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Sport: Exclusion of Drugs — Question for Short Debate (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Moynihan: ...cheats. The head of WADA, Craig Reedie, quickly and publicly disagreed with his own independent commission, further compounding the mixed messages coming from WADA. Has he forgotten that clean athletes have been denied their medals? Competing chemists’ laboratories work around the clock to boost the chances of their athletes through drug-induced cheating. Now we know that...

Advertising Standards Authority — Question for Short Debate (29 Oct 2015)

Lord Lipsey: ...then, I have been a serial complainer against ads that seem to me to offend against the code. Indeed, I was told a while ago that I was in the top 10 complainers in Britain, and I expect to take the gold medal before too long. This role of complainer gives me some sympathy with the noble Baroness. I reckon that I have a hit rate of about 90% with my complaints—that is not surprising,...

Sport — Motion to Take Note (15 Oct 2015)

Lord Moynihan: a little more flexible, to take into account, not least, the Rugby World Cup. I hope that can be done, because I would hate to think that we were overly time-constrained on what is a vitally important review, which was initiated in this House and is placed on the face of the legislation. As for doping in sport, I have to say to my noble friend the Minister that I was interested to hear...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: World War II: Military Decorations (22 Sep 2015)

Philip Dunne: The general principle of 'double medalling' remains extant. The issue of a medal for those who served on Arctic Convoys was looked at by Sir John Holmes in his Review of Military Medals, which was conducted independently of the Ministry of Defence. Sir John's recommendation was that an award (the Arctic Star) would be appropriate and this was agreed by the Committee on the Grant of Honours,...

London’S Licensed Taxi Trade (15 Jul 2015)

Charles Walker: ...began when he earned his licence in 1884. You and I love the concept of hands across history, Madam Deputy Speaker, and at least two Members of this House were alive at the time that James Howe received his long-service medal. Is that not a wonderful thought? The fitting of taximeters was made compulsory in 1907 and the inventor of these meters was a German noble called Baron von Thurn und...

Public Health England: Porton Down (24 Jun 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...of public health threats, including the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. I join him in paying tribute to his constituents for their service both in the UK and on the frontline in Sierra Leone. The medals are hugely deserved. My hon. Friend has been a tireless campaigner for his constituents on this matter and on the creation of Porton science park, which I will turn to later. Through this...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Second Reading (9 Jun 2015)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...drug abuse activities will be undertaken in parallel. I hope that the Minister will also be able to assure me that the programmes outlined in the October 2014 government response to the new psychoactive substances review expert panel report still stand, given that that review was published under the coalition. Are the new Government conservative in tooth and claw, as it were? Will they...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Funding for Musical Instruments (8 Jun 2015)

Nelson McCausland: ...arts sectors in the Province, and I think it is one of the most important and significant. I refer Members to three reports; one was carried out by the Arts Council itself some years ago, when it reviewed the scheme for musical instruments for bands: that was the PricewaterhouseCoopers report in February 2006. Subsequently, a report was commissioned by the Department of Culture, Arts...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Inheritance Tax (4 Mar 2015)

Lord Deighton: A full list of all inheritance tax reliefs and exemptions was published by the Office of Tax Simplification as part of their review into tax reliefs[1]. The list is as follows: Relief/exemption title A&M trusts, Bereaved Minor Trusts, 18-25 Trusts, Pre-78 Protective Trusts, Pre-81 Disabled Trusts and Employee Benefit Trusts Acceptance in Lieu Agricultural property...

Crime Reduction Policies (22 Jan 2015)

Elfyn Llwyd: of the most fulfilling experiences that I have had during my tenure in this place. Our report, which was published in June 2014, was critical because this Government seem to have failed to invest adequate time in reviewing where money should be spent to tackle the problem of reoffending. We drew attention to the fact that the prison population remains stubbornly high, and inadequate...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Military Decorations (22 Jan 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: There are no plans to issue an operational medal for Operation Kipion. All operational activity undertaken by UK personnel is subject to regular review by Commander Joint Operations in the Permanent Joint Headquarters. Amongst other things, this routine review considers whether deployments might warrant medallic recognition. Operation Kipion has been kept under review, but it has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: National Defence Medal (12 Jan 2015)

Anna Soubry: There is a long-standing and widely understood military tradition that medals are not awarded as a record of service but in recognition of specific campaigns or operations, acts of gallantry or outstanding service. We set up an independent review into medals and decorations, and its chair, Sir John Holmes, specifically considered this matter and decided against such a medal. That decision...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2015)

Charles Kennedy: Returning to the question of the issuing of a national defence medal, will the Minister join me in paying tribute to my constituent, Mr Martin Halligan, who has done an inestimable and unstinting job on promoting the campaign for the medal nationally? Despite the review that has taken place, will she take on board the feeling expressed by many current and former service personnel that the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Medals Review (12 Jan 2015)

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Sir John Holmes' Military Medals Review, published in July 2012, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations in paragraphs 50, 51 and 52 of that review.

Scottish Parliament: Active Travel (7 Jan 2015)

Derek Mackay: ...with some 40 organisations—mostly local authorities and regional transport partnerships. Nearly 500,000 has been awarded to 66 grass-roots community groups through the cycle friendly and sustainable communities fund, which was set up during the last spending review. On a larger scale, in September last year 10,000 people took part in Scotland’s biggest cycle ride, cycling...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: National Security Strategy/Strategic Defence and Security Review (18 Dec 2014)

David Cameron: ...other members of the National Security Council, I am pleased to present the fourth annual report of progress in implementing the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review as attached. Copies are also being placed in the Library of the House. The global context Over the last year the country has faced a wide range of risks and threats. The Government have...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Outstanding Year of Sport (18 Dec 2014)

Kenny MacAskill: ...too, thank Rod Campbell for securing this debate, and I want to echo the points that he has already made. His motion, which covers national and local aspects, offers us the opportunity not only to review the past year of success but to look forward to even better times both nationally and at community level. This has been a great year for sport not just in Glasgow—although I think...

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...but with a shared reform agenda, closer working and a move towards collocation, which happened successfully earlier this year. We do not claim that the system cannot be improved, and a joint triennial review of both bodies was announced on 21 November. Its conclusions will be reported next summer. Sport England and UK Sport have robust systems in place to oversee the use of public money...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: West Africa: Ebola (21 Nov 2014)

Anna Soubry: ...playing a significant role, in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The risk and rigor being faced by our Service personnel in the region is unique, and the situation is kept under review by the Operational Review Board. Officials are currently examining the issue of medallic recognition for those who have deployed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 (18 Nov 2014)

William Humphrey: ...Ireland has hosted, the Giro d'Italia and the World Police and Fire Games, and said that continuing investment needed to be made in sporting facilities, particularly boxing. Leslie Cree mentioned the 12 medals that Northern Ireland won in the Commonwealth Games in 2014, which placed it fifteenth in the medal table. He also talked about the lottery funds and said that 175...

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