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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: it faced in 1946 after the war. We will be returning to this country the powers to make our own decisions about the trade-offs and priorities in British farming. We will have to decide whether we will retain area payments, whether we wish to treat big farmers differently from small farmers and what the trade-offs are between low prices and the need for better animal welfare. Then there...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...President Tusk and Monsieur Barnier wish to agree with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland—a unique relationship between our two countries; the avoidance of a hard border; keeping the common travel area in place; no harm to the Republic’s trading relationship with the United Kingdom; and the maintenance of the peace between our two nations—are almost exclusively...

Update on the Grenfell Tower Fire and Fire Safety - Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Donaghy: ...appliances is very different from that in appliances sold in the UK. What consultation, if any, is taking place with the much reduced trading standards officers, who have a lot of experience in the area of electrical appliance safety? Finally, what involvement, if any, does the Health and Safety Executive—again, much reduced—have in the current activities?

Grenfell Tower Fire/Fire Safety (26 Jun 2017)

John Healey: and advice, and I welcome the £1 million paid so far in immediate assistance payments. However, the Secretary of State has made a promise to rehouse all Grenfell Tower residents in the local area within three weeks. It is now nearly a fortnight since the fire. How many people are covered by that pledge? Two weeks on, is it correct that 370 households are still in emergency...

European Council - Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...House will want to thank all our staff who have sought to resolve the problem and assist colleagues. Given that the digital economy knows no physical boundaries, and that UK exports of services are an important growth area of our economy, I would be interested to know what contributions the Prime Minister was able to make on this specific issue. There was considerable discussion at the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...made in both areas, but there is a lot more to do in terms of delivery. Today, time is limited so I shall encourage action in three relatively small areas. As I learned at Tesco, “Every little helps”. The first area is congestion. I want to make the case for early investment on transport pinch points. In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor made £2.6 billion available for...

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Damian Green: ...welcome. I can absolutely assure him that this does not involve diverting money from any of the various programmes that we use. Indeed, the UK prosperity fund will be able to help some parts of his area. He is more than welcome to keep an eye on that. As he knows, there are many city deals across England, and I am sure that the metro Mayor in Teesside will also do great things for that...

Aviation - Question (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Popat: ...slots. No slots were available at Heathrow either. Post-Brexit, for us to be a genuinely outward-looking country, we need direct flights and we need more slots. Most African countries, which are a growth area, need flights. The Ugandan Government want one, Tanzania wants one, Zambia wants one, but there are no slots available at Heathrow or Gatwick. Can we speed up the process of the third...

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Theresa May: My hon. Friend makes a very important point. It is precisely because we want to see those companies acting with greater responsibility in this area that we have been discussing with them this industry-led forum for the automatic take-down of material from the internet and that we have galvanised support, not just in the G7, as I did earlier this month, but in the EU Council last Friday. This...

Written Answers — Home Office: Football: Racial Discrimination (26 Jun 2017)

Nick Hurd: ...matches involving English and Welsh clubs and the national teams. The football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2015 to 2016 is the most recent publication on this area. The statistics stated in answer of 25 January 2017 to Question 60970 are the most up to date statistics the Home Office holds. This publication can be found at:...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Confiscation Orders (26 Jun 2017)

Karl Turner: To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Answer of 20 April 2017 to Question 70644, on confiscation orders, what the outstanding debt is by Crown Prosecution Service Area.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Buildings (26 Jun 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...and dedication of staff across the entire NHS estate, the number of fire incidents is extremely low, given the complexity and size of the health estate (about 25 million square metres of occupied floor area) and its level of clinical activity. To ensure that the lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire incident are learned, the Department is working with all NHS organisations to ensure that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance (26 Jun 2017)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when final plans for savings in each local area affected by the new capped expenditure process in the NHS will be agreed; who has final responsibility for agreeing those plans; and when and by whom those final plans will be made public.

Written Answers — Home Office: *No heading* (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...24 October 2016, the British government announced a £36 million package of support to further enhance the security of the juxtaposed controls and reduce irregular migrant pressures in the Calais area and we are currently working to establish a Joint Operation Command and Coordination Centre (JOCCC) in Northern France to better support joint law enforcement initiatives, whilst looking...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice and Home Affairs Post-Council Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...illegal hate speech online. The Commission updated the Council on the second progress report on cooperation with internet service providers. EU Ministers expressed support for the Commission’s work in this area. The Government views cooperation with internet service providers as an important step in the collective work to reduce harm caused by hate online, and I suggested producing a...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 16 June 2017 (26 Jun 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...June meeting of the Eurogroup, where consensus was reached on a short-term solution for Greek debt re-structuring and fiscal targets. Commissioner Moscovici also gave a presentation on the euro area economy in which he flagged the ongoing political risks faced by the euro area. Reduced VAT rate for electronically supplied publications (e-Publications) The Council discussed the proposal for...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...and transforming local communities and industry. The UK is uniquely well placed to attract investment, and we are seeing results. In my previous role I signed a new air agreement with India, and others will follow. Turning to some of the specific points that were raised in this area, I assure the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, that our exit from the European Union will be discussed in greater...

Notices of Questions (28 June): Kent & Canterbury Hospital (22 Jun 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...temporary service change to take place, along with an additional 20 ambulances, supplied through SECAmb—the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust—to cover the additional journey times from the Canterbury area. Replacement services at nearby hospitals in Ashford and Margate are being monitored to ensure that they are safe and effective, given the additional...

Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Simon Clarke: ...and ignored, such as Loftus, Liverton and Lingdale. This is a powerful moral mission worthy of any generation. As a Conservative, passionate about helping people to help themselves, I am proud that our Government have a strong record in this area, but it is clear that there is much more to do. That is not the whole, or indeed the end, of the story. The communities that face those...

Grenfell Tower - Statement (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Soley: My Lords, I knew this block of flats well as it was part of a complex—about six or eight of them—which was included in the Hammersmith area which I represented for many years. I often went into Grenfell Tower when campaigning for elections. It is important to say that those flats were very spacious inside and were not at all unpopular with residents if—this was the crucial...

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