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Scottish Parliament: Energy Storage Systems (22 Sep 2016)

Paul Wheelhouse: ..., which we hope to publish around the end of the year, we will try to tackle the overwhelming problem that 54 per cent of Scotland’s energy consumption is required to provide heat, mainly for space heating purposes. We look to alternative technologies to support the continuing supply of heat to our communities and tackle fuel poverty affordably. There are exciting projects on that,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology (16 Sep 2016)

Jo Johnson: The UK obtains excellent value from its investment as a member of the European Space Agency (ESA), allowing UK scientists to engage in world-class science in earth observation, space science, exploration, robotics and microgravity research, and providing significant commercial opportunities for UK industry. The UK’s investment in ESA enables our involvement in research programmes like...

Scottish Parliament: Reusable Nappies (14 Sep 2016)

Mark McDonald: ...established for the baby box? It is, essentially, to give all of our children the best start in life. Although I cannot say at this moment what the contents of the baby box will be, I can say that we are continuing to explore the options—those that have been highlighted in this evening’s debate, and other options that have been suggested to me by members of all parties. I would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Stalking (12 Sep 2016)

Claire Sugden: ..., it will be my failure, and those five years will have been in vain. As part of the strategy and in my Department’s continuing work to tackle domestic and sexual violence and abuse, we are exploring the introduction of a range of measures to protect victims. They include a potential domestic violence disclosure scheme to alert people to previous violent offending; and domestic...

Bangladesh (Religious Minorities) (8 Sep 2016)

Alok Sharma: ...of us, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh and all our partners in the fight against terrorism, but it is clear that extremism flourishes where there is a culture of intolerance and impunity, or where space for democratic challenge and debate is lacking. I of course welcome Prime Minister Hasina’s “zero-tolerance” stated approach to countering extremism and...

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

the Bishop of Derby: ...Lord, Lord Harries, and the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths, and others have shown, is very important—“From our experience, here is the answer to this kind of question”. However, democracy also requires space for those answers to be debated and other options to be looked at, which is the role of a body like Parliament. I want to invite us to recognise that, in our culture,...

HGV Fly-parking: Kent — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (7 Sep 2016)

Daniel Zeichner: ...have already been well made by hon. Members. A study of national lorry parking published by the Department found that on-site lorry parking facilities in the country were unable to meet the demand for spaces. Kent County Council’s 2012-16 action plan stated that problems associated with parking off-site, particularly when close to residential areas, included lorry-related crime; road...

Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Report - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2016)

Lord Northbrook: .... It is helping to fund a report by disabled people’s organisations for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an examination of the UK in 2017, and will shortly publish a report on disability with an analysis of evidence according to impairment. It will explore with disabled people’s organisations the best way to raise awareness of rights and...

Junior Doctors: Industrial Action - Statement (5 Sep 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...been postponed. I think we have all taken very much to heart what was said by the GMC this morning. I hope the Minister can give an assurance that the Secretary of State will take this breathing space as an opportunity to get back around the table with the junior doctors not only to explore the details of the contract, which may not yet have been hammered out to everyone’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (5 Sep 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...for local authorities to test different ways of working. This power is not about questioning the fundamentals of what local authorities need to do in relation to children’s safeguarding, but about exploring how things could be done better. We are seeking to create a controlled, time-limited space to test new ways of working before seeking to make any wider changes to the legislative...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Swimming (18 Jul 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: In the last five years 277 new fit-for-purpose pools have been built in locations which best serve the needs of people in the local community. The number of swimming pools and amount of pool space has increased since 2007. Sport England is supporting over 80 local authorities to develop a strategic approach to facility provision, making sure that community facilities like swimming pools are...

The Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc (12 Jul 2016)

Iain Stewart: ...or an understanding of the wider implications. There is a clear need for the thousands of already agreed planning applications to be brought forward. My first ask of the Minister today is to explore every possible opportunity and to work with the developers, Milton Keynes Council, South East Midlands local enterprise partnership and all the other stakeholders on upping our annual rate of...

Backbench Business: Blood Cancers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (7 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: ...(Ms Abbott) to her role as shadow Health Secretary. I look forward to working with her here and in the main Chamber. I pay tribute to Bloodwise and other charities that work in the blood cancer space. Charities are playing an increasingly important role in the sector; the Association of Medical Research Charities recently released figures that show that our charities now invest more than...

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: ...would hotly dispute—and that the expressive arts subjects of art, music, drama and dance are of secondary importance. I believe that nothing could be further from the truth. Through the arts, pupils can explore ideas in the most imaginative of ways. They can develop their powers of verbal and non-verbal expression through physical theatre, painting, music and dance, and can gain an...

Bangladesh (28 Jun 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...them. The UK will continue to engage constructively with all parties in Bangladesh, and with international partners, to work towards that end. It is generally recognised that a shrinking of space for democratic challenge and debate can push some towards extremist alternatives. I am deeply concerned that the recent appalling spate of murders is becoming an all-too-common occurrence. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Mental Health Champion (28 Jun 2016)

Catherine Seeley: ...;by decades of conflict, and more recently by austerity and the resulting increased levels of unemployment and homelessness and that the issue is now intergenerational; and calls on the Minister of Health to explore the role and remit of a mental health champion to protect and promote the interests of those suffering poor mental health and well-being.” I begin by welcoming the motion...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Implications for Scotland) (28 Jun 2016)

Fiona Hyslop: ...about the fact that, in some places, people voted to leave out of a sense of powerlessness and a need for change. We must think through the consequences of that. Patrick Harvie was correct to identify that space has been provided for division, fear and hatred to be engendered, and that must be confronted face on in all our politics as we move forward. Christina McKelvie talked about the...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2016)

Lord Nash: ...lives could be improved. It was inspirational, and I was very impressed by the young people. However, it was also deeply concerning as there were many similar stories about how they had had many different social workers in a short space of time, and there was inconsistency in the different people—social workers and advisers—with whom they were working. If anyone was in any...

Business without Debate: Kentmere Mental Health Ward, Westmorland General Hospital (13 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...in May its decision to close Kentmere unit following information from the CQC that highlighted the environmental constraints on the unit. Kentmere is an old mixed-sex unit with no access to outdoor space. The hon. Gentleman’s concerns and comments about the decision have been widely reported. As he knows, and despite what he said at the conclusion of his remarks, this is a matter...

Policing and Crime Bill: National Assembly for Wales: devolution of responsibility for policing (13 Jun 2016)

Maria Miller: ...piece of advice on which I will be interested to hear the Minister’s response, as well as the response on police training. There are serious questions to ask as to whether the providers of online space are doing what they need to do to keep their communities safe. They have not only a corporate social responsibility to do that, but I also think an economic imperative, because it is...


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