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Economy and City Link: Coventry (23 January 2015)

Jim Cunningham: First, I thank Mr Speaker for granting this debate, the purpose of which is to discuss the general position of Coventry’s economy, which looks very positive on many counts. I also want to take a harder look at the labour market. The Government are using all sorts of means to make the employment figures look good, but that can mask problems with pay, stability and the type of work...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, first, I declare my interests as the leader of Wigan Council and chairman of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. I am also a vice-president of the LGA and vice-chairman of SIGOMA. I congratulate the two maiden speakers on their contributions. The right reverend Prelate showed his experience of urban affairs and I agree with him entirely about prevention work, which can save...

House of Commons Governance (22 January 2015)

Hazel Blears: My right hon. Friend is generous in giving way again. He raised the issue of culture. That is fundamental and it is why many of us supported the idea of a chief executive. I understand that the proposals now have unanimous support. On culture, there are two things in particular that have changed in this House over recent years, led by Mr Speaker. One is to make this House a living wage...

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Angela Eagle: I thank the Leader of the House for his announcement of next week’s business. I thank him, too, for his announcement earlier that he has asked the Clerk to draft the necessary motion to allow the Bill proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Eltham (Clive Efford),which repeals this Government’s catastrophic top-down reorganisation of the NHS, to proceed finally to Committee....

Tourism and Hospitality — Question (21 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Morris of Handsworth: My Lords, given the scale of the tourism and leisure sector, and indeed the robust economy that we hear so much about, will the Government at least try to persuade the industry to adopt the living wage?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Cameron: First of all, let us be clear: the right hon. Gentleman voted again and again and again against establishing the inquiry—but, as ever, absolutely no apology. Let me deal very directly with living standards and what is happening in the economy of our country. The news out today shows a record number of people in work and a record number of women in work. We are seeing wages growing ahead...

Government Support for Artists — Question for Short Debate (19 January 2015)

Baroness Jolly: My Lords, I declare my interest as a trustee of the charity Help Musicians UK. I am pleased to answer this Question for Short Debate in regard to which everyone has paid tribute to the tenacity of the noble Earl, Lord Clancarty. There has been a fascinating and broad collection of responses. I confess that I will have trouble responding to all of them within the time that I have available, so...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Employment: North-west (19 January 2015)

Pat Ramsey: I beg to move That this Assembly notes the alarmingly low levels of employment in the Derry City, Strabane district and Limavady borough council areas; further notes that investment in infrastructure and skills in the north-west has suffered decades of neglect; recognises the importance of university expansion and improved transport links in growing the local economy; and calls on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nursery Care (19 January 2015)

Karl Turner: One in 10 working families spend one parent’s wages on child care, so why will the Minister not back Labour’s call for 25 hours a week of free child care for parents of three and four-year-olds, to help working families with this cost of living crisis created by this Government?

Developing World: Maternal and Neonatal Mortality — Question for Short Debate (15 January 2015)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for introducing this debate and for doing so in such a compelling and expert way. In large parts of the world, poverty means that great numbers of women die from a lack of family planning, an inability to negotiate the number and spacing of children, the lack of money to pay for skilled birth attendance or emergency obstetric care, and...

Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (15 January 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) for securing this debate. It is long overdue, so well done to him for pressing for it. I also want to thank all the campaigning groups that have done so much work on this subject, including War on Want, the Global Justice Movement and the TUC. To the irritation of Conservative Members, I also want to thank 38 Degrees....

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 65 - Child cruelty offence (15 January 2015)

Elfyn Llwyd: Indeed. I shall try to prevent him from reading Hansard, but he is a BBC journalist so I am probably in trouble. The point I am making is that children do not become mature adults overnight. That is obvious and we need not dwell on it, but it goes to the core of why we are discussing the amendment. Legal provisions already in place recognise that 16 and 17-year-olds are still vulnerable. For...

Employment: Internships — Question (14 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Storey: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for his reply. He might be interested to know that I tabled a Question for Written Answer to try to find out the number of interns working in Parliament as a whole, but we do not have that information. To be an intern costs hundreds and perhaps thousands of pounds. For example, it is almost impossible for someone living in the north of England to come and be...

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Energy Prices (14 January 2015)

John Robertson: It is a pleasure to follow my Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee. I do not necessarily agree with everything he said, but I agree with quite a lot of it. The Secretary of State should know that a yo-yo goes up and down. It usually goes up the same as it goes down. Perhaps he should have a look at how gravity affects it. Prices, however, just seem to go up. We are still...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Cameron: I am delighted at the news that my hon. Friend brings. It is remarkable how in almost every constituency in this House the number of people claiming unemployment benefit is down and the number of young people claiming benefit is down. There are 224,000—almost a quarter of a million—more people in work in the east of England as a whole. Those are statistics, but every one of those...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Cleaning Services (14 January 2015)

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cleaners who work in his Department are paid the London living wage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Charter for Budget Responsibility (13 January 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Christopher Leslie: No, I will not. We have only a few minutes left, and I must give the current Chief Secretary to the Treasury a chance to reply to some of my questions. The Chancellor referred to an “aim” rather than a “target”. I should be grateful if the Chief Secretary could explain why he chose to allow the language in the charter to move away from the idea of a target and towards...

Care Sector (13 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jo Swinson: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow) on securing this debate and on his many years of intensive, dedicated work on these issues. Although I am the Minister responding to the debate, I do so with a degree of trepidation because there are probably few people who have a greater...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Budget 2015-16 (12 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Steven Agnew: It is hard to speak on a Budget that we know will be dramatically changed, but the debate is on the draft Budget that was proposed as opposed to what might change post the Stormont House Agreement. What we have been presented with is a cuts Budget. People talk about the block grant, how limited our powers are and how much it is out of our control. The Executive that produced this Budget...

Prayers: UK Borders Control Bill (9 January 2015)

Edward Leigh: My hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) has given a comprehensive description of his Bill. I do not need to follow him down that route and will speak very briefly indeed. My hon. Friend was right to have this short debate to draw the attention of the House to what has become one of the most important issues facing our country. Managed migration works. We welcome people, in a...

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