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Petition - Continuation of Local Bus Services in Congleton Constituency: Future of the NHS (20 Jul 2017)

Philip Dunne: It is a great pleasure to join you in the House for the last debate before the summer break, Mr Deputy Speaker. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax) on securing this debate and commend his timing, as it is two days after we laid the Department of Health and NHS entities’ 2017 accounts before Parliament. He will note from what I am sure will be his...

Health: Congenital Heart Disease - Question for Short Debate (20 Jul 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: ...spent on closing the unit. I understand that the cost of redundancy payments alone amounts to £13.5 million, let alone the cost of increasing the number of beds elsewhere. Last December, my noble friend Lord Sharkey told the House that closure of the unit would remove a quarter of paediatric CHD beds in London. Can the Minister say what the plans are and what the cost would be of...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

David Linden: particular tribute to our staff in the SNP Whips Office, who have supported me in my meteoric rise to deputy assistant junior Whip. I want to mention the proposed closures of Parkhead and Easterhouse jobcentres within my Glasgow East constituency. These proposed closures are ill-thought-out and will have a deeply damaging impact on some of the most vulnerable communities in...

Euratom - Question for Short Debate (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...safeguards regime, in partnership with the Office for Nuclear Regulation, to enable us to continue to meet international safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation obligations. Regardless of where Members of both Houses may stand on the UK’s future relationship with Euratom, I hope we can all agree that it is sensible and prudent to take such powers. I know that your Lordships are keen...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: ...intend to give staff on sanctioning people who miss an appointment because they have to travel further? We need to be clear about what sanctioning can mean to people. A first sanction means no benefits for four weeks. A second sanction means no benefits for three months. A third sanction means no benefits for up to three years. The system risks forcing people into destitution, crime or...

Points of Order: Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards (20 Jul 2017)

Kevin Barron: ...Chair, and now the Chair-in-waiting of the Committee on Standards, I was involved in the appointment process during the initial selection stage and the first round of interviews, when we greatly benefited from the help of an external member of the board, Dr Jane Martin. I would like to record the House’s appreciation of Jane’s wise advice. We recommended two highly able and...

Transport: Remote Island Communities in England - Motion to Take Note (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Rosser: most people south of the Wash. My indefatigable noble friend Lord Berkeley has raised his concerns about the transport links between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland on a number of occasions in this House. One has always sensed a deep frustration on his part at some of the replies he has received, and the very helpful briefing prepared by our Library sets out some of those previous...

Fox-Sky Merger - Statement (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...—one that she cannot alter by her own whim, as it were—and bearing in mind the quasi-judicial process that we are in, it is implicit that the Secretary of State must act promptly, for the benefit of both the public and the parties interested in the proposed merger. It is in those circumstances that she has to consider the matter of timing. I appreciate the point made by the...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Peter Bottomley: Early-day motion 189 on Krishna Maharaj’s federal evidentiary hearing in Florida has the support of many Members. [That this House recalls parliamentary support over 20 years for Florida and the US’ reviews of the 1987 murder convictions and sentencing of British citizen Krishna Maharaj, born on 26 January 1939, including asking for the overturning of the initial death sentence,...

Transport: North East of England - Question (20 Jul 2017)

Baroness Quin: ...the Minister on his appointment. When we were candidates on opposing sides in Gateshead in 1992, I do not imagine that we thought we would be facing each other across the red Benches of this House. Given the additional infrastructure investment in Northern Ireland, and given that it will be years, if ever, before HS2 benefits Tyneside and the north-east, I urge the Minister to bring...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Karen Bradley: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Fox-Sky merger. Three weeks ago, I came to the House to set out my initial decisions in relation to the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky plc. Having referred the bid for a phase 1 investigation by Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority in March, the decision before me was whether or not to refer the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Subsidies (20 Jul 2017)

Michael Gove: I add my voice to those of everyone in the House in congratulating my hon. Friend on securing re-election as Chairman of the Select Committee. Once again, he absolutely hits the nail on the head. As we move outside the European Union, our system of agricultural support must protect farmers through the vicissitudes they face; and, critically, the environmental benefits that farmers secure for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing (20 Jul 2017)

Will Quince: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of exemptions made in respect to the exemption for care leavers up to the age of 22 for the Shared Accommodation Rate in relation to private rented accommodation; and what estimate his Department has made of the cost of those exemptions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (20 Jul 2017)

Will Quince: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of exemptions which will be made in respect to the exemption for care leavers up to the age of 22 for the Shared Accommodation Rate in relation to social rented sector when introduced in 2019; and what estimate his Department has made of the cost of those exemptions.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (20 Jul 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Affordable Rent model was introduced to maximise the delivery of new affordable housing, making the best possible use of constrained public subsidy. It allows us to deliver more homes for every pound of Government investment, so more people in housing need can have access to a good quality home at a sub-market rent. This has allowed us to build nearly 333,000 new affordable homes since...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (20 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to encourage local authorities in England to make use of their housing benefit and council tax data automatically to register all eligible children for free school meals with parents or guardians given the right to opt-out of such meals.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail update (20 Jul 2017)

Chris Grayling: I wish to inform the House about some important developments regarding the rail networks of the Midland Main Line, South Wales and the North of England. Passenger numbers on the UK rail network have more than doubled since privatisation 20 years ago and our country’s railways need to adapt and change to be able to meet current and future demand. Therefore we are delivering the largest...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Mutual Recognition of Freezing & Confiscation Orders COM (2016) 819 final (20 Jul 2017)

Ben Wallace: ...Strategy and Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter terrorist finance, we have made it clear that being able to recover criminal monies is a priority. The proposed Regulation will bring benefits to the UK through strengthening the ability of our operational agencies to have our orders recognised and executed, particularly in countries which have traditionally been slower to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: European Union opt-in and opt-out Decision: Second Generation Schengen Information System (20 Jul 2017)

Nick Hurd: ...Police Cooperation Regulation will replace the legislation that currently governs SIS II’s use for that purpose. The UK has participated in this aspect of SIS II since April 2015. Our law enforcement agencies benefit from this, for example by being able to detain at the border people who are wanted under European Arrest Warrants and to obtain intelligence from police forces across...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (20 Jul 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Government wishes to inform the House of its decision to opt in to the Council Decision on Conclusion of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA), in respect of Article 18(2) of the Agreement, which relates to judicial cooperation in the field of civil and commercial matters. This article falls within Title V of Part III of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union....

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