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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...

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Patricia Gibson: ...is of great concern to the workers at the Hunterston A site in my constituency. May we have a debate to fully discuss those concerns and the broken promises that are causing so much distress and alarm to workers across the United Kingdom?

Scottish Parliament: Education (8 Mar 2017)

Miles Briggs: I am pleased to speak in this debate and to support what has been said by Liz Smith and other colleagues. It is a matter of deep regret and alarm that 10 years of SNP Government has seen a decline in education standards in Scotland, as evidenced by the PISA survey, and a sense of drift and malaise that has knocked the confidence of a system that used to be regarded as a world leader. That...

Support for the Bereaved — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Patricia Gibson: ...people with the additional costs of bereavement. That cannot happen if it gradually loses its value over time. I feel strongly about this issue and urge hon. Members present to sign my early-day motion 959, because it is important to express our alarm in whatever way we can. Let us not forget—this was mentioned by the hon. Member for Walthamstow and the right hon. Member for...

Scottish Parliament: Child Protection Improvement Programme (2 Mar 2017)

Iain Gray: ...has accepted all their recommendations. Our remaining concerns are about the speed of what has been quite a lengthy process. It was in 2014 that the Brock report was published, and the author sounded alarm bells when, after 18 months, little had happened, as she put it. It was a year ago that the then cabinet secretary came to the Parliament to respond and announce the two reports that we...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Emily’s Code: Pleasure Vessel Safety — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (1 Mar 2017)

Richard Graham: ...the contributing factors that led to the boat capsizing. Emily’s buoyancy aid was also too big, increasing the risk of it getting caught. The report noted, thirdly, that it had been “fortunate the accident was seen by members of the public ashore, who were able to raise the alarm. Had one of the drivers carried a waterproof VHF radio, which is recommended good practice,”...

Personal Independence Payments (28 Feb 2017)

Will Quince: I read the media reports on this change with some alarm, until I read into the detail of the regulations. To that end, will the Secretary of State confirm my understanding that far more people with mental health issues will be eligible for PIP than were ever eligible for the old DLA?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Small Businesses (28 Feb 2017)

Philip Hammond: I will say something more about the medium and longer-term challenges to business rates when I deliver my Budget next week. The hon. Lady would not want to alarm anybody in her constituency and she will know that nobody will see their rates bill go up by 600%.

Community Alarm Services: Social Housing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Feb 2017)

Community Alarm Services: Social Housing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair]

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Relief for schools and hospitals (21 Feb 2017)

Gareth Thomas: ...for at least half the schools in the country, which will see significant losses. Organisations within the schools sector, such as the National Association of Head Teachers—not the sort of body to sound the alarm unnecessarily—are also profoundly worried about the funding situation facing schools. It is in that spirit that the Opposition tabled new clause 4. I look forward to...


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