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Scottish Parliament: Public Service Broadcasting (3 Mar 2022)

Jenni Minto: ...nan Gàidheal, which provides a comprehensive news, speech and music service and is a voice to and for communities across the Gàidhealtachd. Radio should not be viewed as a Cinderella service. The merger of commercial radio stations has arguably reduced the localness of the service that they provide. With those stations’ focus on music and news bulletins, there are gaps in comedy,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2 Mar 2022)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the proposed merger of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust with South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Foundation Trusts: Nurses (1 Mar 2022)

Edward Argar: ...or have always held foundation trust status. Nurses employed in NHS trusts which did not hold foundation trust status at the point of data collection but later became foundation trusts because of a merger, are not included until after the trust they are employed in gained foundation trust status.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Serious Crime Unit (28 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: The Defence Serious Crime Unit (DSCU) will be formed by the merger of the single Service Special Investigation Branches. They will be led by the Provost Marshal Serious Crime, who was appointed in January 2022 and is leading the implementation of the DSCU through to full delivery. The DSCU is not currently operational; its implementation will be conducted in two phases with a HQ function...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: East Kilbride (23 Feb 2022)

Philippa Whitford: ...Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of the staff in the Department for International Development who left their posts following the merger with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in September 2020 were based in East Kilbride.

Charities Bill [Lords] (22 Feb 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: ...a failed fundraising appeal. The Bill also provides trustees with tools to make better use of their permanent endowment, and removes administrative burdens associated with land transactions and mergers. Trustees will also be able to apply for advanced assurance from the courts that the costs of litigation can be paid from a charity’s funds, rather than a charity being discouraged from...

Written Answers — Treasury: Liverpool Victoria: Royal London Group (16 Feb 2022)

Gareth Thomas: ...of the Exchequer, if he will instruct the Financial Conduct Authority to require Liverpool Victoria to inform its owners of any benefit the (a) LV Chief Executive and (b) Board will attract from a merger; and if he will make a statement.

Integration White Paper (9 Feb 2022)

Edward Argar: ...West Surrey (Jeremy Hunt), who is no longer in his place, set a lot of that in motion. We have also commissioned from Health Education England and NHS England, now that we have announced their merger, the long-term 10-year workforce strategy, which I look forward to with interest.

Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Appointment (7 Feb 2022)

Wendy Chamberlain: My constituents are rightly concerned to see the Prime Minister pursue a departmental merger, the cost of which is likely to surpass £10 million in taxpayers’ money, at a time when we are facing a cost of living crisis. It is well documented that No. 10 is used for living and working, with porous boundaries, and we are all well aware of the Prime Minister’s well documented frustrations...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Schedule 5 - Insurance contracts: change in accounting standards (2 Feb 2022)

James Murray: ..., a tax cut for banks in the Bill, despite bankers being widely expected to receive large bonuses this year, as investment banks’ profits have soared off the back of a wave of takeovers and mergers caused by the pandemic. It shows just how out of touch this Chancellor is. At the weekend, he decided to dig in over his tax rise for working people. By the middle of the week, he is using the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: New Clause 1 - Freeport tax site reliefs: provision about regulations (2 Feb 2022)

James Murray: ...some progress. The truth is that this tax cut is going ahead at a time when bankers’ earnings are on the rise, with investment banks’ profits soaring off the back of a wave of takeovers and mergers caused by the pandemic. The UK arm of Goldman Sachs—a business that the Chancellor will know well—boosted its pay by more than a third last year, Barclays is set to raise bonus payments...

Disability Benefits Assessments — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (1 Feb 2022)

Marsha de Cordova: ...missed opportunity to reshape social security and support for disabled people. I am sure there is agreement across the House that the current system is complex and simplification is needed, but the merger of payments and assessments for PIP and ESA is not the answer. They are two fundamentally different assessments requiring different information. One is means-tested income replacement,...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Clause 2 - ARIA’s functions (31 Jan 2022)

Chi Onwurah: in the NSI Bill, the Government insisted on a much narrower definition of national security. While it is progress that the Government are reflecting national security in takeovers and mergers policy, for which we have been calling for a long time, the NSI Act does not address the issue of intellectual property and its economic value. The Government have also argued that the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Legislation (27 Jan 2022)

George Freeman: ...for example, due to machinery of government changes to departmental structure in the past decade. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was founded in 2016, through a merger between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The information for primary legislation therefore includes...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 174A (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...Lords for their amendments and for challenging the issues around the power of direction. We believe that we must have the right framework for national oversight of our health system. Following the merger of NHS England with Monitor and the Trust Development Authority, NHS England will be one of the largest arm’s-length bodies in government, responsible for over £130 billion of...

Public Bill Committee: Charities Bill [Lords]: Clause 32 - Trustee of charitable trust: status as trust corporation (25 Jan 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: ...automatically confers trust corporation status on any trustee of a charitable trust that is a body corporate. It will be particularly useful in a variety of scenarios, including incorporations and mergers. It will save charities time and expense, as the current routes to obtaining trust corporation status are time-consuming and cumbersome.

Public Bill Committee: Charities Bill [Lords]: Clause 34 (25 Jan 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: Clause 34 changes the types of property that are excluded from transfer during a merger. It is a technical change that clarifies charity law on mergers and removes redundant and outdated sections, including pre-1925 language on mortgages. Clause 35 is a minor change to ensure the language in section 306 of the Charities Act 2011 is consistent with the new definition of “permanent...

Environmental Audit Committee: Global Vaccine Access (13 Jan 2022)

Wendy Chamberlain: pandemic at speed, but they are related to the problem of the Department for International Development being subsumed into the Foreign Office. They are problems that I warned about when the merger was first proposed, and I secured an urgent question on the merger in June 2020, but here we are, potentially dealing with some of those problems at a time when efficacy is key to...

Afghanistan: Humanitarian Crisis (12 Jan 2022)

Layla Moran: ...that the money has been delayed. The timelines to spend it have shrunk, so it is not spent as effectively as possible. The NGO has noticed that those inefficiencies have got much worse since the merger between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, just as the Liberal Democrats and others warned at the time. What we need now in responding to...

Business of the House (6 Jan 2022)

Matt Western: May I ask the Leader of the House for a debate on the merger of councils and local democracy? I am sure he would be concerned if there was suddenly an announcement that Somerset and Bristol were to merge. In Warwickshire, the Conservative-controlled county council is arguing for a unitary authority. Meanwhile, we have Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils voting to merge themselves,...

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