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Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Willie Coffey: ...at all? It was simply because some computer systems were out of date and were not protected from the virus. It is a wee bit like forgetting to modernise the locks on our doors and windows or the alarm systems in our house, when the clever burglar is outside with more sophisticated means than ever before of bypassing them to gain entry. It was no surprise that this occurred, and I have no...

Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (23 May 2017)

John Mason: ...increase in contract cost had been pretty minimal, as paragraphs 93 to 95 say. Thirdly, COSLA and local authorities agree the figure of £8.9 million—I think that they produced it themselves. I have to confess that that sets alarm bells ringing for me. If those are the figures that COSLA and councils submitted, I wonder whether they are a bit on the high side. Committees have...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Bill Bowman: ...the Scottish economy are presently experiencing growth. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has warned that the Scottish Government’s high-tax agenda risks driving away investment at a time when it is perhaps needed most. Some alarm bells are ringing and we have to hope that the Scottish Government is listening. However, it is perhaps not making things better with its insistence on...

Scottish Parliament: Teacher Training Programme (17 May 2017)

Daniel Johnson: ...standards, both relatively internationally and on our own measures. That is a concern not just for parents but for us all, so the comments about the adequacy of core literacy and numeracy in ITE must ring alarm bells. I welcome the sober and earnest response that we have had from the cabinet secretary in his previous statements and today in his comments and in the amendment that he has put...

Scottish Parliament: Deer Management (2 May 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...an established deer management group, as we heard from Graeme Dey and Roseanna Cunningham. According to the forest policy group’s briefing for the debate, the committee’s report is “a timely alarm call.” The briefing also states that our recommendations “show that the entire regulatory system needs to be re-calibrated to meet the legitimate expectations of...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

Paul Flynn: ...of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, as well as two articles in The House magazine, one by a Conservative Member and one by a Labour Member, all of which sound notes of alarm that our electoral system is the most vulnerable it has been since 1880. There is powerful evidence of foreign Governments interfering in the elections in America and possibly here. There...

Petition - Fairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in Macclesfield Constituency and the Cheshire East Local Authority Area: Contaminated Blood (25 Apr 2017)

Andy Burnham: ...was necessary to push on with trials—to find out whether the products were infectious by giving them to patients—we soon start to see that there was something here that needed to be hidden. In addition, we must consider the fact that all the papers belonging to a Health Minister were, as I understand it, comprehensively destroyed under something called the 10-year rule. I have...

Dog Attacks on Dogs (25 Apr 2017)

George Eustice: ...using a dog to actively intimidate someone, there is the criminal behaviour order. A CBO would be used in cases where a court was satisfied that an individual had engaged in behaviour that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Finally, for more general matters, there are public spaces protection orders, which place restrictions on dogs using clearly defined areas...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Ruth Davidson: It is important that we do not wilfully misrepresent the process, causing fear and alarm. Let me outline the process to members again. The woman writes her name and a third-party professional who is helping her sets out the rest. The third-party model already exists in the benefits system to support victims of domestic violence. The third-party professionals, such as healthcare or support...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Nationals Abroad: Carbon Monoxide (24 Apr 2017)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will maker it his policy to encourage travellers to bring a carbon monoxide alarm with them when travelling abroad.

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...


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