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DFID’s Programme in Nigeria — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

Pauline Latham: ...the case in Nigeria, investigations are proceeding at a snail’s pace. Meanwhile, the Nigerian security forces remain prone to committing human rights abuses, but continue to enjoy impunity. A more fundamental criticism is that Buhari has not yet got to grips with the interlocking root causes of violence: poverty, inequality, marginalisation and, not least, corruption, whether in the...

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

Jim Shannon: ...missiles. In my opinion, that is not a step by Iran that is conducive with international sanctions and obligations. We know what I am referring to. The missile was built in Iran and it will be able to strike at ships in the Gulf delta, up to 180 miles away. Am I alone in my concern? I believe I am not. The Chamber is full of people who think likewise. The difference between the Americans...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Environment Protection (14 Mar 2017)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Nigerian Government on tackling environmental damage to the Niger Delta.

Future Flood Prevention (27 Feb 2017)

Paul Monaghan: ...was that flooding represented a failure to deliver an adequate emergency response at a time of crisis. In the Netherlands, the situation could not have been more different. Our detailed conversations with the Delta commissioner, the special envoy for international water affairs, and many other internationally renowned experts were insightful, and highlighted many new, novel and innovative...

NHS and Social Care Funding (11 Jan 2017)

Andrew Murrison: ...163;22 billion efficiency measures that he felt might be achievable in the five year forward view. Two years in and it is clear that those savings will not be met—they never were going to be met. We need to determine how we are going to make up the delta—the difference—between the efficiency measures that the NHS can reasonably achieve and those projected two years ago. I...

Scottish Parliament: Campbeltown Airport (Spaceport Bid) (26 Oct 2016)

David Stewart: Thank you for that vote of confidence, Presiding Officer. I am delighted to speak. On 9 July 1962, a Thor-Delta rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral. On board was the United Kingdom’s Ariel 1 satellite, which not only made the UK the third country, after the USA and the Soviet Union, to operate a satellite but launched the UK’s space industry. That industry has developed to the...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Mary Creagh: ...-bolts solutions to many of the challenges we face, and created British business as a world leader, whether through its retrofitting diesel buses in China or helping the Indian Government with water management for the Ganges delta. These are knowledge and services that our country can export proudly because we have been clean in the European Union. The result of the referendum has caused a...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (15 Jun 2016)

Richard Leonard: ...many workers who should be entitled to basic redundancy payments are not even receiving them. I turn to decommissioning. Of course where there is genuine exhaustion, wells should be closed and rigs decommissioned. Shell is already doing that in the Alpha, Bravo and Delta fields, with OGA authorisation. The Delta field is already completely decommissioned and, as we debate the motion,...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (3 Mar 2016)

Hannah Bardell: ...of Scotland pretty much invented the oil and gas sector and many of its technologies and innovations. I worked with one guy in my last company called Jim Chalmers, who worked on the hook-up of the Brent Delta, which was the platform for which Brent crude was named. Before I left, we were working on the decommissioning of that platform. He has literally spent his entire career in the sector...

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...regionally, together, that will assist us to solve that. I know that. I went not long ago to Kuala Lumpur to talk to the ASEAN nations which are already coming together to sort out the problems of massive movements of people out of the flooding Ganges delta. Here is the thing I do not understand—I genuinely do not. Do we not understand how much the terms of trade of our existence...

Egypt: British Support — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (2 Mar 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...any bother, and she recommended it for a holiday—a honeymoon is of course a bit better as a holiday—and an opportunity to enjoy some special time. There is great development potential in the Nile delta. On our visit we hoped to see some of that development. With the water source there is agriculture and agribusiness, which create jobs and enable food to be grown, moving Egypt,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (5 Jan 2016)

David Gauke: April 2014, following a procurement exercise advertised under the open procedure. Information about the contract value and contract award is already in the public domain. d=97910033

Syria: UK Military Action — Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2015)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...factor that defeated the Communist insurgency in that country in the 1950s. When the Americans escalated their operations in Vietnam, President Kennedy asked his advice. What he said was very interesting. It led to a delta project but, in particular, Thompson emphasised to Kennedy that in this sort of warfare you needed boots and brains. He added, “Don’t bomb villages”....

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Reserve Forces (17 Nov 2015)

Steven Paterson: advantage. The reserve is more affordable, which may be partly why we are moving in this direction. It is good if it allows our forces to become more flexible. Stirling is home to an assault pioneer platoon, part of Delta company of 7 SCOTS, whose job includes a range of things, including the construction of tools for infantry soldiers to cross natural and man-made obstacles, breaching...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...mental health effects that are linked with the use of cannabis and the chemicals it contains. On that subject, there are about 400 chemicals in an average cannabis plant. The four main compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol. Apart from CBD—cannabidiol—these compounds are psychoactive, the strongest being...

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Peter Grant: ...borrowed it from our children—it is their planet.” The injunction is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I cannot believe that if any of us were in the position of a subsistence farmer in the Ganges delta who is in danger of losing everything if the sea rises by another few feet, we would be happy if it was going to take the wealthy, influential,...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2015-16 (2 Sep 2015)

John Finnie: be decommissioned over the next 30 years. It also states: “Costs over the next decade are estimated at £14.6 billion”. That is not an estimate by the Scottish Green Party; it is an estimate by Oil & Gas UK, with those costs rising to £40 billion by 2040. This year, Shell’s enormous Brent Delta platform has been partially dismantled and shipped to...

Defence: Budget — Question for Short Debate (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Dannatt: that, if the Government were to show some determination and leadership in these matters and make the commitment to spending 2% of GDP on defence, we are talking about only a billion pounds here or there. That is the delta in all this. That is a comparatively small price to pay to secure our place in the eyes of our allies and be of note to our enemies. More worryingly, I have heard it...

Bangladesh — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (17 Jun 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...vulnerable. Today, there is a lobby of Parliament on climate change on the theme “Speak up for the love of”. Bangladesh produces 0.3% of global emissions, but it is one of the countries most at risk from rising sea levels. The Ganges delta has 230 rivers, and there are 160 million people living in an almost completely flat area one fifth the size of France. A sense of justice...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Skills and Growth (17 Jun 2015)

Khalid Mahmood: ...8212;but I was fortunate to get an apprenticeship through what was then the Engineering Industry Training Board. I spent my first year doing off-the-job training, then I was lucky enough to be picked up by Delta Metals, as it then was, to do my apprenticeship. Further education colleges are a hugely important asset to people like me who did not take the academic route, as they enable us to...

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