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Results 1–20 of 63366 for economy

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (3 Dec 2015)

Economy in the light of the Autumn Statement – Lord Carrington of Fulham. Debate

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (1 Dec 2015)

Science and Technology: Big data dilemma. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...Statistical Society Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Government Digital Service Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Rebecca Endean, Director, Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Science (27 Nov 2015)

George Freeman: The UK has one of the strongest and most productive life sciences industries in the world, generating turnover of over 56 billion per annum and ranking top in major European economies for health life sciences foreign direct investment projects. Since the launch of the Governments Life Science Strategy in 2011, the Government has invested almost 1billion in health and life sciences...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Yorkshire and the Humber (27 Nov 2015)

Philip Davies: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the local economy of the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs office in Shipley; and if he will place a copy of that assessment in the Library.

Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...these things—whether it is 16% of national wealth in America or more like 8.5% in this country or 11% in Germany—healthcare is consuming a vast amount of our GNP. Whatever health system you are in, there is an issue of sustainability. I believe that a strong economy is fundamental to any strategy that any of our parties would wish to have. We must have a strong economy, but...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Airports Commission: Final Report (26 Nov 2015)

Tania Mathias: ...of State taking time from his busy schedule to listen to our debate. I take heart from that. I thank the Minister for the points he made. Yes, the UK’s aviation industry is very important to our economy. I point out, though, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Saffron Walden (Sir Alan Haselhurst) said, that the report of the Davies commission ruins its own logic. I thank the...

[Andrew Percy in the Chair] — backbench business — North-East Devolution (26 Nov 2015)

Nick Brown: ...walk away from the poorer parts of the country and say, “Get by on your local tax base” without any acknowledgement that the Government would be on the receiving end of all the centralising effects of the economy, but would have no responsibility for pushing back outwards or, in parallel, for dealing with the problems of the very poorest in our society. That is a long way from...

Universities: Freedom of Speech — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick: ...way in which human waste could be used for fertilising agricultural lands. That human waste and fertilisation gave empowerment to, and provided business enterprise for, groups of people who, before, had been locked out of the economy. That won the global prize ahead of projects from 36 other countries. That opportunity for university students to use their time articulating, thinking about,...

Syria: Foreign Affairs Committee Report — Statement (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...—made consistently for three years now, and which I assume was part of the basis of their policy—has proven completely wrong. I spent last weekend in Damascus and was very struck by both the health of the economy and the resolve and morale of the regime. I fear that the Government up till now have been very misconceived in their double approach, and hope that they will now be...

NHS: Food Banks — Question (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...that the use of food banks is increasing not just in England but in America, Canada, Germany and across Europe. The policy response of this Government is that we should focus on a strong economy, more jobs and the national living wage.

Superfast Broadband — Question (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Holmes of Richmond: My Lords, does the Minister agree that if we are to rebalance the UK economy and push productivity, superfast broadband will be a vital part of that plan? Will it be a key element in the digital transformation plan which will be published early next year?

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality (26 Nov 2015)

Nicky Morgan: You cannot have true opportunity without real equality. Achieving gender equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s vital for our economy. We cannot afford to waste the skills of a single person, let alone half our population. The Government wants to support all women to fulfil their potential and progress in work. One of the greatest issues affecting both women AND men is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Future of rail (26 Nov 2015)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...clear that no infrastructure schemes have been cancelled. Flagship improvement works to build a Northern Powerhouse in the North and the Midlands are underway, helping to rebalance our country’s economy by creating an engine for growth. Electrification of the TransPennine and Midland Main Line has already resumed and will completely transform the railways by improving city to city...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (26 Nov 2015)

...—for the first time in more than a decade—and is set to continue throughout the remainder of this decade.” We in this Government will get on with the job of supporting the industry, supporting the Scottish economy, and standing up for Scotland against the Conservatives, and we will leave the Labour Party to the slow and painful death that it is currently experiencing....

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review (Impact) (26 Nov 2015)

Kenneth Gibson: ...1865. Does she agree that it not only makes no economic sense for the Tories to impose further austerity cuts on an unwilling Scotland that will only damage this Parliament’s ability to grow our economy and deliver services, but shows their contempt for Scottish democracy?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Public Finances (Update) (26 Nov 2015)

John Swinney: be able to confirm that the 10 school and two health centre projects in the hub programme will now proceed. That is around 330 million of capital investment in our children’s education, our national health service and Scotland’s economy. Those 12 projects will make an enormous difference in their communities, both in the immediate boost that is provided by the jobs...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

John Lamont: ...level of women in employment, with almost a million more in work since the 2010 general election. That is the benefit of delivering on an economic plan. The UK’s recovery, with economic growth leading the advanced economies of the world, has been notable for being employment-heavy.

Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...The system has created the wrong question, which has then been given the wrong answer. That is where we stand. Non-domestic rating is a highly significant form of revenue for the public sector, as well as having a high impact on business. Naturally, in the new digital economy it is easier to tax anything with a physical presence. Retailers alone are paying 2.40 in business rates for...

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Chloe Smith: ...who will be able to get more high-quality early years education; I, too, want see an emphasis on quality as much as quantity in the Bill. We will also see a benefit for local businesses and local economies, as the workforce will be better supported, less stressed and more resilient. Employees will be altogether more able to take advantage of the opportunities that they wish to. Local...

Low Emission Zones (25 Nov 2015)

Ben Howlett: ...easily implement a low emission zone without being stopped by red tape and disagreements—that goes for York as well. Our country desperately needs a standardised system of low emission zones. Our economy cannot face a hefty fine from the European Union, and we need solutions that can be implemented smoothly. Finally, back to Bath. A number of big infrastructure projects are being...

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