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Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme (9 Sep 2021)

Craig Hoy: ...killer was ravaging our care homes and indiscriminately killing our friends and family members. The stakes were simply too high not to take unprecedented action. However, let us not dodge the elephant in the room. No liberal Conservative such as I am would have handed those fundamental freedoms to the state in any other circumstance or on a never-ending basis. The question that we must...

East Midlands Economy — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Sep 2021)

Toby Perkins: ...Mansfield (Ben Bradley) for securing the debate because it is an incredibly important one. I enjoyed the case he made for the need for investment and focusing that on Toton. However, there was an elephant in the room during his speech and that is HS2. I do not believe that the plans he outlined are credible without HS2. He seemed to be making the case that the infrastructure can happen...

UK Emissions Trading Scheme: Wales (13 Jul 2021)

Ben Lake: ...framework that treats each nation as an equal partner in our climate efforts. The scheme has brought coherence to one element of our combined efforts to achieve net zero. There is, of course, room for improvement. I draw the Minister’s attention to concerns expressed by the Green Finance Observatory: “The elephant in the room is that offsets are fundamentally not about mitigating...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council Summit (6 Jul 2021)

Michelle O'Neill: ...Minister Simon Coveney, and maybe the Taoiseach as well, raised the issue of the protocol, and rightly so; they were speaking about current political developments. It would have been to ignore the elephant in the room for it not to be mentioned at a summit of that nature, given the implications that Brexit has on our people, our economy and wider society. It was appropriate that it was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Mental Health Strategy 2021-2031 (29 Jun 2021)

Stewart Dickson: ...Northern Ireland has fallen dramatically behind on mental health care. What engagement has the Minister had with the mental health strategy developed by the youth mental health steering committee's Elephant in the Room project and the specific recommendations that it made on mental health and young people?

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jun 2021)

Baroness Mallalieu: ...election after all that effort—and the result we know. Of 100 rural seats that Labour held under Tony Blair, only 17 remain now. Yet under successive Governments, nothing has been done about the elephant in the room—and I am sorry to say to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Etherton, that I do not agree. In this country, every year, 40 million farm animals are slaughtered without...

Transport Decarbonisation Plan (16 Jun 2021)

Alexander Stafford: ...carbon. In the strategy that is hopefully coming up, we need nature-based solutions and, potentially, carbon capture and storage. That needs to be at the heart of the strategy. We cannot ignore the elephant in the room: there is oil still in electric vehicles. I commend the Minister for the work the Government have already done on critical minerals and hydrogen. However, without further...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 1 - Compensation payments to customers of London Capital & Finance plc (15 Jun 2021)

Peter Grant: ...of the Financial Conduct Authority in relation purely to LCF. If the Government constantly remind us that the sale of mini-bonds was not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, surely the elephant in the room is: why on earth not? The Government will, I know, refer to the principle of caveat emptor. It is correct that anyone making an investment has a responsibility to ensure that...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Clause 6 - Information (7 Jun 2021)

Daniel Zeichner: give direction and mission, which has been ducked by this House, will inevitably have crept in during that process. To some extent, as the shadow Secretary of State picked up, there has been an elephant in the room in our discussion. During the entire process of discussing the Bill, there has been a background rumble of unhappiness in the research community as we have seen some of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2021-22 (7 Jun 2021)

Sinead McLaughlin: ..., while its Ministers here in the North say, "Nothing to see here. Let us just carry on as normal." Last week, I was accused of politicking and electioneering. I make no apology for calling out the elephant in the room. The SDLP has no interest in blocking allocations that are much needed, but we have consistently raised concerns, inside and outside government, about this Budget. The SDLP...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Special Envoy to the United States (7 Jun 2021)

Mike Nesbitt: for that imaginative thinking. I should also declare an interest in that Trevor Ringland and I were colleagues during the 2010 general election campaign. I wondered whether that would be the elephant in the room, but Mr Sheehan said quite clearly that he does not want a unionist representing him. The only problem that I have with that is that what we have here is a consociational...

Public Service Broadcasting (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (27 May 2021)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: ...their mission to serve all audiences in the face of increased competition” from streaming services “and changing viewing habits.” This could identify the wrong problem, and it ignores the elephant in the room. There is a serious issue of broadcasters failing to serve all audiences, but I do not think it has much to do with video on demand. There is a much more profound identity...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (19 May 2021)

Baroness Ludford: ...the European Union. But the Queen’s Speech was even worse in making no reference to Europe at all. There was mention only of the Gulf, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. The EU was the unacknowledged elephant in the room and merited only a sentence or two in the Minister’s introduction. Perhaps that explains why the Government’s European policy is in such a poor state, with hostility being...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 May 2021)

...will criminalise trespass at a time when many of those who resort to and reside on unauthorised encampments have nowhere else to go, the reason that being site provision, an elderly but enormous elephant in the room, has not been addressed since 1960, when the Government and Parliament of the day introduced the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, which closed the commons. A...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Mental Health Awareness Week (18 May 2021)

Rachel Woods: ...are unable to meet demand. The Children's Commissioner has been clear on the need for a children's rights-compliant mental health system that is responsive to children and young people. 'The Elephant in the Room' report, published in July 2016, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) recommend that the Executive: "Rigorously invest in child and adolescent mental health...

Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation (13 May 2021)

Christian Wakeford: ...who are achieving that. It is this Conservative Member of Parliament who has taken just over 12 months in this role to achieve just that. However, to ensure a bright future, we need to address the elephant in the room: illiteracy. The BBC launched its programme this Monday to get the roughly 9 million people who have difficulties with reading talking about the issue and improving the...

CPTPP — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Apr 2021)

Richard Graham: ...him on his prescience in pushing forward with the aim of our joining the trans-Pacific partnership. Now is an extraordinary moment for our country. It is important that we touch on one of the elephants in the room, which my hon. Friend alluded to. The application to accede to the trans-Pacific partnership is absolutely not a substitute for leaving the European Union. It is a way of growing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: A5 Dual Carriageway (20 Apr 2021)

Daniel McCrossan: ...every person from every part of every community in West Tyrone, with the exception of the small minority that speaks out against it under the mask of the Alternative A5 Alliance. Let us address the elephant in the room. The biggest hurdle to the project is a small minority who, day and night, spend seven days a week, 365 days a year, finding reasons —.

Black Maternal Healthcare and Mortality — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (19 Apr 2021)

Abena Oppong-Asare: deliver a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. On a final and quick point, I have not mentioned “no recourse to public funds”. That is, of course, the huge elephant in the room when it comes to health outcomes. Some women face costs of £7,000 or more for essential maternity care. These are the very women who are at risk of increased mortality. It is...

Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (23 Mar 2021)

Angela Crawley: ...and strategic capabilities is essential, and new capacity in cyber-intelligence and space is welcome, but these increases must not come at the cost of conventional forces. I must also address the elephant in the room: Trident. At a time when the equipment plan remains unaffordable, we are increasing the UK stockpile of nuclear warheads and the UK Government might well find themselves on...

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