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Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...heard many passionate and expert contributions today from noble Lords with considerable collective experience of the higher education sector. I have absolutely no doubt that the scrutiny in this House will further improve the Bill, which has already been strengthened through debate in the other place. I hope that, as the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, said, we might reach some cross-party...

Delegated Legislation: Rail Services: Southend (6 Dec 2016)

Paul Maynard: ...and space for 3,000 more passengers into London in the morning peak and 20% more services on the network. Passengers in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West, and along the whole route, have undoubtedly benefited. The number of seats arriving into Fenchurch Street between 8 am and 9 am from Westcliff and from Chalkwell increased by 12% and from Leigh-on-Sea by...

Public Bill Committee: Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: prohibition on investment in certain sectors (6 Dec 2016)

Stephen Doughty: ...excellent work on poverty eradication, and make a difference. However, those reflect only part of the picture. From an overview of the CDC’s portfolio, 40% is invested in what, I think, according to the House of Commons Library, is designated as “other”; 16% is in the financial sector; 8% is in power; 9% is in industry and manufacturing; 12% is in other infrastructure; 6%...

Flood Re Insurance Scheme — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Therese Coffey: ...lessees should cover that risk. There are also considerations of principle. With Flood Re, when the insurer has a direct relationship with the homeowner, the competitive market gives us confidence that the benefits provided by the scheme will reach the households for which it is intended. It is not clear that a similar scheme for leasehold properties would achieve this. I have been saying...

Public Bill Committee: Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: LDCs and LICs (6 Dec 2016)

Stephen Doughty: ...the flow of debate in Committee—the tabling of probing amendments to discuss and debate different suggestions is very much the way in which we scrutinise, suggest alternatives and allow debate in the House. Personally, I think the latter option in new clause 5—some sort of measure based around ensuring that the CDC more closely focuses on the LDCs and LICs—would allow the...

Tidal Lagoons and UK Energy Strategy — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Alan Whitehead: ...East (Carolyn Harris), Newport East (Jessica Morden) and Workington (Sue Hayman), and by the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Callum McCaig), indicate just how full the support is on this side of the House, not just from south Wales Members but across the country. I think that is because we need to make it clear that support for Swansea needs to be based, as Members have emphasised, not...

Health Services Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Review of the impact of the Act on pricing, research and development, and innovation (6 Dec 2016)

Rob Marris: .... Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders), is central to what we should be talking about in many spheres of public life—namely, evidence-based policy. All too often in this House—this applies to Governments of both colours—policy appears to be made on a political whim. I remember in, I think, 2008 the then Leader of the House, the right hon....

Pensions: Tax Relief - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Goddard of Stockport: ...80% of employers think it could encourage employees to save and invest more. It would work across defined pension contributions and would also be sustainable, giving both short-term and long-term benefits to the Treasury, compared with the costs that fluctuate now. I have to say that pensions are a bit like the House of Lords: when you are young you do not understand them and do not want...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Covenant Reference Group (6 Dec 2016)

Steve Aiken: ...serve along with their families are treated with extra care and attention above that of the ordinary citizen; indeed, if we lived in any other country, that may be the case. US veterans have the benefit of the GI Bill for higher and further education, free healthcare through the veterans' administration, preferential employment opportunities through the civil service and a well-supported...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Social Investment Fund (6 Dec 2016)

Alastair Ross: I am not giving way. I want to emphasise those points because the social investment fund really is making a difference to people's lives and benefiting communities. The negative press coverage and the continued focus on a process that was openly consulted on and finalised on the basis of the outcome of that consultation continue to distract from the real value that the programme brings,...

Smart Meter Roll-out (6 Dec 2016)

Nick Hurd: ...Sarah Olney) to her place. I thank the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland for the constructive way in which he framed the debate, which is exactly what I would expect given his record in the House. I acknowledge the valuable contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey), who, as I have said on Twitter, is one of the more thoughtful Members of Parliament on...

Household Food Insecurity — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...his Government had held their hands up and admitted that their experiment with the welfare state has left an enduring and growing scar on this country? Food banks moving on to helping people with housing and all the other issues that have been referred to is yet another example of agencies and charities filling a gap left by his Government. They should not be doing that work—those...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing Benefit (6 Dec 2016)

Jim McMahon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has conducted an assessment of the potential effect of reductions in housing payments for asylum seekers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Europe (6 Dec 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...international obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). All those granted refugee status in the UK are given access to the labour market and benefits, and are encouraged to access organisations that can assist with integration. The Home Office provides integration loans, which are designed to help new refugees to integrate into UK...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: National Productivity Investment Fund (6 Dec 2016)

David Gauke: The National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will be targeted at four areas that are critical for productivity: transport, housing, digital communications and research and development (R&D). Investing in these areas will support the UK economy and benefit businesses and households, for instance by reducing congestion on the roads and increasing broadband speed and reliability. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Females (6 Dec 2016)

David Gauke: Transport, housing, digital communications and research and development (R&D) are the areas targeted by the new 23bn ‘National Productivity Investment Fund’ announced at Autumn Statement 2016. This investment will support the UK economy, benefitting both men and women. In line with the government’s legal responsibilities and strong policy commitment to equality,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: National Productivity Investment Fund (6 Dec 2016)

David Gauke: ...for women’s employment to be achieved as a result of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). The NPIF will be targeted at four areas that are critical for productivity: transport, housing, digital communications and research and development (R&D). Investing in these areas will support the UK economy and benefit businesses and households, for instance by reducing...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: 28-29 November -Post-Council Written Ministerial Statement – Competitiveness Council (6 Dec 2016)

Jo Johnson: .... Council Conclusions on early stage researchers were adopted without amendment. The last substantive agenda item was the Commission’s report on the implementation of the strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation. The discussion highlighted examples of the benefits of international cooperation. The UK stressed three key points – the need for EU research...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Security Situation (6 Dec 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...from Northern Ireland Related Terrorism, rather than from international terrorism, which members will be aware is the responsibility of my Rt Hon Friend the Home Secretary, who updates the House separately. In the six months since my predecessor’s last statement, the same small number of dissident republican terrorist groupings have continued their campaign of violence. Their support...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Liam McArthur: ...and slow. That is in marked contrast to the boost that such a cap would give to confidence in the wave and tidal sectors. The decision to consult on an island strike price beggars belief. We have been around the houses on that twice already. Moreover, the framing of the consultation makes it clear that it is just a mechanism for allowing the UK Government to dump commitments that were made...


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