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Jobseeker’S Allowance (Sanctions) (18 December 2014)

Esther McVey: ...for jobseekers” and are a “key element of the mutual obligation that underpins both the effectiveness and fairness of the social security system”. We know that, internationally, most developed economies use sanctions. As the OECD said recently: “There seems little reason to doubt that, especially in countries with high levels of benefit coverage of the non-employed...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Paul Burstow: ...low pay, low skill and low status of workers in the sector undermines care and the continuity of care. As a result of the low pay, the sector has among the highest turnover rates of any sector of our economy. As our society ages and more and more families are having to juggle work with both raising children and looking after parents, a failure to address those weaknesses in our care system...

Carnforth Station (18 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Therese Coffey: ...the heritage centre and would thoroughly recommend it to others. However, as my hon. Friend has so eloquently explained, this is about more than a heritage centre. The station plays an important role in supporting the economy of north Lancashire. Good transport links, such as the Furness line linking Carnforth with Barrow, Lancaster and beyond and the links to Morecambe, Skipton and Leeds,...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Business Investment (Outer-City Estates) (18 December 2014)

Nicholas Boles: ...economic context not one that was improving. The challenges faced by his constituents have stretched over boom times and busts—the challenges are not creations of recent years—but, none the less, were the economy not growing and creating jobs at an extraordinary rate, one far higher than in the rest of the European Union, his challenge would be far greater. I am sure, without...

Business of the House: Local Government Finance (18 December 2014) See 8 other results from this debate

Kris Hopkins: ...we came to power. Let me mention two speeches that were made last week. In one, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor talked about the requirement and need for us to live within our means and to grow our economy in order to be able to support public services. The other speech was about how the deficit was the big test for Labour, and we can see from the right hon. Gentleman’s response...

Business of the House (18 December 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Edward Leigh: ...This is an important issue. I am not asking for a debate immediately, but before Dissolution at the end of March will the Leader of the House have it in his mind, as issues relating to the Russian economy develop, to have another debate?

Energy and Climate Change: UK Anti-corruption Plan (18 December 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...the Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley), for their work on this issue. The new anti-corruption plan sets out how we will build a better picture of how corruption affects society and the economy; strengthen our legal and operational tools and activity; enhance our law enforcement response; deny use of our financial system to those trying to abuse it; and step up efforts...

Energy and Climate Change: A and E and Ambulance Services (18 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Jeremy Hunt: ...to ensure that local services had the certainty of additional money and time to plan how it should best be used. That funding was provided earlier than ever before in NHS history, and was possible because a strong economy has allowed us to make year-on-year real-term increases in NHS spending. That funding will pay for the equivalent of 1,000 more doctors, 2,000 more nurses, and 2,000...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (18 December 2014)

Gregory Barker: ...that there is much more to do? Perhaps the single most important thing that the UK could do in the coming year, in the run-up to Paris, is to demonstrate to the world that a country can grow its economy strongly—we have strong economic growth—at the same time as reducing emissions.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Economic Situation: Northern Ireland (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

William McCrea: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to rebalance the economy in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Travel (18 December 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ... 5,570,735 For comparison, equivalent spend on first class trains from 2005 to 2008 was: Year Total Spend 2005 2,935,301 2006 3,425,383 2007 3,450,536 2008 4,469,270 Total 14,280,490 The Department books the following classes of flights; economy, premium economy, and business class. Economy class is the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Travel (18 December 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...business need. In both cases prior approval is required in line with the Department’s travel policy. The use of business class flights is restricted to long haul and the figures above will include some costs relating to multi leg journeys made up of economy and business class elements; these cannot be separated without incurring disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Procurement (18 December 2014)

Greg Mulholland: ...has made of the implications of the practice of companies requiring a supplier company to make a payment in order to join or to remain on that company's list of suppliers on competition in the UK economy.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Travel (18 December 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...expenditure for one business class flight during 2013/14 at a cost of 2,218.59. This relates to an outward trip as the Minister was due to attend a meeting immediately upon landing. The minister returned economy class. No expenditure is recorded for First Class train tickets.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Economic Situation (18 December 2014)

Stephen Crabb: Inward investment is crucial to the recovery of the Welsh economy. It contributes significantly to economic growth and I am delighted that Wales had 79 inward investment projects in 2013-14. This is a significant improvement on the previous year and is testament to the collaborative working that is taking place between the UK Government and Welsh Government. The UK Investment Summit in...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Statistics (18 December 2014)

Stephen Crabb: I hold regular discussions with the Welsh Government on the Welsh economy. I welcome the recently published statistics showing that Wales recorded the highest annual growth of Gross Value Added per head of all the UK nations and regions in 2013. Furthermore, since 2010, Wales has been the fastest growing economy of the UK nations and regions after London. Coupled with sustained falls in...

Warwick (1,100TH Anniversary) (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Vaizey: ...speech about the fact that we are lucky to have cities and towns such as Warwick that have an extraordinary heritage spanning hundreds of years but which, at the same time, can adapt and accommodate the modern economy. Yet again, I am afraid, my hon. Friend outbid me, because not only is Wallingford a pathetic adolescent—not a pathetic adolescent; just an adolescent—compared...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Stephen Doughty: ...longer in her place, spoke of being disappointed with aspects of this debate. Well, I was disappointed that the Minister came to the Dispatch Box with a folder full of facts and statistics on the economy, food waste, the performance of the Department for Work and Pensions, and many other issues, yet he could not bring himself to admit why people are going to food banks in this country. For...

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