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Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...referred to the artificial pancreas, which was also mentioned by the noble Baroness. That illustrates another huge challenge to the health service, as many of these developments will be hugely expensive. Whether a tax-funded healthcare system can afford these very expensive treatments will be a big challenge for the National Health Service as we go forward. Over the past year I have heard...

Hatfield Colliery (2 July 2015)

Ed Miliband: ...2016, with up to 20 million of closure aid. Unfortunately, even after the aid was granted, things deteriorated quickly for Hatfield. In April, the Government doubled the carbon price floor, a tax on high carbon fuels. The levying of the tax at point of sale rather than when the coal is burned means that the energy companies have an incentive to stockpile coal, and they did so in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Asylum (2 July 2015)

Lord Bates: ...the meantime, we will continue to consider all asylum cases very carefully, granting protection to those that need it and refusing and removing those that do not. Asylum must not be used as a means to avoid legitimate immigration control and we will continue to be robust in ensuring that it is not. This decision is in keeping with the Government’s wider work to ensure that we are...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Asylum (2 July 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...the meantime, we will continue to consider all asylum cases very carefully, granting protection to those that need it and refusing and removing those that do not. Asylum must not be used as a means to avoid legitimate immigration control and we will continue to be robust in ensuring that it is not. This decision is in keeping with the Government’s wider work to ensure that we are...

Sub-Saharan Africa (Corruption and the Economy) (1 July 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Grant Shapps: ...(Stephen Phillips) on securing the debate on this important subject and on the incredibly powerful way in which he has framed his arguments. He is absolutely right to say that corruption, fraud, tax avoidance and evasion pose serious challenges in the developing world. They put an economic brake on development and help to ensure that nations fail to develop at the speed that we would all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Child Poverty (1 July 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: Is not this statement merely a justification for next week’s cuts to tax credits for the working poor? Is it not also about avoiding the fact that the Government have absolutely no hope in hell of achieving their Child Poverty Act targets? The fact is that low income is the cause of child poverty, so what is the Secretary of State going to do to address that, because this Government...

Scotland Bill: Clause 24 — Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation (30 June 2015)

Patricia Gibson: ...not balance the books on the backs of the poor. It is time that the Government listened to a valued and equal partner in this Union—Scotland—in the spirit of the respect agenda. For the record, and for the avoidance of any doubt, the SNP set out unequivocally in our manifesto, as part of our welfare priorities, that there should be an immediate scrapping of the bedroom tax and...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Scotland Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] (29 June 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Roger Mullin: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the most recent analysis by the Fraser of Allander Institute, written by Dr Jim Cuthbert? This is not an issue about the individual devolution of income tax; it is about the interaction that will occur between the way in which income tax is proposed and the Barnett formula and the Government’s proposal with the Holtham index, and the conclusion of...

Affordable Housing — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...new homes for rent managed by Places for People. The noble Lord, Lord Haskel, and my noble friend Lord Horam talked about foreign investors in London. The former Government also took action to tackle tax avoidance and to ensure that those individuals who envelope UK residential properties by owning or purchasing them through corporate structures without a commercial purpose, pay a fair...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 June 2015)

Grahame Morris: ...update on events—is that there is a 30-day stay to Court proceedings, but I am disappointed that the only way to get the Government to engage in economic development plans in County Durham seems to be to seek legal redress, which could have been avoided altogether if the Minister for Housing and Planning, who responded to that debate on 3 March, had been more forthcoming when we...

Constitution: Gracious Speech — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2015)

Lord Wills: ...this toxic sense of alienation. These reforms build on previous developments. The other proposals also address long-standing concerns. However, the more closely those other proposals are scrutinised, the harder it is to avoid the conclusion that they are partisan and short-sighted, and driven not by the needs of the nation but by the short-term, sectarian interests of the Conservative...

Energy and Climate Change: Child Poverty (25 June 2015)

Bill Esterson: For the avoidance of doubt, I should like to ask the Secretary of State a question about people who are already in work. Will he tell me whether cutting tax credits for people in work will help or harm the poorest children?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (24 June 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...should be investing more in research and development and we should be spending more on innovation and encouraging firms to spend on that. He said that our single policy intervention was corporation tax. That, of course, is absolute and utter nonsense. I have made reference to many of the interventions that the Executive have been engaged in, not least our economy and jobs initiative,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Barnett Formula: Review Report (23 June 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...debate. I thank the Committee for producing the report that we have before us. I think that the debate yesterday on the Budget (No. 2) Bill shows the sort of tough choices that can no longer be avoided if we are to put our finances on a sustainable footing. Therefore, it is important to look at how the block grant is allocated to Northern Ireland. I think that it is a very timely...

Local Government Finance (Tameside and Oldham) (23 June 2015)

Angela Rayner: ...in Oldham is exactly the same. We are not alone. Sheffield Hallam University estimates that the Chancellor’s 12 billion of welfare cuts will take 5.2 billion a year out of the pockets of families in the north. Coincidentally, almost the same amount is lost in tax evasion every year. I look forward to the Tories pursuing multimillionaire tax avoiders with the same fervour...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Further and Higher Education: Investment (23 June 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...or worse; worse, in my opinion, but it is there and will be there for the next five years. That is the reality that we have to deal with on where we get our money, because we do not have the tax base to do anything differently in Northern Ireland. Frankly, what we are doing around current budget cuts is setting us further back from becoming self-sustaining as an economy rather than...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: HSBC: Tax Avoidance (23 June 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2015 to Question 261, when he plans to make a statement to the House on progress made with the inquiry into tax avoidance.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: HSBC: Tax Avoidance (23 June 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2015 to Question 261, whether the inquiry into tax avoidance is receiving the cooperation of HSBC.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Self-employed (23 June 2015)

Jim Cunningham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1914, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of IR35 anti-avoidance legislation.

Pensions: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (18 June 2015)

Baroness Drake: ...for the long term remain unclear. People now have open access to their savings, but when the state has auto-enrolled workers into schemes, compelled employers to contribute and invested billions in tax relief, there is a public policy interest in knowing what the Government’s intended long-term outcomes are. As the noble Lord, Lord Flight, conceded in opening this welcome debate, we...

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