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Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, I start by drawing attention to the National Infrastructure Commission report that came out recently, which I am sure the Minister is well aware of, in particular to its references to the future of communications and mobile networks. This was central to the request by the Government for a review, so that the commission could come back with some recommendations which the Government...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...share of the market. This decline is of particular concern in relation to widening participation in higher education by students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Bill’s equality analysis references, on page nine, the dramatic improvement in the participation rate of disadvantaged young people but omits to point out that this has not been seen for mature students, most of whom can only...

Press Regulation (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Prescott: ...and power, puts pressure on Governments, and throughout those 70 years Governments have bowed to that pressure. It happened recently with Mr Murdoch—the man in the news. There have been some references to private meetings. He had a private meeting with Mrs Thatcher and shortly afterwards he bought the Times. Prime Minister May has a private meeting in New York with Murdoch and then we...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (29 Nov 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ...sceptics, could really object to that. The NAO report, published yesterday, chronicles the many positive steps that the CDC has taken, and the many improvements that it has made. We have heard many references to the report. It says that through “tighter cost control, strengthened corporate governance and closer alignment with the Department’s objectives, CDC now has an efficient and...

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (28 Nov 2016)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...are to be paid towards the scheme by, or on behalf of, any employer or members. This does not apply, under Clause 31(6), to, “contributions due to be paid before the order takes effect … and … references to payments … include payments in respect of pension credits”. Our amendment seeks to make it clear that amounts recoverable by the provider from HMRC in respect of tax relief...

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Thurlow: ...flats to go around, the rent goes up, and if there is a surplus, the rent comes down. I am not one-sided on this. The list of fees is not all bad, as we have also heard. Landlords need deposits and references. However, the clever instrument in the Bill is that the Secretary of State is given the right to approve those fees that are considered fair. An adequate supply of housing would...

Scottish Parliament: Flexible Working Practices (17 Nov 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: ...cent of the United Kingdom total. That allows me the chance to urge all MSPs to sign up to become a living wage champion. We have the business pledge, too. Earlier this year we added two explicit references to family friendly and flexible working to the Scottish business pledge. It is clear from the debate and from what we hear out there that employees are increasingly seeking out...

Scottish Parliament: Innovation (17 Nov 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...have said, innovation makes a vital contribution to Scotland’s economy, but we need to start acting collectively to drive up business participation in innovation. There have been a number of references today to business expenditure and R and D figures and, clearly, the latest figures that have come out confirm that there continues to be a gap between us and the UK and the European Union....

Scottish Parliament: Prevention and Eradication of Hate Crime and Prejudice (9 Nov 2016)

Annabelle Ewing: ...to Johann Lamont’s request, I am sure that the cabinet secretary would be happy to meet her to discuss her ideas for ways in which we can all move forward together. Understandably, we had many references to the international aspect. Alex Cole-Hamilton referred to the perhaps challenging events that are happening furth of Scotland, and Ash Denham made an eloquent plea about the importance...

Wales Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Morgan: ...from somewhere else inevitably provokes complaints—as it has done in the history of Wales for decades; Westminster never offers or does enough—and will produce unsatisfactory responses. On the references to the American Revolution, the reverse of what was said is profoundly true: if you do not have tax powers or the ability to raise your own revenue, you are not really a democracy...

Scottish Parliament: Digital Strategy (3 Nov 2016)

Tom Arthur: ...of access. For Scotland to realise its full potential in a digital world, it is vital that digital literacy be enhanced, so I welcome the Government’s recognition of that in its motion, which references skills and participation. The realisation of the Government’s vision for Scotland’s digital future will equip the country with the infrastructure, resources and skills that will allow...

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill (10 Oct 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ...and prevented developments, highlighting neighbourhood plans as a key factor in his decision. I thank the Minister for that and hope that it indicates a trend of thinking in this area. I support the references that have been made to land banking, or, as I refer to it, permission banking. The former mayor of Sandbach, Mike Benson, wrote to me saying: “During the Public Inquiries held in...

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Freud: ...1,850 applicants. The noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, enjoys reading newspaper articles on universal credit. I can confirm that there was a most imaginative use of the present tense in the Times—all references to spies are pretty historical by now. We have been working with GCHQ all the way through to make sure that universal credit is secure. It has monitored and is content with the system;...

Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Force (28 Jun 2016)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...story? I simply do not know. I am not a Hampshire MP; I can only read about this issue in Private Eye and elsewhere, just like anyone else. However, what is quite clear—because there were so many references to them on the internet—is that allegations went on being made, and I am afraid they are still being made. No doubt all chief constables make enemies from time to time, but this...

EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Baroness Prashar: ...in January 2016 and the EU Council published its conclusions in March, encouraging further interagency and intra-member state co-operation, in line with our recommendations. It also includes references to the protection of humanitarian groups. There have been other developments—for example, the EU-Turkey agreement—but there are of course concerns about conditions in Turkey. Let me turn...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021 (6 Jun 2016)

Barry McElduff: ...Education Committee. Obviously, given that Wednesday's meeting will be the second for our Committee, I am not in a position to articulate an agreed Committee position on the draft PFG. I welcome references in the draft Programme for Government to educational improvement, addressing the attainment gap, improving educational quality and, of course, early intervention designed to enhance...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Drew Hendry: ...more than 20% of graduates are women. That is the lowest percentage of female employment in the sector across Europe. There are also apprentice opportunities in shipping—transport should include references to shipping. The Scottish Government worked tirelessly, as they did on the Scottish steel issue, to save the iconic Ferguson shipyard, which is vital to providing vessels and...

Policing and Crime Bill: Application of Firearms Act 1968 to the police: special constables and volunteers (26 Apr 2016)

Karen Bradley: .... I can also assure him that we will work to ensure the timely implementation of the amendment so that the law is in force by the time of next year’s festival season. I think I picked up some references in his contribution to a great artist who passed away last week. I can assure him that, at next season’s festivals, people will be able to party like it’s 1999. Question put and...

Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (22 Mar 2016)

John Finnie: ...communication” and, bizarrely, that there would be a risk of “unintended consequences in terms of interference with freedom of speech”. At stage 2, Margaret McDougall’s opponents made many references to the Communications Act 2003; my colleague Roderick Campbell highlighted that the 2003 act provides a punishment, so he did not accept the amendments. Similarly, the cabinet...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council statement (17 Mar 2016)

Theresa May: ...Partnerships, following the failure to agree these proposals at the last December JHA Council. The UK had not opted in to either proposal. In the discussion, the UK argued for the removal of references to the Charter of Fundamental Rights from the operative clauses of the two proposals for reasons of best practice in legal drafting.


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