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Cyprus - Question for Short Debate (27 Oct 2016)

Baroness Goldie: ...both for Cypriots and the wider region for three main reasons. First, a united Cyprus would have a larger and more efficient economy. Secondly, it would create a more stable investment climate and enable greater trading opportunities with Turkey and the wider Middle East. Thirdly, it would be able fully to exploit its natural resources for the benefit of all Cypriots. According to analysis...

Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Baroness Prosser: ...of most of us in this House, a person could leave school with zero qualifications and walk into a job, which may have been a bit boring but which—because it was a buyer’s market and because the trade union movement was on the case—might have paid quite well. If that job did not suit, there was always another one down the road. For those who suddenly woke up and realised...

Defence Expenditure — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 Oct 2016)

Brendan O'Hara: Does the Minister accept, though, that the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, the SNP, the Labour party, the Greens, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, the Scottish churches and great swathes of Scottish civic society have all said no to Trident? Should that voice not be respected?

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: TV licence fee concessions by reference to age (27 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...made clear in the debate on the BBC charter our utter condemnation of the underhand, aggressive, bully-boy way in which the Government “negotiated”. It was not a negotiation. As a former trade union rep, I recognise a negotiation when I see one, and the way the Government handled the previous licence-fee settlement was nothing of the sort. That led us to the position we are...

Brexit: Domestic and International - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Baroness Mobarik: .... I thank my noble friend Lord Leigh for initiating it. The views that I have heard and the number of speakers at this debate have certainly emphasised the importance that noble Lords place on trade. I also congratulate my noble friend Lord Gadhia on making his inspiring and most moving maiden speech here today, and look forward to hearing more of his contributions. He was right to...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Lifetime ISAs: further provision (27 Oct 2016)

Kelvin Hopkins: ...the price of land. It is a mad world. In 1969, I thought becoming an owner-occupier was a bit of an adventure, but I could afford it on one income—mine, which was not massively high, because I was a trade union research officer. Nevertheless, I could afford to buy a three-bedroom house with a garage and gardens back and front—a nice, typically British home, which we might all...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Government contributions to Lifetime ISAs (27 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: The Opposition’s new clauses 1 and 2 are designed to address the concern expressed across the board, including by the pensions industry, the trade union movement, Select Committees of this House and the Office for Budget Responsibility, that the lifetime individual savings account poses a threat to traditional pension savings, and most significantly to auto-enrolment. Auto-enrolment...

European Union and Canada: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Question (27 Oct 2016)

European Union and Canada: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Question

Future Trade with the European Union (27 Oct 2016)

Future Trade with the European Union

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum) (27 Oct 2016)

Neil Findlay: T his debate is timely and important. It speaks to the broader question of how we in this Parliament and in the UK Parliament handle our departure from the European Union, because in my view it will happen whether we like it or not. If it does not happen, I believe that there is the real potential for an ugly social, political and democratic crisis. In a recent Guardian article, George...

Concentrix: Yemen (26 Oct 2016)

Stephen Twigg: I am even more grateful to those human forces. The Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee spoke about intent, and this issue is vital. What European Union, United Kingdom and international arms trade law says is that licences cannot be granted if there is a “clear risk” that the arms may be used in the commission of violations of international humanitarian law. This is not about...

Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

Helen Hayes: a consequence of DBS delays. In Sheffield, as elsewhere in the country, taxi drivers must undergo annual DBS checks. That is particularly important given the links that there have been between the taxi trade and child sexual exploitation in some parts of the country. However, the DBS is so slow in Sheffield that taxi drivers are sometimes unable to work for a third of every year as they...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Update) (26 Oct 2016)

Michael Russell: every opportunity. I have twice met the UK Brexit secretary, David Davis, most recently on Friday along with the Secretary of State for Scotland, and colleagues have met Treasury ministers and the trade secretary. I have been to Cardiff to identify common ground with Mark Drakeford, my Welsh counterpart, I have met representatives of the London mayor’s office, and our officials...

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise and Skills Support (26 Oct 2016)

Richard Leonard: ...the challenges that now face not just the south of Scotland but the north-east. We argue that, in place of reactive task forces, we should establish proactive sectoral advisory groups that bring together trade unions and employers to help inform industrial policy and the real investment strategy that we need to go with it. Just as we support the Government in its call for the “robust...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Oct 2016)

Theresa May: The fact that the right hon. Gentleman seems to confuse a customs union with a border when they are actually two different issues shows— [Interruption]—shows why it is important that it is this party that is in government and dealing with these issues and not his. The right hon. Gentleman talks about the plan. I have been very clear that we want to trade freely—both trade...

Leaving the EU: Wales — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (25 Oct 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: ...damaging option for the Welsh economy and for Welsh funding and finances. That is why Plaid Cymru and I have been united in our campaign to maintain membership of the single market and the customs union from the very beginning. That would be by far the least damaging option for the Welsh economy, first, because there are wide-reaching benefits to being a single market and customs union...

Leaving the EU: North-East Exports (25 Oct 2016)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) on securing the debate. We have heard from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the Floor of the House on many an occasion, given how much he is before the House to answer questions. The reason we continue to have these debates is because, unfortunately, no answers...

Airport Capacity - Statement (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Soley: ...importance of that skilled employment at Heathrow. Let us get on with this and make a plea to those who are opposed to it to look at the depth and quality of the evidence in favour—from business and from all the trade unions bar one—and say that this project needs to go ahead, particularly in the light of Brexit, and in the light of the needs of the British economy.

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