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Results 1–20 of 262 for remembrance sunday

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Remembrance Day (21 Jul 2015)

Tracey Crouch: Tradition and precedents sets out that Remembrance Sunday commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. There are no plans to change the current representation.

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...perhaps not during Ramadan, which is just about to take place—and so on are barrier breakers. The suggestion was made that other faiths and beliefs should be involved in important public occasions at local level, such as Remembrance Sunday. We all need to be educated in religious literacy, and not only our children. We need to learn the culture of other communities and to celebrate...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (Continued) (10 Jun 2015)

Lord Borwick: ...when charities focus on aggressive fundraising rather than on their objectives. Many have outsourced these functions, and they now give the impression that they are badly run charities. The Mail on Sunday videos showed cynical attempts to get every last penny from donors. Oxfam is one of the charities that outsourced fundraising in such a way. It aims to tackle poverty, but the company...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (10 Jun 2015)

Baroness Corston: ...light up a room. She was one of the kindest people I knew. I always looked forward to her letters, giving me general and continual advice. Her outstanding contribution—selling more poppies for Remembrance Sunday than any other person in this country—is well documented. But the fact that a person who was, on the face of it, such a strong woman should feel driven in part to her...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Cyprus (17 Mar 2015)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: ...’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 2 December 2014 (HL3199) and 20 January (HL3958), why, and since when, they have transferred the administration of the Remembrance Sunday events at Wayne’s Keep in Cyprus to UNFICYP; why family members of those who died during the Cyprus Emergency were not invited, or their attendance facilitated; and why...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Parliament Buildings: External Lighting (16 Mar 2015)

Peter Weir: ...year for events of its choice. In 2015, the four days chosen by the Assembly Commission are Monday 9 March, International Women’s Day, purple; Tuesday 17 March, St Patrick’s Day, green; Sunday 12 July, orange; and Wednesday 11 November, Remembrance Day, red. Again, in line with the policy, the Commission will permit its charity of the year, which, this year, is the Simon...

Written Ministerial Statements — Leader of the House: VE Day 70th Anniversary (16 Mar 2015)

William Hague: ...at 1500, the moment Sir Winston Churchill made his famous speech declaring that the war in Europe was over. There will be a national two minute silence followed by a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, with wreaths laid in tribute, including by representatives of veteran organisations. Schools will be taking part in a range of activities. In the evening, a chain of beacons will be lit...

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill — Committee (13 Mar 2015)

Lord Cormack: ...allow prayers. The first part of the Bill dealt with that issue. We are seeking to put these matters beyond doubt, so that in future no Mr Bone can seek to take an authority to court if it closes a road on Remembrance Sunday or on any other day of the year such as today, when these services are taking place, not only in London and Lincoln but in other parts of the country too. It is merely...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead (9 Mar 2015)

Mike Nesbitt: ...the game of political chess, focused on strategic outcomes. The sight of Lord Molyneaux as Ulster Unionist leader wearing his medals as he laid the wreath on behalf of the party at the cenotaph every Remembrance Sunday in London was a powerful image that epitomised the ideals of dignity and service, which he embodied. His service record is outstanding, militarily and politically. He...

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill — Second Reading (27 Feb 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the freedom to hold prayers at the start of council meetings, should they wish. The Bill also ensures that local authorities are able to support, facilitate and be represented at events with a religious element, for instance closing a road to ensure that a Remembrance Sunday event can take place safely. It is important to protect the freedom of religious belief in our country. The...

Police Widows Pensions (25 Feb 2015)

Richard Graham: ...She makes the point that the Minister is in a difficult position in balancing the sacrifices of police officers and their widows or widowers against those of members of the armed forces, for whom significant changes were made on Remembrance Sunday last year. Since I have been in contact with Cathryn Hall, she has kindly introduced me to a number of other widows and widowers, including two...

[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Holocaust Memorial Day (20 Jan 2015)

Louise Ellman: ...programmes. We are talking not about one day a year, but about all the year. I want to reflect on a recent event in which I took part, which has significance for Holocaust memorial day and for Holocaust remembrance. Last Sunday, I took part in a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews—I am indeed a deputy—which was dominated by horrendous recent events: the murder of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cyprus (20 Jan 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: The service held at Wayne’s Keep on Remembrance Sunday was a United Nations service of Remembrance organised by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The guest list was determined by UNFICYP. The attendance list has not changed in several years and is designed around the invitation of UN Staff, the military and diplomatic community, and military charities in Cyprus,...

Clause 1 — Powers of councils (16 Jan 2015)

Penny Mordaunt: ..., not too much of a stretch to imagine that individuals or organisations with an axe to grind might also choose to attack the proper role that local authorities play, for example by organising a Remembrance Sunday event by closing a road. That should never happen, and the Bill will help to ensure that any such challenge will, quite rightly, be a non-starter. An amendment to make the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (15 Jan 2015)

Sharon Hodgson: ...of the first world war, will the Minister assure the House, veterans in my area and my local armed forces network that she will ask Sky to reconsider the scheduling of the broadcast of matches on Remembrance Sunday, which has happened in Sunderland two years in a row, and instead schedule the games for the Saturday so as to respect the original intentions of that special...

Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Gibraltar (8 Jan 2015)

Andrew Rosindell: ...is one other thing that we must do. It is, in my view, completely unacceptable that the only countries and territories within the Commonwealth that are continually denied the right to lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday are the British overseas territories. It is inexcusable that no one from Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands or any other British territory is invited to lay a wreath. We know...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill: Clause 1 - Powers of councils (6 Jan 2015)

Jake Berry: ...as it relates to Bideford council could mean that no local authority could be represented at any event with a religious element. That could put at risk some of our most important traditions, such as the laying of a wreath on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of a local authority. The Bill will put it beyond doubt that local authorities can take part in events such as Remembrance Sunday that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Remembrance Day (17 Dec 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Republic of Ireland participated in this year’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony for the first time in almost 70 years. There are no plans to change the existing arrangements in which the Foreign Secretary lays a wreath on behalf of the British Overseas Territories.

Bills Presented: Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill (Money) (16 Dec 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: ...authorities can support, facilitate and be represented at events with a religious element. Again, nothing in the Bill will compel a local authority to do anything that it cannot already do, such as organise a Remembrance Sunday event safely by closing a road for a short time. Rather, it protects local authorities from those with an axe to grind, who might wish to challenge such a decision....

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: First World War Commemoration (27 Nov 2014)

Andrew Rosindell: In this year of the 100th anniversary of the first world war, it is of course right that the ambassador of Ireland was asked to lay a wreath for the first time ever at the cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. As the Secretary of State is responsible for the arrangements for the national service in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, will he please explain why it is still not possible for...


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