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

Baroness Rock: ...being brought back into the debate about what kind of country we want to be in these uncertain times. After all, at their best, businesses are not faceless and robotic; they are groups of people united in a common purpose. If our economy is to flourish, we need business to flourish. If we want more jobs and new career paths, we need businesses to provide them. It is a relief, then, that we...

Election of Speaker (13 Jun 2017)

Tim Farron: ...speaking up very clearly for their constituents, particularly as we embark on the critical Brexit negotiations. After this recent divisive period, it will be our intention to seek unity in the national interest and common purpose across this House, and where we disagree with other parties, to seek to disagree well and with grace. We shall also speak out in favour of restored investment in...

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise and Skills Review (30 Mar 2017)

Keith Brown: ...improving services for citizens across the whole of Scotland, saving money and increasing opportunities for business innovation. The enterprise and skills system is fundamental to achieving our ambitions. Sharing a common purpose and strong leadership, our agencies can create the conditions to increase productivity and help deliver the skills that Scotland’s people and economy need....

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Prisons: purpose, and role of Secretary of State (29 Mar 2017)

Sam Gyimah: ...within the broader prison landscape, as this will come up with some of the subsequent amendments that we will be debating. First, we are enshrining the purpose of prisons in statute, to provide a clear common purpose that everyone working in the prison system, whether prison officers, governors, the independent inspectorates or the Secretary of State, can unite behind. Secondly, we have...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (22 Mar 2017)

Kate Forbes: ...roots are moral because it is a responsibility”. That responsibility weighs heavily on me, and I know that it weighs heavily on my colleagues on all sides of the chamber. Yet, despite what I believe is our common purpose to serve, there are differences of opinion, in this chamber and beyond this chamber. It is a privilege to engage—

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Shipley: ...and stronger Bill than when it came to this House. I learned from the debates we had that there is an appetite from all parts of this House to promote neighbourhood planning. There is a sense of common purpose about that which I strongly welcome. I said at an earlier stage in the Bill that we need a plain English guide to the planning system which the general public could relate to. The...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Howells of St Davids: ...history”. Her quote sits well with this year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Be Bold for Change”, for millions of women across the globe will be coming together at this time in March for a common purpose—equality of opportunity. They all know a simple truth: that if we are mindful of our todays, then we are duty bound to make change to improve our...

Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Shipley: ...is a general problem nevertheless. I am particularly pleased that the Government have recognised this, and I pay tribute to the work that Ministers have been doing. It is hugely helpful to have a sense of common purpose on an issue as important as this. Much has been said in the course of the debate about why homelessness is rising. My noble friend Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope and most other...

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

Sajid Javid: ...have huge amounts of green belt. As part of that, we are asking all local authorities to do more to co-operate with their neighbours. One of the requirements in the White Paper is a statement of common purpose, which we will consult on. Every single local authority will be required to talk to its neighbours and come up with a statement of common purpose.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (2 Feb 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, we all share a common purpose in wanting the new age verification process in Part 3 to be robust, trusted and effective. It is of course vital that we put in place powers to protect children from viewing inappropriate pornographic material, and we have rehearsed the arguments as to why it is important many times before in the House. We therefore believe that there should be an...

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

the Bishop of Derby: ...challenge is to hear the cry and to look at what the covenant is, what kind of state it is in and how we can re-present it in a way that can bond people again and give them a sense of a common life in a common place for a common purpose.

Bill Presented: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (16 Jan 2017)

Karen Bradley: ...a social action project. As Michael Lynas, the chief executive of the NCS Trust, has written: “We build bridges across social divides and ladders to opportunity. We bring young people together in common purpose to change their perspectives and lives for good…Above all we try to show them that life is not a spectator sport.” I got a sense of how transformational the...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Shipley: ...as I think the Government now acknowledge. In conclusion, the north has a huge cultural heritage, which we want to protect and promote. Much of that was forged by the Industrial Revolution. We need a new revolution, one that drives a sense of common purpose across the north to invest more, to make a success of devolution and to bridge the productivity divide. Places that feel left behind...

Child Poverty — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (20 Dec 2016)

Dan Jarvis: ..., including by Parliament. They can provide a focus on long-term strategic goals in areas where short-term pressures would otherwise mean that these goals might not be achieved.” That is why I believe that setting a target can help to realise a common purpose to tackle child poverty that includes communities, employers and government at every level. My private Member’s Bill...

Businesses: Rights and Responsibilities - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: ...people bring to the party. I see the noble Baroness on the other side of the Chamber, a long-standing friend of mine, who did excellent work on the board of the Royal Mail. That was an excellent board with different people from different constituencies working in a common purpose. The old boys’ club of boards, where individuals all had a huge amount in common has given way to a real...

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] - Report (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, these amendments have a common purpose: to put it in statute that a one-off independent review of the NCS Trust’s commissioning takes place after this Bill is passed. Amendment 11 would have it within five years, and Amendment 12 within three; the latter includes a requirement to review benefits to economic, social and environmental well-being. This reflects the discussion we...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

the Bishop of Winchester: ...want to talk about communities of scholars, researchers and students who are in pursuit of knowledge, and the search for understanding and shared wisdom, so we can better understand our world, and together make common purpose for the good of all across globalised societies and economies? Put simply, universities are more than large organisations that teach and award degrees in response to...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Cormack: ...can say it certainly has been a wide-ranging debate. During his extremely perceptive—I could almost use the word “visionary”—speech, the most reverend Primate talked about working towards a common purpose based on the shared values which, we have been reminded so often, are not uniquely British values but shared values that underpin any civilised society. I could...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Addington: ...strategy, we will lose many opportunities to obtain shared values. If we do not come together in one big cause, we will find ourselves fighting little battles that ultimately will be doomed to failure. We should look back at the voluntary groups which have a common purpose, or similar purposes, and which have succeeded at being fellow travellers for at least part of the time. If we do not...


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