascinating debate. It has covered an enormous amount of ground and the House has displayed great expertise and, indeed, passion. I do not exclude from that observation, despite the fact that they were very much in the minority, the noble Lords, Lord Howarth and Lord Pearson. I must say that I had no expectation of a reference in the debate to PG Wodehouse, which was...


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