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Scottish Parliament: Snaring (18 May 2017)

Colin Smyth: ...animals, the reality is often different. Most snares cause extreme suffering to animals, often leading to a painful and lingering death. They are also indiscriminate. They might aim to catch a fox, but are just as capable of catching cats, dogs, badgers, otters, deer, hares and livestock, which often suffer terrible injuries or are killed. Today’s debate allows us all to ask whether...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

George Adam: ...has multiple sclerosis. As such, she has mobility issues and her disabilities can sometimes be quite severe. There are 11,000 people living with MS in Scotland. The condition can fluctuate, so the PIP assessment can be very difficult. It makes no difference whether someone who has MS is able to walk 50 yards or 100 yards, because two days later they could be totally fatigued. Members might...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: In considering the long-term provision of public services via third-party contracts, the Government Chief Commercial Officer must work with Departments to address the five points made in Dr Sturgess’s report: sustainability, relationships, contracting process, capability and allocation of risks. It is recognised that much needs to be done; but recent progress has been rapid with the...

Colne to Skipton Railway (26 Apr 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...will bring further benefit to east Lancashire. We have funded improvements to the Blackburn to Bolton rail corridor, which will enable a more frequent service between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria. Work is now complete and additional services should begin at the next timetable change next spring. That, of course, is not the only improvement we have delivered on the east Lancashire rail...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Faulks: My Lords, the Bill, which has been welcomed across the House, has been the Government’s response to the undoubted need to give law enforcement agencies the necessary capabilities and powers to recover the proceeds of crime, tackle money laundering and corruption and counter terrorist financing. No one could doubt that these are very real problems, and we must ensure that we respond...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Shipbuilding (25 Apr 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: ...includes the cost of support. The first of the four Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Tankers, RFA Tidespring, launched in April 2015 and is currently undertaking UK customisation work ahead of Capability Assessment trials later this year. On current plans, RFA Tidespring will enter service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary by the end of 2017. The remaining ships Tiderace,...

GCSE English Literature Exams — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (24 Apr 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...than displaying a student’s ability to learn parrot-fashion? Closed-book examinations for GCSE English literature encourage the business of learning by rote, not meaningful learning. That is not the best way of assessing learning outcomes or the acquisition of skills for any child. Can the Minister explain how remembering quotes is the best way of showcasing a student’s true...

Scottish Parliament: Defence Basing Reforms (20 Apr 2017)

Keith Brown: ...that that was a borderline decision and that Kinloss’s disposal was reversed at the last minute. I pay tribute to the Moray economic partnership and to local elected representatives for their work in arguing the case for Kinloss. As recently as yesterday—to come back to the point that was raised by Douglas Ross—I spoke with all the local authorities involved. Moray...

Universal Credit — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: ...) and my right hon. Friend the Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms), who spoke with real authority and insight. In 2010, the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), the then Work and Pensions Secretary, announced that universal credit would radically simplify the existing social security system, make work pay and help lift people out of poverty, but the...

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: ...removed from the replacement Child Maintenance Service process. Those flaws have led me to introduce this Bill, and they have encouraged my hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire and the Select Committee on Work and Pensions to hold an inquiry into the CMS; that inquiry is due to report imminently. The fact of the matter is that a child whose non-resident parent is self-employed...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Terrorism (19 Apr 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre produces regular detailed assessments of the international terrorist threat to both the UK and its interests abroad, which inform the UK’s threat levels. Information on the UK’s threat levels is available online. More generally, the Government assesses the most significant risks facing the UK over the next five years, including terrorism,...

Communities and Local Government: Employment and Support Allowance (18 Apr 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: understand that we have to do both things. We have to ensure that people are able to pay their bills. If we want them to focus on getting well and on moving closer to, or going back into, the workplace, then putting additional stresses on them is not remotely helpful. That is why we have undertaken this new work in the Department to see whether we can reduce someone’s outgoings,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Stewart Hosie: ...Finance Bill are a set of welfare proposals that do not support inclusive growth but, rather, drive a coach and horses through it. They include the cut of £30 a week to employment and support allowance for claimants placed in the work-related activity group; a 55% cut in the rate of ESA for disabled people under the age of 25; the freezing of the lower disabled child element of...

Serious Fraud Office (18 Apr 2017)

Robert Buckland: ...this matter extremely seriously, because it pertains not just to economic reputation but to our national security. That is why it was welcome that the Home Secretary announced last year that wider work will be carried out through the Cabinet Office to examine our response to economic crime more broadly. As part of that examination, we will look at the effectiveness of our organisational...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (18 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...Exploitation (CSE) is an appalling crime that this Government is committed to stamping out. The Government’s response includes law enforcement agencies taking action against online offenders and working with the internet industry to remove illegal images. We have significantly increased resources to the National Crime Agency leading to a near doubling of the CEOP Command’s...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (7 Apr 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Express trains is intended as a means of moving the train to the nearest station in the event of disruption. As such, journey times between Newark and Doncaster via Swinderby have not been assessed. It is planned that the Bi mode trains in the fleet will operate on the diversionary route via Lincoln during times of perturbation and engineering works. Bi mode trains are capable of reaching...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Empty Property (7 Apr 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The last National Health Service surplus land annual data collection, published in June 2016, reported there were 418 plots of land in the NHS identified as surplus to requirements. Our current assessment is that around a quarter of these, 121 sites, are vacant. We are in the process of collecting updated information about the market values of these sites as part of this year’s annual...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Primodos (6 Apr 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: One of the terms of reference of the Expert Working Group on Hormonal Pregnancy Tests is to consider what lessons may be learnt for further improving existing regulatory systems to identify, monitor and minimise any adverse effects of medicines in pregnancy. The regulatory, legal and social landscape has changed significantly since hormonal pregnancy tests were on the market; many of these...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessments (5 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments Maximus completed within the first year of that company's employment and support allowance contract.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (5 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce the mandatory recording of capability assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payments.

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