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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (25 November 2014)

Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress and Sean McGuire, Director of the CBI Brussels Office, Confederation of British Industry; David Babbs, Executive Director, 38 Degrees

New Member: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill (21 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Mark Reckless: ...European Community, and it is therefore the EU Commission that will negotiate with the United States on that matter. When I first heard about TTIP, it sounded as though it would be all about free trade and I thought that it would be broadly a good thing. The more I looked into it, however, the more it seemed to be not about free trade but about the creation of a single set of transnational...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing (20 November 2014)

Vincent Cable: ...—indeed, we already are. The hon. Gentleman will be aware of the more general issue of energy-intensive industries, and we have sought to achieve relief through compensation under the European Union emissions trading system and the carbon price floor. We have recently consulted on how to extend that relief in respect of renewable obligations and the feed-in tariff. That consultation...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Workplace Insecurity (20 November 2014)

Kevin Brennan: Has the Minister seen the recent campaign by the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians about the activities of umbrella companies, where workers are often having to pay for their own holiday pay through deductions and also national insurance employer contributions. What action is she going to take to ensure that job security and workers’ security is increased by acting on...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 November 2014)

House of Commons Governance: House of Commons Governance. 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...; Marianne Cwynarski, Head of Central Communications, House of Commons, Paul Evans, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons and Oonagh Gay OBE, Senior Library Clerk; Ken Gall, President of the Trade Union Side and Dave Penman, General Secretary, FDA

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...interest in this issue. In fact, I should almost declare an interest as a mother of three cricketers. I have met the England and Wales Cricket Board, the organisers of Wimbledon and the Rugby Football Union. I have also met Which? and I am aware of the interest of UK Music, which I meet on other things. I have actively engaged with Mike Weatherley MP and his All-Party Parliamentary Group...

Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures (19 November 2014)

Damian Green: ...alternatives to the warrant are much slower and less effective. Some treaties do not work satisfactorily, such as that we signed with the US, a democracy with a perfectly good judicial system, so it is clearly not true that the European Union and the European arrest warrant cause unique problems. Crime fighting is an aspect of life in which instinctive, habitual, institutional co-operation...

Public Libraries (England) — [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Helen Goodman: ...what I was going to say. My hon. Friend is right. There seems to be quite a lot of confusion regarding numbers. The Minister says that he produces an annual report. We have figures from the trade unions and from the Carnegie UK Trust. I do not want to debate statistics, but it is clear that library provision is down, and that is not helpful to many communities.

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John McDonnell: ...least the Government could provide us with a regular report into the enforcement challenges. On amendment 9, in January I helped to launch the fast food campaign, with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, to lift living standards, pay and the quality of employment within the fast food sector. It covers all fast food joints operating in this country, such as McDonald’s, KFC and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Trade Union Subscriptions (Civil Service) (19 November 2014)

Trade Union Subscriptions (Civil Service)

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (19 November 2014)

Work and Pensions: Progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Families, Welfare and Work, Citizens Advice, Chris Curry, Director, Pensions Policy Institute, Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service and Tim Sharp, Pensions Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Foreign Affairs Council (19 November 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Brussels on 21 November 2014. I will represent the UK on all the issues on the agenda. There will be two substantive items on the agenda: 1. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the European Council amending European Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 on how to protect the European Union against dumped imports...

Armed Forces (Investment) (18 November 2014)

Oliver Colvile: ...He confirmed that under his leadership Scottish Labour would oppose Trident on the Clyde. He confirmed that that had been Scottish Labour’s policy for some little while. That is in line with the position of the Scottish trades unions. I very much hope that the Minister will confirm that a future Conservative-led Government will remain committed to four continuous at-sea deterrent...

EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] (18 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

David Lidington: ...continue on defence. Any treaty change that provided for EU armed forces would now need not only the agreement of the UK’s Government, under the requirement for unanimity, but, under the European Union Act 2011, an Act of Parliament and a referendum. Those things would be needed before such a change to treaties could take place. The UK and Germany have different experiences of...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Committee (18 November 2014)

Lord Beecham: That is about right. I am sure that the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, and I, when representing members of that trade union in their claims, would have sought rehabilitation but we would also have sought proper compensation for the injuries that they suffered. The two things are not necessarily in conflict but I would not like to see rehabilitation to the exclusion of proper compensation in the...

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — Question (18 November 2014)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about investor-state dispute settlement, in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — [1st Allocated Day] (18 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Adrian Bailey: ...a very long process of campaigning against an injustice at large in our country. Those campaigns have been built up around campaigning bodies and have been recognised by MPs and bodies as diverse as the Federation of Small Businesses and trade unions as well as the, as it were, beer-supporting bodies. It has been a grass-roots public campaign and the fact that it is being debated in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Fire Services: Retirement (18 November 2014)

Anna Soubry: I receive regular written representations from right hon. and hon. Members, Trade Unions and others on this issue. I have this year met the Prospect and Unite unions to discuss the normal pension age of the Defence Fire and Rescue Service. The issue was also raised at the Defence Whitley committee which I chaired in May and during my visit to the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Procurement: EU Law (18 November 2014) See 2 other results from this answer

Ian Austin: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will meet with the GMB trade union to discuss the implementation of the 2014 EU Procurement Directives.

Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Approve (17 November 2014)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...Court of Justice, which may give more weight to speedy extradition as a component of European integration and a vigorous enforcement of individual rights. The basic flaw in the European arrest warrant, which has been stated many times, is the concept of giving parity of esteem within the European Union to different legal systems. Frankly, without being rude about other countries, I believe...

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