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Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (6 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: ...Ireland Assembly. I support the clauses and central purpose of the Bill: to deliver on large aspects of the New Decade, New Approach agreement, which was the basis of an agreement between the five main parties in Northern Ireland, resulting in the formation of the Executive, the Assembly and other institutions in early January 2020. I support the Bill and want to see it implemented,...

Energy Security Strategy — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

John Penrose: ...rid of the loyalty penalty, which penalises people who do not switch. People were being ripped off left, right and centre if they did not switch, and that added cost to the market overall, which is mainly focused on people who are loyal, but it was spread across the entire market and ultimately raised overall prices. The cap is hideously expensive to administer and imposes enormous...

Zero-emission Buses — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (5 Jul 2022)

Robert Goodwill: ...of my Committee—and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing the debate. I am chair of the all-party parliamentary group for the bus and coach industry, and my comments will relate mainly to the manufacture and delivery of green buses in this country. There are many other connected issues, such as the franchising operations and how those are delivered, and the fares that are...

Medieval History in Schools (4 Jul 2022)

Robin Walker: ...about, and its contribution to the fabric of this building, which I have to say I did not. As the Member of Parliament for one of England’s great Norman cathedrals, which hosts the tomb of King John, I am well aware of how local buildings can inspire students of medieval history. I agree that medieval history is all around us. Much of the infrastructure of the period still...

Assisted Dying — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (4 Jul 2022)

Andrew Mitchell: live, and he died not long afterwards. Lyn told me: “Until you’ve been through something like this, you don’t realise how hollow the argument is that there is a palliative answer. As John died, he shrank to nothing; he couldn’t eat; he was in pain; suicidal. I felt we’d been cheated. What could be a better way to go than a glass of champagne and saying goodbye to each other?...

Crime, Reoffending and Rehabilitation - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2022)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: trying to solve some of these problems over the years. I will focus on one solution relating to alcohol and driving. Recently I spoke to a magistrate. She said that drink-driving used to be the main offence, but now it is either both drink and drugs or drug-fuelled driving offences. Driving rehabilitation schemes provide a way forward. I will focus in particular on the alcohol...

Bills Presented (29 Jun 2022)

Rosie Winterton: As the House can see, we have 10 Bills to be presented today. To save time and to get on with the main business, I will accept private notice of the dates of Second Reading from John Spellar, who is presenting nine Bills. These dates will be minuted accordingly in Hansard and the Votes and Proceedings. Layla Moran is presenting one Bill and will name the date for Second Reading as usual.

Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 156 (27 Jun 2022)

Lord Aberdare: ...kills 12 young people under 35 every week. Young athletes are three times as likely to suffer cardiac arrests as non-athletes, so access to defibrillators is important not just in a school’s main learning areas but equally, if not more importantly, in its sports facilities. In my recent Question on defibrillators, I mentioned that devices are beginning to appear on the market that are...

Bill of Rights - Statement (23 Jun 2022)

Lord Bellamy: ...legislative scrutiny, the Government have consulted fully on the Bill; the consultation included draft clauses, and it seemed appropriate for the Government to proceed as they are now proceeding. A main emphasis of the Bill is to underline, and encourage UK courts to take advantage of, this margin of appreciation. As a result of the initiative taken by the UK in establishing the Brighton...

Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2022)

Baroness D'Souza: ...and maintaining order. In turn, democratic institutions also require trust—in the institutions themselves and in the people who run them. It is also a truism that ultimately all democracies fail. John Adams wrote in 1814: “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide”, and that that failure comes from within. Although Adams was referring mainly to democracies of the...

Bill of Rights (22 Jun 2022)

John Redwood: This Parliament is the main guarantor of our rights and liberties; it created them in battles over many centuries for the benefit of us all. Would not this great role be strengthened if our Supreme Court were indeed supreme and not answerable to foreign courts that do not understand the mood of the British people and what they expect of their legislators?

Community Pharmacies (21 Jun 2022)

John Hayes: ...of community pharmacies can be cemented and expanded. In saying that, I offer a word of warning: we should not see pharmacies as an alternative to GP services. We are having a debate in the main Chamber—almost as we speak—on those pressures, and I do not think that any of us would want to say that pharmacies should replace GP services. There is an overlap, but they are distinct aspects...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Jun 2022)

Keith Brown: ...for the pardon. Throughout the process, it has been my approach to find compromise with the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee and other points of view. We went further than John Scott’s committee had proposed in trying to meet some of the concerns that members expressed. As someone who was a trade union member for two decades and a branch officer and trade union...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (16 Jun 2022)

Keith Brown: ...of the bill on reconciliation. I have always said that the challenge for the Parliament has been to refine the detail of the bill in ways that enhance the aim of reconciliation without diluting its main purpose, which is to remove the stigma of convictions. It is worth remembering that some of these people had never had a conviction in their lives before and have not had one since....

Council of Europe — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (15 Jun 2022)

John Howell: ...participated. It has been heartwarming to see such enthusiasm and agreement on the important things that the Council of Europe does. I hope that we can look forward to a much longer debate in the main Chamber.

Channel 4 Privatisation (14 Jun 2022)

Robin Millar: ...his contribution to the English language of “Doh”? Perhaps I am the first Member in this House to mention that in this place. For the benefit of the hon. Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (John Nicolson), that was a cultural reference. The motion moved by the Labour party opens with the words: “That this House supports the UK’s much loved cultural institutions, which are...

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

John Martin McDonnell: ...99%—is unarguable at the moment. Therefore, there needs be a proper consideration of it. This is a Westminster Hall debate, but I hope that it extends beyond this debating Chamber and into the main Chamber, and that it becomes a feature of some of the demands in the run-up to the November Budget—the emergency Budget that we now need to tackle the real suffering that our community is...

Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 53 (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: opportunity to give the subject a shot in the arm. I think that is why, when there was a review of the subject by the Commission on Religious Education in 2018, chaired by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster and former chief education officer for the Church of England, that report recommended the policy of both the RE Council and the National Association of Teachers...

UK Gross Domestic Product (13 Jun 2022)

John Glen: As hon. Members would expect, the Treasury has a strong and frequent dialogue with different members of the Bank of England and deputy governors. However, our main inflation tools for an independent monetary policy—fiscal responsibility and supply-side activism—will remain the best weaponry for dealing with the challenges we face, and we will work in a co-ordinated fashion with an...

Cost of Living - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Lord Eatwell: ...from some broken glass and they spend hours that evening waiting in a crowded, understaffed A&E rather than enjoying their 5-star hotel. The car is vandalised overnight. Noble Lords familiar with John Kenneth Galbraith’s book The Affluent Society will recognise that I have borrowed from his famous description of the coexistence of private affluence and public squalor. Galbraith also...

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