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Oral Contribution: 6th June, 2019

Will Ministers say a word of praise for the work of the Yorkshire and Humber international trade team based in Barnsley? Would it not be even more effective if it was accountable not to Whitehall but to a directly elected Yorkshire mayor?
 
 
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EDM Tabled: 5th June, 2019

That this House celebrates a successful start to the summer of sport but regrets that a lot of sport is broadcast on subscription TV which is unavailable live to most people in the UK; notes that the European Nations Football League finals is available free to air in three of the four participating countries: the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland, but not England; regrets the fact that BT Sport tried to fulfil its promise to make the European Champions League final available to all viewers by offering it on a flickering YouTube channel rather than through a main public service broadcaster...

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EDM Tabled: 4th June, 2019

That this House notes that 35 million people listen to commercial radio's mix of music, entertainment, news, sport, travel and local information every week on over 300 licensed stations serving a wide range of musical preferences, local communities and social backgrounds; is consequently concerned by changes being made within local commercial radio and regrets the decision by Global, which owns Capital, Heart and Smooth, to reduce the number of locally produced programmes it makes resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs in local radio and the closure of eleven local studios...

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EDM Supported: 21st May, 2019

That this House believes that the UK Government has for over two decades failed women born in the 1950s who were not properly informed of the changes that were made to their state pension age due to equalisation brought on by the Pensions Act 1995; notes the conclusion of a Work and Pensions Committee Report published in 2016 which said more could and should have been done to communicate the impact of these changes to the women affected; believes it is unacceptable that the UK Government only began writing to women affected from 2009 onward and see this as a total abdication of responsibility...

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EDM Supported: 14th May, 2019

That this House notes that an estimated 60 per cent of recipients of homecare and 70 per cent of care home residents live with dementia; acknowledges that dementia is a condition caused by diseases of the brain with complex support needs that should be met by the NHS, like any other health condition...

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Oral Contribution: 9th May, 2019

What assessment he has made of the potential merits of a moratorium on new waste incineration plants to promote recycling.