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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...barred below 18”. That would ignore the potential that often, in countries we are dealing with, laws are ignored anyway and the real change comes from the empowerment of women. That means education and job and income opportunities. Significant change happens, including in Bangladesh, when women are properly empowered. That covers all our activities. As the noble Baroness said, in...

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Martyn Day: ...and Middleton (Liz McInnes) made a point that we should all echo about carers’ work, which is often overlooked. In my constituency —I am sure this will be the case for most—we have a number of support groups for arthritis sufferers. The central arthritis self-help group in Grangemouth is a good example, with monthly meetings including entertainment and social events,...

Community Pharmacy in 2016-17 and Beyond - Statement (20 Oct 2016)

Lord Lansley: ...That is welcome, because it is a means by which there is a reach into the community that is unparalleled elsewhere in the health and care services. But it is about how we go about diversifying pharmacy income. For a long time, it has been clear that it should not be wholly reliant on dispensing fees and the global sum, as it has been in the past. We need additional services, enhanced and...

BHS (20 Oct 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...crisis and there are important questions that need to be addressed on issues including transparency, executive pay and board diversity.” We cannot allow business to mess about with the people’s future income, and the UK Government must up their game on pension regulation, and indeed on pensions altogether—but that is for another debate entirely. I very much welcome the...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Internet pornography: requirement to prevent access by persons under the age of 18 (20 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: ..., accountable process overseen by regulators and licence operators such as Ofcom, the BBFC and the Gambling Commission to ensure that children are protected from age-inappropriate content and experiences. Labour is happy to support the Government’s efforts to introduce age verification, but we must ensure that enforcement is strong enough. Our amendment speaks to that broad aim of...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: The electronic communications code (20 Oct 2016)

Calum Kerr: ...Scotland. So we are taking from one public pot of money, which can arguably ill-afford to lose it, and giving it to mobile operators. The Government would have done much better, as they looked to support roll-out, to, yes, make access much easier and look at aspects of access, but when it came to cost, to have had a discussion about annual licence fees and paid for the expansion...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Climate Change Convention: Morocco (20 Oct 2016)

Rory Stewart: The UK’s support to African Risk Capacity (ARC), the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) is managed by the Department for International Development (DFID). In December 2015, every G7 nation set out how they will meet a collective target to reach an additional 400 million people with risk...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS England: Private Finance Initiative (20 Oct 2016)

Philip Dunne: Individual National Health Service trusts, NHS foundations trusts (‘NHS Providers’) and NHS Property Services Ltd make the payments from their overall income for the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes they are individually accountable and responsible for under the contract. NHS England’s budget and expenditure is principally to commission services from NHS Providers...

Petition - Student Season Tickets on the Lakes Line: Railway Stations: Car Parking Charges (19 Oct 2016)

Paul Maynard: fully integrated, as my hon. Friend mentioned, into the local transport networks to make multimodal travel far simpler. They should be catalysts for local development and play an important role in supporting local economic growth. I urge all local enterprise partnerships and councils to think about how they, too, can support the provision of better car parking across the rail network....

South-west Agriculture and Fishing (19 Oct 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...and farming became a pen pusher’s dream and a worker’s nightmare. I commend the Government, and the Minister in particular, for guaranteeing current EU farm subsidies, which make up some 50% to 60% of UK farm income, until 2020. The fishing industry has been slowly choked to death over the years. Our fishing boats have been forced to stay at home with no compensation while...

Sale of Annuities (19 Oct 2016)

Sammy Wilson: The industry opposed this; millions of pensioners who were locked into low-paying annuities supported it. The Chancellor at the time knew all the problems, yet he claimed to be the champion of choice for the people. What has changed? Do the Government now believe that the people they said would make good choices because they were sensible and had good advice have changed? Given that the...

Almshouses — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (19 Oct 2016)

Ruth Cadbury: ...Shannon) clearly described, they continue to play a valuable role in the provision of housing in this country. They particularly benefit people such as pensioners and people with disabilities, those on low incomes, and occasionally members of other specific groups, such as ex-services personnel. In my constituency we have several almshouses. The Isleworth and Hounslow Charity manages 80...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (19 Oct 2016)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in the North East received child maintenance through the (a) Child Support Agency and (b) Child Maintenance Service in 2015-16; and how many of those families were (i) single-parent families, (ii) low-income families, (iii) survivors of domestic violence and (iv) workless households.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (19 Oct 2016)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of moving the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service on (a) single-parent families, (b) low-income families, (c) survivors of domestic violence and (d) workless households.

Brexit: Peace and Stability - Question for Short Debate (18 Oct 2016)

Baroness Goldie: ..., inequality and intolerance. In Europe, a resurgent and revanchist Russia has defied the established security order through its illegal actions in Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. Russia’s support for President Assad and its deplorable bombing of civilian areas are putting obstacles in the way of peace in Syria. Further afield, Europe faces an arc of instability...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: .... After meeting hundreds of foster families, I realised a strange fact: I had never met a single middle class foster family. Of course they exist, but they are not the norm. The norm is that low-income families foster Britain’s most vulnerable children, and that when children with more complex needs are not attractive to prospective adoptive parents, it is the same low-income foster...

Broadcasting (18 Oct 2016)

Peter Heaton-Jones: ...between the Government and the BBC than some have perhaps sought to imply here. On the issue of the BBC paying for free licences for over-75s, the corporation has said that that is a good deal—it is one that it supports. On appointments to the new unitary board, the Government have listened. There is unanimity now between the Government and the corporation, and significant changes...

Public Bill Committee: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (18 Oct 2016)

Richard Blyth: On the issue of resources for local planning authorities, the Bill has provisions relating to the support of neighbourhood planning by local planning authorities. We have completed a survey of local planning authorities in north-west England that shows that between 2010 and 2015 there was a fall of 37% in planning policy staff. These are the staff who tend to get asked not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Housing (18 Oct 2016)

Paul Givan: ...housing, where we helped almost 4,700 households take the first step to owning their own home, against a target of 2,450. That success should rightly be recognised and applauded, and, for that reason, I support amendment No 2, tabled by my colleagues. I am keen to build on that success and do even more, particularly around social housing, during the current mandate. The Housing Executive...

Public Bill Committee: Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill: Abolition of Gift Aid donations threshold (18 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...that “it is vital that sufficient safeguards are in place to prevent fraud when Government funding or tax breaks are provided, as in this case, to the charity sector. I think that sentiment would get cross-party support.”––[Official Report, 11 October 2016; Vol. 615, c. 247.] Indeed, I think that sentiment does have cross-party support. Let me say a little about...

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