Results 1–20 of 700 for "common purpose"

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Committee (and remaining stages): Amendment 1 (25 Feb 2021)

Lord Cormack: ...your Lordships’ House can reach across parties. We must recognise that we were a group made up of Members from political parties, the non-aligned and the Cross Benches, who had a common aim and a common purpose: to entrench toleration in this particular legislation. Not a single one of us opposed the Bill itself. There were, of course, those who criticised the Bill on Monday for not...

Scottish Parliament: Citizens Assembly of Scotland (Report) (18 Feb 2021)

Shona Robison: ...Doing Politics Differently”—gives us an idea of the overall vision of the assembly and, by extension, the people of Scotland. It is a vision of politicians and Government coming together with common purpose, shaping policy and practice to reflect a shared vision of the kind of future Scotland that we want to see. On a personal note, I am also struck by many of the similarities in that...

Scottish Parliament: Drugs Policy (20 Jan 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...has been all-consuming for all of us, I a way that I hope no other issue will be in our lifetimes. However—this point has been made by others—it is time to bring the same resolve, focus, and common purpose that we have all shown in tackling Covid to reducing the loss of life that is caused by drugs. None of us should accept drug deaths—not a single one—as inevitable, nor should we...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 7 (11 Jan 2021)

Lord Paddick: imprisonment for a term of three years or more; (b) that the conduct involves the use of violence, results in substantial financial gain or is conduct by a large number of persons in pursuit of a common purpose.” In previous groups, we have set out why we believe covert human intelligence sources committing crimes is more serious than other forms of intrusive surveillance. Agents or...

Scottish Parliament: No-take Zones (15 Dec 2020)

John Finnie: ...into six incidents of suspected illegal scallop dredging since March 2020, so the fact that we do not have an inshore fisheries bill is disappointing. However, I understand that there is common purpose among the parties in many respects. We need to take some of the machoism out of discussions about the fishing industry. Commercial fishing is not about winning things; it is about...

Childhood Cancers: Research — [David Mundell in the Chair] (7 Dec 2020)

Alex Norris: ...own. We must take the efforts of parents, which we have heard about today, and act with that level of urgency. As colleagues have said, covid-19 has shown what can happen when we join together in common purpose and are properly resourced to meet great challenges. Cancer remains the most common cause of death in children, with around 240 aged 14 and under dying each year. Research has made...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 22 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Paddick: serious disorder and define that in terms of the offence of riot in the Public Order Act 1986, namely: “Where 12 or more persons who are present together use or threaten unlawful violence for a common purpose and the conduct of them (taken together) is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety”. Using such a definition...

Covid-19: Access to and Acceptance of Cash — [David Mundell in the Chair] (3 Dec 2020)

Patricia Gibson: ..., and on his clear exposition of the scope of the challenges that we and our communities face in access to and use of cash. I want to express my good cheer at the fact that there is such a level of common purpose in the Chamber today. That does not happen as often as we might like, but there is clear agreement here. I want to pick up on something that the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Vaccine: Preparations (1 Dec 2020)

Colin McGrath: ...COVID-19 is our willingness and ability to come together to form a cohesive approach that all of us can buy into. We have shown what we are capable of achieving here when we work together with a common purpose against a common foe. Every choice that we make from here on will determine our future, and therefore hope remains. Our hope for a better tomorrow is our single greatest weapon...

Public Bill Committee: National Security and Investment Bill: Clause 5 - Meaning of “trigger event” and “acquirer” (1 Dec 2020)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...of both or all of them. That would cover, for example, shares in a company separately by a husband and wife or a brother and sister. Finally, paragraph 11 sets out that two or more persons sharing a common purpose are to be treated as holding the combined interests or rights for both or all. That would include two or more persons who co-ordinate their influence in relation to an entity or...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (18 Nov 2020)

Baroness Andrews: ...worse. We have heard from those witnesses of many examples of how the common frameworks themselves, in pioneering innovative, collaborative ways of working across the nations, have brought a new common purpose and are, in that way, improving relationships. My first question to the Minister has been asked already: is this not in itself a prize worth keeping? That unity of purpose which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill: Consideration Stage (17 Nov 2020)

Paul Frew: I thank the Member for giving way. Again, I hold that up as an exemplar of how MLAs can work together with a common purpose to achieve something good. It would also lead to the example that may be common to us all, in that, when granny or grandad sees conflict or a problem in a household, they encourage children to stay with them as much as possible. Even victims would encourage that as much...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Basic Payment Scheme Simplifications and the Direction of Travel for Future Agricultural Policy in Northern Ireland, including Support Payments (17 Nov 2020)

Edwin Poots: ...unique opportunity to develop a new dynamic for key stakeholders across the food, agriculture and environmental spectrum to work with the Northern Ireland Government to chart a new way forward with common purpose. For that to be successful, it is vital that the long-term outcomes of productivity, resilience, environmental sustainability and supply chain functionality be kept to the fore,...

Support for Children and Families: Covid-19 — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (20 Oct 2020)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...of what the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy), literally a neighbour of mine, says can be meshed together internally. There are ways through this, and I wish we could form some kind of common purpose in all of it rather than attacking each other. Too often, at the heart of these debates is not the question of left or right, but a big difference about whether people think we...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North East of England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (12 Oct 2020)

Lord Bethell: ...get their area out of lockdown. An important principle behind the Prime Minister’s announcement on local alert levels will be trying to design a way to articulate that so that there is a sense of common purpose. On data, let me assure my noble friend Lady Altmann that incident rates are not the only thing that we look at; we also look at positivity rates so that we are not distracted by...

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Second Reading (21 Sep 2020)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ...speeches of my noble friend Lord Vaizey of Didcot and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Manchester as part of that, but I hope that that can be accompanied by the same sense of resolve and common purpose as your Lordships’ House demonstrated during the passage of that earlier legislation. I beg to move.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Commonwealth Games 2022 (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Barran: ...regular discussions with the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee about equality, inclusivity and the diversity of its workforce. Birmingham 2022 is committed to living up to the Games Partners’ common purpose of being a ‘games for everyone’ and recognises it has work to do to ensure its workforce reflects the rich diversity of the West Midlands. It is developing an initial roadmap...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Fifteen-minute neighbourhoods as part of London’s recovery: Fifteen-minute neighbourhoods as part of London’s recovery (29 Jul 2020)

Sadiq Khan: ...are huge. You will have been to many of these groups where friendships are formed between people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, different ethnic groups, become mates and they have a common purpose and it creates a sense of civic pride as well as the basic benefits in relation to photosynthesis with more green as well, therefore I am more than happy to do this piece of work....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces and Police: Common Purpose (28 Jul 2020)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any member of (1) the British Armed Forces, and (2) a police force, has been sent on a leadership course run by Common Purpose; and, if so, (a) how many during each of the last 20 years, and (b) for what reason.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Common Purpose: Expenditure (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total sum they have spent buying places on Common Purpose courses during each of the last 20 years; and to detail exactly (1) how, and (2) where, such expenditure is recorded.

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