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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (5 February 2015)

...Report from the Political And Constitutional Reform Committee, session 2014-15: Voter engagement in the UK (HC 232 2014-15), and the Government response (ii) Debate on the First Report from the Work And Pensions Committee, session 2014-15: Employment And Support Allowance And Work Capability Assessments (HC 302 2014-15), and the Government response (Cm 8967 2014-15). 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015)

Bernard Jenkin: ...it was Ambassador Bremer. In my paper, I wrote: “The Bremer administration has 3,000 US officials, only 16 of which are Arab speakers. 650,000 Iraqi Government officials have failed to return to work.” There was a complete misappreciation in the first 100 days —the golden 100 days after the invasion—that we were sitting on a volcano. I remember asking questions from...

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015)

Baroness Perry of Southwark: ...have altered the landscape of education in almost revolutionary ways. Of course, change in education is not an overnight process; it takes time. The results achieved are remarkable, but this is a work in progress. Mistakes will have been made and success is not always guaranteed, but the achievements of these reforms should be a cause for national celebration. Education is important. It is...

Business of the House: Birmingham Schools (29 January 2015)

Nicky Morgan: ...;s report. New trustees are in place at all the academies, led by outstanding and dedicated head teachers who are able to tackle the troubling legacy of previous trustees. I am enormously grateful to them for their work. There has been good progress at two of the three Park View academies. More needs to be done at Park View academy itself, where the significant number of suspended staff...

Business of the House (29 January 2015)

William Hague: ...the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015, followed by motions relating to the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payment (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 and the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment Of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. Tuesday 10 February—Motions relating to the police grant and local government finance...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 January 2015)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the threat of terrorists benefiting from a range of transnational organised crime, including the sale of artefacts. Notably, the report will contain recommendations to strengthen member states’ capability in relation to this issue. Rather than commission a separate report at this time, the UK will carefully consider the findings of the UN report and take appropriate action as...

Durham Free School (27 January 2015)

Nick Gibb: ...are allowed to open, free school proposers receive a significant period of support and challenge from departmental officials. As with all free schools, the initial Durham free school proposal was assessed against rigorous published criteria, including a compelling vision and ethos, a detailed education plan, strong governance arrangements, robust evidence of demand, and clear financial...

Pension Schemes Bill: Report (Continued) (27 January 2015)

Lord Bradley: ...a little further on the arrangements for providing guidance through Citizens Advice and the Pensions Advisory Service. Specifically, I am seeking assurances that those two organisations are capable of delivering the guidance and that the quality of the guidance will be consistently high across the two delivery partners. Key to this is that the delivery agencies receive the funding they...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2015-16 (27 January 2015)

John McCallister: ...me of that when he replies. The Minister has already admitted that he does not know the terms or conditions of the interest on the loans that he is taking out and has not carried out an economic impact assessment. The Executive have ditched the policy of investing in infrastructure with a long-term economic benefit or multiplier effect for one of borrowing to make people retire or,...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 January 2015)

Lord West of Spithead: .... That was shown very well in the Independent on Saturday, which gave a lot of examples that have also come out in the media elsewhere. There was a small quad copter flying within 25 metres of a passenger aircraft at Southend and the co-pilot assessed that its conduct was deliberate. The drone was flying at it and there was a very high risk of collision. At Heathrow, an Airbus A320...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 January 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...that we had put in secondary legislation rather than primary legislation. We were able to address that in DRIPA—as it is affectionately known—and we supported that Bill to ensure that the existing capability was maintained. However, we were then highly critical of the Government's use of the fast-track procedure, as they had ample opportunity to bring that legislation before...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Firearms (23 January 2015)

Michael Penning: The Home Office does not hold information on response times by firearms units. Decisions on firearms unit provision is a matter for individual Chief Officers. Chief Officers will assess the threat, risk and geography in their force area to ensure that they have sufficient armed capability to respond effectively. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, to be absolutely sure that we have...

Timber Framed Houses (22 January 2015)

Andrew Stunell: ...delighted that I have the opportunity to speak on it today. Before getting into the detail, perhaps I should declare not so much an interest as a certain amount of knowledge. For 20 years, I worked in the building industry, designing and supervising the erection of buildings, including timber framed homes, so I have some practical, on-site experience. I was also for two years the Minister...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (21 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...it, about dealing with the delays that claimants have experienced. It was and remains the issue on which I am spending a lot of time, to ensure that we resolve it. Both I and officials have been working very hard to do so, as have both the assessment providers. We have quadrupled the number of assessments cleared each month since January last year, and the number of people with a PIP claim...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Fisheries Council: December 2014 (20 January 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...aware that the nephrops prawn stock is key to the economic well-being of our fleet and the processing industry that depends on it. There are seven individual nephrops stocks in area VII. These are assessed separately, taking account of the particular circumstances of each stock, and scientific advice is provided for a catch level that results in the maximum sustainable yield from each...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (16 January 2015)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the procurement for a new provider to deliver the work capability assessment requires the design of that scheme to be revised or reformed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (16 January 2015)

Mark Harper: The information requested is shown in the table below: Number of initial Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims where the assessment was completed by length of assessment period and month completed, England, Apr 13 - Mar 14 Month completed Total Length of assessment period Unknown 91 days and under Over 91 days Jan-14 21,800 4,000 1,600 16,300 Feb-14 19,200 3,800...

Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Bradley: ...stock of the current issues and policy developments that have taken place during this Parliament. I declare my interest as a trustee of the excellent Centre for Mental Health, which undertakes superb work in this area. Let us first consider further some background facts and figures. I make no apologies for repeating what many noble Lords have already mentioned. Mental health problems...

[Sir David Amess in the Chair] — Backbench Business — NHS Specialised Services (15 January 2015)

Jamie Reed: ...predict the demand on some key services across a small population, so they are not in a position accurately to commission those services. Many CCGs are already overwhelmed; are they truly capable of doing what is being proposed? The ability to commission effectively will inevitably differ from CCG to CCG, which runs contrary to the initial intentions behind specialised commissioning....

Business of the House: Contaminated Blood (15 January 2015)

Andy Slaughter: ...identify responsibility and culpability. We do need to have the fullest apology based on the clearest evidence of what has gone wrong. We do need to make sure that interim and existing arrangements work properly, and we do need transparency. But, above all, I think we need compensation, and that cannot be delayed, perhaps for years, while all those processes are worked through. I will, if...

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