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A Better Defence Estate Strategy — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Feb 2017)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...maintenance costs. HMS Sultan contains heritage assets and listed buildings—that is an issue with a lot of the sites identified—including two Palmerston forts, a site of nature conservation and land protected as open space, which is also an issue in several of the sites identified. Fort Blockhouse contains designated nature conservation sites, open space and important heritage...

Scottish Parliament: LGBT History Month Scotland 2017 (21 Feb 2017)

Christina McKelvie: ...the best teacher when it comes to learning about how things affect people. We have Aaron, who told us that he approached LGBT Youth Scotland as he was struggling with who he was and that: “There was no support or safe space to explore, I felt lost and like I didn’t belong. Finding LGBT Youth Scotland online and attending the group gave me someone to talk to and somewhere to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Advice Service (20 Feb 2017)

Simon Kirby: ...consumer protections, ensuring that any potential changes would fit well with the formal and informal debt solutions currently available to consumers. For example, the government has committed to exploring whether some form of ‘breathing space’, a statutory period of protection from repayment and enforcement action, would be a useful and viable addition to the current range...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to reduce non-domestic rating multipliers (9 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: back up that claim, as far as I can see. We need a higher bar on what we mean by evidence than the Minister jumping to his feet in a fit of excitement. As we progress through the Bill and explore where the Government are trying to get to, I hope that the Government will take time to use the probing amendments to reflect. If they really want to achieve localism, if they really want local...

International Trade: Space Exploration Sector (9 Feb 2017)

Space Exploration Sector

Low-Cost housing — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...people can rent for a long time, could transform the housing market and make renting much more affordable. The White Paper also sets out how we will support housing associations to build more and explores options to encourage local authorities to build again. As I have said, we will also encourage further institutional investment in the private rented sector. Finally, because we recognise...

Housing White Paper - Statement (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...five years. Once we know how many homes are needed where, we need sites on which to build them, so the White Paper contains measures that will help us to identify appropriate sites for development: not simply empty spaces, but usable, practical sites where new homes are actually required. Let me reassure the House that this will not entail recklessly ripping up our countryside. In 2015, we...

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

Sajid Javid: reviews at least every five years. Once we know how many homes are needed we need sites on which to build them, so the White Paper contains measures to help identify appropriate sites for development—not simply empty spaces but useable, practical sites where new homes are actually required. I can reassure the House that this will not entail recklessly ripping up our countryside....

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Debts (7 Feb 2017)

Simon Kirby: The government committed to exploring whether some form of “breathing space” would be a useful and viable addition to the current range debt solutions available to consumers and creditors. Work is continuing on this review and government plans to report back shortly.

Brexit: Transport - Question for Short Debate (6 Feb 2017)

Baroness Randerson: ...licensing, the availability of slots, air traffic management and so on. Then there is the open skies agreement between the EU and the US. We are a member by virtue of being an EU member. We are part of a single airspace block with Ireland, which will of course remain in the EU. Therefore, continuing as a part of the open skies agreement will require obvious compromise, as it will involve...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...for both the public and private sectors, including strengthening rights for individuals so that they have more control over their personal data. We intend to work with the Information Commissioner to explore how we can best meet these requirements, as well as to improve transparency in this space. As such, we do not see the value in commissioning a further major review of data ahead of...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Feb 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...this process to develop before considering the case for domestic intervention. I welcome the noble Lord’s recognition in his amendment of the important role that collectively agreed industry standards can play in this space. Creators and publishers alike have highlighted the role that such standards can play in improving transparency and fairness. Examples in the UK include the...

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill (3 Feb 2017)

Craig Whittaker: ...strategies can have on the high street. The independent retailers, traders and small businesses that are the lifeblood of our town centres rely on a balanced parking policy that promotes the regular turnover of parking spaces, manages traffic flow successfully, and ensures that the level of charges is reasonable and proportionate in relation to the retail offer that is available to...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: .... The Minister and the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, reaffirmed that. We are not talking about taking down the whole of Twitter, so I do think we need to get the proportionality of this right. We will explore this issue more in some of the amendments that we have tabled for debate later on, and we need somehow to have further discussion and debate about social media sites, their...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Edinburgh (2 Feb 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...has sought, where feasible, to merge sites in close proximity as part of its overall review of estate. Merging the staff and services from Edinburgh City into High Riggs Jobcentre optimises use of space, ensures value for money and enables effective delivery of services to the public. The merge in reverse was explored however this was deemed not viable due to the underutilisation of space.

Scottish Parliament: Improving Scotland’s Planning (26 Jan 2017)

Kevin Stewart: people with an interest in planning, and I was struck by the high level of consensus that emerged in response to the panel’s report. Since then, we have taken forward an intensive programme of work to explore the panel’s recommendations further. We established six working groups, which gave their time to help us to develop options and proposals for change. Crucially, the...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (24 Jan 2017)

Claudia Beamish: ...the challenging issue of deer management, which we discussed this morning in committee. In my view—and that of others, I believe—we need more robust management structures to protect our trees. Rhoda Grant has already explored the need for collaborative research on tree health across the UK. I also highlight the importance of the provenance of seedlings and highlight the work of...

Scottish Parliament: Jobcentres (Glasgow) (19 Jan 2017)

Adam Tomkins: I am all in favour of exploring options for co-location, and that is one of the issues that the minister has written to the secretary of state about. That is incredibly important. I want there to be more joined-up working between the UK Government and the Scottish Government on the delivery of employability services and our social security system. That is one of the directions in which the...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Toilet Facilities: People with Disabilities (17 Jan 2017)

Gavin Barwell: ..., the availability of adequate toilet facilities becomes central to planning any activity outside the home. Changing Places toilets provide an adult changing bench, a hoist, washing facilities and the space for carers and users to use the facilities safely. It is heartening to see that local and national campaigners, backed by the Government and working in partnership with business and...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Baroness Greengross: .... At present, there is a huge gap between need and provision. These developments are fundamentally different from other provision. Unlike general housing, they have considerable communal and non-residential space: lounges, restaurants, libraries, fitness facilities and so on. The residents are no longer on their own and can access all the benefits when and if they require them. This means,...

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