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Brexit: Gibraltar - Question for Short Debate (21 Mar 2017)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: ...we leave the EU. Chapter 3 of the report talks about the frontier with Spain. As we have heard, this is one of the most important areas we have to address. Gibraltar’s strategic location affords the Royal Navy unique naval intelligence, including the ability to monitor nuclear-capable submarines, which is crucial for our contribution to NATO. Spain has consistently sought to detract...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Earl Howe: ...2025. The key to understanding this concept is a simple proposition: it is to strengthen our Armed Forces while increasing their adaptability. Joint Force 2025 is designed to meet the more complex real-world challenges of today and to provide a greater ability to undertake the full range of different operations, including warfighting under NATO Article 5. It will enhance our ability to...

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 Mar 2017)

Anne McLaughlin: ..., as embedded in the UK’s institutions, as immersed in the establishment of the UK, it cannot be called racism. It is simply an opinion that ordinarily has little impact on the white person’s life. Racism—I am not trying to define it here—is about the desire and ability to exercise power over someone because of the colour of their skin and the colour of one’s...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Offence of shining or directing a laser at a vehicle (21 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...that we maintain high levels of transport safety across all modes of transport in the UK, and that is what we propose to do. Clause 22 addresses an important gap in legislation, and seeks to improve the ability of police and prosecuting authorities to investigate and prosecute the misuse of lasers. That much is clear. Article 225 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 makes it an offence to...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Marion Fellows: ...to mitigate these cuts were to people when I was a local councillor. Since becoming an MP, I can also tell of the numbers of people attending my surgeries in real poverty, and that impacts especially on their ability to keep their houses warm; they are in real fuel poverty as a direct result of some of the actions taken by this Government. The Scottish Government have also taken steps to...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Powers to designate premises for vehicle testing and to cap testing station fees (21 Mar 2017)

Andy McDonald: ...of bringing that forward. The Minister commented on the peripatetic use of inspectors; that underpins my remarks about the good will that has been deployed, in terms of the staff’s willingness and ability to go the extra mile—literally, because they have been deployed around the country. I am not entirely enthusiastic about seeking leave to withdraw my amendment, but I have...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Air Travel Trust (21 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...know are effective, time honoured and well tested. I feel that as Mr Gray has benefited from the wisdom of Edmund Burke, you should be able to also, Ms Ryan. Burke said: “A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.” Even I would not claim to be a statesman, but I am more than happy to pay tribute to the...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Patents (21 Mar 2017)

Jo Johnson: ...about the retail or stocking of other products that they did not make themselves. That could damage businesses that retail products acquired from a legitimate manufacturer, and would disrupt the ability of that legitimate manufacturer to operate in the marketplace—an outcome that the threats provisions exist to prevent. Finally, it is highly uncertain for businesses what would be...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Review of the impact of exiting the European Union on provisions within this Act (21 Mar 2017)

Jo Johnson: ...begun. It is likely that those negotiations will still be in progress at the point at which the new clause would require us to report. Publishing the suggested report would be unnecessary and could well undermine our ability to negotiate the best deal for Britain in this area. The hon. Gentleman asked about EU-wide IP rights on Brexit. Of course we are already talking to businesses and to...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Air travel organisers’ licences (21 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...travel directive was agreed, as I said, in 2015. The measures in the Bill will ensure that the ATOL regulations and the revised package travel regulations are properly aligned in the short term, but retain the ability to adapt the scheme when the UK leaves the EU. In any event, the Government believe that the changes brought about by the new directive will have a positive impact on UK...

DVLA and Private Car Parking Companies — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (21 Mar 2017)

Kevin Foster: To be clear, no one is arguing that there should be no ability to control. Does the Minister agree that the issue is about the heavy-handed enforcement, and the fact that the fines are far above those that local authorities find are perfectly adequate for management and enforcement in their own car parks?

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Exceptions (21 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...that could not have been anticipated at the time of drafting the regulations. Those are some of the reasons why the clause was drafted in this form. The effect is to give the Secretary of State the ability to decide that the obligations contained in the regulations made under the Bill do not apply in particular or given circumstances. To ensure transparency, the Secretary of State will be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS: Export of Procedures (21 Mar 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...effectiveness of intended collaboration, rather than any determination being made at a national level. Trusts should only pursue opportunities that deliver value for money and do not impair their ability to deliver NHS services.

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Willie Rennie: ...the result. With its demands, today the SNP is breaching the Edinburgh agreement—that is what it is doing. If the SNP cannot even stick to the agreement that it signed, that does not bode well for the ability of an independent Scotland to stick to international treaties.

Scottish Parliament: Loneliness (21 Mar 2017)

Rhoda Grant: ...and the risk of dementia. At the extreme, loneliness is linked to suicide. The report concluded that there was a lack of support available. There appeared to be stages of loneliness, from the disruption of a life-changing event to someone’s ability to adapt to that. It found that 79 per cent of people experience loneliness at some point in their lives. We need to recognise the...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Inglewood: .... But that is precisely the reason why we moved the amendment. The mechanism of the royal charter enables the Government, in practice, to have a huge and relatively unscrutinised and uncontrolled ability to adapt and adjust the framework for the relationship they have with the BBC to their own preferred ends. As I listened to my noble friend, it occurred to me that it was about 25 years...

Universal Credit: Highlands (20 Mar 2017)

Drew Hendry: ...arrears, I have given a couple of examples of where debt by default, not digital by default, is happening with universal credit. What is the Minister going to do to tackle that? Secondly, on the ability of Members to contact somebody on behalf of a constituent, that may be what has been said in this Chamber, but the reality is that that message has not reached the people on the ground....

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Andrew Selous: ...doing that work really well. If prisons are truly to be places of reform, we cannot ignore the reality that a supportive relationship with at least one person is often indispensable to prisoners’ ability to get through their sentence well and achieve rehabilitation. It is not only family members who can provide that. Other significant and supportive relationships can make a...


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