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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (18 Jun 2018)

Impact on hospices of NHS pay increases and the ability of voluntary hospices to access additional funding – Lord Goddard of Stockport. Oral questions; 2:30 pm

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Philip Davies: ...who use them. Trials conducted by the police have shown that the benefits of using the equipment far outweigh any disadvantages. With technology developing at such a rapid pace, the opportunities for recording detailed accounts will give our services the ability to conduct their work with the security of reliable and unlimited technology. What must be considered, however, is the extension...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Freedom of Expression (15 Jun 2018)

Sam Gyimah: Free speech within the law is an essential precondition of thriving universities. Free speech underpins diversity of thought, allows students to develop the ability to think critically, and exposes them to new ideas. I held a free speech summit on 3 May 2018. At the summit, university leaders and regulators agreed to develop a single piece of guidance to help the higher education sector...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 Jun 2018)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department made of claimants' ability to afford food when setting the debt repayment thresholds at their current level.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Services (15 Jun 2018)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities to meet their statutory duties for adult social care.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (15 Jun 2018)

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the ability of local authorities in England to provide affordable housing.

Petition - Menc Vaccine: Sound Reading System and Literacy (14 Jun 2018)

Anne Milton: the age of five, and they are about 11 times less likely to reach the expected standard in maths. For that reason, we have strengthened the national curriculum to focus on developing reading and writing ability and put phonics at its heart. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Minister for School Standards, who is passionate about this and has done so much work and driven through...

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Fox: ...We can talk about a lot of legislation. I will mention only the Trade Union Act 2016, which was a partisan measure designed to weaken the influence of trade unions. It created unusual and unique barriers to the ability of unions to make decisions. The Liberal Democrats blocked many of those provisions in coalition, which the then general secretary of the TUC acknowledged. But I ask the...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

George Eustice: ...demonstrates that long before the ceiling of that tariff rate quota is hit, they find themselves unable to compete with UK producers. I am more optimistic than some about British sheep producers’ ability to compete with New Zealand and Australia. Many do so already. As a country, we should not get spooked by some kind of New Zealand haka on lamb production. We need to get on the...

Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jun 2018)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...that it has as a police state is, of course, that it has many policemen. Russia could choose—and can act—to protect all. The Foreign Office and other witnesses told us that they had received adequate reassurances on Russia’s ability and commitment to do that. However, it is the Committee’s view that these reassurances are undermined by Russia’s decision to...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Judd: ...part of that. What kind of values do we want to prevail in our society? For me, justice and inclusivity are crucial—a recognition of the joy, really, in humanity, provided by its diversity, and an ability and a willingness to make the most of that diversity, to make its celebration and operation central to the way we approach all our policies. I found myself, not for the first time,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Paul Sweeney: this situation has been perceived in Scotland? Finally, if there is no agreement between the Scottish and UK Governments, will he resign, because it is very clear that he does not have the confidence, leadership or ability to fix this matter of critical importance to the future of our country?

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Fresh applications and appeals (14 Jun 2018)

David Rutley: that it will be a fresh application. I will carry on talking about the importance of that for a second. We must make sure that people who believe that their application is right have the ability to do that. It will not be considered as an appeal. We will be agreeing the process for appeals over the summer, ahead of laying regulations. What we are saying is that it will be a fresh...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...go well and blame central Government when anything is not going his way. It is for him to take action against the appalling air quality in certain parts of London, but it is also for him to facilitate the ability of innocent citizens to go about their daily business, whether for work or to hospital and so on. My right hon. Friend is absolutely right to raise that challenge to the Mayor.

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Pre-1918 items of outstanding artistic etc value and importance (14 Jun 2018)

David Rutley: ...Bill provides for that. The hon. Member for Workington raised some interesting questions around this, which we will debate shortly. For the reasons that my hon. Friend set out, agents will have the ability to get involved in that process.

Rolls-Royce Redundancies (14 Jun 2018)

Greg Clark: ...The hon. Gentleman asks about Brexit, and Rolls-Royce has been clear that this is about making the company more efficient. It has no relation to Brexit, although it is fair to say that the continued ability to operate a just-in-time production system once we leave the European Union will, of course, be very important to the company.

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: ...cyber-attacks, jamming and spoofing. Will the Minister tell us what arrangements will be in place for the armed forces if the UK is excluded from the public regulated service, and what implications that will have for their ability to conduct planned operations? The Commission’s latest release is clear that the UK outside the EU cannot have the same relationship with the programme as...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (14 Jun 2018)

Claire Perry: The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill is clear that Ofgem must take into account an efficient supplier’s ability to finance its activities. This would include the roll out of smart meters, which is a requirement of their supply licence.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Personal Health Budgets (14 Jun 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...spent on an individual, in a different way that meets the individual’s identified health needs. Evidence suggests that at worst, personal health budgets are cost-neutral, whilst demonstrating an ability to improve outcomes and enhance quality of life.

Scottish Parliament: Standardised Assessment Tests (Five-year-olds) (14 Jun 2018)

...week, we hear members on the Labour benches calling for that to be done, but they manage to oppose almost everything that we do to bring it about. It is about willing the ends but not having the ability or the courage to will the means. We are determined to take the action, not just talk the talk, as Labour so often does.

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