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Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Nicky Morgan: sufficient money can be at variance. But let us have that debate. Let us work out what the numbers should be. Let us not just accept it when local authorities say they do not have the capacity, ability or money to deal with the situation. In the time available I want to move on to what we can do to help Greece and Italy deal with the issue of unaccompanied children who are on their...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ... before they are imposed on a grant of planning permission. These amendments would remove subsections (4), (5) and (6) of new Section 100ZA respectively. I cannot support them. They would severely impact on the ability of the measures in Clause 13, which are intended to tackle the misuse of pre-commencement planning conditions. They would, in fact, be fairly fatal amendments. Amendments 22...

Backbench Business: Disabled People: Publicly Accessible Amenities — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (23 Feb 2017)

Marie Rimmer: ...nowhere near good enough. It is a shame that the Equality Act 2010, which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, failed to set out exactly what reasonable adjustments entail. That lack of clarity has a real impact on disabled people’s ability to live full and independent lives.

Armed Forces: Historical Cases (23 Feb 2017)

Deidre Brock: ...the police and judiciary to serve the people, and confidence in Stormont to reform them if they are not serving well. We also have confidence in the people of Northern Ireland to reform the pants off of any politician who does not have the ability, courage or energy to serve them well. I appreciate why the motion is before us today, and I certainly appreciate the concerns of soldiers who...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Third Reading (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...Opposition will support them. I must remind the House of my presidency of the Health Care Supply Association of GS1 UK. First, I thank the Minister and his officials for their warm co-operation. The ability to have a number of meetings has been much appreciated. This has been a very good example of cross-House co-operation. Various noble Lords, including the noble Lord, Lord Warner, and...

Jamal Al-Harith (23 Feb 2017)

Ben Wallace: ...that we will act in accordance with our inherent right of self-defence. We will always put first the defence of our citizens and our nation, and we will make sure that we do that to the best of our ability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Exiting the EU: Inbound Passengers (23 Feb 2017)

Chris Grayling: ...know that in recent years we have significantly increased automation at airports, with e-gates for passports, which provides a good way of balancing the need for effective border controls and the ability to live within our means.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Procurement (23 Feb 2017)

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the change in the value of sterling against the (a) euro and (b) dollar since 23 June 2016 on the ability of the NHS to achieve the efficiency target set out in the Carter review of NHS efficiency.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Finance (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the increased social care precept on the ability of local authorities to provide adult social care.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: European Union opt in decision: EU proposal for a Regulation establishing a common European Union Resettlement Framework (23 Feb 2017)

Robert Goodwill: opt in to forthcoming EU legislation in the area of justice and home affairs on a case by case basis, with a view to maximising our country’s security, protecting our civil liberties and enhancing our ability to control immigration. This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS490

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Growth Scheme (23 Feb 2017)

Keith Brown: ...through the growth scheme should instead be available in the budget. The budget, as my colleague Derek Mackay has set out, has in it—including the allocations to enterprise agencies—the ability to make grants and loans available to businesses if necessary. This is an additional £500 million. As the member said, the scheme is demand led, and we are currently trying to...

Scottish Parliament: Broadcasting (23 Feb 2017)

...about that, because some of the proposals are subject to planning decisions. However, I certainly agree that I would want to see the provision of studio space in the future. We have state aid issues that impact on our ability to directly fund that. We have here a success story of the Scottish economy. We have the opportunity to turn it into an even bigger success story, so we should be...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Anas Sarwar: .... There is no extra money and there are still cuts to communities around the country. Look at members on the SNP benches—there has not been a single utterance of opposition to budget cuts in their communities. They have no backbone, no ability to stand up to their own Government—their masters—no opinions of their own, no ideology and no thought except for independence.

Business without Debate: Aster Group Housing Association (22 Feb 2017)

Simon Hoare: ...of their community. The second point I invite the Minister to consider is the duty of a social landlord where their properties are adjacent to private residents. It could easily lead to the devaluation of the property, although that is not the point, of course. A housing association has the ability to place a troubled family or someone with a history of antisocial behaviour. It has placed...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...of collective bargaining mechanisms and industry-led codes in improving reporting to creators. I also wish to raise another issue regarding the amendment. The proposals from the European Commission include an ability for member states to adjust or restrict the transparency obligation in certain cases, taking into account, for example, the contribution of an individual creator to an overall...

Local Government Finance (22 Feb 2017)

Bob Neill: intervention regarding his willingness to work with my London Borough of Bromley on a pilot for business rates retention. Bromley is ambitious to grow its business base and has the scope, the ability and the connections into central London, as he probably well knows, to do so. So we will be pleased to work with the Government on that. I also support the philosophy that underpinned the...

Public Bill Committee: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (22 Feb 2017)

George Eustice: ...raised earlier, Kew Gardens itself does not have a lease; it operates under ministerial direction and occupies Crown land, so that is a different matter. The Bill is about giving Kew trustees the ability to grant leases, subject to approval by Ministers, to other parties for a period of up to 150 years.

Lancashire County Council (22 Feb 2017)

Andrew Percy: ...the new adult social care precept flexibilities and the introduction of the adult social care support grant, which will enable Lancashire County Council to access an additional £9.7 million in funding for adult social care in 2017-18 alone. That is an ability to bring forward the precept increases. It is 3%, 3% and then zero. Unfortunately it is sometimes presented as though in the...

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Greg Hands: ...Howell), who is a trade envoy to Nigeria, made an important point about trade with Nigeria. Within that was an incredibly important point about the importance of the diasporas to trade. That is a key UK unique selling point in terms of our ability to trade with the Commonwealth, whether those are from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Caribbean or so on. The hon. Member for City...

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