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Cycling (16 October 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...It is a clear commitment from Government leaders to do more for cyclists as well as pedestrians, and sets out clear ambitions for the next 10 years. Our ambition is to work with local government and businesses to explore how we can achieve a minimum funding package equivalent to 10 per person each year by 2020-21, and sooner if possible, and that is a focus of our engagement on the...

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...partner. Some 38% of its GDP comes from remittances, with 70% of its migrants working in Russia. There is great pressure for Kyrgyzstan to join the customs union—which is officially a trade zone, but is exploring economic harmonisation with an intense political component. Although many of Kyrgyzstan’s laws are actually quite progressive, implementation is hard to achieve, with...

Isle of Wight (Ferries) (13 October 2014)

Andrew Turner: ...Better Ferry campaign and the “Are Wightlink the Right Link” Facebook group, have 5,000 supporters between them. I would like to give a flavour of some of the comments: “I’m fed up with not being able to book with my Multi-Link ticket, only to find that there are dozens of spaces if I pay the Non-Residents fare. Get a grip, Wightlink.” Another islander says:...

NHS: Cottage Hospitals — Question for Short Debate (13 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...are many excellent reasons why people are often extremely protective of their local community hospital. It may deliver a range of essential services, provide employment for local people and afford space for community groups. It is understandable that community hospitals are fiercely defended and inspire such loyalty. It is right that people think about their future place. The changes that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Deep Geothermal Energy (6 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Christopher Hazzard: ...with tidal wave energy. This is exactly what needs to take place. I will outline some of the points made in the debate today. Mr Flanagan talked about the need for a more green and clean energy mix to really start to explore the opportunities that we have. He gave a far-ranging historical background to the issue of geothermal energy and talked both of the dangers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Waste Tyres:  NIEA Disposal in East Antrim (23 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...numerous and include the use of waste or used tyres on bonfires, as Members have alluded to, generating toxic fumes, which are dangerous to health, produce unsightly burnt residues, damage properties, roads and open spaces and impact on Northern Ireland's economy. The leaching of chemicals from stockpiled tyres can have a devastating impact on farmland. Leaching into local...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Community Hospitals (3 September 2014)

George Freeman: ...them; about the potential for community hospitals to be hubs of social care, intermediate care and recovery beds; and about the role of community hospitals in easing pressure on expensive clinical and bed space in our acute hospitals. Some colleagues have made the point that big is not always best in health care. We have also heard about the importance of integrating social care and health...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 2 - Human trafficking (2 September 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...an offence. That is a good aim and it will be important to hear what the Minister has to say in response. The role of landlords needs to be considered, particularly the practice of making available space in houses and converting flats and residential properties so that they can be used as brothels. It would be interesting to explore the liability of the landlord or the managing agent in...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Social Economy (2 September 2014)

Hazel Blears: ...and include some of the most innovative, creative and far-sighted individuals and organisations that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. That is partly because they sit slightly outside the mainstream, so they have the space and flexibility to come up with solutions to some of the most pressing social problems that we face. Social enterprise increasingly offers a range of solutions to...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Festivals (14 August 2014)

Fiona Hyslop: ...in Orkney and exhibitions at the national galleries in Edinburgh, including works by Steven Campbell, Ciara Phillips and Alison Watt. During the Commonwealth games, festival 2014 proved to be an enormous success, transforming Glasgow with an invigorating mix of entertainment, culture and enjoyment and filling the streets, spaces and stages of the city. When people said that Glasgow was...

Scottish Parliament: Pride House Legacy (6 August 2014)

Patrick Harvie: ...Government, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow 2014 for the support that they have given to Pride House. It has reminded the LGBTI community in Glasgow of the importance of a non-commercial community space in the city—it is years since we had one. With the cabinet secretary’s equalities remit, will she make contact with the organisers of Pride House to explore what support the...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Faulks: ...That point was made during the course of the all-Peers meeting to which a number of noble Lords referred when putative plans of the secure college were shown. My noble friend Lord Carlile was critical, and has repeated his criticism, of the lack of outside space. He is determined that somewhere there is a ministerial vision of some equivalent to a public school. This Minister pleads not...

Petitions: Proposed airspace changes at Birmingham Airport (16 July 2014)

Caroline Spelman: ...urge the Transport Secretary to intervene and find a better solution for the community. Following is the full text of the petition: [The Humble Petition of Communities Affected by the Proposed Airspace Changes at Birmingham Airport Limited. Sheweth, That we wish to bring to the attention of the Secretary of State that local communities in the vicinity of Birmingham Airport Runway 15 have...

Bills Presented: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (15 July 2014)

Helen Goodman: The underlying issue that we are discussing in this important debate is whether we want the online space to be a law-governed area. The radical libertarians, who seem to want the online space to be completely free, without boundaries, rights or responsibilities, would, I fear, unwittingly lead us into an anarchic place, where those with power and aggression dominated and where the weak and...

Children and Vulnerable Adults: Abuse — Motion to Take Note (26 June 2014)

The Bishop of Durham: ...and prevent people from asking themselves, “Should I or shouldn’t I?”. Suspicions should not be brushed aside or left unheeded. The time for mandatory reporting has arrived. Survivors also note the need for really good safe spaces, where those who have been abused can go to report their case and find the kind of support that they need. The Church of England and the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Post-primary Education in County Fermanagh (24 June 2014)

Phil Flanagan: ...with an area planning process initiated by this Minister, and one that I fully understand the rationale for and fully support him in achieving. However, it is clear to me that the managing authorities have failed to comply with the most basic terms of reference that he set out as part of the process; namely, exploring opportunities for cross-sectoral and cross-border planning. In...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Making Life Better 2013-2023: Strategic Framework for Public Health (24 June 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...and implementation arrangements to ensure that health and health equity are considered coherently across ministerial and departmental policy in a health-in-all-policies approach. As I said, we need action at local level as well. Three issues are identified on which we are seeking to generate a collaborative response from local level up. They relate to food, the use of...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Space Technology (18 June 2014)

David Willetts: The return on investment delivered by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) is subject to biennial assessment as part of the Agency survey of the size and health of the space industry. Results of the 2014 survey are due to be published in the autumn of 2014, though I hope to be in a position to announce headline figures such as turnover and employment numbers at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2014. The...

Business Loans Appeals System (17 June 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...have recently launched a consultation on whether to mandate banks to refer businesses that are declined finance to alternative providers. That would be good for the businesses concerned, which would be able to explore a wider range of alternative financing options, and good for the development of a more diverse sector with challenger banks and a competitive market for business finance, as...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 May 2014)

Keith Brown: ...a blue badge. I also reiterate the point that blue badge misuse is not a victimless crime—or will not be when it becomes a criminal offence. As has been said, a misused badge deprives people who are entitled to disabled spaces of getting them. Research findings from Scotland on the use and value of the blue badge and the extrapolation of data from England also contributed to defining...

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