Results 1–20 of 783 for "common purpose"

Sport, Recreation and the Arts - Motion to Take Note (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Addington: ...you have to deal with a little bit of internal politics; you build links, and often it is an employment exchange; there is social interaction—it is all there. All these things come together for a common purpose, so I think it is very good that we bring them together. The one thing these all have backing them, the one almost universally praised bit of legislation on this, is the National...

Operation Conifer - Motion to Regret (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Lexden: ..., who had the task of replying to this debate. She will realise at once that she leaves the House entirely and completely dissatisfied. Across the House, we have been of one accord, united in a common purpose and determined to see justice done in this exceptionally important case, which has quite rightly attracted widespread public attention. A Conservative statesman has been traduced. We...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: I think we are all of a common purpose, which is to protect the economy and jobs. The six tests simply seek to hold the Government to their own statements, but I do not want to be dragged into a knockabout about that. We are beyond that now; we are now in a situation where the country expects us to work together to secure a majority.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Monks: ..., a cross-party group of us moved an amendment calling on the Government to seek a parliamentary mandate to guide their negotiating stance with the EU, with the object of promoting some kind of common purpose in this country while there was still some time to try to work that out. I am pleased to say that this House supported that amendment while the other place narrowly did not—at...

Delegated Legislation (Committees): Scotland’s Foreign Policy Footprint (3 Dec 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...the values that unite us all. These values of tolerance, democracy, equality and fairness are at the heart of the Government’s work, at home and aboard. We are united by these values, and by our common purpose of serving the needs of all our people, wherever they live on these islands. Let us be proud of our individual strengths, and even prouder that we can achieve great things when,...

Royal Navy Base: Bahrain (20 Nov 2018)

Mark Lancaster: ...from the sea bed, as it did after the 2003 Iraq war, enabling the safe navigation of the waterways. The Combined Maritime Forces, headquartered in Bahrain, is a coalition of 33 nations aligned in common purpose to conduct maritime security operations and provide security and stability. HMS Dragon, one of the UK’s Type 45 destroyers, is currently operating under the command of the CMF, as...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (4th Day) (14 Nov 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...in, “imprisonment for a term of 3 years or more, or … 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”. Some of the activities which I believe noble Lords would expect to be captured through these new powers would not fall within the scope of the truncated definition of hostile...

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Lexden: ...remote from our own as we ourselves are from the Tudors, the graveyards in France of this Great War shall not remain an abiding and supreme memorial”, and, “will still preserve the memory of a common purpose pursued by a great nation”.—[ Official Report, Commons 4/5/1920; cols. 1970-71.]

Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Oct 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism, or both, which is known as STOMP. This national programme brings together multiple organisations in the health and care field, with a common purpose to stop the over-medication with psychotropic medicines of people with a learning disability, autism or both. Finally, commissioning guidance on autism services, and an accompanying...

Religious Intolerance and Prejudice - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...we eagerly await his contribution. In the debate on shared values and public policy priorities, he said, “we need a more beautiful and better common narrative that shapes and inspires us with a common purpose”, He warned that we must resist, “the turn inward that will leave us alone in the darkness, despairing and vulnerable”.—[ Official Report, 2/12/16; col.418.] I could not...

Scottish Parliament: United Nations International Day of Peace 2018 (18 Sep 2018)

Ben Macpherson: ...such as this and through the activism that has been described by members across the chamber, we can promote a more peaceful world. Peace day gives us the chance to reflect and act on that sense of common purpose. In support of peace day, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who sadly passed away this summer, said that any moment, whether it is a day or a week,...

Scottish Parliament: Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (11 Sep 2018)

Monica Lennon: ...play in all our local communities in Scotland and beyond. It is clear to us that there is an opportunity for well-resourced local authorities and social enterprises to work together to advance their common purpose of making Scotland a better place in which to live. For all those reasons, we will support the Scottish Government’s motion and Dean Lockhart’s amendment because we, too,...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Lesley Laird: ...that concept and the ties that bind our Union together. Working together, our family of nations has achieved great things for the many and not just the few, and when we are once again united in common purpose, under a Labour Government, I know we will do great things again. Our shared history includes wartime courage, facing down fascism, building homes fit for heroes and the creation of...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...in which there is huge technological change. Those who are disadvantaged educationally are also disadvantaged economically and socially. We have to place learning at the heart of a national common purpose and draw into learning and training those who missed out the first time round and have come late to the party, but who want a change of direction. Turning education into a commodity has...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Eddie Hughes: .... From that experience, it became much clearer to me that this was a more complex problem. My boss decided it would be appropriate for me to attend the Meridian course with an organisation called Common Purpose, and that gave us the opportunity to go into prisons and see the problem at first hand. We visited Featherstone Prison and Leicester Prison. It was at Leicester Prison in particular...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Bob Stewart: ...by the East Germans and the Russians. They are obviously hostages to fortune. An attack on them should trigger NATO action. I am a big supporter of NATO. It binds 28 states together and gives us common purpose. But in any high intensity war, NATO would have to change hugely. It is not good enough to fight at the moment, and it would have to change very fast indeed if it were actually to do...

Bee Population - Question for Short Debate (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...National Parks, the Wildlife Trust and indeed its tenant farmers. These are but two of a range of areas and it is very important that the Government are joined up and that we collaborate as one in a common purpose. My noble friend Lord Robathan raised the particular issue of agri-environment schemes. Since 2011, these schemes have played a huge role in helping landowners already to...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (13 Jun 2018)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...of a ministry for mental health and the post of Minister for Mental Health. We had fought for that for many years and we were gratified when it was made real. However, after two years, the sense of common purpose that we shared on that day has all but evaporated. We can no longer find consensus with a Government that consistently lets us down so much on an issue of such importance. We live...

Scottish Parliament: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy Travellers (12 Jun 2018)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: I thank the Government for securing today’s time and for the cabinet secretary’s language in what was a very consensual opening speech. We share a strong sense of common purpose on this matter and I thank her for that. I also put on record my thanks to my friend and colleague Mary Fee. I will be a proud member of the CPG alongside her. She has schooled me in things that I did not know...

Brexit: Sanctions Policy (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (3 May 2018)

Lord Tugendhat: ...political influence with the addition of other means. If that is true of war, it is certainly true of sanctions. Sanctions emerge from discussions on common foreign and security policy, from which a common purpose or a coalition of the willing begins to take shape. If our influence and the value of our contribution are to be maintained, we have to be part of the initial discussions and not...


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