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UK-EU: International Development (21 Mar 2018)

Chris Law: Uganda, which I am glad he told us all about. The UK has a long history of working with European Union partners to help some of the world’s most vulnerable nations, and figures indicate that around 11% of our aid budget is channelled through the European Commission. However, serious choices for this Government lie ahead about whether and how to co-operate with the various...

Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Peter Grant: I do not have time to take too many interventions—I apologise. I have a deep interest in the Commonwealth. My mum was from a very large family, and a lot of her younger sisters took the £10 single ticket to Australia. As happened in those days, they all changed their name when they got married, so none of them bears my grandad’s name. However, I am delighted that the...

Children’s Playgrounds (21 Mar 2018)

Rishi Sunak: is keen to embrace. The hon. Member for Nottingham East made another point about social deprivation. He is aware of the pocket parks programme, which the Department has run in the past, where £1 million helped in cases such as the one the hon. Member for Great Grimsby mentioned. The programme helped to fund 87 small green spaces, including two in the constituency of the hon....

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ...happy to wait. In addition, carers are now subject to conditionality and treated as jobseekers, regardless of what their caring commitments are. That means that they may be open to sanctions. In 2013 we had the infamous bedroom tax, which thankfully in Scotland we have been mitigating, but which has impacted on people with disability, who will lose 14% of their housing benefit if they are...

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port: Scottish Welfare Powers (20 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: ...Scottish Government to play their part. Many of the powers are being devolved: that involves not only a right for the Scottish Government, but a requirement for them to deliver. The Scotland Act 2016 was an historic moment that created a shared welfare space for the first time. Since September 2016, the Scottish Government have had power to deliver employment programmes for disabled people...

Local Authority Financial Sustainability: NAO Report — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Mar 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...their credit that they have continued to provide high-quality services, while delivering a better deal for the taxpayer. Indeed, so good are they that non-ring-fenced reserves have increased by 47% since 2011, to £21 billion in March 2017. We take the funding of local government very seriously. That is demonstrated by the package of measures that we provide to local government as part...

Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Sri Lanka (20 Mar 2018)

Mark Field: ...’s progress on reconciliation and on the UK’s action bilaterally and within the international community to support that process. Sri Lanka’s co-sponsorship of Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 as long ago as October 2015 was a truly historic moment. It was, at least verbally, a strong commitment to address the legacy of its long-running and devastating civil war, a...

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Jake Berry: hon. Friend on introducing the debate, and on the elegant and forceful way he put the case for his constituents. He is the first Conservative Member of Parliament for his constituency since 1931 and, my goodness, he is doing a fantastic job. It was great to have a contribution from the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), and I know that my hon. Friend the Member for Cannock...

Backbench Business: GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Mar 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: On that point, let me reassure the hon. Gentleman that the Government are committed to supporting the sectors that he talks about. We are investing £1.95 billion in aerospace and £1 billion in automotive research.

Backbench Business: Psychosis: Early Intervention — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (15 Mar 2018)

Luciana Berger: ...outcomes have far-reaching and long-term consequences that are not contained solely within the Department of Health and Social Care, although a Health Minister will respond to today’s debate. With that in mind, in February 2016, the Labour Front Bench, including me as the then shadow Minister for Mental Health, welcomed the inclusion of the access and waiting time standard for early...

Labour Reforms: Qatar (14 Mar 2018)

Fabian Hamilton: ...that although he is indifferent to the World cup itself, Qatar is important to him. I will certainly take up his offer to attend some of the meetings of the all-party group. As we have heard today, Qatar is home to 1.7 million migrant workers as of 2015. Some 40% of those workers are employed in the construction sector. I hate to quote the Daily Mail, but I will, because in 2015 it...

Allergy Awareness in Schools — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...medical conditions at school, and I share her concerns about instances of poor practice that have the potential to place pupils at risk. With regards to statutory duty, in the Children and Families Act 2014 we introduced a duty on governing boards of schools in England to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions. That is a clear signal to schools that supporting pupils...

Women and Work — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: ...a nutshell, and I thank the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) in particular for giving such a thorough account of all those contributions. It is hard to believe that until 1946 a marriage bar prevented married women from joining the civil service, and women civil servants had to resign on marrying unless they were given an exemption. It is even harder to believe...

Backbench Business: Energy Efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (8 Mar 2018)

Claire Perry: ...meters roll-out later this year, because we have done some excellent work that needs to be continued. I reassure colleagues that the money we are spending on ECO, where we aim to improve more than 1 million homes going forward, the money we are spending on the warm home discount and the money that we are already putting into the problem of fuel poverty will be spent in a way that tries to...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Michael Ellis: ...will note that cutting culture, museums and galleries is a false economy. The United Kingdom’s museums are hugely popular: more than half of the nation’s adult population visited a museum in 2016, and three of England’s national museums were in the top 10 most visited attractions in the whole world in 2016. I congratulate hon. Members on both sides of the Chamber for...

Fairly Traded Goods (7 Mar 2018)

Geraint Davies: the supermarket makes a massive difference to the take-home pay of the producers, who are often exploited. The hon. Gentleman knows that a third of the world’s population live on less than $1 a day. We must ask, who are those people? How can we help them? How significant is that help? A few pence on the price of a banana makes a massive difference.

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