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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Rathkeltair House, Downpatrick (27 Sep 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...should help to revive our town centres. You have my pledge that I will do all in my power to bring the council together with my officials to make sure that the arrangement in Rathkeltair House — the pronunciation was 50:50; I got it wrong — is to the benefit of the town.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...sporting club, with all the protections that are there. That is saying to people that we are not taking a blanket unreasonable approach; we will enhance the protection for young people, but we will allow them the full range of benefits of their sports clubs. If we were to put a value on that, it would be worth millions of pounds to Northern Ireland, with all the volunteers in those...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (European Union Referendum) (27 Sep 2016)

John Finnie: ...David Mundell saying that “the risks ... are ... too great”, and Mr Crawford outlined what Mr Mundell said about the severity of the implications. Those implications are not simply economic; social benefits will also be affected. My Highlands and Islands colleague Rhoda Grant talked about the infrastructure benefits that have come to the Highlands as a result of membership of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Jennifer Palmer: This is an extraordinarily complex matter. I thank my colleague Andy Allen for bringing the motion to the House, and I will certainly support it. It is vital that we have had the opportunity to discuss the issue. The most recent changes to the women's state pension age will have a direct impact on around half a million women across the United Kingdom. Nobody would disagree that spending...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: NAMA Revelations: Public Confidence (26 Sep 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...liom buíochas a thabhairt do gach Comhalta a ghlac páirt sa díospóireacht inniu. I thank all the Members who contributed to the debate, and I have no doubt that this discussion will run in the House and outside it, despite the fears of the previous Member to speak, who spoke about discussion or debate being closed down. In essence, as was touched on by many Members,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Petition: Campaign against the Harsh Introduction of Equal State Pension Requirements (26 Sep 2016)

Colin McGrath: ...women were given one year's notice of a six-year extension. It hardly seems equal. It must be remembered too that some women were often not permitted to enter company pension schemes and other benefits of employment until the 1990s. Such changes to their plans and pensions are having a major detrimental impact. Some women who have not been working in later years and were expecting an...

Scottish Parliament: Local Taxation (22 Sep 2016)

Richard Leonard: ..., the Scottish National Party claimed that it would form a progressive anti-austerity alliance, yet its flagship policy of the council tax freeze was, and is, not progressive but regressive, in that it benefits most the richest people in the biggest houses. Of course, it has not countered austerity, either; it has deepened it. People are complaining that local authorities are introducing...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Staffing (21 Sep 2016)

Stewart Stevenson: ..., of course, before the health service was established. He very much welcomed its establishment; he was the traditional old-style GP whom we used to have in the 1950s and 1960s. The front room of the house was the surgery; there were no ancillary staff; his working hours were 7.30 in the morning until 9 o’clock at night; and the range of services he provided and the skills he had...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Health Service Provision: North Antrim (20 Sep 2016)

Phillip Logan: I thank my colleague Mr Storey for bringing the debate to the House today. Leaving Northern Ireland aside, we are very fortunate in North Antrim to have an excellent health and care system. Mr McGuigan picked up on some of the issues coming through his constituency office, and, even at this early stage, I have the same. So, we are well aware. I welcome the fact that the Minister said last...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Road Maintenance Budget Deficit (20 Sep 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ..., as a consequence of how structural maintenance funding can be utilised at relatively short notice, the Executive have adopted a policy of using the in-year monitoring process to reallocate capital funding to ensure that it benefits the region and is not lost to the block. Although not ideal, such in-year additions are still of obvious benefit, and I will continue to press for such...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Road Maintenance Budget Deficit (20 Sep 2016)

Declan McAleer: I welcome the motion before the House today. This is a very serious motion, and it deserves in-depth consideration. We have had similar motions relating to the structural maintenance of our road network before. As one of the MLAs who represent a very rural constituency, I appreciate the importance of the issue. In rural parts of mid and west Tyrone, we can see the state of the roads. It is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Language Body (20 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: ...í should be vice-chair of the North/South Language Body until his term of appointment ends on 12 December. The Council noted that both agencies continue to engage in the identification of possible opportunities to maximise the benefits of EU funding. The Ulster-Scots Agency is in discussions with Monaghan County Council about participating in a bid to secure Peace programme resources...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Inland Waterways (20 Sep 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ...new businesses have been developed; namely, Erne Boat Hire, a new water taxi on the Erne and a new hire cruise provider on the Shannon. We were also updated on Waterways Ireland's work to maximise the benefit of EU funding opportunities, which included examining with our partners the potential for funding under INTERREG Va, the rural development LEADER cooperation measure, the INTERREG...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (EU Referendum) (20 Sep 2016)

Keith Brown: ...-term issues, including lack of growth, which we know is an issue in Scotland and the UK, but in my view, such issues are compounded by the facts that the economic levers—which the Tory party itself says reside mainly in Westminster—are not being sufficiently used to the benefit of the Scottish economy, and that the challenges of Brexit are being ignored and business leaders...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: 'A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU' (19 Sep 2016)

Mike Nesbitt: ...an alternative, because there is nothing to give an alternative to, but it is the next best thing. It is built on an approach that has three legs. The first is a vision. Again, for Mr Poots's benefit, our vision is of Northern Ireland as the United Kingdom's gateway to the European Union, because we have that land border. Then, there is a plan, which is built around the fact that we...

Quantitative Easing: Financial Services: EU Markets (15 Sep 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...will need to look carefully at the structures needed to ensure regulatory cohesion and stable, long-term access to EU markets, which I believe is in both the UK’s and the EU’s interests. The EU benefits from the deep pockets of the UK’s financial centre status, and the UK benefits from access to the EU in acting as its financial centre. High quality and consistent...

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...debate has been an example of something that is small but perfectly formed. It has been a very interesting debate. The topic is extremely important to our economy and I know that Members across the House will join me in thanking the hon. Gentleman for giving us the opportunity to discuss it. Let me begin by setting out briefly the Bank of England’s role in the monetary policy of...

Calais: Refugee Camp - Question for Short Debate (15 Sep 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ..., Lord Dubs. Since I have been a Minister I have answered a question almost every day on the issue of not just migrants in Calais but children in Calais. Not only does that show the importance this House places on the issue; we also join the country at large in being concerned about children who are, as many noble Lords have described, traumatised and in great difficulty and under the...

Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts (15 Sep 2016)

Richard Burgon: ...the charity Refuge. I read this week about the tragic case of Mary Shipstone, whose estranged father murdered her before taking his own life. She and her mother had fled a life of violence and were living in a safe house. It was an act described by the serious case review as a “spite killing”, cynically designed to take the child from her mother and leave an indelible memory...

Hinkley Point C - Statement (15 Sep 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Statement is as follows: “As the House knows, on 28 July, following a decision by the board of EDF to approve the final investment decision of the £18 billion project to build a new...


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