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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (8 May 2018)

UK’s ability to take advantage of the Digital Single Market and of country of origin principles for e-commerce once the UK leaves the EU - Lord Clement-Jones. Oral questions; 2:30 pm

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Discrimination (20 Apr 2018)

Emily Thornberry: ...effect of the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling of 20 March 2018 on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 on (a) levels of caste-based discrimination and violence in India and (b) the ability of any victims of such discriminatory or violent acts to seek legal redress in that country’s courts.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (20 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: ...UK is committed to ensuring that those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria are held to account. There are already robust EU sanctions in place to limit the Asad regime's ability to wage war on the Syrian civilian population and pressure the regime, and their backers, to cease hostilities and engage meaningfully with the UN-led political process. However, at...

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Earl Howe: ...including cyber, subversion and information warfare, can be serious. To counter threats of this kind, we must prepare to do so with allies and partners. All the time, we strive with them to appreciate the full scope of the threats and ensure our ability to respond. The modernising defence programme and the NATO summit in the summer are important parts of our developing approaches. On...

Surgical Mesh: Cancer Treatment (19 Apr 2018)

Heidi Alexander: ...European Medicines Agency and Euratom. Promises were made about extra cash for the NHS after Brexit, but, in stark contrast, Brexit has potentially huge negative implications for cancer research and treatment. We need urgent answers. The continued ability of British cancer sufferers to participate in pan-European clinical trials is critical, especially for those with rarer cancers. We...

Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Claire Perry: ...they have kicked off a piece of work in Scotland and we want to ensure that we incorporate it. It is important that we look across the UK. If we can get an ultra-deep water port that is economically effective, it could have a material impact on our ability to attract decommissioning business. Secondly, not for the first time, I listened with concern to the issues about helicopter safety. I...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Carol Monaghan: 2008. The following year, she suffered a significant prolapse and was given a pelvic organ mesh. After that procedure, she began to suffer from severe incontinence, which affected her ability to work. She mentioned this to the consultant, who said that there was a simple procedure that would help. She had that procedure, but was given no further information about the risks and possible...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...that MPs get the advice they need so that they can be absolutely clear about the impact this has on their relationship with their constituents. To be clear, it is vital that our relationship with—our ability to communicate with, about and on behalf of—our constituents is not impaired in any way.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Points of Order (19 Apr 2018)

Andy McDonald: ...that position. It is important that Ministers of the Crown come to the Dispatch Box and say things that are grounded in fact. There is a danger, however inadvertent, that the House has been misled about these trains’ ability to deliver, as my hon. Friends have pointed out repeatedly, yet the Secretary of State will not take the opportunity to clarify the position. I seek your advice...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Fitness to Drive (19 Apr 2018)

Jesse Norman: ..., and focuses resources on drivers who need medical investigation. Those drivers—in fact, all drivers—are legally obliged to notify the DVLA if they develop a medical condition that could affect their ability to drive safely. Where a driver has failed to do so, the DVLA will investigate notifications from concerned friends, relatives, the police or medical professionals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (19 Apr 2018)

Ian Lucas: Volunteer drivers in Wrexham, through wonderful charities like Dynamic and Chariotts, are very concerned about the impact of possible regulatory change, which may affect their ability to provide a vital service. Can the Minister reassure me that the position of volunteer drivers will not be affected by new changes?

Scottish Parliament: Paternity Leave (19 Apr 2018)

Jamie Hepburn: ...with their workforces to consider voluntarily offering a similar enhanced paternity leave. Additional devolved powers in relation to employment would provide the Scottish Parliament with the ability to strengthen employment rights that work for Scotland. With the impact of Brexit still to come, the Scottish Government will publish a discussion paper on that in the next few months.

Scottish Parliament: Royal Air Force (Centenary) (19 Apr 2018)

Keith Brown: ...and safety reasons for that. The second occasion on which I hitched a lift from the RAF was on a trip to Norway from RAF Leuchars. What struck me at the time—this might be unremarkable for the RAF—was the pilots’ ability to land a Hercules aircraft at a completely snowbound airport. The skill that that involved was remarkable. The final and most memorable time was when I...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Aileen Campbell: ...a way to have a constitutional argument. I am trying to respond to the problems that we face in Scotland and to find a Scottish solution to them, and we recognise that we need the powers and the ability to act on this. We do not have those powers and I want us to unite behind allowing me to go to the UK Government and tell it that Parliament is speaking with one voice on this issue.

Petition - Park Rangers in Wrexham County Borough Council: Thameslink Upgrades (18 Apr 2018)

Bim Afolami: ...reduction in trains and the fact that Thameslink will have thousands of extra customers a day due to East Midland Trains reducing the services stopping at Bedford and Luton. I am concerned about the impact on my health, my ability to get to work on time and on the time I can spend with my children.” The second constituent has said: “I fear for my wife who has to drop our son at...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Michelle Donelan: ...regarded as well as being backed by industry. It will be relevant, applicable, and without stigma. For too long, the technical pathway has been littered with confusion and with various different routes. I also welcome the ability for us to foster a flexible workforce through the creation of a national retraining scheme by the end of the Parliament, including a £64 million investment...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...Baroness’s intention in tabling Amendment 32 was to widen the definition of “deficiency” to include the provisions within direct EU legislation which are stated to apply after our exit from the EU, thereby giving Ministers the ability to use Clause 7 to bring them into our domestic law. That is currently prohibited by Clause 7(4). I understand what the noble Baroness is...

UK Digital and Tech Industries — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: .... This year it is establishing a high-assurance cloud platform, which will basically be a secret facility known as UKCloudX. It will enable the Government to fulfil an important intelligence function, which is the ability to share intelligence across a number of different Government bodies and achieve the doctrinal intent of fusion. It is all very well when different intelligence agencies...

Access to Fertility Services (18 Apr 2018)

Steve McCabe: ...less in Newcastle than in Birmingham. Successive Ministers have confirmed that work on benchmark pricing is ongoing, but that started in 2016 and we are still to see any results. If they cannot resolve an issue like this, what faith can there be in their ability to deal with problems of a larger order? The simple measures in my Bill would guarantee eligible patients fair and equal access...

Gender Pay Gap (18 Apr 2018)

Dawn Butler: ...’s responsibility. In addition, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which I am sure has been mentioned a number of times today, needs more resources. Seventy per cent. cuts to its resources will jeopardise its ability to enforce sanctions, so the Government will need to review the cuts that they have levied on the organisation. Labour wants to follow in the footsteps of...

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