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Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Helen Whately: ...with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected by sanctions, partly because of the complex and fluctuating nature of those conditions, and that sanctions have caused them a great deal of stress and anxiety. Mind, the mental health charity, has made the point about the great number of people with mental health conditions who have been receiving sanctions. In its evidence...

Prison Safety and Security — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Yasmin Qureshi: ...the current situation and what must be done are most welcome. There is clearly an agreement that the current prison system is not acceptable. My hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green), a member of the Justice Committee, highlighted additional areas of concern, such as IPP prisoners. The state of our prisons and the growing levels of violence shame our nation....

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...noble Lord, Lord Wigley, we believe that the United Kingdom should be as close as possible to the European Union in the event of us leaving. We would agree, right across your Lordships’ House, with the noble Lord, Lord Green, that leaving the European Union does not mean leaving Europe. That is self-evident. The question is: what is the best relationship? I will touch briefly on the...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Maria Miller: ...people have, in the belief that they somehow undermine the rights of women. We need to get the balance right. As the hon. Gentleman says, if criminal behaviour is taking place, it should be dealt with by the criminal law. This debate is important because it is our job to stamp out prejudice wherever it lies, and to ensure that, as a nation, we are fair to everyone. I think we should judge...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Twenty Second Conference of the Parties: Marrakesh Climate Change Conference (1 Dec 2016)

Nick Hurd: ...been negotiating for the UK and promoting British business. The conference was described as an ‘implementation COP’ focused on starting the process of turning the first global climate change deal, known as the Paris Agreement, into a clear blueprint for action. The UK aims for Marrakesh were to: (a) strengthen action and ambition; (b) make progress on implementing the Paris...

Scottish Parliament: Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (1 Dec 2016)

John Finnie: I thank the minister for early sight of the statement and for its evidence-based content. The Green Party will support the Government’s direction of travel—particularly regarding the observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which are very welcome. In his statement, the minister talked about bespoke police powers, and police officers’ experience is that it...

Scottish Parliament: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (1 Dec 2016)

John Finnie: The Scottish Green Party will support the motion and the Labour amendment. However, every day—not just 16 days a year—should be a day of action to end violence against women and girls. It is important to focus on the issue at a certain time, but the problem is a daily nightmare for many women and girls. The cabinet secretary and others are right to describe that as a human rights...

State Pension Age: Women (30 Nov 2016)

Damian Green: ...array of changes, including changes in life expectancy, the huge and very welcome progress made in opening up employment opportunities for women, and the wider package of reforms we have introduced to ensure a fairer deal for pensioners, particularly the new state pension. The state pension system for people who reached their state pension age before 6 April this year was extremely...

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Neil Gray: .... She raised a case of great concern—the experiences of her constituent Donna. The assessment notes that my hon. Friend read out struck me as closely mirroring a constituency case that I am now dealing with. A gentleman, who had been in work, suffered mental health problems and as a result of them fell out of work. He was assessed for social security support and failed. Some of the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Nov 2016)

Theresa May: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for the welcome he has given to the corporate governance Green Paper that we have produced, which of course covers a great deal more than simply issues of gender and diversity in corporate governance and on corporate boards. I am not aware of the particular case that he mentioned. In looking at public appointments, however, I would say that a very careful...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Meetings) (30 Nov 2016)

Shona Robison: The member raises a number of issues, but I want to deal first with the issue of maternity and neonatal care. It is very important to stress that, despite the serious issues that have been raised about NHS Ayrshire and Arran, there has been a marked improvement in the number of stillbirths in the maternity and neonatal units in Ayrshire and Arran and, indeed, in all such units across...

Scottish Parliament: Education (30 Nov 2016)

Tavish Scott: ...brackets, but please let us not say that we do not have choices, because we absolutely and certainly do. I know that James Dornan is not making that point in absolute terms, but it is important to recognise, as Ross Greer and the Greens have done in opening the debate, that those choices exist. I thank Ross Greer for the way in which he made his remarks earlier. This is a money debate so,...

Scottish Parliament: Local Democracy (30 Nov 2016)

Kevin Stewart: I congratulate the Green Party on bringing to the chamber this debate on local democracy. The Scottish Government shares much with the Greens in our vision for a healthy democracy. Like the Greens, we believe that decisions that affect people’s lives should be taken as near to communities as makes sense for those communities. That is why we and the Greens believe in an independent...

Scottish Parliament: World AIDS Day 2016 (30 Nov 2016)

Jamie Greene: ...fear of going for a test is fear of what the result might be. It is fear of having to tell people about a positive result, and it is fear of how one might cope internally and whether one has the mental strength to deal with a positive result. We need to help people to get over that fear. HIV Scotland is producing a draft strategy on stigma; I hope that the Scottish Government will heed any...

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Baroness Kramer: My Lords, as the first of the wind-up speakers, I will say what an insightful debate this has been, with a great deal of food for thought. Of course, that makes winding up exceedingly difficult, so I thank your Lordships. Almost every speaker today has focused to some degree on the extraordinary impact of Brexit on the OBR forecast, and looked at the before and the after. I will not repeat...

New Southgate Cemetery [Lords] (29 Nov 2016)

Theresa Villiers: ...viable and sustainable burial ground could be preserved for the long term in the heart of the community it serves in my constituency. I am sure that the owners of the cemetery would, if they could, deal with the problem by acquiring additional land. However, the adjoining space is already built up with houses or is recreational land. Rightly, Barnet council wishes to preserve its...

Corporate Governance - Statement (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Mendelsohn: My Lords, we welcome the Green Paper on corporate governance. I do not think there is anyone who does not recognise the mood of the country given that, since the financial crisis, we have faced growing disparities and unfairness that is neither justifiable nor economically efficient. We also have to recognise that we have long delayed any serious action to deal with chronic issues such as...

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

Lord Freud: ...be right for government to intervene directly—here I echo the wise words of the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie. It should not effectively set aside the accounting standards framework that has been developed to deal with these complex matters. If the Financial Reporting Council finds objective evidence or broad stakeholder demand for change, any proposals would need to take fully into...


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