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Scottish Parliament: Police Personnel (Complaints) (23 April 2014)

Kenny MacAskill: ...police officers. Police personnel who feel that they have been treated unfairly can raise their concerns formally through grievance procedures and can seek advice from their staff association or trade union.

Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (23 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...for Culture and External Affairs and the chair and director of National Museums Scotland, the organisation is preparing proposals to introduce the Scottish living wage for employees of its trading company. [Applause.] I thank James Kelly for giving the Government yet another opportunity to record our active support for the living wage and to state our commitment to doing as much as...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Voice in the European Union (22 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Fiona Hyslop: That is why I want to give the opportunity to discuss scrutiny; people can challenge the transatlantic trade and investment partnership without disagreeing with it. We have, in the European Union, lent our support to its development. However, there are opportunities for greater scrutiny and for ensuring greater democratic accountability for some decisions. Scotland is a European nation and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: High-growth Markets (10 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Philip Davies: Does the Minister agree that our future prosperity as a country depends on trading with China, India, south America and emerging economies in Africa—that is where all the future growth in the world economy will be—rather than being part of a backward-looking, inward-facing protection racket called the European Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (SMEs) (10 April 2014)

Julian Smith: Following the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies), will the Minister agree that the best way to exploit emerging markets is often through EU free trade agreements? In the light of that, will he support the all-party parliamentary group on European Union-United States trade and investment to ensure that small and micro businesses are front and centre in the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Coal Production Ltd (10 April 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...insolvency of UK Coal. This participation is conditional on negotiation of final terms that provide adequate protection to taxpayers, and the Government securing assurance that all parties (including trade unions) are committed to successful delivery of the closure plan. The Jobcentre Plus rapid response service will be made available to help support the employees into new employment, and...

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

Lord Bilimoria: ...does not want them. A report last week from the Higher Education Funding Council for England showed that international and EU student numbers decreased by 4,595 in 2012-13, the first such decline since 1985. That followed a survey from the National Union of Students in January showing that 51% of international students found the Government unwelcoming. In 2012-13, meanwhile, the number of...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Aid Dependency and Job Creation (9 April 2014)

Peter Bone: Although I welcome enormously what the Secretary of State is doing, is not one of the problems in creating jobs in developing countries the fact that major trading blocs such as the European Union are stopping market access to them?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (9 April 2014)

Chris Williamson: I have just returned from a fact-finding mission to Qatar with the construction workers union, the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians, to look at the terrible plight of migrant workers in Qatar. I was reassured by some of the Secretary of State’s comments in reply to the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Mr Murphy). Will she,...

Shared Services Connected Ltd (9 April 2014)

Nick Hurd: ...and deliver a consistent performance and an improved customer experience. As the hon. Gentleman said, the centre of excellence consultation process commenced during March, and following discussions with employees, clients and trade unions, four of the existing eight core sites were selected as centres of excellence. Those are York, Peterborough, Blackpool and Newcastle. Initial proposals...

Written Answers — Scotland: Trade Unions (9 April 2014)

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department is (a) undertaking or (b) plans to undertake a review of the check-off union subscription provision.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether trade unions will be consulted before a final decision on the future status of the Land Registry is made.

Military Credit Union — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (8 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Philip Dunne: ...day this summer and the celebrations that will take place in his constituency. I wish them well. I conclude by confirming that the Government support the notion of establishing a military credit union. We are in active discussions with the credit union trade body and the service charities. I have indicated that we are willing to commit the Minister to meet them again, with the hon. Member...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill:  Second Stage (8 April 2014)

David Ford: ...DFP approval to align the commission's pay scales to the Northern Ireland Civil Service pay scales in advance of the move to agency status.  That increase will be backdated to devolution, and it is our intention to pay the increase, together with the back pay, subject to negotiations with the trade union, in April salaries.  The main statutory provisions governing legal aid are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Clause 5 — Charge for financial year 2015 (8 April 2014)

Mike Kane: ...turnover. As my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Shabana Mahmood) said, SMEs account for 47% of all private sector employment. Labour Members will know that growing private sector trade unions such as the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers and Community the union are picking up on that growth. I was intrigued by my hon. Friend’s story about starting out...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Health and Social Care:  Promoting Quality and Good Governance (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edwin Poots: ...completion of the review of support services, which has resulted in dedicated portering on a 24-hour basis each day; enhanced cleaning services being put in place; and the trust, in partnership with trade unions, providing support clinics in emergency departments and acute medical units.  Security is readily available 24 hours a day.  Additional catering provision is in place to...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Broadband (North of England) (8 April 2014)

Edward Vaizey: ...every single week. I do not resile from praising BT as a great British company doing a great job for Britain. I do not think that we praise our home-grown companies enough. By the way, it is interesting that the BT trade unions did not agree with the Public Accounts Committee report—that is worth noting. I have been told about BT engineers, up to their shoulders in water over the...

Written Answers — Justice: Trade Unions (8 April 2014)

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department is (a) undertaking or (b) plans to undertake a review of the check-off union subscription provision.

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Support Group (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Alison Seabeck: ...stage process for the sale of the land-focused business of the Defence Support Group; and what consultation there was on the options for the sale process with (a) the workforce of the group and (b) trades unions.

Written Answers — Defence: DSG Ashchurch (8 April 2014)

Philip Dunne: ..., I made a similar visit in June 2013, meeting officials and employees of the units based on the site, including those of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation where I also had a meeting with trade union representatives.

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