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Business of the House: NHS Provision (Brighton and Hove) (24 Oct 2016)

Philip Dunne: ... the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton)—a considerable achievement. The hon. Lady has a long-standing interest in health outcomes for her constituents, as we all do in the House. I would like to join her at the outset by highlighting the excellent work carried out every day by all those who work in the NHS, not just in her constituency but equally in my own and...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (24 Oct 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...that we have heard today have shown how important that is to all Members. I find it refreshing that a debate involving the NHS should feature the degree of consensus that has erupted across the House today. I am led to believe that—as has been pointed out by other Members—this is a relatively unusual occurrence, so I shall enjoy it for as long as I can. The debate reinforces...

Local Government Pension Scheme — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (24 Oct 2016)

Marcus Jones: of our drivers for pooling the LGPS funds, along with the wider need to save costs, not in terms of a direct cost saving to the Government but one that will be put back into those pension funds for the benefit of members. I agree entirely that transparency of pension investments is important, so that all concerned can see where pension fund cash is being spent on fees and why. My...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Schools: Battlefield Visits (24 Oct 2016)

Paul Givan: ...schoolchildren to have the same insight into the sacrifices paid on the battlefields of World War I as schoolchildren in other parts of the United Kingdom. The historical, cultural and educational benefits of such a scheme are undisputed. It is wrong that the scheme has not been operational in Northern Ireland, and I am committed to rectifying it. Therefore, I am glad to inform the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Benefit Fraud (24 Oct 2016)

Gerry Mullan: What is the Minister's Department doing to address the very serious problem of housing benefit fraud, or dole drops, as they are more commonly known?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: HMP Maghaberry: Paramilitary Prisoners (24 Oct 2016)

Roy Beggs: ...people enter the prison is highly questionable. Are people thinking that they will be better off if they move into the segregated unit? Is the system encouraging people to link up with paramilitary organisations and benefit from the segregated unit? It is vital that we do not encourage and maintain such structures. Doing so will possibly even contribute to recruitment. Other aspects of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Benefit Cap) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (24 Oct 2016)

Paul Givan: ...the support that I know all of us in the Chamber want to provide. As stated, the regulations will allow us to implement mitigation payments to assist claimants who are impacted by the revised benefit cap of 20,000. These measures are unique to Northern Ireland. I think that other jurisdictions look with envy at the way in which Northern Ireland has been able to put together a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (24 Oct 2016)

John Healey: You can’t help the homeless if you won’t build the homes. Over the past six years, the Secretary of State’s Government have cut all funding for building new, genuinely affordable social housing. He asks about my record. In 2009, when I stood where he is standing, Labour in government started 40,000 new social rented homes. Last year, it was 1,000. From Labour’s Front...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Affordable Homes (24 Oct 2016)

Gavin Barwell: ...point. Brownfield registers and permission in principle can make a big contribution to ensuring that as much development as possible goes on to brownfield sites. The example he gives also shows the benefit of sometimes working across councils, as is happening in Greater Manchester, to plan for strategic housing needs.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: General Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 18 October 2016 (24 Oct 2016)

David Jones: .... On trade, the UK reiterated support for an ambitious EU trade agenda, including strong support for CETA and TTIP, as an opportunity to shape the rules of global trade and provide economic benefits to citizens. On Russia, the UK expressed the need to stand firm against Russian attempts to undermine the rules based international order, and I made clear that we should be ready to consider...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Jeremy Quin: reinforce and lead a change in mood—a profound change for the better. By background, I am a historian, if a much less professional one than some of those who grace the Benches on both sides of this House. I would like to say that studying British history produces nothing other than a cosy Whiggite reassurance of the inevitable progress of a great nation, with improvements in...

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...make to national life and their human right to equality of treatment, there are, sadly, still huge hurdles in the way of many of them being able to pursue a full, and indeed fulfilled, life. The House does not need me to enumerate the physical barriers, whether access to transport, buildings, facilities or the availability of aids or support required, or the social and psychological...

House of Lords Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Lord Cullen of Whitekirk: My Lords, the quality of the work of this House and its committees depends on the range and depth of the knowledge, experience and expertise possessed by its Members. It is surely essential that whatever is done to reduce the size of the House should not impair those resources. The proposal in this Bill that for each successive Parliament there should be an election of a limited number of...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

John Nicolson: kids should not be harassed and bullied at school, that chief constables should not send out officers to flirt with and entrap citizens, and that the age of consent should be equal. Looking across the House, I know that there is consensus about that in this place just as there is in society. We do not want any of these prejudices for our future. But what about those living with unfair...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Affordable Housing: EU Grants and Loans (21 Oct 2016)

David Gauke: The UK remains a full member of the European Union and it retains all of the rights, obligations and benefits that membership brings. The EIB continues to lend to UK projects and a number of UK project financing deals have been approved and signed since the referendum result. The long-term relationship between the UK and the EIB will need to be resolved as part of the UK’s withdrawal...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council statement (21 Oct 2016)

Amber Rudd: ...concluded that the majority of Member States supported the inclusion of certain serious cross-border VAT fraud in the PIF Directive. The UK does not participate in PIF. The Commission presented a cost-benefit analysis of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), concluding that the benefits would significantly outweigh the costs. The Presidency concluded that there was...

Heathrow (Southern Rail Link) (20 Oct 2016)

Paul Maynard: GRIP 1-2, we must consider it alongside other engineering schemes such as—but not limited to—those proposals that are also in the Network Rail feasibility study. We must derive maximum benefit from each and every investment decision that we make. We also have to take stock of what we are doing now to lay the groundwork for future investment. I am sure that the hon. Lady is...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Chi Onwurah: ...the recent debate on the fourth industrial revolution, and my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), who chairs the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. It crucial for this House to show the nation and the world that industry is what we are about. I am grateful for the contribution of the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation in setting out...

Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: the future of Britain, though, Parliament should have the right to debate the negotiating strategy and to receive regular reports before the end of the Article 50 process. What plans are in place to update the House regularly on reports from those negotiating Ministers? In this House, we have particular knowledge and expertise, not least in the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee,...

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