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Armed Forces Act 2006 - Question for Short Debate (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: ...in general. In any event, military prosecutors will ensure the protection of the military interest. As a young subaltern newly qualified as a barrister—I learned I had passed my exams in the cookhouse of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Wrexham—and totally without experience, I was in some demand in courts martial when I served in Germany. After that, despite 50 years at the...

Same Roof Rule: Familial Sexual Abuse Cases (23 Nov 2017)

Sam Gyimah: ...if, at the time of the incident giving rise to that injury, the applicant and the assailant were living together as members of the same family. The rule was put in place to ensure that perpetrators did not benefit from any compensation awarded to the victim where they were living together. An interdepartmental working party reviewed the scheme and in 1978 recommended that the same roof...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

John Healey: ...Labour’s strongest, clearest voices on the economy, said the same. I wish to pick up on some of the points made today about the implications and impact of the Budget. A number of colleagues on both sides of the House spoke about the fact that the Government had raised expectations of lifting the public sector pay cap but then, after seven years of falling income for public servants,...

Online Gambling - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: ...be a harmless and entertaining activity. A little flutter on the horses, a visit to the amusement arcade with a pocket full of 10p pieces for a coin drop, even a bet on who will be the next Prime Minister or when the House of Lords will be abolished can be great fun and harmless activities. Betting has become normalised largely through the public acceptance of lotteries and scratchcards,...

Public Bill Committee: Smart Meters Bill: Smart meters: extension of time for exercise of powers (23 Nov 2017)

Richard Harrington: .... Secure Meters was saying that its kit can offer interoperability; why do we need the DCC? I state again that it is the via the DCC network operators can access meters to provide a lot of system benefits. All suppliers are required to use DCC for SMETS 2 meters, which allows full interoperability for enrolled meters; we are not talking about just one company. Several hon. Members have...

Universal Credit - Statement (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Sherlock: ...added to the pressure on universal credit claimants. So that is good news, although it is disappointing that that will not start until next February. It is good that people who are in receipt of housing benefit when they begin to claim universal credit will have their housing benefit payments run on for two weeks. However, I have a number of questions about that. There is quite a lot of...

Anti-bullying Week — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (23 Nov 2017)

Martin Whitfield: ...most of all our young folk who are growing up to be members of our society. It is interesting, as my hon. Friend the Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) pointed out, that at the moment the House is only too aware of what happens if we fail to deal with problems by pretending that they do not exist, pushing them to one side or ignoring them. Those problems come back, and they need to...

UK Defence Forces - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Bew: ...in that tradition. That is a great comfort, because we need in this matter above all matters a bipartisan approach. That tradition is not dead. It is worth referring to a speech given at Chatham House on 26 October by Chuka Umunna, “A Bolder Britain: Remaking a Major European Power”, which expresses it with great force. Towards the end of it, he said clearly: “One of the...

Universal Credit (23 Nov 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...reforms to their embattled universal credit programme in the Budget yesterday following months of Labour campaigning, a unanimous defeat on the Opposition-day motion and discontent across the whole House about the rising debt, arrears and even evictions that the social security reforms are causing to so many constituents. We of course welcome any steps to improve the programme, not least...

Women and Equalities: Women’s Refuges (23 Nov 2017)

Carolyn Harris: The Government’s recently announced proposed reforms to supported housing suggest that entitlement to housing benefit when women enter a refuge will be paid directly to local authorities. This is effectively pulling the plug on secure funding and jeopardising the security of life-saving refuge organisations. Given the comments the Minister has made this morning, and the assurances that...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget (Edinburgh) (23 Nov 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...government and balance the impact of United Kingdom austerity with the need to protect public services and strengthen the social contract. People across Scotland, including those in Edinburgh, will benefit from our commitments to expand early learning and childcare, raise standards in schools and close the attainment gap, deliver affordable housing investment, protect the police budget in...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Budget (23 Nov 2017)

Patrick Harvie: ...welcome him to his place on the Labour front bench. One of the most short-sighted mistakes in the United Kingdom budget is the decision to cut stamp duty, which all serious analysis shows will push house prices even higher and entirely fail to benefit first-time buyers. Moreover, the proposed methods of investment in new housing are likely to provide more benefit to developers and...

Scottish Parliament: Building Regulations (Fire Safety) (23 Nov 2017)

Bob Doris: .... I believe that history will show such processes to be time-consuming, antiquated and not in the best interests of fire safety. The committee examined existing fire safety inspection regimes. We heard how housing associations commission regular fire safety assessments and how, following occupation, high-rise buildings are subject to quarterly inspections by the fire service. Indeed, we...

NHS: Wound Care - Question for Short Debate (22 Nov 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: .... A number of important areas of work are already making a difference. I should point out that both MRSA and C. difficile rates are down 50% in the last seven years. As we have discussed before in this House, a second sepsis plan was published in September this year to try to make some progress on sepsis. The noble Baroness, Lady Masham, pointed out the importance of hand hygiene, and I...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Helen Goodman: ...This is the situation for not just the north-east, as Midland Connect is getting £6 million. However, the London business rate retention, which is being piloted, is going to give London £7.5 billion. As for the stamp duty cut, the average house price in my constituency is £106,000, so people are not going to benefit from that cut. So this is another £650 million that is...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

Baroness Kidron: ...be made against a multimillion or indeed multibillion dollar corporation. That cannot be, in anybody’s mind, a fair fight. While the noble Lord’s amendment and indeed the GDPR are designed to benefit all users, I point out that the amendment usefully aligns with the recommendation made by the Children’s Commissioner and the House of Lords Communications Committee that...

Public Country-by-Country Reporting (22 Nov 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...opening speech. With last year’s Panama papers and then the Paradise papers the other week, there is a sense that systems of international finance and taxation seem to be working for the benefit of individuals with access to vast wealth and an army of lawyers, rather than—to coin a phrase—for the many, not the few. We are in the grip of a culture of secrecy and silence in...

Ways and Means - Financial Statementways and Means (22 Nov 2017)

Philip Hammond: I shall first report to the House on the economic forecasts of the independent Office for Budget Responsibility. This is the bit with the “long, economicky words”. Once again, I thank Robert Chote and his team for their hard work over the last few weeks. I believe passionately that the best way to improve the lives of people across the length and breadth of this country is to help...

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

John Hayes: ...two airports. The UK has direct flights to over 370 destinations in more than 100 countries across the world. Those connections—this is the point that the hon. Gentleman made emphatically—provide huge benefits for the cities and regions of the airports that they serve. The hon. Gentleman will know, because he is interested in the subject, that the Government continue to...

Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Luke Graham: ..., Mr Howarth. I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont) on securing this debate. Anyone who has followed me in my short time in this House will know that broadband and connectivity are key interests of mine and subjects that are as close to my heart as they are to the hearts of my constituents. We live in an increasingly...


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