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Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Coe: ...ponder the passage of time, probably more so as the years roll by. It seems barely credible that it is now 14 years since London snuck across the line in Singapore and secured the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012. Only eight days after that momentous decision I witnessed First Reading of the Olympic Bill in the other place. Rather like today’s Commonwealth Games...

Point of Order: Dog Meat (Consumption) (Offences) (19 Feb 2019)

Bill Wiggin: ...destination. Injured, dehydrated and exhausted, the dogs that are still alive face unspeakably cruel deaths. Routine methods of slaughter include bludgeoning, hanging, boiling, skinning and blow-torching alive. The dogs are then consumed. The city of Yulin in China hosts an annual dog meat festival that is infamous for its inhumane slaughtering methods, which are practised at over 100...

Scottish Parliament: Ultra-low-emission Vehicles (8 Jan 2019)

Lewis Macdonald: ...human waste. One expert reckons that biogas extracted from sewage sludge could power nearly 2 million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles across Japan in the near future. The athletes village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games will be powered by hydrogen from Fukushima and, for the first time, hydrogen will be the fuel for the Olympic torch. What the Japanese Government and business want...

Tributes: Baroness Jowell (14 May 2018)

Yvette Cooper: ..., Jessie and Matthew—all her family, for whom we now feel so much—was what she worked so hard to provide for other families throughout the country. I know that when we think about Tessa and the Olympics, we are supposed to think about her steely determination in getting the games to happen. We are supposed to think about her amazing values of inclusion and diversity, which she infused...

Backbench Business: Local and Regional News — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (30 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...they also campaign on behalf of local communities, whether about local deliveries on unadopted roads or elderly residents. In my case, a few years ago the Haverhill Echo campaigned to bring the Olympic torch to Haverhill. The paper also campaigned alongside the Thetford and Brandon Times to save the Brandon day care centre, which we successfully did this year. Engaging in campaigns of...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Tom Pursglove: broadcasts, for example from key community events such as the Corby carnival, the highland gathering, which is very popular in the town, the opening of the Corby Cube and the arrival of the Olympic torch. Those pivotal moments in Corby’s history have all been captured in our local media output, but I do not think that they would have been without Corby Radio, and I do not think that...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Popat: ...which my noble friend the Minister visited in the summer. Both these institutions promote integration by taking part, and being at the forefront of, great British landmarks, including welcoming the Olympic torch for the London 2012 Olympic Games, celebrating Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, taking part in Remembrance Sunday services every year, and holding vegan-style Great British Bake...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Points of Order (12 Jul 2016)

Ian Austin: ...Speaker, is the greatest place in the world. If you have five minutes in your busy schedule to visit the Jubilee Room, you will see parts manufactured for Bugatti, Lamborghini and Ferrari, and the Olympic torch, which was also made in the black country. If that is not enough of an attraction, there is also some beer that was brewed in Dudley North. All Members are very welcome.

Backbench Business: Bowel Cancer Screening Age (8 Mar 2016)

Julian Knight: about spotting the signs. I have friends who have developed this dreadful disease in their 30s. It is all about spotting the key signs. One of those friends went on, after recovery, to carry the Olympic torch and is now a champion for young people with bowel cancer. Will my hon. Friend go on to talk about spotting the signs and not just about screening?

Opposition Day: Sport and the 2012 Olympics Legacy (24 Jun 2015)

Tania Mathias: The idea of the legacy having been squandered cannot be true when one takes into account the transport logistics, the amazing Olympic volunteers—who were almost at the level of the absolute hero, Ben Parkinson, the torch carrier—and, thankfully for Twickenham, the Rugby world cup. We are benefiting from those transport logistics and the volunteers. Does my hon. Friend therefore agree that...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill (2 Feb 2015)

Madeleine Moon: ...the work the armed forces have done with seriously injured personnel is amazing. His story became a case study of how injured personnel can recover and overcome their injuries: he took part in the Olympic torch relay in 2012 and starred in the BBC series “Wounded”, showing the fantastic work done with our injured personnel. Sadly, however, in 2011, while at the parachute training...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 (18 Nov 2014)

Carál Ní Chuilín: .... Gabhaim buíochas daoibh as an rún seo inniu. Thank you very much for today's motion and debate. Everyone who has spoken has listed the major events. For me, there is no doubt that the Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Commonwealth Games have played a particularly positive role in the transformation of the host cities, which I had the privilege of visiting and participating in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Racial Attacks (3 Jun 2014)

Danny Kinahan:".  That is what we want to get back to.  We want to get back to the world realising what a great place Northern Ireland is.  Let us get back to what we saw around the Giro d'Italia and the Olympic torch — Northern Ireland all pulling together, all celebrating, all happy.  That is what this place should be. Is it really that bad?  We have just heard from Chris Lyttle how appalling...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Giro d’Italia 2014 (29 Apr 2014)

Sandra Overend: ...d'Italia is the level of community events that are running in tandem with the race itself in and around the route of the Giro.  I see great parallels with the community events that surrounded the Olympic torch run and the Queen's jubilee two summers ago.  That, along with having our very own home-grown successful cyclists, such as Wendy Houvenaghel from Upperlands in County Londonderry,...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games and Legacy (30 Jan 2014)

Mark McDonald: ...we must ensure that people across the country have the opportunity to get involved and be enthused before, during and after the games. In the build-up to London 2012, Aberdeen hosted the Cameroon Olympic team as part of its pre-games training camp. That created a buzz in the city for many whose only association with Cameroon in sport had been the Roger Milla shuffle at the 1990 world cup....

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Sports: Museums and Galleries (29 Oct 2013)

Helen Grant: The British Olympic Association is considering opportunities for mobile displays of Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia that would move around the country, visiting venues such as existing museums, sports events and schools. The Thomas Hetherwick-designed cauldron and its components have been acquired by the Museum of London with the approval of the Minister for Sport and Tourism and the Mayor...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Community Relations (21 Oct 2013)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...its work.  The agencies of the North/South Language Body have undertaken joint projects in the Irish and Ulster-Scots communities.  The agencies delivered showcase events to coincide with the Olympic torch relay.  The young ambassadors programme involved eight young people from the USA and Canada.  The Arts Council's Re-imaging Communities programme between 2005 and 2011 invested over...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Giro d'Italia (15 Oct 2013)

Mervyn Storey: .... Will the Minister explain or expand on the work that her Department, along with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and local councils, will do to promote these events so that, as we did with the Olympic torch, we maximise every possible organisation to ensure that Northern Ireland is highlighted in the best possible way, particularly my North Antrim constituency?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Commonwealth Games 2014 (10 Sep 2013)

Mervyn Storey: previous answers that she has given to the House.  Will she assure us that her Department will not simply give this to Sport NI to organise but will be proactive, as was the case when the Olympic torch came to Northern Ireland?  Will she assure us that we will have a specific event that Northern Ireland can celebrate and be part of, given the importance of the Commonwealth Games?

Tourism: Music — Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2013)

Baroness Northover: ...people applied for one of 10,000 tickets to attend the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012. My noble friends Lord Storey and Lord Clement-Jones and the noble Lord, Lord Aberdare, noted the Olympics and Paralympics. The BBC reported that the opening and closing ceremonies of London 2012, which were absolutely stunning, sparked a big surge in music sales worth a retail value of over...

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