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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (30 Nov 2015)

Scottish Affairs: Post-study work schemes. 11:30 am
Witnesses: ...Student Affairs Anne Cant, Colleges Scotland Gareth Williams, Head of Policy, Scottish Council for Development and Industry Howard McKenzie, Institute of Directors Helen Martin, Scottish Trades Union Congress Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Europe and International Development, Scottish Government

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Iran: Nuclear Issues (24 Nov 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: ...are lifted. With the embassy in Tehran open again, British diplomats can engage with Iran fully to find a way to work together in the struggle against ISIL, to speak candidly about human rights, and to build a trade and investment relationship that brings benefits to both our countries. We are going into this deal with our eyes open. We remain optimistic about what can be achieved, but...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: HMRC Office Closures (24 Nov 2015)

Chris Stephens: already under. Is it not extraordinary to hear Government Members say that this is about modernisation and people filling out tax returns online, given we were told only a fortnight ago that a trade union member could not use online balloting?

African Lion Numbers — [Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Gerald Jones: ...continues overseas, beyond the reach even of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. However, Britain is in a pivotal position internationally. It is an important member of the European Union, the Commonwealth and international conservation bodies such as the convention on international trade in endangered species—CITES. I believe that Britain should be exerting its...

Scotland Bill — Second Reading (24 Nov 2015)

Lord McAvoy: ...them, which is what is being proposed by the Scottish Government, who want to transfer the existing functions of the British Transport Police to Police Scotland—more centralisation. This news has been met with strong criticism from trade unions and British Transport Police itself. This is something that we will explore in Committee. We also intend to extend the Scottish...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident (24 Nov 2015)

Kelvin Hopkins: ...take our view, and not the view that seems to have a majority in the House today. I am the vice-chair of the parliamentary Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. At one time I was the national chair of the trade union CND. I marched from Aldermaston many, many years ago in a column of tens of thousands of people led by Frank Cousins, Barbara Castle, Anthony Greenwood, Tony Benn and many others...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Political Stability: North Africa (24 Nov 2015)

Philip Hammond: First, we need to work with the Tunisians to improve security so that the tourist trade can resume as soon as is practical. The EU is looking at the relaxation of olive oil quotas to allow Tunisia greater access to the European market for olive oil, a product it has aplenty, if it is able to export it. The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Christina McKelvie: on your face, Presiding Officer, because you know the very people I am speaking about and the work that they do. It is no accident that the campaign uses the number 16. From 9 November, women in the European Union symbolically stop earning for the rest of year, because there remains a gender pay gap of 16.3 per cent. On average, women who are working part time earn 34 per cent less...

European Union Referendum Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...simply does not happen. Therefore that is the logical situation. When I talk about exposure, let me put it this way—I have used this analogy once before. If Micronesia had $1 million-worth of trade with China, and it sold the Chinese $100,000-worth of products every year and bought $900,000-worth from the Chinese, they would have a massive balance of payments deficit with China,...

European Union Referendum Bill: Report (2nd Day) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: ...consequences of withdrawal … upon … the United Kingdom’s economy”. I think that on the whole that could be rather beneficial. We could get £20 billion back that otherwise we would send to the European Union. That £20 billion may not seem an awful lot of money to some noble Lords who tabled the amendment, but it is a substantial sum of money and would be...

Isil: National Security and Defence (23 Nov 2015)

Angus Robertson: realise that it is a huge mistake to renew Trident. I remind them both that in Scotland an overwhelming majority of our parliamentarians and civic organisations, from our national churches and faith groups to the Scottish Trades Union Congress, are all opposed. What kind of family of nations with a respect agenda imposes something on one of its members against its will?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill: Extension of Committee Stage (23 Nov 2015)

Patsy McGlone: I beg to move That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 29 January 2016, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill [NIA 56/11-16]. A Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle, the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment agreed the motion to extend the Committee...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (23 Nov 2015)

Public Accounts: Pensions auto-enrolment. 4:00 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Mike Cherry, Policy Director, Federation of Small Businesses Kay Carberry, Assistant General Secretary, Trades Union Congress Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions Charlotte Clark, Auto-Enrolement Senior Responsible Officer, Department of Work and Pensions Charles Counsell, Executive Director for Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator Helen Dean, Chief...

Junior Doctors Contract — Statement (20 Nov 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: I agree entirely that industrial action is the last thing that any of us want. I have worked with trade unions of one kind or another off and on since 1980—for 35 years. I think that the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA is behaving in an extraordinary fashion.

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 10 November 2015 (20 Nov 2015)

George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 10 November 2015. Ministers discussed the following items: Ministerial Dialogue with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Countries ECOFIN ministers met their EFTA counterparts before the formal Council meeting to exchange views on economic growth and structural reforms. Current Legislative Proposals The...

Trade Unions — Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...the two contrasting maiden speeches. I would hesitate to question the noble Baroness, Lady Burt—her having been deputy governor of Holloway among her many achievements—but I can assure her that the trade unions are now strongly supportive of mutuals and the Co-operative movement. Apart from that, it was a wonderful speech and we look forward to hearing from her many more times....

Employment — Question (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...a small proportion of the jobs created in recent years have been of that nature. What is the Government’s strategy to improve the quality of employment, and what contribution do they consider the trade unions can make to that strategy?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Health Services: Trade Union Officials (19 Nov 2015)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what account was taken of the results of the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Survey on workplace union representatives in the healthcare sector in bringing forward proposals to cap union facility time in the Trade Union Bill.

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Powers (Devolution) (19 Nov 2015)

Linda Fabiani: I draw the First Minister’s attention to comments that were made by the general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, which recognise the importance of the financial framework to any additional powers. He said: “it would be completely wrong for the Deputy First Minister to sign up to a mechanism for block grant adjustment which would structurally disadvantage...

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