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Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (30 October 2014)

European Union: Private meeting. 1:45 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 October 2014)

Science and Technology: GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe. 9:15 am
Witnesses: ...Policy Adviser, Which? and Jon Woolven, Strategy and Innovation Director, Institute of Grocery Distribution; Dr Helen Ferrier, Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers’ Union, Peter Melchett, Policy Director, The Soil Association and Professor Ian Crute, Non-Executive Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (28 October 2014)

Discussions with the rail unions regarding the future of the East Coast rail franchise. Oral Questions

Bosnia and Herzegovina — Question for Short Debate (21 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...the levers that it has in support of those Bosnian politicians who want change. You may continue to blame the Bosnian politicians for not committing to change but allow me to blame the European Union for failing to use the levers that it has to support those who do.

High Speed 2 (Compensation) (21 October 2014)

Cheryl Gillan: ..., and none of the schemes properly addresses the impact of HS2 on them. I deal with a number of organisations, including the Country Land and Business Association and the National Farmers Union, that are campaigning hard to ensure that affected landowners receive fair and timely compensation, and I hope the Minister understands the special problems facing farmers and growers. He is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Schedule 1 (The Education Authority) (21 October 2014)

John O'Dowd: Perhaps one thing we should be looking at is trade union representation on the board.  At least, they have a mandate from their trade unions to represent the views of the boards.  There are around five teachers' trade unions.  You might want to suggest to them that they send a representative from that collective body.  I understand the principle behind the amendment, but,...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: European Union documents (21 October 2014)

European Union documents

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: EU General Budget 2015: Draft Budget (21 October 2014)

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 10340/14, a draft Amending Budget No. 3/2014 to the General Budget 2014, No. 10341/14, a draft Decision on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2014, No. SEC (2014) 357, Statement of Estimates of the Commission for 2015: Preparation of the 2015 Draft Budget, Documents I-IV, No. 10946/14, a draft Decision on the mobilisation...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Graham Stuart: ...barriers in the way of their deciding to exercise a right of recall and remove people from this place. As Chair of the Education Committee, I am reminded that so many teachers, or certainly the teaching unions, appear to go to such lengths to protect the worst-performing teachers in the system even though, in every case, the teacher who is idle, has low standards or fails their pupils...

Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...decision to allow a convicted sex offender to operate a private hire vehicle, illustrates the importance of getting the balance of this regulation right. The leader of Milton Keynes Council has written to us personally, asking us to oppose the clause. Warwick Students Union wrote to us, saying that its primary concern on Clause 12 is the effect that it would have on preferred suppliers. It...

BT Openreach (21 October 2014)

Edward Vaizey: ...-out programmes anywhere in the world. In terms of speed and the cost to the consumer, we have some of the best broadband infrastructure anywhere in the world. It is certainly better broadband than the other big four countries of the European Union. We have a great story to tell. We are a nation that was an early adopter of e-commerce, so we know that our fellow citizens are adopting this...

Women: Public Life — Question (21 October 2014)

Baroness Nye: My Lords, the Welsh Rugby Union’s decision to appoint its first female board member in its 133-year history is obviously to be welcomed but shows that there is still a mountain to be climbed. Will the Minister give us an update on which sporting organisations in receipt of government funding have reached the 25% target of women on boards?

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) (21 October 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...will have learned what sexual consent actually means and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. We also know that there is huge support out there from charities and voluntary organisations. End Violence Against Women, the teaching unions, Brook, the Family Planning Association, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Terence Higgins Trust and many...

Point of Order (21 October 2014)

Oliver Heald: .... He denied this, and said that there was not a single reference in that document to it. However, at page 111, the document says: “Wir werden die vertraglichen Grundlagen der Wirtschaft und Wahrungsunion anpassen”, which means, “We will adapt the Treaty bases of the Economic and Monetary Union.” Should not the shadow Foreign Secretary, as a senior Privy Counsellor,...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (21 October 2014)

European Union: Private meeting. 4:00 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (21 October 2014)

Communications: Women in news and current affairs broadcasting. 3:15 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...University and (at approximately 4.30pm) from Kate Kinninmont, Women in Film and Television; and Jane Martinson, Women in Journalism and Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU External Trade: USA (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Empey: ...what is their assessment of the implications for the National Health Service of a successful outcome to the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the European Union and the United States.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...would cover so many workers as to render it ineffective. That is why I proposed at the Committee stage of this Bill in July the amendment before your Lordships, drafted with the invaluable help of the union USDAW. I thank all at USDAW for their great help on this issue. The amendment focuses specifically on those workers who are required to enforce, as part of their employment, compliance...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility (20 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Shailesh Vara: ...other interests.” I am grateful to hon. Members for tabling the amendment, as we have been considering the issue carefully in the light of similar representations made by St John Ambulance and the Fire Brigades Union during the Committee stage. St John Ambulance indicated that the wording conflicted with first aid practice that discourages first aiders from putting themselves at...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Third Reading (20 October 2014)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, on Report, I moved an amendment about having a credit union for the Armed Forces. The noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, responding for the Government, was unable to accept my amendment but agreed that I could meet with the Minister responsible, Anna Soubry. That meeting took place at the MoD last week, and was very positive. Following the debate in the Chamber, a meeting also took place...

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