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Post Office Horizon System (29 June 2015)

George Freeman: ...are independent businesspeople who choose to contract with Post Office Ltd to provide post office services, usually from a small business such as a shop. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy in so many communities, and Post Office Ltd needs to ensure that it supports its sub-postmasters properly. I am pleased that the Post Office takes that role very seriously and that...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): New Clause 1 — Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy (29 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: ...’s own figures—all in all, an 85% drop. That tells us two things. First, it blows apart the financial basis for full fiscal autonomy. Secondly, like my new clauses 1 and 21, it calls for a more robust and impartial analysis of the Scottish economy and public finances. That is why we tabled new clauses 1 and 21. New clause 21, alongside new clause 1, would provide for the...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Clause 16 — Tax on carriage of passengers by air (29 June 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: ...Scotland had missed its climate change target by 4.5%, the third time in a row that it had missed an annual target. The report also asked the Scottish Government to assess the impact of carbon on the economy in relation to the slashing of air passenger duty. I cannot ask the Scottish Government this question directly from the Dispatch Box, but can the Minister tell me whether an...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (29 June 2015)

Lord Scriven: ...we have this new system of decentralisation or devolution, and a number of combined authorities and mayors are making significant investments in their areas with regard to the environment and the economy, having been promised that major infrastructure will be invested in to make their rail system faster and the major cities of the north connected, and to help economic activity and to speed...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Clause 15 — Assignment of VAT (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ...of it. That reflects the agreement reached by the five main political parties under the auspices of Lord Smith. It represents a balance between providing a sufficient incentive for Scotland to grow its economy, relative to the rest of the United Kingdom, in order to increase its revenue from VAT and exposing the Scottish Government’s budget to potential fluctuations in VAT receipts.

Sierra Leone — Question for Short Debate (29 June 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...taken to support the Government of Sierra Leone in developing a comprehensive strategy aimed at getting the country back on track to meet development targets? As we have heard in the debate, building the economy is another critical factor. The impacts of the Ebola crisis are likely to linger well into the future, and economic recovery will hinge on understanding which sectors and groups...

Bills Presented — Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields): Scotland Bill — [2nd Allocated Day] (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Mundell: ...decisions to bring our public finances back into order, the Scottish Government have often condemned us for inflicting cuts. Although I believe those spending reductions were necessary to secure our economy and are far preferable to increasing taxation on working families in Scotland, it is true that the Scottish Government took a different view. These clauses will allow them to do...

Greece — Statement (29 June 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: ...they want to keep? Do the Government agree that, as other noble Lords have suggested, the Greek people’s best way out of the cruel euro trap is to leave it, devalue and gradually rebuild their economy? Would it not be nice if the Greeks were to succeed in this task and were eventually followed by the Portuguese, the Spanish and perhaps even the French? That might start to break up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Greece (29 June 2015) See 25 other results from this debate

Chris Leslie: ..., and there are risks for Europe and the UK if an urgent resolution cannot be found. Given that the Greek banks are now closed, can I ask the Chancellor about the immediate implications for the UK economy and British citizens? Our exporters, pension funds and the 1 million British visitors to Greece need to know that the UK Government have a thorough contingency plan. Regarding the impact...

Tunisia and European Council — Statement (29 June 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...Merkel but have there been any further discussions with the Tunisian Government? I am thinking not just about security issues but also about economic issues, which can have a huge impact on the local economy and the national economy and will raise other issues around security. At the European Council, security and defence were rightly high on the agenda. It is a stark reminder, as we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Tunisia, and European Council (29 June 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Harriet Harman: ..., obviously the biggest issue is Greece. It is in everyone’s interest that an agreement is reached. This matter is of huge importance to us even though we are not in the eurozone, because, whatever the cause, if Europe’s economy is hit, Britain will be hit too. Obviously, the Chancellor will say more about that shortly. On migration, instability in north Africa and the middle...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...volatile. Stamp duty land tax increased that year by 36%. Of course, it is not easy to predict. Is the growth in stamp duty land tax a good thing? The volume of property transactions in an area might be indicative of a thriving local economy—which could attract investment—but in so far as it is attributable to rising prices, it might simply reflect a failure to tackle supply....

UK: Number of Households — Question (29 June 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: .... As I said in my previous reply, my father came here as a doctor from Ireland. People who come to this country to fill those sorts of highly skilled jobs make a very valuable contribution to our economy.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Recycling: Household Figures (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Durkan: ...of at least 50% by 2020, and doing so with a much greater focus on improving the quality of recyclates so that those materials can be used closer to home, which will create jobs and additional value for the local economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Local Government Grant Formula (29 June 2015)

Mark Francois: ...retention in 2013-14 there has been a deliberate shift away from keeping authorities dependent on grant and towards providing councils with the tools and incentives they need to grow their local economies and promote sustainable house building.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

James Wharton: ...look at the value for money for all projects and his decision is the correct one, but the northern powerhouse is about many things, not just transport. We are going to build it and deliver for the economy of the north of England.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council: Summit (29 June 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...address unemployment. Overall, a common theme emerged of a continuing improving economic situation in all member Administrations, with a recognition of the interdependence and links between our economies. Each Administration also noted the decision of the UK Government to hold a referendum on membership of the European Union and the potential implications of the outcome for their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Terror Attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...State. Islamic State is as much a threat to the states in the Middle East as to ourselves here in the west. People referred to Tunisia, which is now suffering hugely in terms of the loss to its economy. There is no doubt that it was particularly targeted, as this is the second major attack there in a number of months, because it was the first state to be involved in the Arab Spring and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Science: Finance (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stuart Andrew: ..., how much his Department has spent on investment on science in Yorkshire in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that investment in boosting the economy in Yorkshire.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Renewable Energy (29 June 2015)

Grant Shapps: The UK supports low carbon development though the International Climate Fund to help the poorest countries boost their economies and tackle poverty. Overall, the ICF makes up 7% of the UK aid budget. Of the total ICF budget 55% has been allocated to climate mitigation programmes, which are predominately related to clean energy, as well as energy efficiency and related activities. DFID...

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