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Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (2 Feb 2023)

Ross Greer: ...forward to seeing the Conservatives vote for the rate resolution that will deliver that £95 million of additional funding for our public services. As I said last week, fair pay for public sector workers is now one of the biggest challenges that the Scottish Government faces. To be absolutely clear, I point out that the Greens believe that all workers—in the public, private and third...

Violence Against Women and Girls: Sentencing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (1 Feb 2023)

Cherilyn Mackrory: ..., which show that 2.1 million violent crimes were recorded by the police in England and Wales—up more than 20% on pre-pandemic levels. Around 2.4 million people in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in 2022, and around one in five homicides was related to domestic abuse. There were 1,765 convictions in the year to June 2022, up a third from the year before. Convictions are up...

Green Energy Potential: Scotland (31 Jan 2023)

Ian Blackford: ...is enormous. Scotland can become a substantial green hydrogen exporter, delivering thousands of jobs. That hydrogen potential is also a priority in supporting the fastest just transition for workers, communities and businesses in the oil and gas sector. The latest plan builds on the £0.5 billion just transition fund that is already being rolled out by the Scottish Government. Just...

Crime and Neighbourhood Policing (31 Jan 2023)

Sarah Jones: ...the Conservatives have weakened antisocial behaviour powers, Labour will bring in tougher punishments. Where the Tories have forgotten about our young people, Labour will prevent crime with youth workers in custody suites and A&E, and mentors in pupil referral units. Where the Government are making hard-working taxpayers foot the £5.1 billion excess bill for their own catastrophic...

Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 - The national procurement policy statement (31 Jan 2023)

Florence Eshalomi: ...of MI5 and the FBI that commercial organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. This is a challenge that requires us to raise our game domestically and collaborate more effectively internationally. Endpoint security is a major challenge, particularly for the public sector. The Government’s cyber-security strategy is very welcome,...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit and Workers’ Rights (31 Jan 2023)

Richard Lochhead: ...with what we would have expected with EU membership, and cutting the tax revenue that would have been available for public services had we remained in Europe. Brexit reduced Britain’s gross domestic product by 5.5 per cent by the second quarter of 2022 according to the Centre for European Reform. The CER calculates that, in June 2022, UK investment was already 11 per cent lower, and...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill: Clause 1 - Minimum service levels for certain strikes (30 Jan 2023)

Laura Farris: ...The hon. Member for Middlesbrough will know—he is an employment lawyer, but there may be others—that section 219 of the 1992 Act is uniquely convoluted in the way it confers a protection on the worker and on the union in terms of the right to strike. The statutory language is that there is immunity in suit from the tort of inducement to breach of contract—that is the right to strike...

Immigration Fees for Healthcare Workers — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (30 Jan 2023)

Robert Jenrick: ...to the many thoughtful contributions. Let me say from the outset that we are extremely grateful for the contribution to the national health service and the whole country made by the many NHS workers who have come here from all over the word—not just in recent times, but from the very foundation of the NHS, as was rightly said earlier, including the early generation of Windrush arrivals....

Steel Industry: Contribution to the UK Economy — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (25 Jan 2023)

Bill Esterson: ..., the Minister will do so as well. The economic and national security value of steel made in the UK is incredibly important. We have seen in recent times why it is so important that we have strong domestic supply chains in our core industries—that has been underlined by Putin’s invasion—and steel is at the forefront of the issue. Throughout the debate, a number of Members have made...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 6 (24 Jan 2023)

Lord Caine: ...the commission has properly considered, and planned for, its expected caseload in each financial year. This is similar in rationale to comparative provisions in other legislation, including the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, which requires the Domestic Abuse Commissioner to publish strategic plans and annual reports. I have also tabled a series of technical amendments that are clarificatory in...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Slavery (24 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...His Majesty's Government what specific representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia over the continuance of modern slavery and other reported human rights abuses of expatriate workers in that country, particularly domestic workers, farmers and drivers.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pigs: Animal Breeding (24 Jan 2023)

Lord Benyon: ..., in early 2023. To further support the sector Defra is working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Education on addressing recruitment and retention of domestic workers in the pig sector. Defra continues to keep the pigmeat market under review through the UK Agriculture Market Monitoring Group. UKAMMG monitors UK agricultural markets including...

Environmental Targets (Water) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (23 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...the responses to the consultation questions, the overwhelming response all round is “Not ambitious enough”. Lastly, the water demand target increases the target for leakage reduction in domestic supplies from 31.3% to an amazing 36.9%. This is on the basis that it will align with industry targets. This is also at a time when household bills are increasing. Surely to goodness the water...

Net Zero (Industry and Regulators Committee) - Motion to Take Note (20 Jan 2023)

Lord Callanan: ...evidence on that to the noble Baroness’s committee recently. The scheme provides financial support for the installation of low-carbon heat technology, primarily heat pumps, in homes and small non-domestic buildings to help support the transition away from fossil fuel heating. The scheme offers an upfront grant payment to help customers overcome the high upfront capital cost of low-carbon...

Police Conduct and David Carrick - Statement (19 Jan 2023)

Lord Coaker: ...purpose. The consequences are devastating. Allegations of rape or violence against women are not taken seriously by serving police officers when made against another police officer; allegations of domestic abuse are not taken seriously in any vetting process. In this case, rape allegations were made in 2021 but he was not suspended, despite domestic abuse allegations made two years...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: New Clause 1 - “Assimilated law” (18 Jan 2023)

Vicky Ford: ...time. However, tight deadlines focus minds. The Bill provides for an extension mechanism for specified pieces of EU law until 2026, and for some retained EU law to be preserved and incorporated in domestic law, where needed. I heard what the Minister said about the dashboard, which is a helpful audit, and I have looked closely at amendment 36 and understand where it is coming from, but...

Public Bill Committee: Seafarers’ Wages Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Power to request declaration (17 Jan 2023)

David Linden: Even if people were not around last night, it will not come as a huge surprise that the Government are not particularly wild about standing up for workers’ rights. We on this side of the Committee happen to be of the view that we should be doing everything we can to try to support workers—[Interruption.] The hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich chunters. I am more than happy to give way if...

Doctor Training — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jan 2023)

Jim Shannon: ...issues is a lack of sufficient staffing across all aspects of the NHS—nursing and doctors being the most prominent. There are countless reasons why we should train more doctors, but there are domestic issues hindering us from doing so. The hon. Gentleman referred to them, and I will address them from a Northern Ireland perspective. I am my party’s health spokesperson, so I am happy to...

Scottish Parliament: Police Officers (Domestic Abuse) (17 Jan 2023)

Jamie Greene: More needs to be done, because the police are the first point of contact in 85 per cent of domestic abuse cases. The survey was quite clear about people’s overall perceptions of those experiences, which were described as “not very positive” by 60 per cent of respondents to the survey. Many felt that the police had not responded appropriately to initial reports and, worryingly, 50 per...

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill (16 Jan 2023)

Sarah Owen: ...for the services they rely on. We are all desperate for our public services to be stronger, faster, more effective and cost-efficient, but it is not the fault of the selfless and hard-working key workers in our health, rail and teaching sectors that public services are in the skeletal state they are or that nurses are having to use food banks. It is the fault of 13 years of Tory...


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