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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (7 Dec 2016)

Exiting the European Union: The UK’s negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU. 9:15 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-general, Confederation of British Industry Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, British Trades Union Congress John Longworth

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers’ Pay Dispute (6 Dec 2016)

Peter Weir: ..., there is not the money to pay. At times, there have been some issues raised in relation to parity, yet, when an offer was made by management side that was greater than parity, the teachers' unions said no to it. What has been put in place for 2015-16 and 2016-17 was, ultimately, within the current constraints, a fair offer. I appreciate that not everyone will agree with that, but the...

Health Services Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Review of the impact of the Act on pricing, research and development, and innovation (6 Dec 2016)

Simon Burns: ...did not go bust; it decided to withdraw. However, in the view of the patients who used it, the quality of the care provided by what had been a failing hospital had vastly improved. Moreover, the trade unions agreed to the deal that was done to put Circle there.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Origin Marking: UK Trade with EU (6 Dec 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has made an assessment of the possibility of making exclusions to Rules of Origin regulations in any future free trade deal between the UK and the EU.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland (6 Dec 2016)

Kris Hopkins: ...Consultation on the Future Delivery of Electoral Services was published, I have met a range of stakeholders across Northern Ireland to discuss the issues raised, including MPs, district councils, trade union representatives and those involved in the administration of elections.

Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Trade with EU: Wales (6 Dec 2016)

Alun Cairns: I recognise many businesses in Wales trade with the single market and my Department is working closely with the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure we get the best possible deal for Wales and the UK as a whole. Leaving the EU will lead to new opportunities for businesses in Wales as we build on our strengths as an open, dynamic, trading nation.

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Claudia Beamish: Liverpool, Mark Carney made an observation about supporting “inclusive growth where everyone has a stake in globalisation”, although that is perhaps something of a challenge. He continued: “Because technology and trade are constantly evolving and can lead to rapid shifts in production, the commitment to reskilling all workers must be continual ... Lifelong learning,...

House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (Continued) (5 Dec 2016)

the Earl of Kinnoull: shrink mode. My third and final point relates to our committee system and builds on a point made earlier by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-Under-Heywood. I had the great benefit of being on the Trade Union Bill committee, so ably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Burns. At the beginning of what would be a very intense month, we had, as one can imagine, a room full of...

Southern Rail Services - Statement (5 Dec 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Question on Southern Rail services. The Statement is as follows. “Performance on the Southern network has been affected by a combination of factors over the previous months. These have included trade union action, infrastructure reliability and operator issues. The unions have stepped up their industrial action in the run-up to Christmas, additionally co-ordinating it with action on...

House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (5 Dec 2016)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...—although he may not forgive my doing so—that it should be a Select Committee chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Burns, who made such a conspicuous success of his committee’s consideration of the tricky questions that arose under the Trade Union Bill. I add only this. It seems clear that we shall not achieve our ultimate aim of reducing in size unless and until two basic...

Southern Rail (5 Dec 2016)

Paul Maynard: Performance on the Southern network has been affected by a combination of factors over the previous months. Those have included trade union action, infrastructure reliability and operator issues. The unions have stepped up their industrial action in the run-up to Christmas, additionally co-ordinating it with action on the underground network. Let me be clear: this strike action is politically...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: International Human Rights Day (5 Dec 2016)

Christopher Stalford: ...rights process as a Trojan Horse to make fundamental rights out of things that are not fundamental rights. Some people were advocating that a bill of rights should be used as a means of reversing the trade union reforms that went through in the 1980s, for example. Well, I am sorry, but there is no fundamental human right to secondary picketing. An attempt was made to push through the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Uk’S Commitments at the World Trade Organization (5 Dec 2016)

Liam Fox: The United Kingdom is a founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In addition to the general obligations of membership, all WTO members undertake specific commitments in their goods and services schedules: WTO members’ goods schedules set out upper limits for tariffs and detail any tariff rate quotas, and WTO members’ services schedules set out commitments and...

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (2 Dec 2016)

Michael Ellis: ...five principles for reform. I will not rehearse them now—they are on the public record—but it was an open consultation and we invited responses from all those who would be affected by reforms, including trade unions, employers, civil servants and other interested parties. The consultation ran for 12 weeks, but as well as that, we held a series of meetings to discuss the...

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

Baroness Sherlock: carry on what he has started. Perhaps he would like to think about doing some work to identify a shared ethical sense that could underpin our common life and institutions. To do that, we would need to engage with the communities across our country, not just government but local faith groups, trade unions, community groups—all the different components that make up our national...

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

Lord Glasman: ..., which is an idea that is as wicked and pernicious as the idea that the state should control and administer the very nature of the person. It is precisely the intermediate institutions —the schools, the universities, the Church, the unions, the law—that protect the nature of the person from their domination by these two external forces. That is essentially the path. The really...

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill: Aid Reviews (2 Dec 2016)

Tom Brake: ...overturned a majority of 23,000? I am sure that the residents of Richmond Park are very interested in what we are discussing today. Will the Minister confirm that the Government’s desire to boost trade following the EU referendum will not be at the expense of the poorest countries in the world and that they remain a priority? Will he also confirm that if the most effective way of...

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Chris Stephens: My hon. Friend has given a tour de force this morning. Is it the case that support for the Bill also comes from the trade union representing staff employed by the Department for Work and Pensions—the Public and Commercial Services Union—which wants consistency across the board?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway (2 Dec 2016)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has written to hon. Members to say that pressure by trade union leaders has prompted staff working for Govia Thameslink Railway to call in sick.

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