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The Future of Work (19 Nov 2020)

Danny Kruger: I think it is dangerous to suggest that it is possible for Government to subsidise all the incomes of all the people. We are fundamentally producers, not consumers. I also think that UBI would lead to inflation, as the income that was passed to people would simply lead into higher costs, so we would need a better management than that. I have spoken of a dystopian future, but there is also a...

Tuition Fees — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (16 Nov 2020)

Emma Hardy: ...your chairmanship, Sir David. I thank everyone who took part in the debate. My hon. Friend the Member for—I am going to say his constituency wrong—Islwyn (Chris Evans) highlighted the amount of debt that students leave university with; issues raised by students; the anger and resentment that they feel at the moment; and the issue of mental health support. It is a shocking statistic...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (11 Nov 2020)

Vicky Ford: The COVID-19 outbreak, and consequent disruptions, will have both long and short-term impacts on the education and wellbeing of children and young people. However, for some groups, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), we recognise that this impact is likely to be greater, and that additional support may be required. We introduced a COVID-19 ‘Catch Up...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Illnesses: Students (10 Nov 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Higher education providers have a duty of care to provide practical support to students during self-isolation and we are continuing to work closely with the Department for Education to help meet student needs. This includes ensuring that students with cystic fibrosis or other long-term health conditions who are required to self-isolate have the right access to additional support from their...

Schools in Kent: Covid-19 — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (21 Oct 2020)

Gordon Henderson: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on schools in disadvantaged areas of Kent. I might add that the schools we are discussing include a number in my constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey. The list of challenges that we have faced this year, following the outbreak of coronavirus in the spring, is growing longer all the time. Almost every aspect...

Equality Act 2010: Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (13 Oct 2020)

Andy Carter: It is a pleasure to speak in this short but important debate. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Mansfield (Ben Bradley), who has done a tremendous amount of work to raise important issues about children from disadvantaged backgrounds. It is particularly white working-class boys in the north of England and the midlands who are falling behind, as we see from the statistics. We...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Commuters: Coronavirus (6 Oct 2020)

Paul Scully: ...contain the virus, workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter. Where an employer, in consultation with their employee, judges an employee can carry out their normal duties from home they should do so. Public sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work where necessary. Anyone else who cannot work...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Quarantine (30 Sep 2020)

Michelle Donelan: We have worked closely with Universities UK and other sector representatives to ensure that international higher education students are welcomed to the UK and that their fellow students’ health and wellbeing is being catered for. Those students travelling from countries not on our exemption list will need to self-isolate for 14 days. We expect these students to be supported by their chosen...

Scottish Parliament: Supporting Students through the Global Pandemic (30 Sep 2020)

Richard Lochhead: ...young people, with many leaving home for the first time to make lifelong friends, join new clubs and learn new things. However, this year is different and challenging, because we are in the middle of a global pandemic. I would like to say directly to all students and staff in our colleges, universities and student accommodation: thank you. I thank you for the sacrifices that you have made...

Covid-19 (28 Sep 2020)

Nusrat Ghani: ...the hon. Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden). I, too, want to thank all our frontline key workers. This has no doubt been a very difficult job for Ministers, especially those in the Department of Health and Social Care. They have done tremendous work to try to understand this new virus and manage the spread of covid. I want to put on record my gratitude to the Under-Secretary of State...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (23 Sep 2020)

The following Statement was made in the House of Commons on Monday 21 September. “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on coronavirus. This deadly virus continues to advance across the world. The World Health Organization has confirmed that the number of new cases in Europe is now higher than during the peak in March. Here, the latest Office for National Statistics...

Covid-19 Update (21 Sep 2020)

Matthew Hancock: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on coronavirus. This deadly virus continues to advance across the world. The World Health Organisation has confirmed that the number of new cases in Europe is now higher than during the peak in March. Here, the latest Office for National Statistics figures indicate 6,000 new infections a day—almost double the previous week. As...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Mental Health Crisis Support (15 Sep 2020)

Alex Easton: I beg to move That this Assembly recognises the importance of collaborative and well-resourced services that support those in mental health crisis across Northern Ireland; notes with concern a COVID-19 survey conducted by the stress, trauma and related conditions (STARC) laboratory at Queen’s University Belfast, which found that one third of people locally met the criteria for depression;...

Awarding of Qualifications: Role of Ministers (9 Sep 2020)

Chris Skidmore: ...time I have made a speech in this Chamber since leaving the Government and I want to speak today to put on record my confidence in my former ministerial colleagues, with whom I had the pleasure of working closely. I know that my hon. Friends would have sought to ensure that, in this year that no one could have predicted, the replacement assessments were as rigorous, and held to the same...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2020-21 (1 Sep 2020)

Nicola Sturgeon: I will start with a brief update on today’s Covid statistics. An additional 154 positive cases were confirmed yesterday. That represents 1.2 per cent of the people newly tested and takes our total number of cases to 20,632. The full health board breakdown is available on the Scottish Government website. However, I draw attention to the fact that 66 of today’s cases are in Greater Glasgow...

Domestic Abuse Bill: New Clause 15 - Children as victims of domestic abuse (6 Jul 2020)

Jess Phillips: I would like to start by saying that we on the Labour Benches fully support all the Government’s new clauses and amendments today. Many of them and, in fact, many of the changes to the Bill since its very first draft, all those many moons ago, have been things that we on the Opposition side of the House have championed from both the Front and Back Benches. The Government have taken an...

Finance Bill: New Clause 19 - Taxation of coronavirus support payments (2 Jul 2020)

Jesse Norman: As is customary at the conclusion of Report stage, I will speak to the issues that have been raised, rather than the full content of the Bill. Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed the splendidly generous and warm speech by my great and hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mark Jenkinson). As Members across the House noted, Workington will have a fine voice in the Chamber for many...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Expenditure: 2019-2020 Provisional Out-turn, 2020-21 June Monitoring Round and COVID-19 Reprioritisation (30 Jun 2020)

Conor Murphy: I join with the Chair of the Finance Committee in welcoming you back. It is good to see you back in the Chair. The monitoring round is usually the method by which Departments can return underspends for their reallocation, identify pressures and manage their budgets. The first monitoring round of 2020-21 has taken on a new significance as the Executive respond to the evolving COVID-19...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Duty to commission an independent evaluation: health and social care sectors (30 Jun 2020)

Rosie Winterton: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 2—Children in care and children entitled to care leaving support: Entitlement to remain— ‘(1) Any child who has their right of free movement removed by the provisions contained in this Act, and who are in the care of a local authority, or entitled to care leaving support, shall, by virtue of this provision, be deemed...

Scottish Parliament: Education Recovery (23 Jun 2020)

John Swinney: When I addressed the Parliament on 19 March, I said that the decision to close schools was one of the very toughest that we had needed to take during this crisis. My engagement with teachers, children and parents since then has only served to reinforce that view. For that reason, while it has been critical to suppress the virus, we have been clear that the closures cannot go on for a minute...


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