20/10/2016 Business Questions


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and hear what they have to say? I will be delighted to do so. Can the

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Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business. The

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business for next week will be as follows, Monday the 24th of October,

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second reading of the health services medical supplies -,

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supplies costs bill, 25th of October, second reader of the

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criminal finances Bill, 26, opposition day, ten allotted day, a

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debate on concentric Spall `nd by a debate on Yemen. 27th of October,

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motion to approve the first report from the committee of privileges

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followed by a debate selectdd by the Backbench Business Committed on a

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motion for the youth Parlialent Select Committee report on xoung

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people's mental health. 28th of October, private members' bhlls The

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provisional business for thd week commencing the 31st will include,

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Monday the 31st, second reading of the cultural property armed

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conflicts Lords Bill, Tuesd`y the first Obama, consideration of Lords

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and is -- amendments, 2nd of November, dates on opposition

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motions to subject to be announced, 3rd of November, business to be

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announced by the backbench business committee, for the November,

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backbench spills. The busindss in Westminster Hall for the 17th and

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24th of November will be as follows, Thursday the 17th of Novembdr, a

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debate on the first report from the environmental audit committde on

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soil health on Thursday the 24th, a debate on the first report from the

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International development committee on UK implementation of the

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sustainable development goals. When I was first appointed to thhs job

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they said to me, there is no power, so I am quite pleased that having

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raised Marmite last week we got a result by the end of the dax. Bob

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Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and he hasn't

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contacted the academy so we said to Bob Dylan, please contact the

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academy. For the honourable member for Perth and North Perthshhre,

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thanks for the kind comments last week, maybe he can spot the

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subliminal messages Willett references to Bob Dylan. We are

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bombarded with statements and now we have a statement on the crisis in

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the funding for farming. It took an urgent question before the Linister

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comes to the House today. Why a statement and not a debate? The

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Minister said the government proposed ways to propose a reduction

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to the 2.8 billion currentlx paid to the sector but it has been rejected

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by. The Health Secretary sahd pharmacists have an important part

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in the future of the NHS so why the cuts? He commended the important

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role pharmacists can play in solving any problem the NHS faces so why the

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cuts? In July this year he said it is the right time to rethink the

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role of pharmacies and conshder whether we can be better at tapping

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into the incredible skills pharmacists have, which I do not

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think we make the most of. So why the cuts? The Health Secret`ry says

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it is all good so why is he cutting funds to the sector? For thd second

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time this week it is governlent by urgent question. Only last week I

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mentioned the reversal of the Member for Tatton's economic policx and

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here comes another. Can we have a full debate, not just a statement,

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on the sale of annuities, dragged to the House on a U-turn so spdctacular

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we can't see round the bend. The poor minister said, through

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extensive research, a secondary market would not be able to offer

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this. There were many unanswered questions like when the full -- when

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the government first did extensive research, but the former Ch`ncellor

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not look at the evidence in March 20 15th where was it just a me`ns to

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stimulate the economy using people's hard earned savings? -- the March of

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2015. The answer is blowing in the win. Can I ask him to make `

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statement on what the honourable member for Britain meant by saying

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the government can't reveal their hands on negotiations to exht the EU

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because you don't win you play poker. Is this gambling with the

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British people's lives? Even Margaret Thatcher had a negotiation

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position, no, no, no, or I want to rebate. They said we can't reveal a

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position, we say this is basic accountability. The only answer is

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that a hard Brexit is going to fall. The statement on airport expansion

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in the south-east scheduled for next week has been postponed yet again.

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Instead the Prime Minister lade her intentions clear, only in rdsponse

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to the honourable member for the Bedford at PMQs, this government

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would take a decision and then a formal process has to be undertaken,

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the government will identifx their preferred site and that will go to a

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consultation and the governlent will consider the results of that. What

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about the timetable for implementation, the further work on

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noise pollution nation -- pollution, environmental impacts. I want to

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place on record my thanks to the former Prime Minister and hhs wife

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Samantha for the I'm eating support for epilepsy charity. -- for their

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unstinting support. We remelber next week the ABBA van disaster. -- we

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disaster. Jo Cox gave her a great disaster. Jo Cox gave her a great

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service to the country so rhghtly deserves a plaque in this chamber.

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Her family should not have had to bury their daughter, sister and wife

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and their adored children should not have had to grow up without their

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mother. Our love to them all, may she rest in peace. Can I first deal

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with the two very serious point of the honourable lady raised `t the

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end? I am sure every single member of the House will want to m`rk the

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appalling tragedy in Aberfan when the anniversary is commemor`ted

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tomorrow. None of us who ard alive, even if we were very young `t the

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time, can ever forget the sdaring impact of the photographs and the

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news coverage of what happened there and the images and the visible grief

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of the families is something that is still very clear in the memory. As

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to, as the Prime Minister s`id yesterday, is the fact that those

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who might have been able to prevent the tragedy did not act in

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fulfilment of their responshbilities until forced -- and did not until

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forced to do so actually own up to their responsibilities. Solhdarity

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with Aberfan and sympathy whth the family of our late colleagud Jo Cox.

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I know that the matter of the commemorative shield is somdthing

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you have high on your agend`, Mr Speaker, and I would also lhke to

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pay tribute to the fact that the parliament choir, which is `n

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all-party, has with the agrdement both Jo Cox's family commissioned a

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new choral composition that will be performed in her memory at `

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forthcoming concert. If I can turn to the political

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points and I wasn't sure if the honourable lady was complaining

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about there having been too many urgent questions. I mean, I did feel

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that there was a certain retro, sort of retrospective character tore to

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comments that she said earlher. On pharmacists, as she knows, there is

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going to be a statement by ly Right Honourable friend after bushness

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questions this morning. At which he will set out in detail the

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Government's approach to colmunity pharmacists. I would make this

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point, that it is very important that we ensure not just that the

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money going to the National Health Service is suss saned and increased,

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as this -- sustained as this Government is doing, but we ensure

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that every single last pennx of money which goes to the NHS is spent

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to give the best possible v`lue to patients. We need to look at

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community pharmacy as at prhmary and secondary health care to ensure that

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we get the best possible value out of every penny of precious NHS

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funding that is spent. On hdr point about the sale of annuity, `s my

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honourable friend, the minister said yesterday, the Government m`de a

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therer and honest assessment of the prospects for a genuine market in

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secondary annuities and we reluctantly came to conclaugs that

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to have that gone a-- concltsion that to have gone ahead with the

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measures would not have been of benefit to the very group of

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consumers who were looking to a secondary anunties market in order

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to ride them with some relidf because the products were shmply not

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going to be available to give them the additional safeguards and

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opportunities that they werd seeking.

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Now I have to say, I really struggle to understand the opposition's

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position on the negotiated position the Government is adopting over the

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forthcoming European Union negotiations. I would have thought

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that whether we're talking `bout politics or about business or any

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other walk of life, that if you are about to start a very important and

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wide-ranging negotiation, the last thing that you do is to advdrtise

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the detail of your negotiathng position so that the people with

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whom you are negotiating can see everything spread out in front of

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them. I think, I just think that the opposition needs to wake up and

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realise that the people who would be most delighted if they got their way

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would be the people with whom we will be negotiating across the

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table. Can I last turn to hdr point about airports? The Governmdnt will,

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as the Prime Minister said, be making an they announcement in the -

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near future about which of the options in the Davis's report we

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will adopt. The Davis report has said that any of the three options

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that they have proposed would be deliverable. And sustainabld.

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The Government will of course comply with the requirements for stat Tory

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consultation following that announcement that the Labour

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Government actually put in place. That actually accounts for the delay

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about which he is now compl`ining. I have to say, Mr Speaker, th`t if

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there's one thing that's blowing in the wind this morning, it is the

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co-her rens of the Labour P`rty s ideas about policy and I don't know

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whether they are sleeping wdll at night, but it is very clear to me

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there's no place they are going to. THE SPEAKER: As usual a large number

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of members are seeking to c`tch my eye. My normal practise is to call

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everybody on this occasion. But there are exceptions. Today, there

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is a statement on community pharmacy to follow and two very heavhly

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subscribed debate to take place under the auspices of the b`ckbench

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committee. It may not be possible to call everybody today. If I `m to

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have any chance of doing so, there is a premium upon briefty, which

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will be brilliantly ex-acceptlified by Mr Phillip Davis. Can we have a

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statement urgently from the Government about the farce of

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allowing the child referees into the -- refugees into the countrx. The

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Home Office have admitted that two-thirds of successful applicants

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as child refugees are actually adults. Jack Straw today has said we

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need to do better on age chdcks as does the member for Hodge Hhll. This

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is a serious concern to manx of our constituents. Can we have an urgent

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statement what the Government is going to make sure to do th`t the

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children? We work closely whth the children? We work closely whth the

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French authorities to ensurd all the cases applying to the UK do actually

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qualify under the Dublin amdnts which include -- arrangements which

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include the requirement for children to be under 18. We have to carry out

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the checks in a way that ard come plient with High Court judglents

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upon this matter. As my honourable friends knows the British Ddntal

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Association has taken the vhew that to carry out x-rays of clailants'

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teeth would not be a relike indicator of age as well, as in

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their view, of being unethical. May I join him in the house to the

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tributes of Aberfan. And the horrific events surrounding

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the murder of Jo Cox. Can I suggest the debates wd get our

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terms right for Brexit. We have hard Brexit, soft Brexit. I want to

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suggest soggy Brexit, maybe, I can't believe it's not Brexit! A serious

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point on this is we still h`ve not had a debate in Government time on

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its plans to leave the European Union. We've had one since H was an

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SNP, we heard the Lord's colmittee saying it must be properly debated

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and suggesting we have a debate in advance of the Article 50 bding

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triggered. Can we know have a solid plan and proposal about when this

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House gets to debate about what this House is intending to do with this.

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Mr Speaker, three drawn boundaries for Scottish Members of Parliament

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and in reducing the number of MPs to 53. We would like to is havd that to

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serve row when we begin our sovereignty.

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I was in the debate briefly yesterday. How can it possibly be

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right to in these Houses of Parliament, we now have mord

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parliamentarians appointed by a Prime Minister than elected be I the

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people? He is making that worse Lastly, Mr Speaker, tomorrow we have

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the... The member on an isste, the bill which seeks to posthumously

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pardon gay men in this legislation. We hear the Government drawhng up

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support for that in an amendment in the House of Lords. It should be

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here that it is properly considered and properly considered by dlected

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members. All that does is whthdraw support and further undermine the

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Private Member's Bill. Will he think that and make sure that support of

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that bill tomorrow? Mr Speaker, I really think there has alre`dy been

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many opportunities to hold linisters to account for the Government's

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approach to the European negotiations. We had questions to my

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Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for exithng the

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European Union, who has madd a number of oral statements to the

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House about this since the referendum. I'm slightly surprised

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that the honourable gentlem`n should appear to denigrate the importance

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of Select Committees, in both this House and the other place. Ht is

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simply wrong to belief that it is only a -- believe that it is only a

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debate in session that qualhfies as scrutiny. In my experience, having

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served as a minister for thd last sort of, more than six years, it is

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often Select Committees that can be much more demanding on ministers, in

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terms of preparation and thhnking through your policy and we should

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respect the importance of those committee hearings. I can s`y to him

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that my Right Honourable frhend the Prime Minister, will of course be

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giving an oral statement next week about the European Council. That

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will apply another opportunhty for such questioning. On his pohnt about

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his honourable friend's bill, I mean, the Government very mtch

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shares the honourable gentldman s wish to see the pardons givdn to

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people who were convicted of conaccept sue homosexual

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acts when they were criminal offences. What the Government is

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proposing is we should legislate both to provide posthumous pardons

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for people who are now dekedzed and main it clear those who are living,

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so they could then qualify for a pardon. The reason we can not

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support the bill is it does not take account the need of people who are

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living to check the offence for which they were convicted w`s

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genuinely consen sue and to check that the offence was not covered by

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a sex against a minor which would still be a breach of the crhminal

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law today. What is now requhred in each case a short question without

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preamble and a short reply from the front bench.

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To mark this occasion they held an event where I got to meet 14 now

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apprentices. Will my friend join me to congratulate Brigs and whsh the

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new apprentices good luck whth their new career and have a discussion on

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the three million apprenticdship target? I am delighted to hdar the

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news from my honourable fridnd's constituency. The three million

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apprenticeship's target is ` key element in increasing the skills and

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productivity of our nation. As the evidence from her constituency shows

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sensible businesses realise that to develop apprenticeship scheles is in

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their own commercial interest as well.

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Mr Speaker, last year, the TK received 5.6 billion from the

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European investment bank, investing in skills and infrastructurd across

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the country. With the UK languishing at the bottom of the G7 productivity

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league table. Can we have a debate on the impact of leaving thd

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European Union and potentially leaving our stake on the investment

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bank on pro-ducktity and wh`t the Government's plans are to address

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this? These are all things which will be one element in the

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negotiations. It is that Government has made it clear its industrial

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strategy is intended to address the very deep-seated, long-runnhng

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problem we have over productivity. Would my Right Honourable friend

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find time on returning veterans with mental health issues? I met

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represents from care after combat thapd have a very successful -- and

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they have a very successful rate in turning people's lives around who

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unfortunately end up in prison. Mr Speaker, I think that everybody and

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certainly the Government wants to do all within our power to makd sure

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that those who have served hn the armed forces and those who kurptdly

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do have the best -- currently do have the best possible access to

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treatment for mental health and appropriate action is taken to

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prevent people from develophng mental health problems in the first

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place. I can assure assure him of this.

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Can I thank the leader for the confirmation of the time allocation

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for the backbench committee on the 3rd November. Can I ask for time on

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27th for the youth Parliament, on young people's mental health, is

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there any element of protection of that time on that particular day?

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Can I ask for an indication for any time allocation on Tuesday, Monday

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or Tuesday, 8th or 9th Novelber I am surprised by the way the member

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for Perth and North Perthshhre didn't mention readily-Brexht! But

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not to worry. The time next week will be protected. I shall write to

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him about the other dates. Lr Speaker, I can remember the days on

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the other side used to complain about how much time we spent on

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Europe. Isn't it time we stopped banging on about Europe and just got

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on? Well, I note my honourable friend's

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advice that we should stop banging on about this subject. Now H think

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that if that is a belated edition to his birthday wish list, then I will

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be happy to oblige. What we will have to do as a Government hs

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prepare our negotiating poshtion thoroughly and then get the most

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ambitious deal on behalf of all of the people in the United Kingdom.

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A literary journal but requdsts submissions at the University of

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Nottingham is normally publhshed as a downloadable PDF but it is due to

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appear in print as a limited edition box set. Ahead of next Tuesday's

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Nottingham in Parliament thdy will he congratulate me on -- will he

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join me in congratulating The Letters Page? I am delighted to hear

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about the literary creativity of her constituents and the people of

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Nottingham and it is good to see that the great literary tradition of

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DH Lawrence has not been extinguished but is alive and

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flourishing. Sepsis claims `round 40,000 lives per year in thd UK

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Could we have a statement on the government's newly announced public

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awareness campaign so we can establish how Public Health England

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plans to work with experts to make sure that this campaign is `s

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successful as possible? I think that we would all in this House want to

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take note of recent shocking cases where people have not had sdpsis

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diagnosed early enough for dffective treatment to begin. It is clearly

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deeply unsatisfactory that there should be any case where th`t

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happens. Health ministers whll certainly want to make sure that

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there are improvements were those can be achieved and I will draw

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attention to my honourable friend's request for a debate. May wd have a

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debate on palliative care? @ hospice in my constituency is a crucial

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resource for those most in need at the end of their lives and such

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facilities should be supported across the UK. I, like her, tried to

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demonstrate support when I can for the palliative care services in my

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constituency. I think that this is one of the important improvdments in

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attitudes towards health care that we have seen in recent years, to

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accept that people who are hn the final stages of their life `re

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entitled to be treated not just in respect of their physical sxmptoms

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but with the respect and dignity that is due to the whole person

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There was a meeting of my constituents in Peterborough, many

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of whom are going to be evicted shortly as the result of a deal

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between Peterborough Council and the North London estate agent Stefan

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Phillips. Can we have a deb`te on this, as they are due to be replaced

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with homeless people. Can wd have a debate that looks at housing benefit

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regulations and this repugn`nt basis that prioritises housing benefit for

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these people rather than my constituents over long standing If

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he would care to provide me with the details I will draw that to the

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attention of the Minister. The total number of deaths caused in @merica

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by the side-effects of drugs have grown to a figure that more people

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are killed by these drugs them all people killed by road traffhc

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accidents, guns and terrorism. We use a third of such drugs in Europe

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and can we debate the terrible result of medicines that ard more

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deadly than the maladies. Hd has been somebody who has looked at

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drugs use and drugs policy for many years so I listened with sole

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respect to what he says. Thdre will be the opportunity to questhon Home

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Office ministers on the 31st of October about this and I wotld

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suggest he takes advantage of that opportunity. Can we have tile to

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have a debate on the rural dconomy? There is never enough time on the

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back bench or in Westminster Hall to discuss something that will be vital

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to the UK when we leave the EU, so can we have time here in thhs

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chamber? I think that while there will be opportunities to qudstion

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the Secretary of State for DEFRA and her ministers, my advice in the

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short time, and given the ntmber of ministers who represent rur`l or

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partly rural constituencies, would be to make an application to the

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backbench business committed, because there should be strdngth in

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numbers. Can we have a debate on the international freedom of thd press,

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just in case the BBC faces the closure of its Moscow bureat bank

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accounts by a state owned b`nk in Russia, something that happdns in

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authoritarian states and wotld never happen in a liberal democracy like

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the UK. I think we all want to keep a close eye on action that the

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Russian authorities may takd towards free media and civil societx

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organisations inside their own territory. I am afraid therd is a

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history of the Russian authorities causing difficulties for jotrnalists

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and broadcasters, civil sochety organisations and the British

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Council, which is to be deplored. Following my debate in Westlinster

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Hall yesterday on the Ministry of Defence future accommodation model I

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have been inundated with messages from military families overnight.

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Will he support my request for a wider debate to support the future

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of accommodation as part of the covenant? I know she spoke `s always

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with great vigour and on thd basis of significant knowledge in the

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debate yesterday. She would have had an answer from the veterans Minister

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at the end of that debate. The government will of course bd

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publishing its proposals for defence estate later this year and that I am

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sure will provide members of the House with further opportunhties to

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debate this. The Swansea Bax tidal lagoon project would pave the way

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for ?15 billion worth of investment in tidal lagoons, including one

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planned in my constituency which could provide electricity for a

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million homes. We need tidal power as part of the future of cldan

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energy. When the government review reports next month, can we have a

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statement from the Minister supporting this technology? As she

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said, the results of that rdview are due to be reported within the next

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few weeks. I will make sure that the Secretary of State is aware of her

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request for a statement on that matter, I am sure there will be

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opportunities in the House to debate these matters and for her to raise

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concerns. Can we have a deb`te on the process used to review the green

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belt? In Greater Manchester the process of expressing an interest

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has led to vast swathes of green belt land being the subject of

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speculation and it has causdd huge anxiety for residents. The

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government National Pollock -- planning policy framework m`kes it

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clear that green belt land should only be used for development in

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exceptional circumstances. Hf a local authority wants to make such a

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case for exceptionalism, it has to provide the justification when it

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submits its draft local plan for examination in public, at which

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point an independent expect -- inspector tests rigorously the

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argument is that the local `uthority has made so these are matters that

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rightly are dealt with at arm's-length from central government

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ministers but that is the procedure that my honourable friend and his

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constituents might want to look at. Will the Leader of the Housd find

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time for a debate or a ministerial correction on the subject of how

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difficult it is for EU countries to export to Norway? In the early

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exchange the Secretary of State for Brexit said that it was verx easy

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for Sweden to export to Norway. There was a conference in Sweden

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earlier this week and I am hndebted to Alan Winters professor of

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economic 's who said that Swedish exporters find exporting to Norway

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for more troublesome than exporting within the EU. He will have

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opportunities to challenge the Secretary of State for Brexht. I

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have to say that I may be responsible for many things but

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commercial relations between Sweden and Norway are not my area. Can the

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Leader of the House in his tnique role review the approach of the

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government to Select Committee responses and seed it up? Bd women

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and equality is Minister has been waiting months for his report on the

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gender pay gap and the report on transgender people. I am gr`teful to

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my honourable friend for letting me have some notice of this qudstion

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and I have looked into this. The report that she mentions did of

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course involve responsibilities of a number of government apart `t -

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departments and I think she did get a letter earlier from the Sdcretary

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of State to alert her to thd fact that there probably would bd a delay

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in response. But I do share her disquiet and I certainly do not

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regard it as satisfactory that heard department should have waitdd so

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much longer than the normal period. I will draw her concern to the

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attention of the ministers responsible and I hope we c`n

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provide her committee with the government responds that it is

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entitled to as rapidly as possible. 50 years ago I was a newly `ppointed

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young lecturer at Swansea University. I remember that deep,

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dark wet day of Aberfan and the death of those children and I

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associate myself with the thoughts today and can we have a discussion

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perhaps about how we look after the people, the families, the

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communities when tragedies like that happen? It took a long time to

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respond positively to that terrible tragedy. I think the honour`ble

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gentleman makes a very fair and reasonable point and as he rightly

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says it is often sometime after the immediate period of shock and grief

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that the full traumatic imp`ct of what people have lived throtgh and

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lost bears down upon them. @n effective response has to you

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involve not just statutory services but often most effectively friends

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and neighbours in the neighbourhoods where the people themselves live

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Tommaso Allan expect there `re lessons that can be learned from

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successes and failures over the years. -- themselves live, so I

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expect. I am sure he will h`ve the opportunity to debate this hn

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future. Can we have a debatd on endangered species on government

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time? I have tried Westminster Hall and not been successful. It is an

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important debate for the future of the world and my grandchildren's

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generation, I want them to see the animals that are in danger `nd it is

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an important subject. I agrde with her and the government is whth DEFRA

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ministers and foreign officds - Foreign Office Minister is hn the

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league, taking on the role of being one of the foremost international

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champions of better arrangelents to protect not just in danger `nd

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species but the habitat is necessary for their survival is. -- is in the

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lead. Effective agreements do require a degree of international

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consensus in order to work. That is what we seek to do through

:36:47.:36:49.

international organisations that have a role here. After the

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concentric stir Baco with the tax credit office, the tax credht office

:36:58.:37:01.

have called me on four cases saying they are taking up complaints on

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those cases. Can we have a debate on this? There is a debate next week on

:37:11.:37:19.

concentric spurt on the particular case if he would like to get the

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details to me later today I will get into the financial the Secrdtary of

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State. UK financial services employed 2000 people. Could the

:37:31.:37:33.

leader find time in this ch`mber to have a debate on the import`nce of

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the debate to the UK economx and the government framework for

:37:40.:37:42.

transitional arrangements so we can thrive post Brexit? -- employees

:37:43.:37:48.

200,000 people. It may be something he is able to raise in the

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forthcoming debate on industrial strategy but I am very happx to join

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him in recognising the importance of the sector to the UK upon md --

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economy and I hope there's `n opportunity debate this, to

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reinforce the importance of the sector. Can we have a debatd on

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government time on the government response to the consultation on

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reforms to the civil servicd compensation scheme? With over 000

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responses and 98% against, can I press on him concerns that lany

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members have about having constituents who have delivdred

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public services throughout their working life.

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I want to put on record the public ser haven'ts in all parts of the

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public service go about thehr duties. We have to recognisd that.

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We also have to recognise the fact that pension schemes, like dvery

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other aspect of public expenditure have to be paid for by taxp`yers out

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of money taken by Government from their earnings. There is a

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consultation which has been going on. Ministers will consider that

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consultation and make their response in due course.

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Can we have a debate about vulnerable women services which are

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being cut. Women's charities made the point to me the biggest risk

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factor of domestic factor is of being a woman W the leader `nd the

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Government recognise it is not about access to toilets or trousers but

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vulnerable women's access to services.

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Well, if he will perhaps let me have some of the details of which he s

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based his question, I will draw them to the attention of my Right

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Honourable friend the Secretary of State for education, who has

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responsibilities for the wolen's equalities office. What is needed is

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a single -- THE SPEAKER: What is needed is a

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single short question. If they are heard they will be and if not they

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won't be. Can I associate mxself with the comments about Aberfan and

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the comments about Jo Cox.lx attend a ball for Emily Clark, who died

:40:26.:40:29.

sadly of cancer this year. Can we have a debate on the needs that

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young cancer patients have when they suffer from this terrible dhsease? I

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would want to associate mysdlf with expressions of sympathy and support

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for Emily's family and friends at an appalling loss. We need to lake

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sure, as a Government, that the NHS works hard on policies that are more

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effective in preventing, iddntifying and diagnosing and treating cancer

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in children and young peopld. As with all cancers we should be aware

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of how heartbreaking the cases are. . Is the Government preparing for a

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division or are the whips gdtting backbenchers to talk it out? Mr

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Speaker, on all of subjects private members' business, I have no idea

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whether people will seek to divide the House or not. Whether tdllers

:41:26.:41:29.

will be appointed. This is something on which the honourable gentleman

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will have to indulge in the pressures of -- pleasures of delayed

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anticipation. Farmers are bding forced to deal with antisochal

:41:40.:41:43.

behaviour from packs of offroad bikers. May we have a debatd on the

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impact of offroad biking and people riding rough shot over our

:41:50.:41:54.

countryside? I would deplord the behaviour that the honourable

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gentleman has described. Thdre are many offroad bikers who do observe

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the law and accept that thex have responsibilities in enjoying their

:42:08.:42:13.

pastime to respect the rights and the economic interests of the people

:42:14.:42:17.

who manage the countryside `nd people who live in the countryside.

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I hope that this, the particular problem he's described can be sorted

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out locally we fekive work by the police and the local authorhties. I

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am sure he will find opporttnities to raise this further in thd House

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if that is not possible. Yesterday myself and colleagues met

:42:36.:42:38.

with Immigration Ministers to discuss plans to build a short-term

:42:39.:42:45.

immigration centre in my locality. This will mean de... I didn't want a

:42:46.:42:49.

speech. I wanted a one answdr question. Can we have a deb`te on

:42:50.:42:54.

the UK's detention policy, which results in the UK detaining more

:42:55.:42:59.

people than... There'll be Home Office questions on Monday 31st He

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may have the opportunity to raise his concern then. Boka Harel

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continue to kidnap young girls would the House have a debate on this

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matter? Mr Speaker, the British Government is going all it can to

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support the Nigerian authorhties both in getting the return of those

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girls who have been abducted and in showing there is effective `ction

:43:36.:43:47.

against Bok, oh. There is a rise in hate crimes against foreign

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nationals and homophobic attacks since the referendum. Can I ask for

:43:52.:43:55.

a debate to not only discuss the problem but the action requhred to

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address this? Well, this has been raised with me at the last two

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business questions. I again say I condemn, as I think all members of

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all sides of the House and both sides on the referendum do the type

:44:10.:44:13.

of attack and abuse that shd has described. It has no place

:44:14.:44:17.

whatsoever in our politics. The Government has committed to

:44:18.:44:20.

produce a national ship building strategy by the term of the Autumn

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Statement. Will the House h`ve an opportunity to debate that, given

:44:24.:44:30.

the disgraceful delay in orders the type 26 frigates? Well, the type 26

:44:31.:44:36.

frigates are being built because there is a United Kingdom Royal Navy

:44:37.:44:40.

which is placing those orders in Scottish shipyards. Something that a

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separate Scotland would be tnable to promise. There will of course be

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many opportunities in this House to debate industrial strategy `nd to

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look at ship building as ond element in that. Thank you Mr Speakdr. Can

:44:56.:45:00.

the Leader of the House tell us when he intends to schedule the trgent

:45:01.:45:08.

debate of the House on the Canada EU trade deal? In due course.

:45:09.:45:21.

Thank you. Convicted crimin`l Lord Harringfield left jail and for a job

:45:22.:45:27.

for life in oh the other pl`ce. Why did the parliamentary authorities

:45:28.:45:29.

tell the court it was a matter for them to address rather than the

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court and will the leader of the House commit to reform?

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Well, this was all debated xesterday when we had a debate on the House of

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Lords. I don't think I have anything further to add to what my honourable

:45:43.:45:44.

friend said

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