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Slavery — Question for Short Debate (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Rosser: ...have called for legislation to address the issue of modern slavery in the supply chains in order to eliminate unfair competition and create a level playing field. The British Retail Consortium and the Ethical Trading Initiative—which I think has some 80 corporate members—have expressed their support alongside the Trades Union Congress. Clearly, the effectiveness of what the...

Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...UK’s security and prosperity. It is crucial that we counter the threat from terrorist extremism, we build our energy security, as my noble friend Lord Balfe, said, and we sustain and grow our bilateral trade, as my noble friend Lord Selsdon stressed. That already is worth about 35 billion annually. As my noble friend Lord Kirkwood said, it is important for us to do business...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Arms Exports and Controls (30 October 2014)

Ann McKechin: ...and important report that we are discussing. As the Chair has indicated, our report contains conclusions that are both positive and negative from the Minister’s point of view. The work on the arms trade treaty is a genuinely good sign. I am looking forward to participating next week in the Inter-Parliamentary Union conference here in London with delegates from across the world on how...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Nuttall: Given that this country has been a member of the European Union in its various guises for more than 40 years, does my hon. Friend not think that we could have made faster progress in negotiating the trade deal with the United States of America if we had been doing it on our own rather than relying on the European Union to do it for us?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: Taxation (30 October 2014)

Nigel Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from (a) business organisations and (b) trades unions about (i) economic integration within the EU and (ii) the proposed introduction of a financial transaction tax.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Wales (30 October 2014)

David Gauke: ...long term plans of any line of business currently operating from them. This included one office in North Wales, Government Buildings, Colwyn Bay and followed consultation with staff, departmental trade unions and elected representatives. Following the decision, 38 people in Colwyn Bay have been given priority status for vacancies at their grade both within HMRC and in other...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Pay (30 October 2014)

Daniel Poulter: The Agenda for Change pay system is a national collective agreement managed in partnership between National Health Service trade unions and NHS Employers (the representative organisation for NHS employers). Any changes are currently agreed in partnership via national collective bargaining. The underlying banding structure within Agenda for Change, supported by job evaluation provides...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Job Evaluation (30 October 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...guidance and where possible allocate to a grade 3. If not, a trained evaluator will evaluate the post 4. The evaluator’s conclusions are quality assured by an appropriate panel which includes trade union representatives 5. HR will communicate the outcome to the line manager We do not keep records of how often the grading guidance are used or when job evaluations have...

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014)

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield: ...more occasions when your Lordships’ House will relish his wit and wisdom, his intimate knowledge of the north-east, and his great experience both of what makes a political party tick and of the trade union movement. I already sense a special sense of solidarity with him: he is a devoted supporter of Newcastle United, with the emotional rollercoaster that that brings—I see the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Cameron: I hope that the hon. Lady is right that this could be sorted out tomorrow, because I think that is what everyone wants to see. I am sure that all Members have met members of the Fire Brigades Union in our constituency surgeries and listened to their arguments, but in the end this has to be settled by the employers and the trade union. I know that the Minister will have listened very carefully...

Written Answers — Home Office: Meat: Smuggling (29 October 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...is responsible for enforcing anti-smuggling controls at points of entry into Great Britain to detect imports of illegal meat and other products of animal origin arriving from outside the European Union. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is responsible for these controls at points of entry into Northern Ireland. Border Force seizes animal products that are imported...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU External Trade: USA (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Manzoor: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment of the potential impacts on the National Health Service of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the National Health Service and the staff who work in...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Coalfield Communities (28 October 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Penny Mordaunt: ...in their constituencies and how they are reinventing themselves in rail manufacturing, to give just one example. No Labour Member has sought to explain this afternoon why they did not reverse any of the trade union reforms they have so vilified today, or why in its 13 years in government, Labour did not tackle any of the issues Labour Members have raised today. By contrast, contributions...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 19 - Introduction and definition (28 October 2014)

Nigel Mills: ...if, at some point, these schemes will come to fruition and provide the very real advantages that are often cited. There perhaps needs to be a duty for the regulator or the Department to help employers, trade unions or others to start creating these schemes so that we can get from where we are—zero people in these schemes—to having some top-quality, well managed schemes around...

Education for Young People with Disabilities (UK Aid) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (28 October 2014)

Tom Brake: ...debate, with cross-party agreement about what DFID does. I wish the same could have been said about our debates on the Bill that became the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, for which I was one of the responsible Ministers. The House’s consideration of the Recall of MPs Bill has also not involved the unanimous cross-party support...

Railways: East Coast Rail Franchise — Question (28 October 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, the Minister may have sought to reassure the House that she had some form of consultation with the trade unions but did she have any consultation with the half a million additional passengers that are being carried on the line under the successful operation of DOR? Surely she will accept that only a Government who are addicted to dogma would dispense with a company—an...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 10 - Disclosure of information about schemes (28 October 2014)

Steve Webb: ...we may require schemes to provide the necessary information to members, prospective members and others with an interest in the scheme, such as employers. Just to clarify matters further, the reference in the clause to trade unions and employment tribunals is simply to retain the current provision in the primary legislation, in a way that makes sense once we have removed from it the list of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Public Sector Exit Payments (Recovery) (28 October 2014)

Danny Alexander: ...this represents poor value for money. The consultation ran from 25 June to 17 September 2014 and received responses from 27 organisations ranging from health care bodies, local government bodies, trade unions and professional bodies. Engagements with Departments continued throughout this period, and representations were received from their arm’s-length bodies. Respondents broadly...

EU Council — Statement (27 October 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...how each country should reach its commitments can pile up costs on our industries, consumers and families who do not want to pay any more on their energy bills than they have to. They also create an unnecessary trade-off between cutting carbon emissions and promoting economic growth. At this Council, we have chosen a different path. We have reached a landmark commitment to deliver at least...

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