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Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...in law and that—I emphasise this—the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to be given effect in the law of our country, either as it stands or in a manner that ensures that it works as a UK regime. The department is continuing its work on the operability assessment of EU legislation following exit. This is a matter of process—and I understand the issue,...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Earl Howe: ...us to spend substantially more. However, I challenge the Government’s critics to show how the strategic defence and security review failed to set out a clear and affordable strategy for delivering one of the most capable Armed Forces in the world. That was our aim, and the SDSR did that by including an expeditionary force of 50,000 by 2025, £1.9 billion for cyber investment, new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (20 Mar 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Table 1 below shows the number of claimants who failed to attend their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment. Table 1 – Number of claimants who failed to attend their PIP assessment. Jan 14 - Dec 14 Jan 15 - Dec 15 Jan 16 - Dec 16 48,700 73,200 95,600 These figures include those claimants who fail to attend their PIP assessment and were subsequently found to have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Dorset (20 Mar 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessment appeals have been made by people in Dorset in the last year for which information is available; and what percentage of those appeals have been successful.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...because we have agreed on so much in this part of the Bill and we all agree that the various amendments that have been made have vastly improved the Bill. I would argue that we have done 98% of the work required. Despite the very eloquent speeches made by the noble Lord, Lord Smith, and my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay, I feel we are somewhat dancing on the head of a pin on this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Education (14 Mar 2017)

Sam Gyimah: We are clear that our prisons must become places of discipline, hard work and self-improvement, for offenders to improve their maths and English and get a job on release Alongside our work to boost staffing numbers, these reforms will help offenders turn their lives around, reduce reoffending and create safer communities. Our recent White Paper on prison reform described how we have...

Child Abuse Offences (Sentencing) — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (13 Mar 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...neighbouring MP, my hon. Friend the Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Simon Hart). As others have said, the issue transcends all party politics. Members of Parliament representing all parties work together constructively to ensure that the Government are doing everything we can to prevent, detect and prosecute these horrendous crimes. I want to answer some of the...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Norman Lamb: ...a system that is accessible to anyone in this country, irrespective of their ability to pay. That was the founding principle of the NHS, and it remains true to this day. As well as advocating the case for parties to work together to resolve this intractable problem, my party, the Liberal Democrats, continues to develop its own ideas. Last autumn, I established an independent expert panel...

Criminal Finances Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The noble Lord is absolutely right that we will never get a global homogenous position with every country being equally compliant. We are aiming for those territories and Crown dependencies to work towards the standard to which we aspire. That is where we are at this point. I hope both noble Lords are satisfied with that. I trust that this House, like the Commons, will recognise the...

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...with responsibility for disabled people, the hon. Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), is in the Chamber. Irrespective of political views, I want to address the efficiency of the social security system as it actually works. I pay tribute to the work of Parkinson’s UK, and particularly to that of Natasha Burgess. On employment and support allowance, for example, which will...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Proposed Merger: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill (6 Mar 2017)

Andy McDonald: ..., some concerns about the impact of some parts of the Bill, so we shall press the Government on some issues and table amendments in Committee. Of course, the Bill alone is no substitute for the wider policy framework required for the UK to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us, but it is an important Bill that we wish to support. Part 1 deals with automated vehicles and...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st Day) (6 Mar 2017)

Baroness Rock: ...making sure that we do this. It is about building critical mass in our research and innovation delivery. So, from research funding to commercialisation and capital raising through Innovate UK, we have the capability to bring these together, to identify strategic priorities for our future economy and to ensure we have a joined-up approach to develop and realise them. I spoke at Second...

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Lansley: ...they tell us more about the possibilities for dealing with this, and involve us directly in thinking about this? It is not part of the negotiations. I do not think it would prejudice the negotiations in any respect for us to be working hard now to try to put in place the practical mechanisms for facilitating trade and reducing the cost and delay involved in trade across borders for the...

Support for the Bereaved — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Richard Harrington: ...entitled to, thus ensuring that the least well off receive the extra cash in their pocket to help with those extra financial strains brought about by the unexpected loss of a spouse or civil partner of working age. Long-term ongoing income-related support will be provided through universal credit, which better targets support to those with the greatest need. The regulations make no changes...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Liverpool (2 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: No specific assessment has been made of the proportion of claimants registered at Wavertree and Edge Hill Jobcentres without access to the internet, a computer or a telephone. Increasingly, our customers access many of our services on-line. This includes claiming benefits, looking for jobs and keeping us informed of their efforts to find work. The roll out of Universal Credit and our...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Sick Leave (1 Mar 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Registered Medical Practitioners, usually General Practitioners, assess whether a patient’s health condition affects their fitness for work. If this is the case, they may issue a Statement of Fitness for Work (or fit note) from the eight day of sickness indicating whether the patient is ‘not fit for work’ or ‘maybe fit for work taking account of the following...

The Government’S Productivity Plan (28 Feb 2017)

Richard Fuller: I would hope that the Minister would use exactly the same assessment for that project as he would for any other. We have to build an economy that works for everyone. We have the tools at our disposal to do that, and it would be good to see the Scottish Government using some of the tools at their disposal to do something productive about their own economy, rather than complaining all the time...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessments (24 Feb 2017)

Clive Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to introduce new rules which will not require reassessments for employment and support allowance for people with severe life-long conditions; and if he will publish the criteria by which severe life-long conditions are defined as such for the purposes of exemption from those assessments.

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: ...accommodate more refugees is based on threadbare figures that are nine months out of date. The Government claim that the 217 councils in the UK responsible for children cannot even handle two each. This is drastically underestimating the capabilities and dedication of those selfless men and women who devote their lives to public service. My own council, Ealing, along with the council...


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