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Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 7 - Additional powers to approve technical education qualifications (2 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: Labour welcomes T-levels in principle but has concerns about their implementation. The current cohort of pupils in the first year is pretty small, and there is insufficient evidence to assess the success, or otherwise, of the qualifications at this stage. We have real concerns about the work experience element of T-levels. My hon. Friend the Member for Luton South spoke about whether there...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 6 - Functions of the Institute: oversight etc (2 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: Absolutely: construction is a great example. As I have said, there are 217,000 too few construction workers. Anyone who has tried to get serious construction work done at their house—an extension or similar—will know how tough it is to find a builder who has time to do it. Our country is losing huge amounts of growth and we are also facing a housing and homelessness crisis, because we...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Institutions in England within the further education sector: local needs (2 Dec 2021)

Alex Burghart: There is strong agreement on the importance of the provision of high-quality technical education and training that is responsive to local needs. For many colleges, the delivery of technical education is a key part of a wider curriculum that responds to different local needs. The wider curriculum can include, for example, academic provision for students hoping to move on to university, English...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Designation of employer representative bodies (2 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: With regard to clause 2, we remain of the view that without amendment 37, which the Committee decided to vote against on Tuesday, the Government will be introducing a good idea badly. As such, local skills improvement plans will not enjoy the holistic representation or offer the breadth of experience they could have done, which is hugely regrettable. I do not propose to repeat all of the...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Designation of employer representative bodies (30 Nov 2021)

Toby Perkins: We appear to have raced on to clause 2. Amendment 35 is important, because so much of the Government’s narrative makes it clear that when they talk about employers, they really mean private sector employers. There are huge skills shortages within the public sector. The public sector is an important employer, and it is of particular importance in some of the most deprived communities....

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Local skills improvement plans (30 Nov 2021)

Matt Western: My hon. Friend has given a thorough analysis on all these amendments; I will just pick up on a couple of points. On amendment 33, I want to highlight how important the skills and productivity board is, given where the country finds itself in terms of its poor productivity relative to most of our economic peers—not just in Europe, but across the globe. We have to work much more closely with...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Local skills improvement plans (30 Nov 2021)

Toby Perkins: Amendment 27 was tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle. Amendment 27 and amendment 1 would add the words “groups representing the interests of people with disabilities” and “relevant community groups including those representing the interests of disabled people” to clause 1, on local skills improvement plans. Given the discussion that we have just...

Public Bill Committee: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Clause 42 - Abolition of local justice areas (18 Nov 2021)

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. We are now debating chapter 5 of part 2 of the Bill, which covers local justice areas. Before I get into the detail of the amendment, I too have reflected on our attitude and approach to the Bill, and I think the Minister has been slightly unkind in thinking that Opposition Members had some sort of ulterior motive in proposing...

Public Bill Committee: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Clause 38 - Power to conduct non-contentious inquests in writing (18 Nov 2021)

Andrew Slaughter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I am sure you have been told that, before the short adjournment, I had made my remarks on amendment 73 and new clause 10. I will deal with new clauses 11 and 12 briefly because I dealt with most of the points on new clause 11 in my opening remarks on the group. New clause 11 asks for the removal of the means test for legal help...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: New Clause 20 - Review of Dangerous Dogs Act (18 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: I agree that we would benefit from improved data collection on dog attack incidents, and I can confirm that we are already discussing with the police how this can best be achieved. We also recognise that more could be done to support responsible dog ownership, which is why we commissioned a review by Middlesex University to look at responsible dog ownership across all breeds of dog. The...

Public Bill Committee: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Clause 38 - Power to conduct non-contentious inquests in writing (18 Nov 2021)

Andrew Slaughter: As we move on to clause 38, I will speak to amendment 73 and the three new clauses about legal aid for representation and other matters. Clause 38 gives coroners the power to hold inquests in writing where they decide that a hearing is unnecessary. Currently, rule 23 of the coroners’ rules allows for documentary inquests to take place, where no witnesses are required to give evidence but a...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: New Clause 8 - Review of compensation for livestock owners in cases of livestock worrying (18 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: We absolutely understand how distressing and financially damaging livestock worrying can be for farmers. The legislation makes reforms to provide police with more powers to tackle dog attacks on livestock, so that we can identify and, we hope, prevent repeat offences. That should, in turn, lead to fewer instances of livestock worrying, but we will monitor that closely. However, we appreciate...

Public Bill Committee: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Clause 37 - Discontinuance of investigation where cause of death becomes clear (18 Nov 2021)

Andrew Slaughter: The pandemic has had a substantial effect on almost every aspect of our waking lives and on backlogs throughout the court system. That does not abrogate the Government from responsibility for dealing with the backlog so called, or indeed for other reasons why backlogs have been building up in the system over that time. I mentioned Tom Luce’s fundamental review, in which he wrote: “The...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Clause 47 - Zoos (18 Nov 2021)

Luke Evans: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I declare an interest as I am a member of the zoos and aquariums all-party parliamentary group and I have Twycross zoo in my patch, in regard to which I have spent a lot of time and effort. I was intrigued to hear my hon. Friend the Minister’s comments at the start. Would she be kind enough to expand a little further? As put...

Public Bill Committee: Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill: Clause 1 - Protection of cultural objects on loan (17 Nov 2021)

Mel Stride: No, they were—beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as it were. I thank all Members for supporting and attending the Committee, particularly my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport. As the Minister at the time that the Bill was introduced, she was particularly helpful to me and encouraged me to bring these measures to the House. The Bill is a short, two-clause Bill with a simple objective: to...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Clause 39 - Meaning of “worrying livestock” (16 Nov 2021)

Ben Lake: In support of the point that the hon. Gentleman is making, one of the most surprising aspects of lockdown was how few people understood that they needed to close gates, which can cause a whole host of issues, both for the farmer and for the local communities that find a herd of cows or a flock of sheep going down the road. Those of us who are well versed in the countryside perhaps have a...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Clause 26 - Offence where dog attacks or worries livestock (16 Nov 2021)

Daniel Zeichner: We have moved beyond primates. [Hon. Members: “Hooray!”] Exactly. We are into a new part of this curious Bill. I start by welcoming the Government’s decision to update the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, which I had the pleasure of reading over lunch. It is extraordinary how much more succinct the legislation was in those days. It did it all in three pages—and, apparently,...

Public Bill Committee: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Clause 18 - Rules for online procedure in courts and tribunals (16 Nov 2021)

John Hayes: I was delighted to hear that in his earlier life the Minister was a kind of Wemmick figure to Mr Jaggers before his expectations were even greater and he came here. His account of carrying papers around the courts perhaps prepared him for the immense amounts of paperwork that one deals with as a member of the Government, from my memory of it. However, I could not disagree with him more on...

Public Bill Committee: Subsidy Control Bill: Clause 66 - CMA Annual Report (16 Nov 2021)

Seema Malhotra: I beg to move amendment 66, in clause 66, page 37, line 40, at end insert— “(d) the proportion of subsidies and schemes in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) in relation to which the CMA found that the public authority’s assessment under section 52(2)(d) or 56(2)(d) required improvement; (e) the proportion of subsidies and schemes in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) in...

Public Bill Committee: Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 Nov 2021)

David Powell: Just one operational point. Julia has spoken of the confidence that the Government will bring to the investment community, and we have seen that there are companies that want to invest in projects, but we would very much like that to be operational. Getting the investment early on is quite hard to do, so the confidence from the Government’s approach on the RAB model would...


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