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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (25 March 2015)

The economy of the UK in the light of the Budget Statement – Lord Deighton. Debate

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (18 March 2015)

Importance of the visitor economy to the UK – Lord Lee of Trafford. Oral Questions

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (5 March 2015) See 12 other results from this debate

Stephen Crabb: ...of reaching for stars—the year when three Welsh companies participated in that amazing project that landed a probe on a comet travelling at 36,000 mph, 300 million miles from earth. We have some great Welsh companies, and as the economy continues to improve in Wales, we are seeing some of the best innovation anywhere in the UK coming out of Wales. I will return to the economy, if I...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015) See 13 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...-led businesses than ever before: 20% of small and medium-sized enterprises are run either by women or by a team that is more than 50% female. These women contribute around 82 billion gross value added to the UK economy. The Government are supporting them in myriad ways, for instance by providing 1.6 million to support rural women’s businesses, by providing 1...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — National Planning Policy Framework (5 March 2015)

Zac Goldsmith: ...reasons. I do not blame those landlords for that, because the upside of making those changes is tremendous, but we are being left in a position where small and medium-sized enterprises—the biggest providers of jobs in our economy—are unable to find affordable places from which to operate. There are other knock-on effects, too. When businesses are lost, so is daytime trade. A...

Business of the House: International Women’s Day (5 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Caroline Spelman: ...happen. It is important to increase gender equality, reduce poverty and encourage growth, but empowering women to work and empowering women economically is necessary to break down the disadvantage they suffer from. When more women work, economies grow. If women’s paid employment rates were raised to the same level as men’s, the United States’ gross domestic product would...

Business of the House (5 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

William Hague: ...8217;s deliberations. I should have thought that the hon. Lady would welcome the Government’s move in the other place on ticketing. She did not ask about the economic situation in the country, but what has defined the past couple of weeks is what has happened on the economy. Today we heard that new car sales for February were up 12% on last year. This week we heard that average...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: A69: Dualling (5 March 2015)

John Hayes: ...intelligence at its very height. He is right that this road, which runs alongside Hadrian’s wall, is an important route, for the reasons he gave—for the well-being of local people and the local economy. That is well understood by this Minister and by this Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (5 March 2015)

Robert Jenrick: Ever since the Romans built the Fosse way and the Great North road through our town, road hauliers have been an integral part of Newark’s economy. However, those hauliers have had to compete with foreign competitors on an uneven playing field for too long. Will the Minister update us on the success of the HGV road user levy?

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance (5 March 2015) See 3 other results from this answer

Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the consultancy reports he has commissioned into the challenged local health economy of (a) Staffordshire, (b) Eastern Cheshire, (c) South West London, (d) North East London, (e) Cumbria, (f) Mid Essex, (g) Cambridge and Peterborough, (h) Leicestershire, (i) Northamptonshire, (j) East Sussex and (k) Devon has been completed; and when copies of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Bedfordshire (5 March 2015)

John Hayes: phase where it has been possible to do so. Once completed, the improvements made at the Black Cat Roundabout will benefit not only its near neighbours but the local and wider economies through safer and less congested journeys.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinians (5 March 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: Gazans. Gaza is currently suffering from acute shortages of energy; Gaza needs reliable sources of energy. More widely, exploiting the gas would also be hugely beneficial to the Palestinian economy, enabling the Occupied Palestinian Territories to meet their energy needs and generating revenues for the Palestinian Authority. The UK strongly supports the development of the Gazan gas...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinians (5 March 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...resumes control of Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and that Israel lifts its restrictions in order to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians and allow the Gazan economy to grow. There are currently no plans for a joint EU visit to Gaza at ministerial level, although ministers from several EU Member States have visited Gaza recently.

Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015: Motion to Approve (4 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Faulks: necessary to review them, but for the moment the Government feel that, notwithstanding the trenchant criticism that has been offered of the Order, this represents a sensible and proportionate way of recovering some of the costs of access to justice. The noble Lord, Lord Pannick, expressed himself with his usual clarity and economy and once again did not spare the Lord Chancellor from...

Deregulation Bill: Third Reading (4 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...are those who believe that the only regulations imposed on Britain are imposed by Brussels. Many of our discussions here have been about the necessity of regulation for many different parts of the British economy, British society and British science, and we are going to continue, for the rest of our careers in this Chamber, to discuss many of these issues about risk, regulation, the market...

Financial Services Industry (4 March 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ...for Clacton (Douglas Carswell) on securing this debate. I agree with him and the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Mark Reckless) that competition and choice are the bedrocks of a free market economy—something that the Government have sought to promote at every opportunity, and nowhere more so than in the financial services sector. Increasing competition means customers have...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015) See 36 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ..., 75% of those new jobs are full-time employment. There are some other facts that Opposition Members might like to celebrate. I am talking about the fact that the UK was the fastest growing major economy in 2014; that more than 760,000 private sector businesses have been created over the past four years; and that employment is up by 1.85 million since the last general election—that...

Urban Food Growing (Planning) (4 March 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...and alcohol dependency. It is a successful social enterprise, acting as a hub for satellite growers and providing access to land, equipment, sales and distribution. It estimates that every kilogram of its produce is worth 15 to the local economy. Elm Tree farm is based on a 35-acre site in my constituency and offers vocational training to about 60 people who have autism or learning...

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