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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (15 Dec 2016)

Impact of the availability of affordable housing on the ability of both private and public sector organisations to recruit and retain staff – Lord Kennedy of Southwark. Oral questions; 11:00 am

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (2 Dec 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...are going to clash, we need to understand how to engage properly with the other and how to model that to young people and to each other. My final point concerns Britain in the world. There is no time to go into our whole future post-Brexit but surely the biggest challenge is for us to maintain our ability to be an outward-looking country, where we forge relationships with others on the...

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Anne McLaughlin: ...go and sign on that day,” because she was positioning herself as a serious business person. She lied, but did so unconvincingly and was offered no more opportunities. The impact on her self-confidence and ability to apply for further jobs or develop her business was dramatic. I know that because the person I am talking about is me. That was only three years ago. The decision did not...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2016)

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: ...warmly and appreciatively congratulate the most reverend Primate on bringing to the House today a debate so much at the heart of our complex, paradoxical and really quite frightening situation. His huge ability to understand the high life and the low life, and to communicate with wit and wisdom, was first impressed on me when, shortly after his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill: Aid Reviews (2 Dec 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...the reality of Brexit internationally. Given the projected reductions in growth as a result of Brexit, does the Minister not recognise that it will have a profound impact on the UK Government’s ability to meet their 0.7% commitment?

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Mhairi Black: ..., Sean in Glasgow confirmed the need for exceptions for those with mental ill health. He said: “I live in Glasgow and suffer from a few mental and physical health conditions which affect my ability to work, and have affected my Jobcentre claims in the past (a couple of times, I’ve been too depressed to go to a meeting and my claims have been cancelled—my depression and...

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: ...will ensure that there is a transparent, consistent approach between all ISPs in the level of filtering provided. I know that there are concerns among industry providers that any amendments on parental filters could adversely affect their ability to provide out-of-home parental filters with content filters applied without consent, but this could be further clarified during Committee on the...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Sue Hayman: ...tonnes of fish annually. We have a fish processing plant in Maryport which recently reopened, helped by a grant from Allerdale Council, creating 60 jobs. In 2012 a report examined the demand for and ability to supply locally caught fish and seafood to the hospitality sector. I am sure that many colleagues have visited Cumbria and will be aware of that sector’s importance to our...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Rosena Allin-Khan: ...with the club that the ECB has said openly that it hopes that its action will serve as a deterrent to other clubs. Although the club’s immediate future appears safe, it has been stripped of the ability in the long term to generate additional revenue through prestigious test match fixtures under an ECB-mandated ban, depriving up to 15,000 people per match across the region of the...

Social Care - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Verma: ...ago and have seen many changes in the sector, none of them for the better. It is right and proper that we value care workers, but we cannot do that if we do not have the funding, the time or the ability to recognise their work, which is so important that it would put much more pressure on the NHS if it was not done. During the years that I spent on the Front Bench, I was unable to speak....

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: Transfer schemes (1 Dec 2016)

Robert Halfon: ..., as I say, has to be protecting students. Such a transfer is right if the education administrator is fulfilling his special objective and believes that it protects the students if he has the ability to do so. On solvent dissolution, assets must go to a charity that has educational purposes. In insolvency in a special administrative regime, transfers go to bodies prescribed in regulations,...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: General functions of education administrator (1 Dec 2016)

Gordon Marsden: another college. What happens if the college to which they are transferred is not as near to their children’s school? What if the new institution’s timetabling disrupts routines for those they care for, or their ability to be there for their children? What if potential increases in travel costs negatively affect the carefully planned budgets of those with caring...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Sarah Champion: ...public sector equality duty applies to. What plans do the Government have to update those terms? The problems are compounded by the significant cuts that have been made to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which upholds the public sector duty of equality. Recommendations in the report refer to the ability of the EHRC to look into complaints, but the Government imposed a 25% cut to...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Berkeley: ...can claim asylum and it’ll be your problem”. I know that the treaty is not part of the European Union agreements but that could still happen. So my worry is that there will be a risk of a lack of compliance without any ability to make representations and participate if we want to stay in the single market. I am sure that there is a solution to sorting out the immigration...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: General functions of education administrator (1 Dec 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...shine a light on the concerns among people who teach in colleges of this nature, so they are germane to the amendments that we have tabled. Last week’s evidence session with the banks was particularly concerning in relation to the lack of information on finances and their ability to lend in future—hence some of the questions I asked.

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: Objective of education administration (1 Dec 2016)

Gordon Marsden: .... We must make a distinction between the geographical situation when there is insolvency and the mechanisms to deal with it. For example, when two colleges merge in a suburban or rural setting, the implications for the ability to maintain courses, and thus viability, will be significant if issues such as travel loom large and make it impossible for existing students to go there or for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Warrington (1 Dec 2016)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will assess the effect which the removal of the Education Services Grant in 2017 will have on the ability of (a) local authorities and (b) Warrington Borough Council to carry out their statutory duties relating to education.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Blue Card Directive (1 Dec 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...the EU. It runs counter to the UK’s view that decisions on who comes to the country are best framed at national level in accordance with national assessments of economic need. It would also undermine our ability to reduce net migration. This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS301

Scottish Parliament: Curriculum for Excellence (1 Dec 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: 5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the ability of the education agencies to deliver the curriculum for excellence. (S5F-00563)

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Saturday (1 Dec 2016)

Daniel Johnson: ...and—above all else—fun. They are fun places to work in and fun businesses to run. I love my new job of being an MSP, but I have to say that a small bit of me misses my old job. I miss the ability to strike out and do new, creative things and to implement my innovations straight away without having to go through processes or check with other people. However, I am hugely thankful...

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