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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

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: home and abroad. Our debts are too high; and our deficit remains. Productivity is growing, but we still lag behind most of our competitors. I can tell the House that, in today’s forecast, the expectations for world growth and world trade have been revised down again. The weakness of the eurozone remains a persistent problem, and there are rising concerns about debt in emerging...

UK Musicians Performing Overseas — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (25 Nov 2015)

Rupa Huq: ...that far in advance is often impossible. Delays can lead to flights, shows—and for the Hallé, full tours being cancelled. Pretty much any time a professional musician or band wants to perform in the US, even if they are performing for free or being paid outside the US, they need a work visa. That seems unduly harsh. Figures from the Musicians’ Union say that over half of...

Scottish Parliament: Trains (Discharge of Effluent) (25 Nov 2015)

Derek Mackay: For the trains that I am responsible for as transport minister through ScotRail and other franchises, I have accelerated the programme. I pay credit to the trade unions, which campaigned on the issue and worked with me. We went through the programme to accelerate it and to ensure that the appropriate tanks were fitted. Of course, the practice is messy for the staff and unpleasant for everyone...

Scottish Parliament: Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (25 Nov 2015)

David Stewart: As a lifelong trade unionist, I warmly welcome to the gallery this afternoon officials and members representing CalMac Ferries and beyond. I would ask all members to congratulate them on their outstanding campaign to fight for jobs and services for CalMac. [Applause.] If anyone was in any doubt about the insidious Trade Union Bill, which is weaving its way through Westminster, I say to them,...

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...

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