Results 921–940 of 3000 for are in the community of in the 'Public Bill Committees'

Public Bill Committee: Rating (Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill: Clause 1 - Mandatory rate relief onformer agricultural premises (8 May 2001)

David Heath: Is it not preposterous to suggest that north Somerset is not rural? It flies in the face of reason to tell anyone who has been on the high Mendips that that is not rural. There are no doubt Labour Members who have the same problem; they could have within their constituencies rural communities that are not classified as rural simply because of the present system. The amendment would strike...

Public Bill Committee: Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 24 - Using someone to mind a weapon (20 Oct 2005)

Diane Abbott: We heard earlier speakers—experienced hunters and shooters—talk of the importance of seeking a balance between the activities of the law regarding a minority and the criminality that the clause is designed to address. It is right that we seek a balance, but I hope that my comments can pull the balance in a slightly different direction. The important point to make to Opposition Members is...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: New Clause 36 - Restriction on permitted changes of use (10 Dec 2015)

Gareth Thomas: Absolutely not. I am simply saying that when there is a proposal to convert a big office block into residential accommodation, it is sensible to consider  the full impact on the local community, both the benefit of the conversion to housing and the effect on jobs and businesses. The Opposition are pro-business, particularly pro-small business, and I am surprised that the Government want to...

Public Bill Committee: Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Clause 5 - Modification or discharge of affordable housing requirements (27 Nov 2012)

Nick Raynsford: I certainly can. Of course, I have to qualify that by saying that, in moving the amendment, I made it clear that it only deals with a relatively small, specific issue. It does not deal with the wider attack on localism implicit in the clause, which we will debate in future. Amendments 50 and 51 would restore to the local community the ability to determine that there shall be affordable...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Sep 2021)

Gerry Nosowska: Prevention is always undermined by the resources moving into urgent and acute needs. In practice, social workers are not able to do therapeutic, restorative support work that they would be able to if they had the time to spend with people who need that. There is a fundamental resource issue that the Bill does not address directly, but it may help with the potential for...

Public Bill Committee: : Clause 16 (10 Feb 2009)

Alan Campbell: I will address some specific issues, but I suspect that we shall talk about them again at a later date. The hon. Member for Chesterfield asked why there is a need for three meetings. I said earlier that we regard them as a gateway to other activities and services that can be accessed. They are likely to create the foundation on which the individual can continue to access support and advice to...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Examination of Witnesses (31 Jan 2017)

Steve Double: Q I take your point about growth and development. I was more touching on the direct link and the fact that, at the moment, my local business community pay their business rates to central Government. There is no direct connection between them and their local council in how that money is spent, whereas if the Bill comes into force, there will be a direct connection, and the business community...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Regeneration Bill: Clause 86 (24 Jan 2008)

Iain Wright: Far be it from me to set what the regulator will want to do, but I imagine that involvement with the local community, by ensuring a contribution to the local strategic partnership and the sustainable communities strategy, and by having a real role, perhaps by participating in an appropriate local authority scrutiny role, will be important. The regulator will want reassurance that registered...

Public Bill Committee: Railways Bill: Clause 29 - Proposal by operator to close station (13 Jan 2005)

Tony McNulty: The answer to the first part of the right hon. Gentleman's inquiry is yes. Minor modifications are excluded. As I understand it the emphasis of that phrase is on ''modification'' rather than ''minor'' in the sense that the works themselves may be quite substantial but they are modifications to something that will remain once they are completed. Paragraph (e), rather than paragraph (a), would...

Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: Clause 59 - Processing of visa applications from nationals of certain countries (2 Nov 2021)

Paul Blomfield: I am interested in that observation, and I hope the right hon. Gentleman will lead the charge to persuade the Government to allocate far more resources for the training of health professionals and to tackle the crisis they have created within our health service over the past 11 years. Amendment 151 will try to ensure that the Government are clear-eyed about the impact of their policy and the...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords] (23 Oct 2003)

Norman Baker: You will certainly have that from me, Mr. O'Brien. This is exactly the issue that I want to address. A strategic health authority is not the appropriate body to be solely involved in this. First, it is unelected. Secondly, it is unaccountable to the local community. It is accountable only through the Secretary of State, which is not a direct mechanism for the local community. The word...

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Examination of witness (18 Jun 2020)

Roger Pratt: No, I would not: I think we have to stick to the quota. There are already exceptions in the Bill—four constituencies are clearly protected, Northern Ireland has special rules for the quota and there are rules about the area of a constituency, which in effect affects only northern Scotland. Those exceptions are in the Bill. Otherwise, it is right to have the 5% tolerance and,...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Social Care Bill: Clause 11 (1 Mar 2011)

Liz Kendall: Clause 11 is important because it gives the Secretary of State the power to require the national NHS commissioning board to commission certain services. Amendments 74, 108 and 109 explore the rationale and processes for defining which services are best commissioned at national level. Amendment 74 is a probing amendment relating to dental services. Clause 11 states that the national...

Public Bill Committee: Planning Bill (17 Jan 2008)

Dan Rogerson: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for that intervention. We are obviously musing on the same matters, in particular with regard to amendment No. 181, which he has also tabled. New clause 3 recognises that there may well be site-specific aspects to NPSs, but that those would be of huge concern to local people. I say “local people” because the Minister has talked about the...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 Oct 2016)

James Legge: My view is very much that it should be seen as a utility provision. The whole way in which we have looked at the housing problem in rural areas has transformed over the last 10 years from the idea of plonking mini-towns on the edge of existing communities. We have realised that if you try to do that, all you do is create massive local opposition and nothing gets built. What you...

Public Bill Committee: Promotion of Volunteering Bill: Clause 3 - Amendment of the Financial Services Act 1986 (5 May 2004)

Fiona Mactaggart: What has been described is one of the problems with the Bill and one of the reasons why it has been difficult for us to resolve some of the issues that the hon. Member for Canterbury raised in introducing it. The Bill deals with issues that reach across a number of Departments and which require their collaboration, and not just their agreement, to settle. For example, I have spoken to my...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: New Clause 19 - Report on fish caught in UK waters but landed abroad (15 Sep 2020)

Luke Pollard: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The new clause, which is consistent with the case made by Labour Members in Committee, would create an evidence base for the missing fish that our coastal ports are denied when it is landed in foreign ports. We know that Conservative MPs have voted down Labour’s jobs in coastal communities amendments, favouring the landing of fish in...

Public Bill Committee: Care Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 - The eligibility criteria (14 Jan 2014)

Sarah Newton: I have been a councillor myself. I know that councillors are now facing tough choices about how they are going to spend the money that they have raised themselves locally or the money that is given to them by the Government. All of us, whether a parish councillor, a district councillor, a councillor in a unitary authority or a Member of Parliament, are elected to make difficult decisions and...

Public Bill Committee: Planning Bill: Clause 163 (31 Jan 2008)

John Healey: My right hon. Friend is always reasonable, so of course I will. With regard to the question asked by the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, the short answer to whether local authorities will have the discretion to charge different rates is yes. What one local planning authority decides are the infrastructure needs for its area and what appropriate contributions to that could be through a...

Public Bill Committee: Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill: Clause 35 - Destitute asylum-seeker (14 May 2002)

Karen Buck: I thank the Minister for her reply and am happy with the tone and the expressed commitment to tackle what has been a problem. As we discussed when debating the citizenship arrangements, a process that should be positive for the refugees and their communities is often undermined by the fact that the arrangements are chaotic. People are sometimes left with no means of subsistence or any...


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