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Public Order Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 80 (22 Nov 2022)

Lord Coaker: ...are at risk of being searched in case they are equipped to commit one of those offences—or so the police believe. As the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb, has just articulated with reference to her Amendments 100 and 101—this is the purpose of a Committee—what on earth do the Government mean by “prohibited” items? It is incumbent upon us to give some indication of what...

Public Bill Committee: UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Reviews of the bank’s effectiveness and impact (22 Nov 2022)

Richard Fuller: ...impact. We are reviewing not just the bank’s homework but the directions provided by the Treasury and His Majesty’s Government over that period. That is underlined by subsection (1), which makes reference to “an independent person”. My amendment would amplify subsection (1)(b) by adding a specific provision on “the effectiveness and scale of private and other third-party capital...

Long Covid - Motion to Take Note (17 Nov 2022)

Baroness Donaghy: ...published by the DHSC in September, the then Secretary of State, Thérèse Coffey, said that “this Government will be on your side when you need care the most.” This sounds fine, but there is no reference to long Covid in that paper. Finally, what assurances can the Minister give about the Government’s continuing funding for research? I am aware that the NIHR is conducting 19...

Public Order Bill: Amendment 12 (16 Nov 2022)

Lord Coaker: ...property. With the associated powers of search these allow the Police to find articles or equipment intended to cause damage.” That is what the police are telling the Government with specific reference to tunnelling. Yet the Government turn round and say, “We need a new offence because the police do not have enough power to do the things we say they need to do.” The police have...

Public Order Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (16 Nov 2022)

Lord Paddick: ...doing so? Amendment 3, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, which we support and is signed by my noble friend Lady Ludford, similarly seeks to limit the scope of the offence by removing the reference to causing serious disruption to two or more people and replacing it with “serious disruption to the life of the community”, as suggested by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. We...

Early Years Childcare: Staff-Child Ratios — [Carolyn Harris in the Chair] (14 Nov 2022)

Catherine McKinnell: ...very different system in place to ensure quality for children. It’s not just a numbers game.” The Government’s cynical attempt to cherry-pick aspects of early years models continues with their reference to Europe; that is another comparison where the headline figures do not reflect the more complex truth. Our child-led, play-based approach to early years provision differs from the...

Mali: UN Peacekeeping Mission (14 Nov 2022)

John Healey: ...with African countries. Is the UK working with France on this new strategy? Will the Government produce a similar UK strategy? In the Government’s 2020 integrated review there was just one passing reference to the Sahel and two short factual statements about Mali. Will the current IR update make good the Sahel-shaped gap in UK strategic security thinking? Finally, ahead of the autumn...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Females (9 Nov 2022)

Feryal Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's policy paper entitled Women’s Health Strategy for England, published 20 July 2022, what steps his Department has taken to reduce sex-based data gaps since the publication of that strategy.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay (3 Nov 2022)

Stella Creasy: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI 172/2017, on what date the report required by Section 16 of that regulation was due to be published.

Fertility Treatment and Employment Rights (1 Nov 2022)

Nusrat Ghani: ...a really positive step in taking this agenda forward and, as we have heard, a number of employers have already signed up, so I have no doubt that over a period of time it will grow and grow. I will reference some of the comments made by colleagues. My hon. Friend the Member for Winchester spoke about NICE guidance on three opportunities at IVF. I am speaking outside of my brief, as these...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Services and Markets Bill: Clause 52 - Application of provisions to regulatory functions under this Act (1 Nov 2022)

Andrew Griffith: ...identified by the PRA and the Treasury Committee in its Greensill inquiry. It will give the regulators more flexibility to manage changes of control in a way that they consider appropriate with reference to their statutory objectives. Clause 55 makes two minor technical changes to the legal framework governing the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The Office for National Statistics...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Equal Pay (1 Nov 2022)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the availability of ONS data relating to pay gaps, including reference tables produced on an annual basis showing the (a) median hourly pay and (b) percentage difference between hourly earnings by (i) gender, (ii) ethnicity and (iii) age.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Avian Influenza: Disease Control (31 Oct 2022)

Lord Benyon: ...of any outbreak. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) leads HM Government action on animal disease control and alongside HM Government’s continued investment in the Avian Influenza National Reference Laboratory and APHA’s Weybridge site; earlier this year an eight-strong consortium ‘FluMap’ led by APHA and funded by Defra and the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research...

Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Bellamy: ...priorities for mental health, well-being and suicide prevention. That call for evidence closed on 7 July. I was asked when we are planning to publish our plan, and she raised two other points in reference to the comments of Minister Keegan and what progress we have made in real-time suicide monitoring in various contexts. I am not able to give detailed information this morning, but I will...

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Regulations 2022 - Motion to Regret (24 Oct 2022)

Baroness Sherlock: ...of cases, Covid hit and the pilot was abandoned. These new regulations remove that 10,000 limit, leaving the Government free to scale up the rollout entirely at their discretion, without any further reference to Parliament. In place of a pilot, DWP is running a “discovery phase”, but there is no transparency about how this will work or what the learning is from it. Without information...

Backbench Business: Homes and Buildings: Levelling Up Health and Wellbeing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Oct 2022)

Sarah Owen: ...Beautiful Commission’s final report also concluded that: “In some instances, we have inadvertently permissioned future slums.” The 2018 Raynsford review of planning also concluded in a reference to the liberalisation of permitted development rights that: “Government policy has led directly to the creation of slum housing. Such slums will require immense public investment, either to...

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (18 Oct 2022)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...housing makes sense, so I am delighted that the Minister has agreed to support the amendment of my noble friend Lady Pinnock, which makes it a fundamental objective of the regulator to include reference to energy efficiency. However, by itself, that does not go far enough. Amendment 14 fills the gaps, not least by requiring the Government to publish a strategy on reducing energy demand...

Backbench Business: Post-Brexit Fisheries Management — [David Mundell in the Chair] (13 Oct 2022)

Daniel Zeichner: ...of impacts, many of which industry members have reported to be unexpected and unwelcome.” That is delicately put. On top of that, the industry faces a range of other challenges; we have heard reference to many of them. It is fighting to keep afloat against the rising tide of rocketing fuel costs, rising interest rates that devalue the pound, new post-Brexit red tape, the labour shortage...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (13 Oct 2022)

Valerie Vaz: ...Department will look at that, but that requires resources, and by the time I had left the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, it had been outsourced to other companies. I am not sure that there is a reference to this in the Bill, but it is possible to buy companies off the shelf and then transfer them to new ownership. What drew me to this issue, as well as my previous experience, is that a...

Loot Boxes - Motion to Take Note (13 Oct 2022)

Baroness Merron: ..., a very high percentage of games available on the Google Play and Apple digital stores contain loot boxes, with a sizeable proportion of users paying for them at least once. I have previously made reference to the prevalence of media stories about high spends on loot boxes in games such as “FIFA” and “Call of Duty”, which are widely played on games consoles as well as on mobile...


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