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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (3 Feb 2017)

Housing Standards (Preparation and Storage of Food by Tenants in Receipt of Universal Credit or Housing Benefit) Bill - 2nd reading – Frank Field. Legislation

Railways Bill: Southern Rail (20 Jan 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...changes are about freeing up staff time so that they can focus on providing customer service and helping the travelling public on board the trains. If the unions insist on retaining outdated ways of working, it will be impossible to deliver the benefits, including improved reliability, that the new technologies can bring. GTR has always been clear that there will be more staff on board...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Kwasi Kwarteng: ...being executed for homosexuality before 1533. In fact, the Buggery Act of 1533, which my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) referred to and which was piloted through this House by none other than Thomas Cromwell, was the first example in British history of discriminatory penal legislation against homosexuality. It is important to get that on the record, because...

Ayrshire Growth Deal (19 Jan 2017)

Michael Ellis: ..., after which the United Kingdom Government will want to consider carefully how it sits alongside the asks being made by the partners in Ayrshire, and by others, so that we can help to deliver the economic benefits that such proposals represent. The hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran spoke eloquently about the area she has the honour to represent. We are due to publish the industrial...

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: My Lords, I join in the congratulations offered to the noble Lord, Lord Bruce, on giving the House this opportunity to discuss and reflect on these extremely important issues. It is also a special day simply because it is the last Thursday of Liberal Democrat debates this Session. A fitting way to conclude is to reflect on these issues. I shall seek to echo that mood of reflection and...

Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day (19 Jan 2017)

Peter Kyle: ...Mill, a local school that is holding an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at which people from throughout the city will come together to reflect on the meaning of the holocaust for today’s generations. As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day next week, it is appropriate that we in this House memorialise these terrible events. The memorial date was chosen to respect the liberation of...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Liam Byrne: ...and I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Bury North (Mr Nuttall) on securing this debate. I am proud to have been a member of the all-party group on Kashmir for the 12 years I have been in the House and to have been a secretary to it in the past. I also pay tribute to the speeches from my hon. Friends the Members for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr Mahmood) and for Bradford East (Imran...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...the globe. It means so much more than just an economic contribution. Perhaps that is why 96% of its membership supported staying in the EU. As has been said, this is about more than just an economic trade benefit. We also lead the world in soft power and cultural influence. That is crucial but much harder to evaluate. Perhaps that is why that contribution is sometimes ignored. It is...

Business of the House (19 Jan 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...involved. The vast majority of victims have not received compensation. I have written to the Prime Minister, asking her urgently to intervene in the matter, and I hope that the Leader of the House will support me in that endeavour. We really must have a debate in the House about the scandal, because people who are receiving money that they should have had in the first place are getting it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Household Food Insecurity (19 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: I, too, add the best wishes of Government Members to you on your birthday, Mr Speaker. I understand that it is also the birthday of the House of Commons Chaplain, Rose. I am sure we will all want to add our best wishes to her, too. I fundamentally disagree with the hon. Lady. This Government have got more people back into work than ever before, and the best way to tackle poverty is to help...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Football (19 Jan 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...It will help to promote UK football in a major market, leading to long-term cultural and economic gains for the UK. The British Council has advised that the programme is generating direct economic benefits for UK Higher Education and training sectors, and has helped to create the condition for indirect benefits across the wider sporting sector in relation to the establishment of private...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit (19 Jan 2017)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to announce what changes are required to comply with the terms of the Supreme Court ruling of November 2016 on the under-occupancy penalty.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (19 Jan 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. We publish official statistics on the number and proportion of households that have previously had their Housing Benefit capped and have moved into work. The latest available figures as at August 2016 are published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-cap-statis tics Please...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Supported Housing (19 Jan 2017)

Angela Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect on funding for housing benefit for residents in supported housing of capping that benefit in line with local housing allowance levels from 2019-20.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Personal Records (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Nash: ...controlled. Allowing vetted researchers and academics access to excerpts of this data under strictly controlled conditions, can help the development and improvement of our education system for the benefit of all. As has always been the case, where the police or Home Office have clear evidence that a child may be at risk or there is evidence of criminal activity, including illegal...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Management of Overseas Owned Plutonium in the Uk (19 Jan 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...located in the UK, and facilitates conclusion of outstanding contracts with the Spanish and German counterparties. The revenue from the transaction is also expected to be of significant benefit to the UK and sufficient to cover the cost of the long term management of the additional plutonium. The UK has committed to publish annual figures for national holdings of civil plutonium at the...

Scottish Parliament: Jobcentres (Glasgow) (19 Jan 2017)

Clare Haughey: ...motion on health inequalities. Nothing demonstrates the glaring divergence from the Tories’ sham concern about health inequality more than the UK Government’s actions on welfare and benefits. The outrageous decision to close half the jobcentres in the Glasgow region, including the Cambuslang jobcentre in my constituency, is just another example of the disregard that the Tories...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Climate Change Plan (19 Jan 2017)

Roseanna Cunningham: Indeed. I have already talked about the jobs that might emanate from the amount of work that is being done on peatland restoration. We are already seeing the benefits of innovation. Around 43,500 people are directly or indirectly employed in the whole low-carbon and renewable energy sector in Scotland and Scotland-based companies are competing globally, as I indicated in my statement. There...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Development (Funding) (19 Jan 2017)

Emma Harper: ...place to live and work, it has stubborn pockets of deprivation as a result of a combination of factors including remoteness and an ageing population. Rural communities—and, indeed, the UK as a whole—have benefited immensely from EU funding, and it is time that the Westminster Government acknowledged not only that but the inevitable impact of the removal of that money....


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