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Women and Equalities: Corporate Boards (Women) (27 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: Lord Davies has been appointed by the Government to look at how obstacles can be removed to allow more women to make it on to corporate boards. We look forward to his recommendations for a business-led strategy, and we will respond in due course. Measures that we are taking, such as flexible working and shared parental leave, will also help to address some of the barriers to progression that...

Women and Equalities: Civil Partnership Ceremonies (27 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: In June 2010, the Government published "Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality", which made a commitment to talk to interested groups about what the next step should be for civil partnerships, including on this issue. The Government have held a number of meetings on the topic with various groups, including those representing faith groups, lesbian, gay and bisexual people...

Women and Equalities: Employment Law (Gender Discrimination) (27 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: We are committed to tackling discrimination in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against men or women because-the answer I have here says because of "sex at work", but I think it means on the basis of gender-or when providing an employment service. We will shortly be launching a consultation on the coalition commitment to encouraging shared parenting from...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council (27 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: My right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and I attended the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council on 20 and 21 January in Gödöllo. Discussions on the Interior day centred on two themes: "Internal Security: combining efforts in combating organised crime" and "comprehensive security through integrated border management". The...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Committee (14th Day) (Continued) (26 Jan 2011)

Baroness McDonagh: ...1983 election because we deserved to lose. We were unrepresentative of the population at large and, it pains me to say, of my own party. Moving on to the Conservative example, the right honourable Theresa May, when she was chairperson of the Conservative Party, referred to the Conservatives, at the annual conference, as "the nasty party". She did not put that view into the voters' minds;...

Point of Order (26 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: indicated dissent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Counter-terrorism Review (26 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the outcome of the review of counter-terrorism and security powers. The review has taken place in the context of a threat from terrorism that is as serious as we have faced at any time. In dealing with that threat, it has been the consistent aim of this Government to protect not only the security of our citizens, but the...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Bexley (26 Jan 2011)

Theresa Villiers: ...of the December 2009 timetable, Southeastern carried out a survey of the loadings of services. This resulted in Southeastern strengthening a number of services operating to Bexley from the May 2010 timetable change date. Network Rail is in the course of carrying out an assessment of the power supply to determine what work needs to be done to enable longer trains to run on commuter routes...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Intercept as Evidence (26 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: The lawful interception of communications is a vital tool for tackling the threat posed by terrorism and other serious crime. The coalition Government are committed to building on this by seeking to find a practical way to allow the use of intercept evidence in court. The issues are complex. Because of this a first step has been to review previous analysis, including that in the Privy Council...

Points of Order (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: I am grateful for the opportunity to do so. We will place draft emergency legislation in the Library of the House-[Hon. Members: "When?"] We did not say that it would be placed in the Library before the current legislation lapsed. Emergency legislation is available for the use of this House in the intervening period, if necessary, and that is section 25 of the Terrorism Act 2006. The correct...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Alcohol (Licensing) (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: The Government are taking forward proposals in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill to reform the alcohol licensing regime. These include charging a fee for late-night licences, making it easier for communities to have their say on local licensing matters, doubling the fine to £20,000 for those found persistently selling alcohol to children and overhauling the temporary event...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Migration (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: We have already announced that we will introduce a new permanent limit on non-EU economic migrants, with a reduction in visas from tiers 1 and 2 in the next financial year from 28,000 to 21,700. Those changes to the economic routes will be introduced in April. We are currently consulting on changes to tighten the student route and will consult on family and settlement later this year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police (Regulatory Burden) (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: We have removed central targets by scrapping the policing pledge and the public confidence target, and we will be abolishing the assessment of policing and community safety. We are also working with Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary to develop new, light-touch monitoring arrangements for police forces that will allow us to focus on performance, at the same time as reducing the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: English Defence League (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: The Government work with a range of partners to assess the activities of the English Defence League and its impact on communities, in order to inform Government policy on tackling extremism, promoting integration and managing public order challenges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: At the end of last year, Parliament passed the Identity Documents Act 2010, which the Home Office introduced to scrap the previous Government's regime of intrusive, ineffective and expensive ID cards. In 2011, we will take further steps towards restoring the rights of individuals, eliminating wasteful bureaucracy and making the police service more accountable to local people.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Waste Disposal (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa Villiers: .... All new trains now have them. The Department does not hold information on the number of railway carriages with sanitary facilities discharging waste directly on to the tracks. The hon. Member may wish to contact the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) at the following address for this information: ATOC Ltd. 3rd Floor 40 Bernard Street London WC1N 1BY The Rolling Stock Leasing...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Waste Disposal (24 Jan 2011)

Theresa Villiers: The Department for Transport does not hold this information. The hon. Member may wish to contact the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) at the following address for this information: ATOC Ltd. 3rd Floor 40 Bernard Street London WC1N 1BY The Rolling Stock Leasing Companies (ROSCOs) could also be approached about this information.

Written Answers — Transport: First Capital Connect (21 Jan 2011)

Theresa Villiers: The Secretary of State did not meet with First Capital Connect between 5 May 2010 and 31 December 2010. However, I met with First Capital Connect on 24 August 2010. Department for Transport officials meet regularly with First Capital Connect on matters pertaining to the franchise. Department for Transport Ministers have also met representatives from FirstGroup on other occasions.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Independent Review Crime Statistics (20 Jan 2011)

Theresa May: ..., meaningful and in which the public can have confidence. The UK Statistics Authority reported on barriers to trust in crime statistics and made six recommendations in their report published in May 2010. I welcome the UK Statistics Authority's report and have given careful consideration to their recommendations to improve public trust in the statistics. While the UK Statistics Authority...

Rail Service (West Anglia) (19 Jan 2011)

Theresa Villiers: ...I do not propose pre-empting that competition, but my right hon. Friend the Member for Saffron Walden urges bidders to consider putting forward proposals for new rolling stock on the line. Bidders may well want to make such proposals. I am sure that they will be interested in hearing from my right hon. Friend and other MPs what local people's priorities are for the much needed improvements...


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