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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (5 Jun 2018)

How many homes for rent on social rents as opposed to affordable rents the Government provided funding in the years 2016–17 and 2017–18 – Lord Kennedy of Southwark. Oral questions

Accrington Victoria Walk-in Centre (23 May 2018)

Graham Jones: ...centre, a valuable community health asset and a huge support to those in and around my constituency. The people of the area have, with great affinity, taken to their local healthcare services over many decades, and in years gone by, through paying a penny a week, they have funded the local hospital. Yet every decade unelected bodies, supported by Government, seek to reduce healthcare...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Justin Madders: This has been an interesting, passionate debate with many knowledgeable contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) raised concerns about a new ALMO in her constituency and the impact on NHS staff working conditions, and I am sure that she will shine a light on that issue relentlessly. Like many Members, my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist)...

Passenger Ships: Evacuation, Search and Rescue Plans - Question for Short Debate (23 May 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...Red Ensign Group of British shipping registries from our overseas territories and the Crown dependencies, Bermuda has three passenger ships capable of carrying 5,000 or more passengers. However, as has been pointed out, there are many more large ships flying the flag of another nation, and the order books for these vessels are full. Very soon a ship such as the “Queen Mary 2”,...

Psychoactive Substances (23 May 2018)

Nick Hurd: ...Harris), was about the status of the review. It is due to be out in November. It is quite right to have the review, as my hon. Friend the Member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (Dr Poulter) pointed out. Many Members served on the Psychoactive Substances Bill Committee. It was a controversial piece of legislation, so a review is the right thing to do, and it will be out in November....

Somerset West and Taunton (Local Government Changes) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (23 May 2018)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...for some time and share several services and offices, as the Minister said. Taunton Deane now wishes to terminate its collaboration. Instead, it wishes to take over West Somerset. I have received many submissions from local councillors and others who are opposed to the merger, and none in favour. I shall try to briefly give the House a flavour of the communities being discussed this...

Leaving the EU: Higher Education in Wales (23 May 2018)

Stuart Andrew: ...the Department for Education continue to engage with their counterparts in the devolved Administrations, including those in the Welsh Government. At home, the Government’s industrial strategy offers many opportunities for researchers in universities in Wales and the rest of the UK. We envisage universities across the UK playing a key role in addressing the grand challenges identified...

Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (23 May 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: I appreciate that, and I thank the noble Lord for it. I am not convinced, but I will leave it there. All I will say is that, as I have said many times before, I think that the local government reorganisation in England is confused, and I respectfully suggest that the noble Lord’s explanation highlights that.

Restriction on the Preparation of Adoption Reports (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (23 May 2018)

Baroness Benjamin: ..., including fostering, access to personal advice, and mental health. As I have said time and time again, childhood lasts a lifetime. That applies to all children and includes the emotional turmoil that many children suffer, having had unfortunate, turbulent starts in life. Let us do everything in our power to ensure that these children are considered when we make legislation and rules so...

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Paula Sherriff: The Minister seems to be referring to some utopian paradise with his talk of all the great things about the current rail system. Has he looked at Twitter this week and seen the complaints of many thousands of people, including many of my constituents, who are experiencing a living hell just commuting to work and college?

UK Relations with Qatar — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Alistair Burt: ...dispute and workers’ rights, which we will come on to. I had not quite picked up the idea of “taking the hump” in the way he did, but I will look out for an opportunity to do so on one of my many visits to the region. I also commend my hon. Friend for what he said about His Excellency the ambassador of Qatar to London, who is a good friend. I have many friends among the...

Tourism - Question (23 May 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: The answer to that, which I think has been given in the House on many occasions, is that the Government are certainly aware of it, as is the tourist sector. We are very much bearing that in mind in the ongoing discussions.

Bills Presented: Terminal Illness (Provision of Palliative Care and Support for Carers) (23 May 2018)

Bambos Charalambous: ...conversations and encourage each other.” Joy and some of the other patients, carers and staff are in the Gallery today. I welcome Joy and everyone. As the population grows older and lives longer, many will develop health conditions that could become a terminal illness. Macmillan Cancer Support has estimated that by 2040, older people will account for 77% of people with a cancer...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (23 May 2018)

John Bercow: I rather fear that I am not able to help. I do not want to make too many declarations on the Floor of the House. Suffice it to say that I am not myself technologically sophisticated. I think I owe it to the right hon. Lady to disclose that candidly to her. I am not saying that I have not the slightest idea what she is talking about, but I am not closely familiar with the detail, and when it...

Planning: Local Communities (23 May 2018)

Nicky Morgan: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. He raises two interesting points. I did not know about the three-year land supply, and I am not entirely sure how many others do. A number of villages, including Burton on the Wolds, are in the process of preparing neighbourhood plans, and others have done so.

BAME Communities: Stop and Search — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Diane Abbott: heal relationships or promote better relationships between certain communities and the state. We want a Prevent-type strategy, but we want one that works. The problem with Prevent is that in many communities—not all, but many—it has become a tainted brand.

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (23 May 2018)

Cat Smith: ...for any offence that may have been caused to the Chair. Although this is the last sitting that I will attend, I hope that the Committee will continue to meet, because this is an important Bill and many aspects of it are important to our democracy. I believe that Governments should be held to account and that the power of the Executive should not get so strong that Back Benchers have no...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Regional Planning and Development: North of England (23 May 2018)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications for funding through the Northern Powerhouse have been (a) received and (b) successfully awarded by local authority district in each month since January 2015.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Co-operatives (23 May 2018)

Penny Mordaunt: The Department for International Development has supported co-operatives across many sectors and is increasing support to small-scale farmers to help them to commercialise. For example, the ÉLAN programme is working with women’s co-ops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to increase quality, improve marketing and establish systems for full traceability of product.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Safeguarding (23 May 2018)

Kate Osamor: ...the Children that they would withdraw from Government funding, did the Department carry out an assessment on the impact that that would have? Will the Secretary of State tell the House exactly how many jobs will be affected and how many vulnerable people will lose access to life-saving aid?

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