Results 1–20 of 286 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mike Wood

Women and Equalities: Freelance Workers: Shared Parental Leave (17 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Given my hon. Friend’s personal interest in this matter, will he join me in supporting the Government’s “Share the joy” campaign to encourage greater take-up of shared parental leave?

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: The role of the House of Lords is to scrutinise, to inquire and, where possible, to improve. That is not what is happening here. What is happening in this case is the House of Lords is asking this House, which has considered this question in great detail in Committee and on Report, to go back and change its mind, thereby rejecting conventions established by Lord Salisbury and Lord Carrington....

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: The hon. Gentleman is suggesting that it is somehow the tabloid press that is objecting and campaigning against Leveson 2. However, it was The Guardian that said, back in March, that Leveson 2 would be “like a driver learning to steer by looking in the rear-view mirror at the road behind rather than the one ahead.” Does the hon. Gentleman not see that that illustrates the...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Will the hon. Gentleman give way again?

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Mike Wood: It is a real pleasure to be able to speak in this debate and to follow the moving contributions of my hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach) and many other Members. I thank the many Members on both sides of the House who have supported the Bill and worked so hard to bring it to where it is today. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake)...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Mike Wood: Does my hon. Friend recognise that condition B would still leave 85% of local newspapers covered by the costs-shifting provisions, directly threatening their ability to conduct the investigative journalism that so many of them do so well?

Gender Pay Gap (18 Apr 2018)

Mike Wood: Mandatory reporting requirements are an important step in eliminating the gender pay gap, but does my hon. Friend agree that it will be key for shareholders and customers, as well as employees, to hold businesses to account on those reports?

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. It is fantastic news that special educational needs and autism are finally part of initial teacher training. Does she agree that, to make a really big difference, we need to ensure that autism training is a core part of continuing professional development for teachers, so that we can get it into all classrooms?

Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap: Action Plans (29 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: What sanctions are available if companies fail to meet their legal obligations to help to close the gender pay gap?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: What steps his Department is taking to support the use of small businesses in Government procurement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Small businesses in Dudley South have shown that they can compete with the biggest names in the world. Will the Minister help them to compete for Government contracts by publishing all contracts worth more than £10,000 on the Contracts Finder website?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 28 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Under Conservative leadership since last May, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has protected social care and other core services. Will the Prime Minister reject the calls from the Opposition to scrap the council tax referendum lock, which prevents excessive council tax rises?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Three weeks ago, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked in the heart of our country. All the evidence overwhelmingly points to the nerve agents coming from Russia, and most probably being administered on behalf of or on the orders of the Russian Government. Once again, despite the means, the motive and the express intention of the Russian President in the past, the only response...

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Delegated Legislation (Committees): HMRC Staff: Dudley (7 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: I shall keep my comments very brief. As the hon. Member for Dudley North (Ian Austin) has said, these proposals are particular and differ from many of the wider reorganisation proposals for HMRC. Some very specific plans were put in place—the workforce at HMRC in Merry Hill were consulted and told that staff would be transferred from the tax credits team to the Department for Work and...

Delegated Legislation (Committees): HMRC Staff: Dudley (7 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate on the closure of the offices in my constituency, which will affect many of his constituents. Does he agree that the success of the surge and rapid response team at the Waterfront demonstrates exactly the kind of modern capabilities that would add so much to delivering universal credit, and that the redeployment should be reconsidered,...

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: I intend to speak only briefly, as this is a strong Bill that will empower people to take control of their data. I am pleased to see such broad support for it receiving its Second Reading, but I am not able to support the provisions in the Bill that would implement section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. It seems that I am one of the few Members speaking in this debate who has not had to...

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: I understand exactly the hon. Gentleman’s point, with which I have a little sympathy. However, when the media are behaving unfairly and something is inaccurate, distorted or misleading, it is of course right that there are proper procedures for redress. I have absolutely no problem with greater access to justice but, on the measure’s own terms, it would fail in this regard....

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Mike Wood: I am just concluding. When something is criminal, the full weight of the law should fall on those who break it. When something is actionable, we need streamlined procedures that actually work—an array of alternatives, not just the one-trick pony in this proposal. However, when publishers are confident that their story is accurate, fair and proportionate, the only proper response is to...


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