That this House recognises minimum unit pricing as a highly effective tool to reduce the number of deaths related to alcohol, crime and workplace absence; notes that Wales has now followed Scotland in approving this approach; further notes that alcohol misuse is costing between Â£21 billion and Â£52 billion in England and Wales per annum; is concerned that there are over 1 million hospital alcohol-related admissions each year; believes that it is unjustifiable that three litres of white cider with an alcohol content equivalent to 22 shots of vodka can be bought for just Â£3.49; and calls on the Government to follow-up its drugs strategy by publishing a comprehensive alcohol strategy that includes this minimum unit pricing policy which will save lives and relieve pressure on the NHS.
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That this House notes that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has stated that a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU would have a significant positive impact on UK economic growth; expresses concern that the…
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That this House notes with concern the Government’s decision to omit Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers from the entitlement to retire at 60 held by Home Office police forces and Police Scotland; further notes that the Department for Business, Energy …
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That this House congratulates the Boys’ Brigade on reaching the centenary of its work with the juniors age group which was established in September 1917 as the Boy Reserves for boys aged nine to 12; notes that members of the juniors have been marking the milestone throughout 2017 with nearly 15,000 eight to 11-year olds taking part in fun and active programmes in groups across the UK while helping their communities; further notes this has included taking part in the Juniors 100 Challenge where young people were encouraged to complete 100 challenges, including activities such as learning basic first aid skills or raising Â£100 for a local charity; praises the work of the Boys’ Brigade in facilitating low cost activities that work to tackle childhood obesity and bridge the educational attainment gap through encouraging participation in activities critical for young people’s health; appreciates that the Boys’ Brigade has a long history, dating back to the first company in Glasgow in 1883; encourages other children to take advantage of the opportunities provided through the Boys’ Brigade’s programmes; and commends the Boys’ Brigade for offering young people significant opportunities to expand their talents and interests while learning and having fun.
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That this House is concerned by a threat to the Catalan delegation to the UK in London following a threatened power grab by Prime Minister Rajoy over Catalonia; and believes that the Catalan democracy should be maintained and that the Representation in…
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That this House notes with concern the legal threats made by the Garden Bridge engineer group Arup against investigative journalist Will Hurst of the Architects’ Journal; and calls on Arup to apologise to Mr Hurst.
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That this House regrets Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s decision, for electoral reasons and in collaboration with the Iranian regime, its revolutionary guards and brutally-sectarian Shia militia, to use force as a first resort to take Kirkuk and other dis…
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That this House notes with concern that public sector employees, whose jobs are essential to the wellbeing of citizens and the economy of the UK and who are often on low wages, have had a real terms pay cut since 2010 and are now up to Â£3,000 per year worse off; further notes with concern the effect that this is having on the recruitment and retention of workers in essential sectors, along with the living standards of these workers; notes that this has also drained funds from circulation in the real economy; calls on the Government to urgently remove the one per cent cap from public sector pay and permit a pay rise which takes both inflation and the previous seven years of real-terms pay cuts into account; further calls on the Government to ensure that this pay rise is fully funded, rather than being expected to come out of already extremely tight departmental or local authority budgets; believes that the Government must listen to the voices of workers themselves and their union representatives when deciding on the rules within which pay review bodies must operate; calls on the Government to ensure that the hard work of public sector workers is recognised; and asks the Government to use the Autumn Statement 2017 to end the public sector pay cap.
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That this House notes that the draft NICE cataracts in adults (management) guideline recommends that blue-light filtering intraocular lenses should no longer be used in cataract surgery on the NHS; further notes that this type of lens is currently util…
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That this House warmly congratulates Kinlochshiel Shinty Club for its dramatic 3-0 win over Oban Camanachd Club to win the Marine Harvest Premiership for the first time in its 59-year history; recognises its determination and skill in fighting its way …
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