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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail (28 Jul 2015)

Lord Snape: ...what steps they are taking to ensure that any further private sector involvement in Network Rail takes place only after detailed consideration and consultation with the industry and the relevant trade unions; and what assessment they have made of whether the complete privatisation of the company is either feasible or desirable.

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: will bring together officers from the National Crime Agency, Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service, with the task of relentlessly pursuing and disrupting organised crime groups profiting from the people-smuggling trade. The noble Lord, Lord Jay, was right to talk about the way in which these desperate, incredibly vulnerable people are exploited. As...

Euro Area (21 Jul 2015)

Pat McFadden: ...a couple of weeks ago in Greece, a majority of people both on the yes side and on the no side wanted to stay in the euro and the eurozone. That was not a referendum about breaking with the European Union. The discussion about how the eurozone moves forward and tries to resolve some of the difficulties—weaknesses, one might say—in its architecture that have been exposed by the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Trade Unions (21 Jul 2015)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with health staff trades unions in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Unions: Reform (21 Jul 2015)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent meetings he has had with the Trades Union Congress on trade union reform.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Electronic Equipment: Safety (21 Jul 2015)

Anna Soubry: I have not carried out any specific assessment of the effectiveness of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, though feedback from Trading Standards and industry has indicated that the Regulations continue to work well in ensuring only safe products are placed on the market. The relevant European Union legislation has recently been revised to clarify and improve the obligations...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Communities and Local Government: Trade Unions (21 Jul 2015)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings his Department has had with trades unions in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Trade Unions (21 Jul 2015)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings her Department has had with trades unions in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Trade Unions: Scotland (21 Jul 2015)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Trades Union Congress and (b) individual affiliated trades unions in the last 12 months.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the 300,000 properties that stand empty in this country. Tax credits are so high because pay is so low. The reason why pay is so low is that employers have exploited workers and we have removed the trade union rights that enabled people to be protected at work. Fewer than a third of our workers are now covered by collective bargaining agreements. Unemployment is so high because we have...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (20 Jul 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ..., to ensure that it remains congruent with case law and up to speed with developments such as the rise of social media. The introduction of the Transparency of Lobbying Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, to which a number of noble Lords referred, has recently made the relationship of the law and lobbying a matter of intense debate, and I can understand why. That Act...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body (20 Jul 2015)

Theresa May: ...of the Review Body for their careful consideration of the evidence. Following an independent review of the evidence supplied by the NCA, the Home Office, Her Majesty’s Treasury and the relevant trade unions, the NCA Remuneration Review Body has recommended various pay increases with an average annual award increase of approximately one per cent. This is in line with the...

Constitutional Convention Bill [HL] — Second Reading (17 Jul 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: My Lords, I entirely agree that there is a need for a union narrative. I believe that this House has heard that many times—perhaps not many times but a number of times—from my noble friend Lord Dunlop and from me. As I said, it should be based on the principles of fairness, balance, proportionality and respect for different parts of the union, and I believe that, as we continue to...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Harrison: ...of the occasional ad hominem criticism of distinguished atheists such as Richard Dawkins. I ask the Minister to reply to the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Alton, about the FCO and whether we are promoting business and trade, which I thoroughly encourage. However, we should use some of our resources to ensure that we promote Article 18 in all its aspects. Can she also update us on what...

Bill Presented — Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill: Summer Adjournment (16 Jul 2015)

Marion Fellows: ...for being here; I haven’t. I have lived a full and rather enjoyable life—in fact, I want to go on doing that—but I am, or have been, a wife, a mother, a granny, a teacher, a local councillor, a trade union official, an auditor, a bookkeeper, a housewife, a student in the swinging sixties, the chairman of the parent-teacher association and a secretary of my local community...

Police Procurement (Motor Vehicles) (16 Jul 2015)

Justin Madders: ...the success of Vauxhall Motors in Ellesmere Port in recent years. In the face of stiff competition from other General Motor plants across Europe, it has consistently seen off threats to its existence. Management and trade unions have worked together to show that British industry can be competitive and adaptable. Just this week, the plant is looking to recruit more than 50 young people in...

NHS: Reform — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...with her completely there. The noble Baroness mentioned the NHS pay review. There is not an opt-out clause in the Agenda for Change contract. Discussions will be taking place with the RCN and other trade unions later this year. I will have to write to her about the timing of the response on the end-of-life care point that she raised; I do not know it offhand. Digital information will be...

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Angela Eagle: tax credits, millions will be thousands of pounds a year worse off. The Mayor of London has let the cat out of the bag, acknowledging that these changes will not deliver “enough to live on”. Yesterday the Government revealed their real nature with the most vindictive attack on trade unions for 30 years. Despite the Government’s spin, this is an attack on the basic...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (16 Jul 2015)

Alex Cunningham: ...and Pensions, what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues in the Department for Energy and Climate Change, (b) the Health and Safety Executive, (c) the Oil and Gas Authority, (d) trade unions and (e) Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) on OGUK's finding in its annual report into the industry's safety performance in the North Sea in 2014 of a growing backlog of safety critical maintenance...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Strikes (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they indemnify train operators in any way in respect of strikes called by trade unions so that operators are more likely to resist unreasonable demands.

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