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Palestine: Recognition — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015)

Lord Bew: ...for projected acts of good authority by this Parliament is an important one—the test of strengthening the moderates on both sides. It is three and a half months since this Motion was debated in the House of Commons. It is interesting to look at the impact, such as it was, of the Motion and the vote. For example, on the Palestinian side, in the wake of the recent murders in Paris, the...

Business of the House: Open-cast Coal Sites (Restoration) (29 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Matthew Hancock: I join others in congratulating the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) on bringing this debate to the Floor of the House and opening it so clearly and strongly. I agree with the Front-Bench spokesman, the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright,) that there is broad consensus across the House on the scale of the challenge, which I acknowledge and which was described by the hon. Members for...

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...schools, which, in contrast, are allowed to run up deficit budgets. However, we exactly take her point that this must all be in proportion. The noble Baroness, Lady Jones, and the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, among others, referred to the House of Commons Education Select Committee report on academies and free schools, which has just been published. The committee’s research has led to...

Blood Safety (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) (29 January 2015)

Luciana Berger: ...the potential donor, but even more important are procedures to protect recipients of blood and blood products from risk. We should be proud that our UK blood supply has been proven to be extremely safe. In the vast majority of cases, the benefits of receiving a transfusion far outweigh the risk of acquiring a transfusion-transmitted infection. Sadly, however, we have reached that point...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Andrew Mitchell: ..., but such reports, and the problems they throw up for politicians and Administrations, are crucial to the democratic process and our ability, as the legislature, to hold to account those who make these decisions. There is a clear benefit to be derived from revisiting these profound and significant decisions and actions, and although it might leave us open to criticism and reopen old...

Exports: Government Support — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: ...and the trade in green goods. Free trade helps to bring down prices, so it is good for consumers, it helps small businesses—I highlight that TTIP will have a special small business chapter—and it is good for British jobs. I know that I have the backing of the majority in this House in my strong support for these agreements. Perhaps I may pick up a few miscellaneous issues. My...

Business of the House: Growth Deals (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Greg Clark: ...the country, and that is making a difference. I am very happy to confirm to the hon. Lady that counties and districts are very much included. Every part of England is covered by a local enterprise partnership and will benefit from this, and we want to go further forward in the future. The difficulty we have with this agenda is that the enthusiasm of all parties throughout the country is...

Business of the House (29 January 2015)

William Hague: ...relating to building sustainable GP services, followed by general debate on improving cancer outcomes. The subjects for both debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee. Friday 6 February—The House will not be sitting. The provisional business for the week commencing 9 February will include: Monday 9 February—Motions relating to the draft Social Security...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been given to staff working in universal credit service centres on dealing with the housing benefit component of universal credit.

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Local Goverment Update (29 January 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...government. Having considered the responses we have decided to continue with our proposals as set out in the technical consultation. This policy will ensure that local councils that host shale oil or gas sites can benefit from millions of pounds in business rates paid. The measure could be worth up to 1.7 million for a typical site and will be funded by central Government. Shale will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Winterbourne View (29 January 2015)

Norman Lamb: ...has introduced care and treatment reviews for everyone in in-patient settings, with a multi-disciplinary team from health and social care, alongside experts by experience. One hundred and eighty one people are benefiting from 7 million DH capital funding to support people inappropriately placed in in-patient settings to move to more suitable housing. We have strengthened the...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...Council adopted Resolution 2195 in December 2014. This calls on all states to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism. In particular, the resolution highlights the fact that terrorists can benefit from a plethora of activities, including through the sale of artefacts. It also recognises that defeating terrorist fundraising requires a global effort. My noble friend’s...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Desmond Swayne: ...for Dulwich and West Norwood (Dame Tessa Jowell), who rightly pointed out the importance of pre-school education, and then my right hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Mr O’Brien) brought the benefit of his expertise in stressing the need for security. I always welcome the experience and wisdom of the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Mr Clarke), who made...

Private Rented Sector (Decent Homes Standard) (28 January 2015)

Laura Sandys: ...requirements of the Decent Homes Standard; and for connected purposes. This Bill aims to expect all landlords to comply with the decent homes standard, which we already demand of council-owned and housing association properties. I find it strange that we demand high standards for those properties owned by local authorities and housing associations, yet we do not have the same standards for...

Prime Minister: NHS Major Incidents (28 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jeremy Hunt: That is absolutely right, but Members on the two sides of the House hold different views. We believe in devolving power locally and we want local decision-making. We accept that that might mean that sometimes services are slightly different in one part of the country compared with another, but the benefit is that we do get that local knowledge. In the past few weeks, I have spoken to South...

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