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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (11 May 2016)

Energy and Climate Change: Maximising economic recovery of oil and gas. 9:30 am
Witnesses: Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK Tommy Campbell, Regional Industrial Organiser, Unite the Union Jake Molloy, Regional Organiser, RMT Union Nunzia Florio, Communications Director, UK Petroleum Industry Association Dr Andy Samuel, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas Authority

Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (9 May 2016)

European Union Committee: Private Meeting. 4:00 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster

Backbench Business - Education Funding in Londonbackbench Business (4 May 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...have met either me or my officials in the Department, and that will continue. I have also met a number of Members of all parties to discuss specific funding needs in their constituencies, and I have a number of union representatives on speed dial as far as this issue is concerned.

Anglo-Russian Relations (4 May 2016)

Pat Glass: ..., Mr Davies. I thank the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) for securing the debate. It has been exciting for me: I spend so much of my time talking about the European Union that it has been great to get out and look at something slightly wider. The UK has had a difficult relationship with Russia in recent years. It could well be described as complex and fluid, and...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Justin Madders: ...students. As we have heard, the average age of a student nurse is 28. The RCN has said: “There is a worrying lack of assessment of the potential for the changes to act as a disincentive for some students, such as mature students or those from lower income backgrounds.” Research by the trade union Unison shows that nine out of 10 student nurses surveyed said they would not have...

North East Ambulance Service — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (4 May 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: ...&E is struggling and in need of help. Staff shortages are also a key factor contributing to the challenges facing the North East Ambulance Service. The region currently reports 15% vacancy rates for paramedics, which puts added pressure on existing staff. Local unions have warned that nine in 10 north-east ambulance staff are suffering from work-related stress due to excessive hours...

Jan Böhmermann - Question (4 May 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: My Lords, the noble Lord raises the extremely important point—that there are laws around the world which do inhibit freedom of expression. Yesterday, I made it clear that we want to continue to persuade countries around the world to remove those barriers. Indeed, the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has made it clear that she wants to remove the very legislation which it appears Jan...

Royal Assent (4 May 2016)

Enterprise Act, Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act, Bank of England and Financial Services Act, Trade Union Act, Transport for London Act.

Town and Country Planning (Electricity Generating Consent) (4 May 2016)

Tom Blenkinsop: ...North (Alex Cunningham) and for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald), have been trying to unravel a complex knot of potential exploitation and undercutting. We have been working alongside the GMB and Unite the union at both regional and national level. The sleight of hand employed and the deliberate use of opaque contractual arrangements via umbrella companies, which has seen workers paying their...

Dublin System: Asylum (4 May 2016)

Joanna Cherry: ...asylum seekers who arrive there. The proposed system of financial penalties would be an improvement, but it is a distant second best to the proper sharing of responsibility throughout the European Union. If the United Kingdom is not prepared to sign up to the new EU asylum system, exactly what steps will the Government take in order for the UK to do its bit for those already in Europe,...

Royal Assent (4 May 2016)

John Bercow: ...signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Enterprise Act 2016 Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 Trade Union Act 2016 Transport for London Act 2016.

The Gulf — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (4 May 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: ...Kuwaiti authorities. The situation is equally problematic in Qatar, where exploitation and trafficking remain commonplace, including on the World cup construction sites, as exposed by the recent Trades Union Congress investigation. A similar story could be told on environmental issues. The British Government could do more to make that clear and to push the Gulf states to meet their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 May 2016)

Alex Cunningham: ...need for us all to get behind our manufacturing industry, but does he agree with Nifco’s managing director, Mike Matthews, that it would be “business suicide” for the UK to leave the European Union

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Peace in Europe: Assessment of EU’s Contribution (4 May 2016)

David Cameron: .... Friend has long-standing and passionate views on this issue. Let me make a couple of points in response. First, we should not forget that, until very recently, some countries now in the European Union were not democracies, but forms of dictatorship. Secondly, those countries that have worked towards membership of the EU have had to put in place all sorts of democratic and other norms to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (4 May 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...been received by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Those responses will be carefully considered by an independent Review Panel that has been constituted with the support of the relevant Trades Unions. A summary of the responses to the consultation will be placed on Final proposals and timetables for implementation will be set out by the Agency’s Chief Executive in due...

Written Answers — Home Office: Money Laundering (4 May 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...Member States to implement these decisions to allow them to be used to recover criminal assets across the EU. The process for leaving the EU is set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The process is unprecedented. There is more detail set out in the Government’s White Paper on the process for withdrawing from the EU, available at:...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law (4 May 2016)

David Lidington: ...or were proposals where the Council and the European Parliament had not been able to come to an agreement, but have since made progress. A list can be found in the Official Journal of the European Union [ :2015:080:FULL&from=EN]. In the 2016 Commission Work Programme, the Commission is working on the withdrawal or modification...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Tickets (4 May 2016)

Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Football Association, Union of European Football Associations and the French government on potential risks to safety and security caused by the selling of tickets to UK-based customers for the European Football Association Championships in the secondary ticketing market.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Industry (4 May 2016)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will take steps to ensure that Ministers and officials of her Department meet trades unions comprising the offshore co-ordinating group to discuss industrial relations and associated features of the oil and gas industry.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (4 May 2016)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why less than 30 of the 157 children at Calais and identified as eligible for family re-union have so far been admitted to the UK; and what plans they have to improve the processes for re-union.

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