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Public Health England: Porton Down (24 June 2015)

John Glen: ...’s greatest economic strengths. It should be as central to our nation’s future prosperity as any other part of these islands”. He said that it “already has a strong reputation for life sciences”, and even asked the chief scientific adviser and the chief medical officer to “explore the potential for new proposals for investment in life sciences in the...

European Union (Finance) Bill: Clause 1 — EU finance decision: approval, and addition to list of Treaties (23 June 2015)

David Gauke: ...Commissioner, Vice-President Georgieva, through her recent “budget for results” initiative. We obviously cannot say what the review will include, but its terms of reference are widely drawn, providing ample space to review the current budget system, including the system of appropriations, and to explore possible alternative approaches that would offer better value for money and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Space Technology (23 June 2015)

Jo Johnson: My Department promotes the space industry though the UK Space Agency. It invested 300 million in the space sector last year through its membership of ESA (European Space Agency) and a further 60 million through national space programmes. This investment is used to support crucial commercial investment in technology research and to fund instrumentation for key scientific missions....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No.2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (22 June 2015)

Martin McGuinness: ..., usually contain more than a few long-winded speeches, but this will not be one of them. I speak today to give conditional support to the Finance Minister's Budget Bill. The Bill will create the space to resolve outstanding issues so that the Executive have workable and sustainable finances in the time ahead, and to ensure the full implementation of the Stormont House Agreement. Of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Further Consideration Stage (16 June 2015)

David Ford: ...harm and danger. It also provides for the courts to grant a domestic violence protection order for a maximum period of 28 days, which will provide immediate emergency protection for the victim, allowing them protected space to explore the options available to them and to make informed decisions about their safety. The amendment ensures proportionality, consistency and appropriate use of...

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

The Bishop of St Albans: ...to single out any side as being particularly culpable, but rather to highlight the need for a fresh approach to politics that transcends tired polarisation. I hope that this debate will give us space and time to think about what can be done to strengthen our political life and reinvigorate civil society. I am convinced that there is urgent work to be done to establish a new politics that...

Business of the House: The Economy (4 June 2015)

Nicola Blackwood: ...among the top five innovation ecosystems in the world. We have more than 1,500 high-tech firms, from start-ups to global company headquarters. We are world leaders in life sciences, big physics and space, and we employ more than 43,000 people. Not only has Oxford produced more than 50 Nobel laureates, but we are leaders in UK tech transfer. Between 2010 and 2012, Oxford university...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (1 June 2015)

Lord Dunlop: ..., and they continue to evolve today. The Government are committed to establishing a stable resting place for the constitutional arrangements across our country—arrangements that provide the different nations of the United Kingdom with the space to pursue different domestic policies should they choose, while protecting and preserving the benefits of being part of the bigger UK family...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...do not appreciate the gravity of what is about to unfold if this legislation does not go through. We can pass it tonight and progress welfare reform and still continue with the discussions to explore what else happens. The welfare reform that we are about to pass in Northern Ireland is a better deal than already applies in Scotland. They do not even have welfare powers. That is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015)

Leslie Cree: ...it deserved. It is in that context that Danny Kennedy inherited it. Since taking up the role of Minister for Regional Development, his drive has been to see certainty and stability and to create space to explore long-term options and governance models. Sadly, today's motion seems to mirror the attitude of our friends in the DUP, and the Finance Minister, in failing to take central...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Parks (26 March 2015)

Stephen Williams: ...If the listed asset comes up for sale, local community groups can ‘pause’ the sale for a period of time in order to raise the finance to make a bid to buy it. In February, the Department held a green spaces seminar to explore barriers to pursuing innovative solutions to protecting green spaces and to consider what actions central government might usefully take to help remove...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness Update (26 March 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...authority led projects; ensured that hostels are genuine places of change which support rough sleepers to recover from homelessness by linking to local services to help them move towards independence. Our 42.5 million Homelessness Change Programme has provided 1,500 new and refurbished bed spaces; worked with the Department for Health on their...

EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

The Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, I add my congratulations on the maiden speech of the noble Earl, Lord Oxford and Asquith, and I thank the noble Lord, Lord Tugendhat, for securing this debate, which provides a valuable space in which to explore the multifaceted and fast-changing situation in the region. The EU Committee’s report has opened a welcome opportunity to reassess the UK’s relationship with...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (24 March 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...advice right. We have also had the Education and Training Inspectorate review of the World Around Us, which might have been touched on earlier. One of the changes to the revised curriculum gave the space to create the inquiry and everything else, but there was the thought that perhaps primary-school teachers did not have the capacity or the confidence to delve into the scientific...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — backbench business — Thames Valley Technology Sector (17 March 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...is important. The Government’s work to attract qualified teachers and retrain existing ones is also welcome. The Government have identified eight great technologies to focus on, which include big data and the space industry. We often think of space as being like “Star Trek” and involving manned space flight, but there is more to it than that. I know from my time as shadow...

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Police and Children (12 March 2015)

Tim Loughton: ...initiative and develop their character and self-confidence. There has been a culture of what I call “No ball games here”, where society is becoming increasingly intolerant of children and young people in public spaces, with a willingness to label their behaviour as social or anti-social, when in fact it is normal, growing-up behaviour for children, teenagers and so on, as we...

Money Advice Service — Question for Short Debate (12 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Newby: ...and delivery models that would enable it better to meet this need. The review was led by Christine Farnish and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her and her team for all of their efforts. The review explores how MAS can improve the quality, reach and cost effectiveness of the debt advice it funds. It also raises important questions about how MAS ensures consumers have access...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution in England (2 March 2015)

John Redwood: ...the river and on to more useful places as part of our economic growth and development. We are making a huge contribution in our area, with a lot of extra housing and jobs, and we need more road space, but Oxfordshire will not allow us to put a bridge over the river and take the road on to other parts of our burgeoning area and up towards Oxford. That may be a case where a devolved power...

Modern Slavery Bill — Report (2nd Day) (25 February 2015)

The Bishop of Derby: ...subjects. The point of this amendment is to highlight the fact that both the Government and many of us involved in this issue are learning a great deal as we go along. Therefore, there is a proper space for consultation, review and further learning to be done. The point of this amendment is to seek authorisation for further consultation around two particular things. One is resources for...

Disabled People: Hotel Facilities — Question for Short Debate (23 February 2015)

Baroness Jolly: ...account in deciding what is reasonable on a case-by-case basis. Accessible tourism is not always about spending vast amounts of money to comply with legislation. It can be as simple as providing a hearing loop, ensuring that there is adequate space in a dining room to manoeuvre a wheelchair or providing a bowl of water for an assistance dog. It is also things such as ensuring that carers...

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