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Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (19 Feb 2020)

James Dornan: ...babies were brought into this world safely by an army of midwives, nurses, doctors, health visitors, healthcare support workers and countless others. We have GPs who, during summer heatwaves and winter storms, risk their health and safety in braving adverse conditions. We have hundreds, if not thousands, of professionals who attend to our ageing population: physiotherapists, occupational...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fuel Poverty: Older People (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: ...sets a minimum energy efficiency standard of Energy Performance Certificate Band E for private rented properties. Pensioners also receive financial support to ensure they can keep their homes warm. Winter Fuel Payments provide pensioners with between £100 and £300 to keep their homes warm during the winter. Those on Pension Credit also receive a £140 Warm Home Discount rebate.

Scottish Parliament: Queensferry Crossing (Closure) (18 Feb 2020)

Michael Matheson: .... Given that major refurbishment work was taking place on the Forth road crossing, one of the actions that I have asked my officials to consider is minimising works on the crossing in future winter periods so that it can be used as a diversion route should that be required. That would reduce the need for the extended diversion route through places such as Kincardine.

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses (13 Feb 2020)

Robert Goodwill: ...farming. I just wondered if you felt that there were any farms in this country that that definition would apply to. You talked about housed livestock—for example, dairy cattle that are housed in winter. Do you think that is acceptable? Where do you set the bar in describing what British farmers are doing, perfectly legally, as “horror”?

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

...stacked up. We are now seeing very large factories where they control the quality of the water, the lighting regime and so on. That seems to be a very safe, nutritious way to produce salads. In the winter the UK imports a lot of salads from the Mediterranean countries—we used to import a lot from Kenya, but I think that is reduced now. We used to import a lot from Florida and...

Tree Pests and Diseases - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2020)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: .... We are all familiar with the causes of the problem which your Lordships have highlighted today. Global warming is having a huge impact because insects which previously have been killed in harsh winter months are now breeding more than once a year, and our warmer climate is becoming a magnet for new pests which had previously been unable to thrive in the UK. At the same time, the rise in...

Tree Pests and Diseases - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2020)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: .... We are all familiar with the causes of the problem which your Lordships have highlighted today. Global warming is having a huge impact because insects which previously have been killed in harsh winter months are now breeding more than once a year, and our warmer climate is becoming a magnet for new pests which had previously been unable to thrive in the UK. At the same time, the rise in...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness (13 Feb 2020)

...as worms or down to bacterial and fungi. The problem is that, because we do not see it, it is not that immediately obvious to us. It becomes obvious through things such as feeding birds in the winter—the number of lapwings on the fields. If there are no invertebrates in the fields, there will not be birds above them. Getting back to a sense of the biodiversity of soil will be a good way...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Greek Islands: Refugees (12 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: ...the Greek Reception Service; a United Kingdom Border Force search-and-rescue cutter in the Aegean; and over £500,000 to support the humanitarian needs of migrants on the islands for the 2019/20 winter.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Weather (12 Feb 2020)

Baroness Thornton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NHS trusts' ability to manage increased patient risk this winter.

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Second Reading (11 Feb 2020)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...saving to buy their own boats and start out on their own. But this is a rough and hard trade. For me, one of the most poignant scenes was the harbour front at Mousehole one evening in the middle of winter: there was not a light from a house to be seen. All were either holiday lets or second homes. The fishermen were housed up on the hill outside the town in social housing, which was all...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Mental Health (11 Feb 2020)

Nick Gibb: ...to the mental wellbeing of their pupils, and the Government recognises that this is already a priority for many of them. According to the Department’s school snapshot survey published in winter 2018, 92% of secondary schools and 86% of primary schools already use tools such as surveys to monitor their pupils’ wellbeing. To help more schools to access evidence-based approaches to...

Social Security (10 Feb 2020)

Stephen Timms: ...rent by somehow reducing what they spend on everything else. What does that mean in practice? Well, it is a very big part of the reason why so many people are sleeping rough in London this winter. I can remember—I imagine that many of us can—when nobody slept in Westminster tube station overnight. We have all seen the large numbers who seem at times to be camping out there at the...

Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill (10 Feb 2020)

Helen Hayes: ...Chiplyn Burton, who was illegally deported to Jamaica in 2015, returned to the UK in December 2019. Chiplyn is homeless and spent many weeks sofa surfing with relatives. Arriving during the winter and with no income, Chiplyn was in urgent need of emergency support and applied to the hardship fund for £500 to cover a bus pass, warm clothing and food. In response to this application—for...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Overseas Aid (10 Feb 2020)

Lyn Brown: ...State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken to help tackle the (a) humanitarian crisis, (b) effects of aerial bombardment, (c) mass internal displacement during winter conditions and (d) destruction of medical and educational facilities in Idlib, Northern Syria.

Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (7 Feb 2020)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ...factors that lead to fuel poverty: household income, expensive bills or tariffs, and the fabric of the building. As he said, we must aim to solve all three factors together. With a few weeks left of winter, it is shocking to think of how many people remain cold in their own homes up and down the country. The noble Earl, Lord Erroll, talked about the choice to wear a jumper. To be fair, he...

Civil Aviation Authority: Aviation Safety — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (6 Feb 2020)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Sumburgh in Shetland, a recently retired weather broadcaster described it to my colleague in Shetland, Beatrice Wishart, as “unsafe in marginal conditions”. We work at the margins a lot over the winter months in the highlands and islands. The siting of the cameras will be crucial. During a visit to the control tower in Kirkwall some time ago, the air traffic controllers pointed out to...

NHS: Targets - Motion to Take Note (6 Feb 2020)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: ...an outstanding speech, I start by thanking the hard-working staff in our health and social care services. These services face unprecedented demand, with an ageing population and the challenges of winter placing a particular strain on them. In that context, the staff are doing a quite extraordinary job. As was mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Crawley, we all have our love letters that...

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

...Sam Tarry Nick Thomas-Symonds Stephen Timms Karl Turner Derek Twigg Valerie Vaz Claudia Webbe Catherine West Matt Western Alan Whitehead Mick Whitley Nadia Whittome Hywel Williams Munira Wilson Beth Winter Mohammad Yasin Daniel Zeichner Thangam Debbonaire (teller) Liz Twist (teller) No Nigel Adams Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Imran Ahmad Khan Nickie Aiken Peter Aldous Lucy Allan David Amess...


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