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

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

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (4 March 2015)

Environmental Audit: Local Nature Partnerships. 2:30 pm; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Dr Dominic Hogg, Executive Chair, West of England Nature Partnership, Rupert Clubb, Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport and Liz Newton, Director, Landscape & Geodiversity, Natural England

[Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Low Carbon Energy Generation (26 February 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Tim Yeo: ...shale gas during 2015, and other countries might follow, which would give us benefits in the supply chain. My final message is that, above all, the future has to be low carbon, for reasons we all understand, but it in no way needs to be low growth. Our economy can be—indeed, it is more likely to be—high growth if it is also low carbon. That is the way forward for the UK, the EU...

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Backbench Business — Equitable Life (26 February 2015) See 12 other results from this debate

Bob Blackman: ...from them. This is a debt of honour, so I must stress the point that we should honour it over the course of the next Parliament. I completely accept my hon. Friend the Minister’s point that the economy was in tatters in 2010 and that a series of difficult decisions had to be made. I congratulate the Government on coming forward with a large sum of public money to compensate those...

British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 February 2015)

Lord Grantchester: ...of its neighbours on quality. Britain needs to be at the table in Europe, shaping the decisions that will affect its farmers and food supply chain. The agri-food sector contributes 97.1 billion to the economy each year and supports the jobs of more than 3.5 million people. Yet this not to deny that there are issues to address and implementations to be improved. Under this...

Culture, Media and Sport Committee (26 February 2015)

Ben Bradshaw: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we in Britain do broadcasting and the creative industries more generally extremely well, and that politicians tamper with our successful mixed economy, with the BBC at its centre, at their peril? Will he therefore join me in urging all the political parties to make clear in their manifestos their intentions towards the BBC, so that the British public, who...

Entrepreneurs’ Relief — Question (26 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Leigh of Hurley: My Lords, I thank my noble friend and draw your Lordships’ attention to my declaration in the register of interests. The great success of the UK economy has not happened by chance, but by the implementation of policies designed to encourage business. As mentioned, the increase in the cap from 2 million to 10 million has had a dramatic effect in allowing and encouraging...

Business of the House (26 February 2015)

William Hague: ...to immigration. This is, of course, a very important issue, which my hon. Friend has raised regularly. Part of what we are seeing at present is the impact of this country’s having a dramatically stronger economy than the rest of Europe, which is producing more migration into the UK. In that sense it is a problem of success, but it remains an important issue. Although the shadow...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Film Festivals (26 February 2015)

Sajid Javid: Film festivals make a valuable contribution to promoting the film economy and enhancing the cultural life of the UK. In addition to running two festivals of its own, the BFI, as the Government’s lead agency for film, provides 1 million of lottery funding each year to support film festivals right across the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (26 February 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Christopher Pincher: What assessment he has made of the contribution of tourism to the economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Children and the Arts (26 February 2015)

Chris Bryant: ...55% to 36%? Does he not realise that a strong artistic and cultural education should be the universal entitlement of every single child in this country, because it is good for them, good for the economy and good for this nation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (26 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Menzies: My constituency enjoys a vibrant tourist economy that includes Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club, Lytham music festival and Ribby Hall village, to name but a few. What steps is the Minister taking to promote further tourism investment growth in the north-west?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries (26 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mary Macleod: What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the creative industries in London to the UK economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (26 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Sajid Javid: The hon. Lady makes an important point. I will see whether I or the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy can drop in on 9 March. She has campaigned actively on behalf of venues in her constituency, some of which I know well. I went to The Fleece during my youth in Bristol. She is a great champion for such venues and I hope that we can work together on these issues.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003 (26 February 2015)

Lynne Featherstone: This Government strongly supports the vital contribution that responsible businesses, including local pubs, hotels, restaurants and community premises make to our economy and to their communities. We are committed to freeing up local communities to tackle alcohol-fuelled harms and took swift action in 2011 to overhaul the Licensing Act to make it easier for licensing authorities and the...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Phillip Lee: ...regard to the regional health care settlement, of which I have had a lot to say in the Thames Valley. The fact that I have up-to-date understanding of what is happening in the local health care economy makes me a more effective representative for my constituents. Just as an aside, no one has talked about hours. As a junior doctor, I have done weeks of 100 hours or more—it is pretty...

Transport Infrastructure (West and South Cumbria) (25 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

John Woodcock: ...vitally needed. We need better public transport and transport infrastructure investment that matches both the scale and ambition of the growth and the amount of value that will be added to the UK economy—not just the economy of our area. I want much better engagement from the train companies and the Government for park and ride schemes in Askam or Broughton going up to Sellafield and...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry (25 February 2015) See 24 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ..., we have ensured that rotten behaviour in the sector will be punished. We have heard about criminal sanctions today. The overall contribution of the sector is hugely important to the country’s economy, but we must ensure that we reform its reputation and conduct, and change the culture to bring probity and integrity back into a system that was challenged and flawed. Back in 2010, we...

Gaza — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] (25 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...control of Gaza and restore effective and accountable governance. An agreement should also ensure that Israel lifts its restrictions in order to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians, and allow the Gazan economy to grow. In response to some of the comments that have been made today, we are lobbying Israel on the transfer of goods from Gaza to the west bank. We want an increase in the...

Ukraine — Statement (25 February 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: The noble Lord makes a very good point. There are a lot of weaknesses in Russia. Their economy is in a very bad way, the rouble is falling and it is very important that this message is given out. We will endeavour to pass this on to the media.

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