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Working-age Benefits - Question for Short Debate (16 Nov 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...of children and some of the most needy people of this country. If a society is to be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable, unless we are prepared to put aside party differences and make common purpose in addressing inequalities in our system of social security we will surely be found wanting. So what are the principles we should use when assessing the design and implementation of...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (8 Nov 2017)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...will still have to debate the issue, decades from now. Today we have an example of this Parliament working at its best. The people who sent us here would rather that we had more days like this, when we chart a course to achieve a common purpose, without acrimony and with steely intent. I assure the Government of our support for the passing of the bill tonight.

Northern Ireland - Statement (2 Nov 2017)

...have been challenging. They represent two sides trying to reach an accommodation over remarkably challenging elements. The principal areas for discussion where there has been a failure to find common purpose have been around the wider cultural area and the language question. That remains, as yet, unresolved. It would be inappropriate to interject at this point and iterate exactly what has...

Backbench Business Committee: International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (26 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: ...in harmony, and where people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds can follow their religion or belief and achieve their potential. These events are tremendously important in bringing together different communities united in a common purpose.” I finish by quoting one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, Pope Francis. In a meeting on religious liberty that he held in the...

Scottish Parliament: Finance (Income Tax) (20 Sep 2017)

Bill Bowman: I recognise that the parties in the Parliament have a common purpose, even if we disagree on how best to do things. We all want a fair tax system that allows us to support world-class public services. The Conservatives do not believe that the way to achieve that is by saddling hard-working Scots with ever-more taxation. We should be working to boost the economy and grow the tax base in order...

Balancing the Public Finances — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Andrew Selous: ...high housing costs are a drag on the economy. Our national productivity infrastructure fund, focusing on transport, digital, research, investment and housing, is absolutely the right way forward. We should have common purpose across the House; we must all focus on driving up the country’s productivity. I am proud that, as a result of the hard things that the Government have had to...

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...


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