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Public Bill Committee: Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: New Clause 3 - Pledge of Office by First Minister and Deputy First Minister (16 Jul 2013)

Mark Durkan: The point of advertising the amendments in this Committee is partly to give some encouragement, prompting and questions from outside. I am no longer in the Assembly, nor on the Assembly and Executive Review Committee, but I know that it is not the case that those things are under live and imminent consideration in that way. I am indicating that, having heard what I have said, if there are bad...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 151 (17 Jun 2008)

Greg Hands: The hon. Gentleman raises some interesting questions. I think that it is a mixture of all of those. The Financial Secretary told us earlier that those products will be extremely complex—I think she described them as “uncharted territory”. I am suggesting that the UK, as a sovereign issuer of debt, should be extremely careful before getting into that uncharted territory. Secondly, I do...

Public Bill Committee: Licensing Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Licensing Authorities (3 Apr 2003)

Adrian Sanders: Thank you, Mr. Gale. That being the case, one has to look at how the existing licensing system operates, where it is deficient, and perhaps what reforms would be needed. The general feeling among licensees in my constituency is, ''If it ain't bust, don't fix it''. However, there is recognition that the new system could, in time, result in savings, particularly for licensed premises. I cannot...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 3 - Special constables and Police Federations: amendments to the Police Act 1996 (25 May 2021)

Sarah Jones: Thank you, Sir Charles. Clause 3 would allow police specials—volunteer police officers—to become members of the Police Federation, a proposal that we support. I wanted to say a few words because special constables play a vital role in keeping our communities safe. They have been of huge value to communities across the country, particularly through the pandemic. The special constabulary...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 51 - Public authorities: general (6 Dec 2005)

Paul Goggins: I am not going to venture an answer to the hon. Gentleman’s specific question at this stage. We are having an important debate, which is a function of the reality that public services in our community are increasingly provided by a range of different organisations. Sometimes provision is by private or voluntary organisations, and at other times it is by the public authorities. That is a...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliament (Representation) Bill: Clause 1 - Electoral regions in the United Kingdom (7 Jan 2003)

Bill Cash: That is a pretty fair point. It illustrates some of the uncertainties that exist in the procedure because it is based on the hypothesis that there will be yes votes in all the states and that other states will subsequently enter in stages. The manner in which the mechanism functions must be carefully considered. In later amendments, I deal with the nature of the change—or anticipated...

Public Bill Committee: Children, Schools and Families Bill: Clause 1 (26 Jan 2010)

Vernon Coaker: One of the things I will not do is hide behind statistics or, indeed, try to demonstrate that people are wrong when they are not. If the hon. Gentleman adds maths, reading and writing, he will get around 40 per cent., but just as he highlights that statistic, he should highlight statistics that show considerable improvement in a number of areas. He can use statistics to portray a primary...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Regeneration Bill: Schedule 2 (15 Jan 2008)

Alistair Burt: Our interest in the amendment is technical, and we seek clarification, particularly of the wide powers that we are discussing. We note from the memorandum that the schedule and the powers are modelled on similar provisions for the Urban Regeneration Agency. We are entitled to ask precisely what that means, as the question comes up rather often. We want to know what is being changed and why....

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

Dame Gill Morgan: Our big learning about all of this is that, at the end of the day, many of the structures do not matter; what matters is people being in the same room, having the conversation about common purpose, and getting to know and trust each other. The reflection on that has been why we now have such an emphasis on place. If you have a really large ICS and you are trying to do it...

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: Health and Social Care Bill: Clause 2 (17 Feb 2011)

Grahame Morris: I am aware that there are time pressures so I will try to be disciplined and confine my remarks to the wording in amendment 40. I speak in support of this amendment, which essentially seeks to give some additional responsibilities to the Secretary of State in respect of responsibilities on consultation. As the Bill stands, the duties of the Secretary of State, if not entirely conferred or...

Public Bill Committee: Planning Bill: Clause 49 (24 Jan 2008)

Bob Neill: The three amendments all hang together. They build on what the Government and almost all the witnesses recognised as the important issue of ensuring that there is a robust consultation procedure, which we seek to strengthen. The clause requires certain tests to be met for the application to be accepted, because requiring the applicant to demonstrate the robustness of the consultation is...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 51 - Public authorities: general (6 Dec 2005)

Paul Goggins: A warm welcome to you, Mr. Gale. Perhaps I should deal first with subsection (4)(g), because that seems to have struck a chord with the Committee and the hon. Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Grieve) described it as utterly logical. Of course, the immigration service makes special arrangements for the admission to the United Kingdom of people, such as ministers of religion with particular...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Mr Gibb: There are two questions. One is whether children should be involved in a child’s education and whether the community should be involved in its local school—yes to both. Secondly, should organised political groupings locally be able to thwart the conversion of a failing school into an academy? The answer is no. I should add that in the Bill if a school is voluntarily...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Examination of Witnesses (6 Sep 2016)

Professor Jonathan Seckl: The concern I have is about the potential for emasculation of the research councils which have served us so well. It has been well aired here I am sure, and it is well aired in the press that the UK is No. 1 pound for pound in delivery of research excellence on the globe. We do this really well. The academic community—the Royal Society of Edinburgh has to reflect...

Public Bill Committee: Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Fisheries Objectives (8 Sep 2020)

Taiwo Owatemi: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I will speak in support of amendments 75 to 78. Amendments 75 and 76 aim to protect the ecosystem of our marine environment by mitigating the catchment of sensitive species. It is therefore right that amendment 77 allows for better monitoring and enforcement of fishers. The absence of historical data on catches means that there is...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform Bill: Clause 68 (3 May 2011)

Jennifer Willott: The hon. Lady has got ahead of my notes. I was going to ask the Minister what discussions the Government have had with local authorities. In many cases—although not in every case—it is the local authority’s allocations policy that has created what is seen to be a problem. As a result, the matter also needs to be handled at that level. Ministers need to work with local authorities and...

Public Bill Committee: Proceeds of Crime Bill: Clause 6 - Making of order (15 Nov 2001)

Mark Field: On the point made by the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr. Stinchcombe), it strikes me that the entire Bill is driven by the idea of recovering money. In a sense, justice and liberty have been put to one side; I addressed that on Second Reading. Hence, I can see why there is a mandatory provision: it triggers the process, which is about trying to get money as quickly as possible. I have...

Public Bill Committee: Legal Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 83 (21 Jun 2007)

Adrian Bailey: I had not intended to speak on this matter, but having heard hon. Members’ remarks, I feel that I need to do so. First, however, I draw colleagues’ attention to the declaration that I made on Second Reading. I am a Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament. The Co-op, Tesco and other retail organisations have been quoted at length in some debates as potential beneficiaries of the...

Public Bill Committee: Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords]: Clause 14 - Officers responsible for implementing orders (3 Dec 2013)

Jeremy Wright: We return now, as the hon. Lady has explained, to issues that we have already covered fairly fully in the Committee, so I am sure I need not speak for long either. I shall deal briefly with the amendments before us. Amendment 2 would prevent any organisation, other than the public sector probation service, from dealing with any offender who receives a community order or suspended sentence...


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