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Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Gerald Jones: ...ever seen. On the one hand, they have found the money to reduce inheritance tax, capital gains tax and the rate of tax for the highest earners from 50p to 45p, and on the other, they have made huge cuts to the income of working families and to welfare for disabled people, and created significant hardship across the public sector. I have spoken on a number of occasions in this Chamber about...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Wigley: ...for the Silk commission’s unanimous recommendation of devolving the police service since, following the recent elections, all four police commissioners in Wales—two Plaid Cymru and two Labour—support such a move. I also urge the Government to do everything to improve our relationship with Argentina since, as the noble Baroness, Lady Hooper, stated, a historic opportunity...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Storey: ...ambition and drive for this country. With regard to my own area of education, the Liberal Democrats are clear that we should be investing in our young people and giving teachers the resources and support they need to deliver real improvements for pupils. We propose a new education charter that will have at its heart consensus to provide every pupil with a qualified teacher, to have a...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

John Healey: ...Government mean what they say and do as they say. As my hon. Friend said, when we look at the scrapping of the education maintenance allowance, the introduction of the bedroom tax, and the cutting of benefit support to disabled people and to people working hard on low incomes, all the signs from the past six years point in the opposite direction. My hon. Friend described this Queen’s...

Junior Doctors Contract (19 May 2016)

Jeremy Hunt: With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on the junior doctors contract. For the last three years there have been repeated attempts to reform the junior doctors contract to support better patient care seven days a week, culminating in a damaging industrial relations dispute that lasted for more than 10 months. I am pleased to inform the House that after 10 days of intensive...

Written Ministerial Statements — Scotland Office: Government's Legislative Programme 2016-17 (Scotland) (19 May 2016)

David Mundell: ...to the Scottish Parliament. UK legislation on the digital economy will enable the building of world-class digital infrastructure including fast broadband and mobile networks, as well as helping to support new digital industries. A new Lifetime Savings Bill will create a new Help to Save scheme to support those on the lowest incomes to save and also a new Lifetime ISA, providing savers...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Government’s Legislative Programme 2016 – 17 (Northern Ireland) (19 May 2016)

Theresa Villiers: ...chances for the most disadvantaged and strengthen national security. Bills such as the Better Markets Bill and the Digital Economy Bill demonstrate our commitment to strengthening the UK economy and supporting businesses and consumers in Northern Ireland, and right across the UK. The Lifetime Savings Bill provides important support for those on lowest incomes and in encouraging the younger...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...works. It is not just about physically stopping people with guns and bombs; it is also about ensuring that a community does not have a mentality that encourages people to give them cover, protect them, hide them, lie for them and provide them with the kind of community support they require. We fully understand the need for an approach that changes people’s minds and ensures that they...

Outlawries Bill: Queen’s Speech (18 May 2016)

John Bercow: .... My Ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and lower welfare economy where work is rewarded. To support the economic recovery, and to create jobs and more apprenticeships, legislation will be introduced to ensure Britain has the infrastructure that businesses need to grow. Measures will be...

Queen's Speech (18 May 2016)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: ...defences. My Ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and lower welfare economy where work is rewarded. To support the economic recovery, and to create jobs and more apprenticeships, legislation will be introduced to ensure Britain has the infrastructure that businesses need to grow. Measures...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister (17 May 2016)

Willie Rennie: ...particular to my predecessor in North East Fife, Rod Campbell, who was graceful and generous at the count and afterwards. I know many people in the constituency who were grateful for his advice and support. This Parliament presents us with many opportunities. All members in the chamber have a responsibility to do things better so that we can make Scotland a better country. Because we are...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (12 May 2016)

..., in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme has pursued a one-nation approach; helping working people by supporting aspiration and opportunity. My Ministers have continued in their long-term plan to deliver economic stability and security at every stage of life. To this end, work has...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (12 May 2016)

John Bercow: ...available in the Vote Office. The Speech was as follows: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons My Government’s legislative programme has pursued a one nation approach; helping working people by supporting aspiration and opportunity. My Ministers have continued in their long-term plan to deliver economic stability and security at every stage of life. To this end, work has...

BBC - Statement (12 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...content which informs, educates and entertains while also serving all audiences; enhances its independence while also making it much more effective and accountable in its governance and regulation; makes support for the UK’s creative industries central to the BBC’s operations, while at the same time minimising any undue negative market impacts; increases the BBC’s...

BBC (12 May 2016)

Huw Merriman: ...exercise. May we have a little more detail about the health check? As stated on page 58, matters that can be changed are “Future funding issues, including an assessment of the BBC’s commercial income and activities”. What cannot be changed is “the fundamental mission, purposes, and licence fee model”. Will there be an opportunity for Parliament to scrutinise...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (12 May 2016)

Amber Rudd: ...that we need the safeguard tariff that the CMA has proposed and that it is unacceptable for the most vulnerable customers—usually those on the lowest incomes—to be stuck on higher tariffs. We will support the CMA to ensure that it delivers on that.

Bus Services - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Randerson: .... Bus users make 1.4 billion shopping trips a year. Buses are most important to the vulnerable in society—the poorest, the young, the disabled and the elderly. About half of those in the lowest income group and three-quarters of job seekers have no access to a car. More than half of students are frequent bus users. Concessionary travel for older people has proved that cost is an...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Ben Wallace: ...elections, and, for some reason, Upper Bann managed to spin it out until almost the last possible moment. I heard what the hon. Gentleman said. It is true that we have to do all we can to continue supporting very important parts of the Northern Ireland economy. I am delighted that it is moving in the right direction, with manufacturing at its heart. I am a north-west MP, and I see a lot of...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Stroud: ...lack of skills, addiction, and serious personal debt. The Government have recently set out that they intend to pursue a life chances strategy incorporating these drivers of poverty into their traditional income-based approach to tackling poverty. I strongly support the direction of these reforms. I am particularly pleased that the five pathways have all been recognised and that two of...

Organised Sporting Events: Charges (11 May 2016)

Marcus Jones: ...clear that the parish precept is the way in which parish councils will provide services. As I have said, in many other cases there are significant ways in which councils can legitimately secure other income for the use of facilities such as tennis courts and football pitches. We were disappointed that, in asking people who use Little Stoke park for Parkrun to make what it describes as a...


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