Parliamentary proceedings

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20 Dec 2013 - Seanad Éireann
Senator Mary M. White: Most people, including politicians, do not realise that Ministers seeking to implement serious change must display great skill in drawing together the various groups and Departments involved. In the case of this Bill, the...
20 Dec 2013 - Seanad Éireann
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish Senators a good morning. This Bill addresses the issue of inter-country adoptions, specifically the concerns of some people who have been unable to continue with the process...
19 Dec 2013 - Dáil Éireann
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I thank Deputies from across the House for facilitating the taking of the Bill. The Bill addresses inter-country adoption and...
19 Dec 2013 - Seanad Éireann
Senator Jillian van Turnhout: We know the Minister supports the legislation. Senators Crown, Daly and I put forward the Bill and we debated it in the House in May 2012, 19 months ago. It was a constructive debate that was supported by all and I felt...
18 Dec 2013 - Dáil Éireann
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh: We discussed these amendments, or similar ones, on Committee Stage. Their primary role is to ensure that a sponsor or a company that has sponsored a defined benefit pension scheme would not be allowed to close that scheme...
17 Dec 2013 - House of Commons
Lisa Nandy (Wigan) (Lab): My constituency is home to two excellent sixth-form colleges, St John Rigby college and Winstanley college. Like so many of the 94 sixth-form colleges in the country, they do an excellent job, not only for their students...
17 Dec 2013 - House of Lords
Baroness Butler-Sloss (CB): My Lords, it is with some regret that I have not sought to remove the presumption from the wording of Clause 11, although I still think it is unfortunate. I recognise the good intentions of the Government and their...
17 Dec 2013 - The Scottish Parliament
The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport (Shona Robison): On behalf of the Scottish Government, I am delighted to open this debate and to have an opportunity to reaffirm the Government's unreserved commitment to tackling violence against women...
12 Dec 2013 - Dáil Éireann
Deputy Gerald Nash: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this topical issue. I suspect it is one that is rarely raised in the House.   All Members of the House are rightly concerned with ensuring that the State supports children who...
11 Dec 2013 - House of Commons
Margot James (Stourbridge) (Con): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Weir, and to see my hon. Friend the Member for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (James Morris) present for the debate. I suspect that he, like myself, is here because...