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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (11 February 2015)

Effect of local enterprise partnerships on the economy and key skills in their local areas – Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville. Oral Questions; 3:00 pm

Palestine: Recognition — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Morgan of Ely: ...continue to follow a path of non-violence? How can we make them believe that there truly is a solution which can be worked out if there has been no prospect of a negotiated settlement for more than 20 years? Building a more vibrant economy must surely be part of the answer. After decades of diplomatic failure, there are those on all sides who question whether a two-state solution is any...

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...almost 900 schools, with more than 200 new school buildings having been completed since the election. We are targeting that money on the schools that need it most, but of course there is more to be done. In addition, as an economy, we have halved the costs of running the department in real terms. One of the key achievements that we inherited was the academy programme. Thanks to the noble...

Business of the House: Open-cast Coal Sites (Restoration) (29 January 2015)

Alan Beith: ...need cast-iron assurances. There is a huge burden of worry for people who have already borne the burden of surface mining near their homes, which presents a great many practical problems. The mining is quite important for the economy and for our energy supplies, and it generates some employment, but it is very difficult to live alongside, and those people have had to live alongside it...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015)

Rory Stewart: not one of isolation. It should not be that we should be doing nothing; it should instead be that we need to recover our confidence as a country—recover the confidence that we are the fifth largest economy in the world, that we have unique skills and expertise, that we have an enormous amount to contribute to the world—and that what we should take from the Chilcot inquiry is...

Exports: Government Support — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 12 other results from this debate

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: ...As my noble friend Lady Wheatcroft said, this is a difficult time to try to grow our exports. In the UK, we have seen a strong economic recovery, reflecting a good long-term economic plan, but the economies of many of our closest trading partners who have followed different paths continue to struggle. As my noble fried Lord Lang commented, the strong pound has had an impact. Imports and...

Business of the House: Growth Deals (29 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...that he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government about the deeply unfair cuts that have been made in many areas, which are having an impact on councils and their partners, and a wider impact on local economies? Both the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee have been highly critical about the uneven impact of the cuts and the Government’s...

Northern Ireland — Question (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Randerson: ...the Northern Ireland Executive, the Stormont House agreement, the accompanying financial package and the corporation tax legislation all demonstrate our commitment to rebalance the Northern Ireland economy and promote peace, stability and prosperity.

Business of the House (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...gave us a 3 billion top-down reorganisation and an NHS in crisis. They promised they would cut the deficit not the NHS, but borrowing has soared and they have missed every target they ever set themselves on the economy. They promised a recovery for everyone, but they gave us queues at food banks, record insecurity at work and tax cuts for their millionaire mates. I am not the only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers and Waterways (29 January 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...sewage has gone down significantly. During this Parliament, phosphate pollution will fall by a fifth and ammonia by a sixth. This shows that a healthy environment goes hand in hand with a healthy economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (29 January 2015)

Dan Rogerson: ...We can do much better on managing woodland in this country and we are taking the steps that will enable us to do that so that it can be more productive, better for biodiversity and better for local economies too, through initiatives such as Grown in Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wind Power (29 January 2015)

Dan Rogerson: not at the core of what our Department does. However, I am happy to reassure the hon. Lady that this Department is committed to working with others to take forward the decarbonisation of our economy. Through the investments in local growth deals and so on, we have shown how we are working with people right across the United Kingdom to create jobs and to deliver the green growth that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Drink Exports (29 January 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: Food and drink is our largest manufacturing industry. The chain contributes more than 100 billion to the economy every year. Since 2010, we have supported 2,500 firms to get their produce into supermarkets, restaurants and pubs across the world. We now trade with more than 150 countries, selling wine and cheese to France, tea to China and chillies to Pakistan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (29 January 2015)

Maria Eagle: ...of State for Energy and Climate Change, the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd), said on Monday in the House that the severely redacted report on the impacts of shale gas on the rural economy was prepared by a junior member in another Department “and it was not appropriate for them to have done so”.—[ Official Report, 26 January 2015; Vol. 591, c. 594.] In view...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Economy (29 January 2015)


Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Distributive Trade (29 January 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...automotive fuel) in 2014 totalled 339 billion. This is an all-time high for the UK and is 47 billion higher than 2010 in cash terms. Retail is vitally important to local and national economies, which is why Government is actively working to help all retailers. In October 2013, BIS published "A Strategy for Future Retail"; it was developed in partnership with industry and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (29 January 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...Strategy, a 10 year plan to help pollinators thrive involving farmers, major landowners and the public. Bees and other pollinators are vital for our 100bn food chain and are worth 400m to the economy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking (29 January 2015)

Duncan Hames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish without redaction the Shale Gas: Rural Economy Impacts report, published by her Department with redactions in March 2014.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Implant (28 January 2015)

Tracey Crouch: ...symptoms can have a huge impact on the quality of daily life and on well-being, affecting factors such as employment and mental health, which have cost and health implications of their own, both to the economy and to the individual. The small percentage of women severely affected by this issue also includes women who suffer from early menopause. This means that they are likely to suffer...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Desmond Swayne: ...Audit Committee and asked several detailed questions. I offer her a trade. I have every intention of reading her report, but perhaps she will read this report: “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development”. It is all in here: exactly how every single one of the targets has to be permeated with the key issue of...

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