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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (11 February 2015)

Effect of local enterprise partnerships on the economy and key skills in their local areas – Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville. Oral Questions; 3:00 pm

Eritrea and Ethiopia — Question for Short Debate (27 January 2015)

Lord Rea: ...of “no war, no peace”, were described extremely well by the noble Lord, Lord Avebury. The unresolved border tension, as several noble Lords have said, is having a major impact on Eritrea’s economy—less so, I guess, than in Ethiopia, which has a much bigger population. The standing army that Eritrea maintains is a major drain on a country with only 3 million people....

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill (27 January 2015) See 26 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...of corporation tax from the rest of the United Kingdom, and enable Northern Ireland to encourage genuine investment that will create jobs and growth. It will help rebalance the Northern Ireland economy away from dependence on the public sector, and I welcome the support it has received from all parts of the House. Representatives of six different political parties have spoken in support of...

Pension Schemes Bill: Report (Continued) (27 January 2015)

Lord German: Is that a given for securing lower costs and a better outcome for the consumer? I turn to the other pressure that the amendment seeks to apply. The claim is that by forcing schemes to merge, there will be economies of scale. In the capping regime that the Government have undertaken, there must be a league table of high-cost fee pension schemes. Can the Minister say how many...

SportsDirect (USC Dundonald) (27 January 2015)

Brian H Donohoe: ...Luff) said: “The principle of administration is sound but you’ve got to make sure that the administration process is working in a way that doesn’t disadvantage people and impose other costs on the economy”. In 2011, SportsDirect bought 80% of USC, and it completed the purchase of the remaining 20% in 2012. In 2013, SportsDirect bought the company Republic—more...

British Nationals in Goa — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (27 January 2015)

Tim Loughton: ...their advocate that this process will go on indefinitely until they pay up and that they will have constant doubt and worry overhanging their business. My constituent’s parents have invested their life savings. They were running a legitimate business that helps the Goan economy—tourism, in particular, on which Goa greatly depends. They have had to spend a lot of their money on...

Commonwealth Immigration and Visas — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 January 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Karen Bradley: ...platform for trade, investment, development and, in turn, prosperity. That leads to what we call the Commonwealth effect, which studies suggest is worth between 20% and 50% in trade advantage. The United Kingdom has a growing economy and a proud history of tolerance and acceptance of those who genuinely need our protection. It is, therefore, no surprise that we are an attractive...

NHS: Finances and Services — Question (27 January 2015)

Lord Fowler: ...;Today” programme by the Labour health spokesman, Mr Burnham? Given the pressure on health budgets, which we all accept, would it not be idiotic, as he advocated, to turn our backs on the sensible economies that can be achieved from the contracting out of ancillary services?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Uncollected Tax (27 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Gauke: We are aware that, since 2010, the economy has had to face challenges, which in 2010 were not anticipated by the OBR to occur in the way that they did. We have had to deal with the eurozone crisis, the high commodity prices at the time and the aftershocks of the financial crisis. The consequences have been significant, but if we want wages to rise we need to improve productivity. That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Oil Prices (27 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Michael Fabricant: What assessment he has made of the effects of recent trends in the price of oil on the economy; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Business Support (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

James Morris: ...has increased by 100% since 2010. Does the Minister agree that creating a good business environment, with lower taxes and incentives to invest, is crucial to the future of the black country economy in the west midlands, part of which I represent?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Unemployment (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Danny Alexander: ...highest level ever; unemployment has come down by almost 600,000; and the number of jobseeker’s allowance claimants has fallen by more than 40%. That is one of the many ways in which the stronger economy that we are building is leading to a fairer society in this country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Fiscal Consolidation (27 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Alec Shelbrooke: My hon. Friend will recognise that getting the deficit under control is vital if we want a strong economy. For all the posturing that we have seen today from the Labour party about the NHS, does he recognise that Greece, which had a smaller deficit than we had in this country when we came to power, had to cut spending on health services by 14%? Does he agree that only a strong economy can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Powerhouse (27 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Anne McIntosh: ...on creating a northern powerhouse? Will he ensure that rural communities participate in that wealth growth, and that rural broadband reaches farms and rural businesses that want to drive the rural economy and economic growth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Household Budgets (27 January 2015)

Danny Alexander: It is very important to note all three of those facts, but it is also important not to be complacent. There is a lot more to do to ensure that we continue to deliver the successful growing economy that is creating jobs, because ultimately getting into work is the best route out of poverty for families.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (27 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

George Osborne: The core purpose of the Treasury is to ensure the stability and prosperity of the economy.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015) See 15 other results from this debate

Chris Ruane: speak again. I will respond to a few points that Conservative Members made. Virtually every Conservative speaker today spoke only about cuts, but the balanced approach to rebalancing the economy means talking about cuts and growth. From 2008, all the indicators up to 2010 were going in a positive direction; when this Government got in, they all went in a negative direction. The cuts are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Economic Situation: North of England (27 January 2015)

Matthew Hancock: Holding answer received on 26 January 2015 Supporting economic growth in the north of England is vital to the long term success of our economy All LEPs in the North of England have benefitted from investment and devolution of powers, freedoms and flexibilities through Growth Deals and City Deals. In addition the Government recently agreed devolution of further powers with both...

Written Answers — Home Office: Work Permits (27 January 2015)

James Brokenshire: .... In 2013, 28 roles were added to the list and 27 roles were removed. The number of roles on the list at any one time is not an accurate measure of the extent of skills shortages in the UK economy, as some roles may be more specialised or more narrowly defined. The Migration Advisory Committee estimates that roles on the current list employ around 180,000 people in total (resident...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (27 January 2015)

Esther McVey: ...has introduced a number of restrictions to benefits which are designed to ensure that our welfare system focusses support towards those who have come to the UK and are contributing to our economy. Since December 2013 EEA nationals have had to take a stronger, more robust Habitual Residence Test (HRT) if they want to claim income-related benefits. If they pass the HRT, EEA job seekers...

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