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Public Institutions - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord for letting me intervene. I am in receipt of a pension from a Civil Service trade union and I regularly participate in debates relating to employment. I observe that there are scientists in receipt of pensions who participate in debates in this House. I notice, too, that there are people in receipt of health service pensions. In general, rather than...

(30 Jun 2016)

Chris Stephens: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax). I speak in my capacity as chair of the Public and Commercial Services Union parliamentary group. I pay tribute to the speech by, and the motion in the name of, the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy). As has been said, more than 350,000 people have signed an online petition, and objections have been raised...

Business of the House (30 Jun 2016)

Chris Grayling: ...is very straightforward: we are one United Kingdom, we remain one United Kingdom and, given the opportunities in the world, we must absolutely plan our future as one United Kingdom. As we forge new trade deals around the world and businesses take advantage of new opportunities with the countries now telling us that when we leave the European Union they will want to forge new trade ties...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Law (30 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: ...Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union Commission Directive (EU) 2015/2115 of 23 November 2015 amending, for the purpose of adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in toys, Appendix C to Annex II to...

Scottish Parliament: Undercover Policing (30 Jun 2016)

Linda Fabiani: ...Unit and the Special Demonstration Squad of the Metropolitan Police, either as victims or as officers working on cases; considers that these units operated in Scotland keeping political, environmental, trade union and other activists under surveillance using unethical and often illegal methods; understands that the Pitchford inquiry, established by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to look...

Trade Union Act 2016 (30 Jun 2016)

Trade Union Act 2016

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (30 Jun 2016)

Ruth Davidson: The First Minister is absolutely right that it was access to the single market and trade that was at the very core of my support for the European Union, because it helps our economy, helps sustain jobs and helps to keep our public services in Scotland well funded. It is very important, but it is not as important as our own UK single market—or does the First Minister not agree?

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (30 Jun 2016)

...have the power. Members will recall that, before the election, we had a debate—if I can put it as politely as that—with the UK Government over whether legislative consent was required for the Trade Union Bill. We said that it was, the UK Government said that it was not, and we got into a stand-off position. My view is clear: legislative consent for legislation to take us out of...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Whitty, and Amendment 92, in my name and that of my noble friend Lady Jones of Whitchurch, would require consultation on an advanced quality partnership or franchising scheme to include recognised trade unions or other representatives elected or appointed by employees affected by the proposals. Both Section 113G(3), on page 5, and Section 123E(4), on page 17, list who should be consulted....

Zero-hours Contracts - Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...pensions. However, zero-hour contracts have become much more pervasive and have sometimes become a deliberate tool exploited by employers to lower costs, regardless of human consequences. There is evidence that in non-union workplaces employees can be intimidated by an intolerable culture to accept completely unacceptable conditions due to their vulnerability and insecurity. Those should...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Snape: ...some older vehicles and ran them between 7 am and 7 pm. The thought of running early-morning or late-night services never struck them. Not only did they pay inferior rates, they did not provide the trade union recognition, canteen facilities or maintenance facilities that the major operators—such as Travel West Midlands, the company I worked for at the time—provided as a matter...

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (29 Jun 2016)

Dan Jarvis: ...women not become the backbone of the war effort. This ultimately led to the Representation of the People Act 1918, which at long last extended the voting franchise to women. It can also be argued that the conflict planted the seeds for the growth of the trade union movement, the transformation of the state and the fundamental realignment of British politics that has had a profound impact...

Uk Economy (29 Jun 2016)

Greg Hands: ..., referring to his very strong business background. Like me, he strongly supported the remain campaign. He made strong points about business and the importance of making sure we secure business and trade in our new arrangements. The hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) said he is one of the youngest Members of this House and that he had not been alive when the country had been...

Automatic Registration: UK Elections — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...has been taken to deliver further pilots of online voting, as recommended by the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy. We have had only a half-hearted commitment to reviewing e-balloting for trade unions, which would undoubtedly improve our industrial democracy. The Government are still proposing to use a completely out-of-date electoral register for the proposed boundary...

European Council - Statement (29 Jun 2016)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...Statement is as follows: “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on yesterday’s European Council. This was the first Council since Britain decided to leave the European Union. The decision was accepted and we began constructive discussions about how to ensure a strong relationship between Britain and the countries of the European Union. But before the...

EU Council (29 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ..., I was very pleased he took a more conciliatory tone in relation to our European neighbours than Nigel Farage did in the European Parliament yesterday. As we negotiate our exit from the European Union, the British people are relying on the Government to facilitate as positive a transition as possible, and if we are to achieve this, we must proceed in a constructive and decent manner. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2016)

David Cameron: ...by examining alternative models and by my successors choosing which one we should go for; and, thirdly, we should bear in mind that long-term damage to the British economy will be based on how good our trading relationship is with the European Union. For my part, I think we want the closest possible trading relationship with the European Union, and that can be discussed and debated in this...

Scottish Parliament: Gender and the Workplace (29 Jun 2016)

Alex Rowley: .... I was struck by another point that Engender makes on workers’ rights. It states: “Legislation introduced by the previous UK Government, and plans by the current Government have severely restricted, and will serve to further restrict, trade union activity in the UK.” There is a lot of detail there, but work is going on between the Scottish Government and the Scottish...

Finance Bill: General anti-abuse rule: provisional counteractions (28 Jun 2016)

Rob Marris: ...do so before Report. Secondly, I urge the Minister to think a little more broadly, in terms of the world that we live in now after the Brexit vote. If the United Kingdom, having left the European Union, chose to make it a condition of trading in the UK for multinational enterprises not headquartered here that they disclose that information, we could do so.


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