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Cabinet Office: Civil Service: External Consultants (11 May 2023)

Mary Glindon: But with thousands of civil servants—hard-working, experienced civil servants—in the Public and Commercial Services Union having to strike for a fair pay deal themselves, how can the Minister justify hiring expensive consultants instead of using the in-house expertise that there evidently is across our wonderful civil service?

Cabinet Office: Industrial Action: Support for Public Services (11 May 2023)

Simon Jupp: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. Militant strike action causes misery for many people in East Devon, who just want to get on with their daily lives. Does my right hon. Friend agree that minimum safety levels are absolutely necessary to mitigate the impact of industrial action?

Public Bill Committee: Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 May 2023)

Stephanie Peacock: .... Jacob, what measures do you think should be in place to ensure that data protection legislation balances the need to protect national security with the need to uphold human rights? Does the Bill strike the right balance?

Frigates - Question (10 May 2023)

Baroness Goldie: ...flexibility offered by the Type 31 design, which gives options for the future, promise a very exciting period of development for our Royal Navy. If we look at that in conjunction with the carrier strike group, the two Queen Elizabeth class carriers and our nine submarines, we have a very robust maritime capability.

Post Office Executives: Bonuses (10 May 2023)

Kevin Hollinrake: ...past 10 years. We are balancing what we need to make sure that we have a sustainable network and sustainable businesses with the impact on, and asks of, our taxpayers. It is a difficult balance to strike. The best way forward is to make sure that we find more business opportunities for postmasters to make a living.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries (10 May 2023)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: .../falling, object 18 Contact with moving machinery 15 Trapped by something collapsing/overturning 14 Contact with electricity or electrical discharge 9 Drowning or asphyxiation 4 Strike against something fixed or stationary 2 Exposure to fire 2 Slips, trips or falls on same level 1 Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance 1 Exposure to an explosion 1 ...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Industrial Disputes (10 May 2023)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...meeting with the trade unions to attempt to resolve these disputes where it is possible to do so and, crucially, where it is affordable to the taxpayer. We’ve been clear throughout that we must strike the right balance on what is affordable and realise where compromises must be made. We are actively engaging with the unions to try and facilitate fair compromises to resolve these disputes...

Scottish Parliament: Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (10 May 2023)

Jenni Minto: able to share confidential information that is obtained in the course of their investigations with certain other bodies, to enable them to exercise their statutory functions. The bill seeks to strike a balance between enabling that, while also encouraging a broad approach of collaboration, openness and learning, instead of taking a punitive approach. I agree with the committee on the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 May 2023)

Stephen Flynn: What we are talking about here is that nurses strike, doctors strike, firefighters strike—or protest—and of course republicans protest as well. They do so because it is a fundamental right within our democracy to be able to protest. So is the Prime Minister seriously saying that, moving forward, you can have your rights, but only on his terms?

Energy Bill [Lords] (9 May 2023)

Selaine Saxby: But this year’s contracts for difference auction is expected to deliver less than half the renewable capacity we need to hit our 2030 offshore wind target, all due to an administrative strike price not keeping pace with rising supply chain and financing costs and a Department that said that it did not believe the industry’s figures. As the Crown Estate gets ready to launch its...

School and College Funding: The Midlands — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (9 May 2023)

Toby Perkins: poverty. Pupils turn up unable to study because they are hungry or because of the social issues they face. Her speech was powerful in that regard. My hon. Friend spoke about teachers being on strike, and there were differing views. There is a strange contradiction I hear from Conservative Members between their lauding of teachers when they are teaching pupils and their sense that these...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Strikes (9 May 2023)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the average number of tuition hours not accessed by university students as a result of strike action by university staff in the last year; whether her Department issues guidance to (a) universities and (b) students on reimbursement of (i) fees and (ii) other costs for tuition hours not accessed by students as a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horticulture: Peat (9 May 2023)

Trudy Harrison: .... The restrictions will be designed to continue to allow continued peat use in those parts of the sector where the switch to peat free is particularly difficult and we will work to ensure that they strike the right balance between protecting our natural environment whilst ensuring that we continue to be able to grow the food we eat and the plants we enjoy.

Scottish Parliament: Junior Doctors (Industrial Action) (9 May 2023)

Jackie Baillie: ...the profession and going to New Zealand or Australia. There are even junior doctors who are relying on universal credit to cover childcare and energy bills. In the wake of the clear mandate for strike action, will the cabinet secretary commit to tabling a credible pay offer?

Scottish Parliament: Firefighters Memorial Day 2023 (4 May 2023)

Bill Kidd: ...and environment are as safe as possible. International firefighters day began after a tragic incident in Linton in Australia on 2 December 1998. On that day, five volunteers, who were part of a strike team that was called in to assist in tackling wildfires, headed out from the fire that they were tackling to refill their tanker when a sudden violent wind change engulfed the truck in...

Branded Medicines Voluntary Scheme and the Life Sciences Vision (3 May 2023)

Daniel Zeichner: ...of genetics increase, making much more possible—particularly in terms of personalised treatments—the challenge of costs will only grow. It is absolutely essential that any Government strike the right balance between securing taxpayer value and investing appropriately in our domestic life sciences industry. At the moment, many in the industry fear that this Government are cutting off...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (12th day) (Continued) (3 May 2023)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...without a direction, the estimated land value that would be captured, how individual landholders would be affected, and how the estimated land value captured would deliver public benefits which strike a fair balance between the private rights of the landholders and the wider interests of the community. The noble Lord, Lord Carrington, and my noble friend Lord Caithness asked about the Law...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (12th Day): Amendment 290 (3 May 2023)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ..., and to deliver priority infrastructure, which is needed to mitigate the impact of development. We are keen to hear from local authorities, developers and communities, through the consultation, to strike the right balance on this issue. I hope noble Lords agree that these stake- holders have an important voice here, and that the Government should give them an opportunity to speak before...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Employment: Disability (3 May 2023)

Stuart Andrew: employer is looking to reduce their staff, choosing someone for redundancy simply because they are disabled, may amount to unlawful discrimination. However, the Act also recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled employees and the circumstances of their employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will therefore vary from one employer to another because of factors...

Scottish Parliament: Highly Protected Marine Areas (3 May 2023)

Finlay Carson: ...are in line with those of Europe: wrong—they are going to exceed them. The EU target is to protect 30 per cent of waters. That is similar to our existing MPAs, which allow some fishing and aim to strike the right balance between conservation and sustainable harvesting. Scotland already has almost 40 per cent of its waters under some protection, so now we are adding another 10 per cent...

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