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Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 48A (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...Act 2016, which have long been recognised as being important for society to function effectively. The 2016 Act did not include policing, in part because the prohibition on police officers taking strike action meant that this was not felt necessary. Police staff across the country make an exceptional contribution to policing and we are grateful for the professionalism and dedication they...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 37 (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Prentis of Leeds: ...of this group of amendments, particularly Amendments 42 and 44, which, if agreed, would remove the unfettered power of the Secretary of State to amend, repeal or revoke primary legislation. The strikes Bill is not a slight tinkering of existing legislation. What the Committee has before it is a far-reaching Bill. It is a draconian Bill which curtails the fundamental right to strike,...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 33 (23 Mar 2023)

Baroness Chakrabarti: ...not be disciplining their members for not going to work, and that picketing has to remain perfectly lawful, not least because most workers, we hope, or many workers, will still be entitled to go on strike, notwithstanding the minimum service levels and the specific work notices. The Bill needs to specify what is reasonable and what is required of trade unions.

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 32 (23 Mar 2023)

Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway: ...that one of the most disturbing features of the Bill is that it hands employers powers to name individual workers in a work notice and potentially force them to work against their will, through a strike, without their individual consent or the agreement of their union—or face the sack. Many employers in the public and private sectors have told us very clearly that they do not want this...

Energy Trilemma (23 Mar 2023)

Alan Brown: ..., especially with inflationary pressures. MeyGen in the Pentland Firth is the biggest tidal stream site in the world, but it has confirmed that it now faces inflation pressures of +50% on the AR4 strike rate that it bid against. The only way that that project can grow is if it gets to scale up through a bigger proportion agreed in AR5, and for that there needs to be a much bigger budget. I...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 22 (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Callanan: ...the employer to assess the health and safety implications of the work notice and consult health and safety representatives. The Government’s view is that the current requirements in the Bill strike the right balance between the views and perspectives of employers and unions to enable a reasonable and fair work notice to be issued. As I have said, the Bill explicitly requires that...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 21 (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Callanan: ...Additionally, while those named on a work notice will be notified about that regarding themselves only, they will not be issued the work notice itself. Naming individuals to work in advance of the strike day helps to provide clarity to the workers, to unions and to employers regarding arrangements for that working day as well as the strike. If the Committee will now permit me to move on...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 18A (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Callanan: ...relations, laws, relations with trade unions, et cetera, are different in other member states. The example I cited last time was border service provisions; many member states prohibit, in effect, strikes by border service personnel because those services are delivered by police, army or military services. The arrangements are different in other member states, but that goes to my point that...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 15 (23 Mar 2023)

Lord Callanan: ...the Committee will permit me a moment to reply to the rather general points made by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Manchester. I am afraid that I fundamentally disagree with him. Recent strike action has demonstrated the disproportionate impacts strikes can have on the public, presumably including his parishioners. They have been unable to access work and healthcare or attend...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 14 (23 Mar 2023)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: the unions, as has already been said. There is a model of social partnership, which I am familiar with in Wales. It was notable that, even going back to 2015, the junior doctors did not go on strike in Wales whereas they did in England, and the current rail strikes have shown a different pattern of working because an agreement was made with Transport for Wales. It certainly is not...

Business of the House (23 Mar 2023)

Penny Mordaunt: ...this important point. This issue is raised frequently, not only at business questions, but at other times across this House every week. Vahid Beheshti is currently on the 29th day of a hunger strike to highlight the exact issue that my hon. Friend raises. His motivation for this, which was echoed in my hon. Friend’s question, is this organisation’s actions, not just in Iran, but...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Strikes (23 Mar 2023)

Dr Caroline Johnson: ..., (b) clinic appointments, (c) episodes of clinical care, (d) hours of clinician time for supporting professional activities and (e) hours of clinical care were cancelled during the junior doctors strike between 13 and 15 March 2023.

Business and Trade: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2023)

Scott Benton: ...memorandums of understanding with individual US states? When visiting Nebraska last year, I spoke to the Governor of that state. There is huge enthusiasm, especially among Republican-led states, to strike further deals, so it would be brilliant if we could get some of them over the line.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Childcare: Energy (23 Mar 2023)

Claire Coutinho: ...of the Energy Bills Discount Scheme will provide non-domestic consumers, including early years and childcare providers, with a unit discount on gas and electricity costs. The new scheme will strike a balance between supporting businesses over the next 12 months and limiting taxpayer’s exposure to volatile energy markets. This financial support provides long term certainty for...

Examinations (Mitigation for Strike Action) (23 Mar 2023)

Examinations (Mitigation for Strike Action)

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (22 Mar 2023)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...the intention behind these amendments—they would certainly focus authorities’ minds on plan-making—but I believe that our legislation and policy provisions for keeping plans up to date strike a better balance. As a result, we do not feel we can support these amendments. My noble friend Lord Young of Cookham also asked what happens if a local authority does not produce a local plan....

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill: Clause 2 - Further provision about power (22 Mar 2023)

Gareth Thomas: ...the United States, and the impact of significant cuts in support for attendance at trade shows and access to overseas markets is now all too obvious. This amendment, and the debates in the Lords, strike me as a big missed opportunity—not for want of trying by Opposition colleagues—to start attempting to put things right. Abolishing the Department for International Trade and moving the...

Northern Ireland: Investment in Northern Ireland (22 Mar 2023)

Steven Baker: ...on issues such as fintech, we will be subject to UK law and UK regulation and have access to global markets through the kind of trade agreements and services that it is in all of our interests to strike, in order to serve the comparative advantage of the whole UK. This is the unique opportunity now facing Northern Ireland, and I want us all to seize it in every way we can.

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office: Staff (22 Mar 2023)

Robert Jenrick: We are disappointed with the union’s decision to strike after engaging in constructive talks to find a resolution.

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office: Staff (22 Mar 2023)

Robert Jenrick: His Majesty’s Passport Office are working to manage the impact of strike action, whilst ensuring they can continue to deliver vital services to the public, with comprehensive contingency plans in place. There are currently no plans to change our guidance which states that it takes up to ten weeks to get a passport.

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