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Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths (18 Apr 2024)

Andrew Bridgen: .... Those who imposed these vaccines knew full well that they could never prevent infection from a disease of this kind. An injection in the arm cannot do that. Only immunity on the surface of the airways and the lungs can prevent viral infection; antibodies in the blood cannot. In Dr Anthony Fauci’s words, “it is not surprising that none of the predominantly mucosal respiratory viruses...

NHS: Long-term Sustainability - Motion to Take Note (18 Apr 2024)

Lord Mawson: ...among others. However, they are not in general supported and encouraged, and thus the approach does not become established more broadly. As has recently been observed, the NHS has more pilots than British Airways—why not get behind these good people, long-term, and build a culture based on innovation, integration and entrepreneurship. My question to the Minister, and to the Opposition if...

Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-Engagement - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: ...grasped. The Minister responded to my question at Second Reading about whether the code would have prevented some of the most notorious examples of fire and rehire. I raise the bitter disputes at British Airways and British Gas, and now at Heathrow Airport, where Border Force staff just last week voted 90% in favour of strike action over enforced roster changes that would mean,...

Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 1 Mar 2024)

Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway: ...back-street sweatshops, or a few struggling employers who have fallen on hard times. The roll of shame includes big names in the mainstream, which have absolutely no excuse—the likes of Tesco, British Gas and British Airways. In many cases, unions have fought back and won, but no working family in Britain should be put through the worry, hardship and humiliation of being treated as...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 18 (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Browne of Ladyton: ...death or to get here somehow. They chose to get here somehow; they had no alternative. There was no legal route open to them. That is the dilemma. It is not that they chose not to “hop on” a British Airways flight and come here, showing their status to allow them to do it. It was taken from them wrongly and they were left in this situation. They had the choice of waiting for their...

International Human Rights Abuses: UK Response — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (24 Jan 2024)

John Martin McDonnell: ...for quite a while now. They are members of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, with whom we have worked over the years in different disputes. The first is the chair, Carol Ng Man-yee, a British Airways cabin crew worker we worked with in major disputes out there who founded the British Airways Hong Kong cabin crew union; the other is Lee Cheuk-yan, the general secretary of the...

Economic Growth (14 Nov 2023)

Henry Smith: ...partnership, which truly is a demonstration of global Britain and global reach post Brexit. We are an island trading nation, and that is why economic growth has to be supported by a thriving British aviation sector. It has suffered hugely as a result of the pandemic but is coming back extremely strongly. I am delighted that later this month, Virgin Atlantic Airways, which is headquartered...

Flying Schools: Liquidation - Question (13 Nov 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...have had a number of conversations with airlines around the need for skills, including new pilots. The airlines do not currently see a pressing pilot shortage; however, I am very pleased that both British Airways and TUI now have cadetship programmes in place. That is great for supporting new trainees, but also really good for increasing diversity.

1. Questions to the First Minister: Support for Cancer Patients ( 3 Oct 2023)

Mark Drakeford: ..., because it was only in June 2022 that the health board were approached by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council with the idea of purchasing the building—the building previously used by British Airways—and purchase of the site occurred in early 2023. The current occupants of the site are due to vacate it about now, and that means that early work will be possible on a temporary...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The Devolution Settlement (13 Sep 2023)

Mick Antoniw: ...of constitutional relations. None of this is really mentioned in the UK Government's report on inter-governmental relations. Their annual report is a bit like a brochure inviting you to join the British Airways executive lounge. In fact, it says at the end, on legislative consent mechanisms, 'a total of 18 legislative consent motions...across 13 pieces of legislation, were passed by the...

Treasury: Topical Questions ( 5 Sep 2023)

Barry Sheerman: Sorry I was late today, Mr Speaker: British Airways cancelled my flight. When the Chancellor’s predecessor, now the Prime Minister, was Chancellor there was huge fraud in the bounce back loans. Has he got any of that money back yet?

Transport: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2023)

Gavin Newlands: Scots are used to getting a poor and unreliable cross-border rail service, but recently the cross-border air service provided by British Airways, particularly from Glasgow, has been awful. That said, we need to get on with decarbonising aviation, so when will we see the airspace modernisation process simplified and accelerated, not decelerated? When will the Government bring forward price...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill ( 3 Jul 2023)

John Martin McDonnell: ...for sanctions against the Chinese Government for the barbaric treatment of the Uyghurs, and also because they have imprisoned a group of my Unite trade union friends who worked with me on the British Airways campaigns. All they were demanding was adherence to democracy by the Chinese, and they have been inside for two and a half years, without any form of access to their families in many...

NHS: Performance and Innovation - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2023)

Lord Markham: ...on, as I will come on to, but the problem is often not the original innovation or idea but its widespread adoption. I am sure we have all heard the joke that the health service has more pilots than British Airways, but how do we seek to roll things out? First, we are backing small companies. Secondly, dare I say it, I am going to mention the app, in that we have a £32 million platform, as...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Electric Vehicles (14 Jun 2023)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has had discussions with (a) British Airways and (b) other airlines on the potential for electric aviation.

7. Statement by the Minister for Economy: Tech and Cyber Sectors ( 6 Jun 2023)

Natasha Asghar: ...this plan? The cyber action plan for Wales will, and I quote, 'help people, businesses and public services reduce the risks of cyber-attacks'. As I'm sure you'll be aware, Minister, the BBC, British Airways and Boots, amongst other companies, were this week caught up in a cyber incident, exposing thousands of employees' personal data to hackers. This incident alone should highlight the...

Heathrow Airport Expansion (24 May 2023)

Gavin Newlands: ...used to transform and turbo-boost connectivity to other parts of these isles, particularly in the light of the utter shambles of HS2. At the moment, Loganair is forced to lease Heathrow slots from British Airways to provide connectivity with Scotland, rather than being able to access Heathrow on its own terms and in its own right. The two Members representing Dundee, my right hon. Friend...

Overseas Territories (11 May 2023)

David Jones: ...need to consider carefully. It is clearly the case that many Gibraltarians now—particularly younger ones—regard a trip to the United Kingdom essentially as a bus trip; they use the easyJet and British Airways services quite routinely. They regard themselves already as de facto integrated with the United Kingdom, so the constitutional status of the overseas territories in that regard...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Report: Amendment 4 (26 Apr 2023)

Lord Balfe: ...amendment really shows what a ludicrous Bill this is. The clause that we are dealing with is unworkable. As noble Lords know, I have to declare an interest as an executive honorary president of the British Airline Pilots’ Association. I have talked in this House before about the fact that this Bill allows the Minister for Transport, our good and noble friend Lady Vere, to identify a...

5. Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services: The National Diagnostic Strategy (25 Apr 2023)

Baroness Mair Eluned Morgan: ...out how we will create additional capacity, move to a combined approach for diagnostic tests, and provides leadership through a national diagnostics programme. The recent purchase of the former British Airways buildings in Llantrisant, close to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, will enable the Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board to develop a regional service for the south-east to deliver...


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