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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...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: European Space Agency (8 May 2014)

David Willetts: Direct UK funding of the European Space Agency (ESA) has been as follows: million 2009/10 242.8 2010/11 231.1 2011/12 232.0 2012/13 207.6 2013/14 267.5 In addition, national expenditure averaging 20 million a year has been expended within the UK to build and operate scientific instruments carried on spacecraft of ESA. The funding to ESA has been...

Care Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (7 May 2014)

Earl Howe: ...the safe and efficient operation of the health and care system, and to the research agenda, it is vital that we ensure the system of oversight, scrutiny and advice is robust and coherent. I undertake that we will explore with Dame Fiona Caldicott and all interested parties how best to achieve this, which may include using existing legal powers to establish an independent committee able to...

Manston Airport (28 April 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...war, the length and width of the runway were improved, meaning that it can now handle the largest jets, such as the new Airbus A380. Manston was even identified as a contingency runway for landings of NASA’s space shuttle programme. It was after the war and during the 1960s that the airport began to be used by commercial airlines and enjoyed relatively steady commercial air...

Speaker’s Statement: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (28 April 2014)

Phillip Lee: ...km per hour would be proper high-speed rail. We should, perhaps, be building on what could be globally transformative: laser technology, new aircraft engines that could get us to Australia in four hours, new craft to explore the richly resourced ocean bed that we know so little about and to push back frontiers in space, an environment in which real future economic opportunities exist...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Robotics (28 April 2014)

David Willetts: ...over the past seven years. The programme has made possible the ‘unmanned’ flight of a Jetstream 31 from Lancashire to Inverness, clocking up to 2,500 miles in flights between Lancashire and Inverness and around the Irish Sea. UK Space Agency The UK Space Agency encourages and supports companies and research organisations to spin-out technology developed through space...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

The Bishop of Winchester: ...Liverpool Hope University’s creative campus, in which its ethos of what is a public good and what the common good is for is expressed right in the heart of Everton. Secondly, today’s societies require the kind of space in which there is the opportunity to have multidisciplinary engagement reflecting the globalisation of civilization. A university today needs to be able to offer...

Scottish Parliament: Autism-friendly Theatre and Cinema (2 April 2014)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...King” and “The Snowman”. The drive towards helping autistic people to engage in mainstream pleasure pursuits is not confined to cinema and theatre. Scottish Autism, which is a charity that works with high-functioning autistic adults, has been exploring new ways of helping individuals to develop relationships and connections with others through healthy socialisation and...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Patricia Ferguson: This has been an interesting debate. It has given us the opportunity to explore, perhaps more widely than I thought would be possible, the issues that are reflected in the motion and the amendments. I very much welcome the fact that the UK has become the first global player to reach the 0.7 per cent of GNI aid contribution. All of us in the chamber should be proud of that and talk about it...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Female Offenders (27 March 2014)

Simon Hughes: ...guidance to steer providers so that they understand the gender-specific needs of women. We have written into contracts that providers should give female offenders the option, where practicable, of a female-only interview space, female-only supervisors and not to be the only woman in an all male unpaid work group or attendance centre group. In addition, I am pleased to announce today that,...

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