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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: BBC Royal Charter and Framework Agreement (27 Sep 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...British Broadcasting Corporation, deriving its authority from a Royal Charter. We now have an opportunity to present the points that Northern Ireland wants to see within the report. I note with a lot of alarm that the BBC has developed production centres in England, Glasgow and Cardiff, but none in Northern Ireland. I congratulate the former Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Enabling Success: Update (26 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: The Member rightly highlights the success that we are having in achieving employment, but tackling the problem of those who are economically inactive is something that should cause us alarm, as our figures are above the UK average. However, let me assure the Member that that is something that I intend to take forward. Nevertheless, I am not convinced that tackling this issue is all about...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Staffing (21 Sep 2016)

Miles Briggs: ...of the situation. It is clear to anyone who works in our health service that it faces a major workforce planning challenge. When health boards are spending 248 million on temporary agency staff, alarm bells should be ringing in Bute House. That situation is clearly contributing to the budget pressures on all NHS boards and it is unsustainable. The briefing document that was provided...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: De-registration by the OfS (15 Sep 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...for students to ensure that they are informed well in advance. Although the new clause does not say this, students should be notified before something inaccurate gets into the media that might alarm them. They should be informed well in advance of anything leaking out and be given clear information about whether there is going to be a suspension or deregulation, and when....

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Abuse Law (15 Sep 2016)

Rhoda Grant: ...I have had numerous cases in which a mother has had to move repeatedly because the father has forced the children to divulge where they are living and has used that information to put the family in a state of fear and alarm. That has a huge impact on the child. They feel guilty for having divulged the information in the first place, but they also suffer the insecurity of having to leave...

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (14 Sep 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...Members, are the biggest users of acute care and the fastest-growing demographic, will want to use Skype for any sensitive matter. “New pathways” for the elderly is sufficiently vague as an idea to raise alarm bells, given the projected rise in demand for geriatric services and continuing cuts in social care funding.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: General duties (13 Sep 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...will touch on throughout consideration of the Bill, is the need to give the appropriate connectivity between the vocational and the academic sides of the Bill. That is what continues to concern and alarm me. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) asked in his Second Reading speech, does this include levels of technical, professional competence? I am...

Scottish Parliament: More Homes Scotland (Investment) (13 Sep 2016)

James Kelly: ...a proper, honest and open debate if we want to tackle the housing issues that face us. John Mason warned Opposition politicians not to say that there was a crisis in housing in Scotland, so I will not alarm him or any other SNP back benchers by talking about a crisis. However, it is important to look at some of the statistics and at what they mean on the ground in Scotland. There are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Stalking (12 Sep 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...given the PSNI and the courts the powers to deal effectively with the offence. Under current legislation, stalking is not recognised as specific behaviour, and it falls short in recognising that serious alarm or distress causes the victim harm. That, therefore, means that perpetrators are only prosecuted under a section 2 summary offence as no violence has occurred, are dealt with at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Stalking (12 Sep 2016)

Claire Hanna: ..., which simply does not encompass the full and terrifying nature of stalking. The Protection from Harassment Order 1997 refers to harassment or stalking as being a course of conduct that causes distress, alarm or fear of violence. The stopping domestic violence and sexual violence strategy of March 2016 specifically refers to stalking, but there is no legislative outworking. That is only...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Sep 2016)

Lord Lansley: ...tell us anything about whether the Government have considered that matter and, indeed, the extension of the transparency regime to special advisers. The noble Lord and many of your Lordships will be aware that, while that is treated with alarm in Whitehall by special advisers themselves, it is none the less, we all know, actually of considerable importance in terms of the relatively small...

Scottish Parliament: Refugees (8 Sep 2016)

Alexander Stewart: ...integration into our society. I note that there has, across many council areas and sectors in Scotland, been an opportunity for refugees to integrate. However, we must also acknowledge that some alarm bells have been rung about things that have not worked especially well. The Department for International Development’s Syrian crisis report said that integration has not been entirely...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Alan Whitehead: ...low take-up of low-carbon heat—as well as because improved vehicle efficiency has been offset by increased demand for travel. It also says that there is minimal evidence of progress in the industrial and agricultural sectors. The Committee is beginning to raise alarm bells about the extent to which we will be able to make the progress that is needed if we are to carry out those INDCs...

Grammar Schools - Private Notice Question (7 Sep 2016)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, that is a clear non-denial. Yesterday’s inadvertent leak—if indeed that is what it was—that the Government are seeking to create new grammar schools has caused widespread alarm. The Minister has not accepted that that is the case. However, something must be afoot. It is not normal for a Permanent Secretary to arrive at the door of No. 10 Downing Street for a...

Finance Bill: Distributional analysis of the impact of taxation measures (6 Sep 2016)

Mark Durkan: ...the impact of what we are talking about will be. I was in this House when a Labour Government adopted a misguided Budget measure in respect of the 10p tax band. A number of Labour Members raised the alarm and said that there would be an adverse impact on people of low income. The Government briefed heavily that that was nonsense and people were marched through the Lobbies. Similarly, we...

Committee of Privileges: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (21 Jul 2016)

Paula Sherriff: ...been made. Last week, I attended a patient safety walkabout on ward 2 of Dewsbury hospital, and once again patients raised issues of short staffing. Several patients had been told not to ring their alarm bell at night because there was only one member of staff on duty. The number of beds on the ward had been increased from 24 to 30, but sadly no extra staff had been brought in to...

Farming: Impact of Brexit - Question for Short Debate (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, on obtaining this debate. Her picture of 27 injured parties in a divorce fills a lawyer like me with considerable alarm. We are lucky to have the noble Lord, Lord Gardiner, in this House. He bashfully declares his farming interests every time he speaks and one of these days, when I have a spare hour or two, I will read his...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Alleged Serious and Significant Offences (Diplomatic Immunity): 2015 (21 Jul 2016)

Boris Johnson: ...Servitude/Forced or Compulsory Labour Saudi Arabia 1 Taking an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child; and using threatening /abusive/insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress Mexico 1 Causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity Mexico 1 Figures for previous years are available in the Secretary for State for...

EU Referendum: Gibraltar — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2016)

Angus MacNeil: ...tabloid press, however, magnifies the European ones to a greater extent than many of the other complaints, so it is important to keep them in perspective. The prospect of leaving the European Union has created real alarm in Gibraltar. The root of that alarm, which has not been touched on today, is the feeling that the border could close, resulting in the economic stagnation of Gibraltar....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Carbon Monoxide: Alarms (19 Jul 2016)

Gavin Barwell: ...dialogue between the four UK administrations, and we will be in further contact with the Scottish Government when we begin the planned review, for October 2017, of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements on private landlords in England.

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