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Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

David Davies: ...was the death in custody of an elderly Romanian newspaper owner, Dan Adamescu, who had been critical of the Government in his newspaper. He was denied medical treatment after falling ill, in a process that was described by the former President of Romania as judicial murder. That should be setting alarm bells ringing for the authorities here in the UK. There are several ongoing cases at...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide (18 Apr 2017)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with landlords on the adequacy of smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations in the private rented sector.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide (18 Apr 2017)

Margaret Ritchie: ...Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to meet with the (a) National Landlords Association and (b) Scottish Association of Landlords to discuss the effectiveness of the carbon monoxide alarm regulation ahead of the planned review in October 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide (18 Apr 2017)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making it compulsory for landlords to provide a carbon monoxide alarm in properties with any fuel burning appliance to improve safety for tenants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Collision Investigation Unit (30 Mar 2017)

Daniel Zeichner: Collisions have a range of causes, but one of them is undoubtedly the poor condition of our local roads. The Minister will be aware of the ALARM—annual local authority road maintenance—survey published this week showing that one in six local roads will not be fit for purpose in five years’ time, and that the number of potholes filled per authority fell by 19% last year. I...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: East Africa: Famine (30 Mar 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: .... On 22 and 23 March the Foreign Secretary chaired UN Security Council meetings during which President Farmajo called for greater support for Somalia, and the Council collectively expressed deep alarm at the famine and continued violence in South Sudan.

Business of the House: Cochlear Implantation (24 Mar 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...different from real conversation or the normal outside world. She is, in her own words, too deaf to hear, but not deaf enough for an implant.” Robert Gee, the constituent of the hon. Member for Daventry, writes similarly, but gives more details of what 70 dB actually is. He says: “Now just to give you some benchmarks: 60 dB equates to the volume of conversation in a restaurant....

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Peter Dowd: ...to do. He said that they should not be dis-benefited as a result of that now. He also talked about the catastrophic regulatory and company errors that were made—I shall say more about that later—and about the alarm bells that were ringing. He said that the Government’s providing the necessary resource would be a gesture of confidence for the public. The hon. and learned...

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Funder of the last resort (22 Mar 2017)

Ian Blackford: ...to look holistically at the problems inherent in the system and build on opportunities such as auto-enrolment. Only by giving pensions thoughtful consideration can the Tories get this right. With alarm bells ringing about the injustices facing the WASPI women, and concerns that we could see another hike in the state pension age, even the idea that the Government are contemplating reviewing...

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Theresa Villiers: ...debate. I would also like to mention my entry in the register of interests concerning a recent visit to Israel and the west bank. On that visit, almost everyone our group met commented on the real alarm felt in Israel about Iran’s increasingly assertive regional ambitions. As the debate has shown, that anxiety is by no means confined to one country; Iran and its proxies are now...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (22 Mar 2017)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...on their phones that there has been a serious incident at Westminster and that the Parliament at Westminster has been locked down because of security concerns. I certainly have no wish to cause undue alarm, and security here has been increased but, as I am aware and as the business managers and I have discussed, the fact that our sister Parliament has had a serious incident is affecting...

Energy Prices (16 Mar 2017)

Lisa Cameron: ...fuel poverty. In an excellent speech, the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) discussed the levels of dissatisfaction among customers throughout the United Kingdom, which she said should ring alarm bells for the Government. She emphasised that those who were struggling to pay were paying the most, and that, meanwhile, company profits were increasing. The hon. Member for...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: ..., after all, is the one who said that Labour would fund its £500 billion plans by doubling income tax, doubling national insurance, doubling council tax and doubling VAT. He is the one who sounded the alarm on the Opposition side. Look, I have had extensive conversations with colleagues since the Budget, over the weekend, and in the Lobby last night and on Monday. I have had lots of...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Famine (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Bates: ...statement warning that there is a credible risk of four famines in 2017: South Sudan (where famine has already been declared), Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia. The UK was the first major donor to raise the alarm bell and respond. We have issued an urgent call to action to the international community to step up their response; provided lifesaving treatment for acute malnutrition, food, water and...

Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) (13 Mar 2017)

Maria Caulfield: ...first because it is based on the false premise that women who seek ordinary abortions are living under the constant shadow of arrest. That is clearly not the case. The rhetoric surrounding the Bill may alarm Members, but let us look at the actual facts. Abortion is widely available under the terms of the Abortion Act. Prosecutions are exceptionally rare—in many years there have been...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Famine (10 Mar 2017)

James Wharton: The UN has appealed for US $1.6 billion for South Sudan. The UK was the first major donor to raise the alarm bell and respond, committing £100m to the appeal on 22 February. We announced our funding early in order to amplify the urgency and encourage others to make contributions. I have publicly called for other international donors and the UN and World Bank to swiftly follow our lead.

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Sheehan: ..., health and politics—in the 10 years from 2006 to 2016, the UK has slipped from ninth place to 20th place out of 144 for gender parity, only just ahead of Mozambique. I hope that these figures have set alarm bells ringing, illustrating as they do that much remains to be done at home. However, this debate is about the UK’s role in promoting gender equality globally. There, too,...

Turkey: Human Rights and the Political Situation — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Joan Ryan: ...2,000 people have been killed since the breakdown of the Kurdish peace process in 2015. Although Kurdish militias and civilians have shown incredible bravery at the forefront of the conflict against ISIL/Daesh, there has been widespread alarm at the Turkish military’s attacks on Kurdish fighters during Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which has intensified the already...

Scotland: Demography and Devolution — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: ..., because it is a vital question, and I will answer it. As I was saying, those are the genuine concerns of real people, and I have to ask: what kind of Government know they are causing such fear and alarm, yet refuse to act on it? I raised many of those cases at Home Office questions on Monday, and I was told by the Home Secretary that it was up to me to reassure them of how valued they...

Criminal Finances Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...of criminal activity on the purchase of property in London, made similar points. My noble friend Lord Anderson of Swansea made important points about properties bought in London with suspicious funds and asked who should ring the alarm bells—should it be the estate agents, lawyers, accountants and the bankers? I bought the home I live in 13 years ago. My wife and I could not afford...


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