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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (9 May 2016)

EU granting market economy status to China – Baroness Falkner of Margravine. Oral questions; 2:30 pm

Black and Minority Ethnic People: Workplace Issues - Motion to Take Note (3 May 2016)

Lord Sheikh: ...relating to the BME population and ensure fair treatment for those from ethnic minority groups. We must encourage people from those cultures who have come to the United Kingdom to stay here, to make it their home and to help grow our economy further.

Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Helen Hayes: ...that homes built to replace those sold under right to buy or forced sale will be of the same tenure, or indeed in the same area, and this will have a devastating impact on the social mix and economy of London in particular, and in many other areas. The abolition of secure tenancies is deeply concerning. I welcome the extension of the maximum length of a social tenancy from five years to...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Retention of Communications data (3 May 2016)

Joanna Cherry: ...facilities in each of these service providers to extract, record, securely store and make available any ‘Internet Connection Records’…would cost at least as much as their entire infrastructure…HUBS, though it is designed to enable the micro ISPs to benefit from economies of scale, cannot help here because it does not know the individual end users…Due regard...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (3 May 2016)

Motion on Amendments 1 to 6 Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde That this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments 1 to 6. 1: Clause 11, page 9, line 11, at end insert—“(b) the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which a Bank company has used its resources in discharging its functions.” 2: Clause 11, page 9, line 12, leave out “of the Bank (however...

Ealing Hospital (3 May 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...proposed under the “Shaping a healthier future” reconfiguration programme. It is worth stressing that those are not just changes to acute hospitals, but planned changes to the whole of that health economy. The aim has been to look at how it can best provide in the future for the local population. Of course I acknowledge the concern expressed among local people and in particular...

Asylum Seeker Dispersal Policy (3 May 2016)

Simon Danczuk: one of the most deprived places in the UK. It pains me to admit that. I, the council and other agencies are doing much more to change that, but we have overstretched public services and a very low wage economy. Asylum seekers, as the hon. Gentleman pointed out, are not allowed to work and that causes tension within communities. Groups of asylum seekers wander around town with nothing to...

Anti-corruption Summit — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (3 May 2016)

Jon Ashworth: ...5% of global GDP. The World Economic Forum’s analysis shows that corruption increases the cost of doing business by up to 10%, and it suggests that cutting corruption by just 10% could benefit the global economy by nearly $400 billion a year. We welcome the summit, which is an opportunity for the Government to show leadership, as many Members have said. The summit meets against the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth (3 May 2016)

Sajid Javid: The hon. Gentleman raises the important issue of infrastructure investment. It is because we have a strong economy that, under this Government, we have a programme of 300 billion of investment over the next few years. That of course includes the midlands, with the investment in the main line and in HS2. However, there is always more we can do, and I am very happy to hear new ideas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employing people on the Autistic Spectrum (3 May 2016)

Lisa Cameron: ...the disability employment gap, with only 15% in full-time employment and 26% of graduates remaining employed. We are losing the potential that people with autism spectrum disorder can offer to our economy. What specific programmes and support will be provided to employers and jobseekers to close this startling gap, and will the Government produce disaggregated data to evidence progress?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Digital Industries (3 May 2016)

Chi Onwurah: year. That is a huge boost to British businesses with European ambitions as well as to Leicester City fans, now with Champions league travel to plan. The UK is Europe’s biggest digital economy. We buy and sell more online than any other country. Would the Minister like to estimate how long it would take him, even with his fabled charm, to renegotiate all our international...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Steel Industry (3 May 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: Does the Secretary of State agree that it is of strategic importance to the economies of Wales and the wider United Kingdom to keep the blast furnaces in Port Talbot operational following any future takeover? Will he consider introducing a steelmaking-specific enterprise incentive scheme, as advocated in the management buyout option, to provide the fiscal incentive that is required to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Start-ups (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We have a growing and healthy economy, which is good for all business, but which, in particular, encourages people who want to start up their own businesses. We are looking at ways in which we can improve, for example, practices for self-employed people, which is also very helpful. Our a start-up loans scheme has provided more than 37,000 loans worth over 210 million.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Returns (3 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Many small businesses are reticent to get up to speed—if I can put it that way—but I am confident that, with the excellent work of my hon. Friend the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, we are making huge progress and ensuring that all businesses have access to superfast broadband.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Regulation (3 May 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: ...turned down do not go on to apply for finance anywhere else. What more are the Government doing to ensure that small businesses have access to as good a range of financial products as possible to keep the economy moving in the right direction?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (3 May 2016)

Julie Elliott: ...of a Brexit vote. Does the Secretary of State agree that remaining in the EU is vital for British trade, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries, and for the health of the British economy as a whole?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Membership of EU (3 May 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ..., worth 118.3 billion and equivalent to 7.3% of UK GVA. 43% of the UK tech sector’s total exports go to the EU. Digital Single Market reforms could be worth 330 billion a year to the EU economy. This is a clear example of how the single market benefits the UK digital industries. The Government's position is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Vacancies (3 May 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...-november-2014 Although the national teacher vacancy rate remains low, we are aware that schools in some parts of the country are finding it more challenging to recruit teachers, particularly as the economy improves. Our recent White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, sets out our plans to ensure that there are good teachers everywhere they are needed. This includes the launch of...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: Scotland (3 May 2016)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the potential economic benefits of the remote Scottish islands onshore wind projects for the (a) regional economies of the islands and (b) wider UK supply chain.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Retail Trade (3 May 2016)

Baroness Burt of Solihull: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of the retail sector to the UK economy in each of the last 10 years, and what estimate they have made of its value over the next 10 years.

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