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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (8 December 2014)

Financial contribution of unpaid carers to the national economy – Baroness Pitkeathley. Oral Questions

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (27 November 2014)

Developing the economy of Greater Manchester – Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury. Oral Questions

Deferred Divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 November 2014)

Keith Vaz: I note that the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, the hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), who has responsibility for the creative industries, is in his place on the Front Bench. He is rightly held in high regard by those in the creative industries, including by some of the companies that have been mentioned. The issue is this: are we moving from a voluntary arrangement with...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (26 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...about having a financial capacity strategy, which is very often prayed in aid at this time on these issues, but actually focusing a bit more on debt. Debt is a necessary component of growth in the economy and yet it is the one we understand least about and about which we have very little statutory or other measures in place. Most of it is done by the charitable sector and the...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014) See 45 other results from this debate

Alun Cairns: ...at the outset to the more measured contributions by the hon. Members for Islwyn (Chris Evans), for Aberavon (Dr Francis) and for Ogmore (Huw Irranca-Davies). This coalition Government inherited an economy that was on its knees. Throughout the past decade, we have had an unstable model for the economy. There was an over-reliance on the public sector, the financial services sector and...

Roads in Sittingbourne and Sheppey (26 November 2014)

John Hayes: ...and cycling infrastructure. The funding allows local authorities to ensure that their transport networks are kept in good condition, enabling them to improve road safety and stimulate local economies by reducing congestion and improving safety. Between 2011-12 and 2014-15, Kent county council will have received 39.4 million through that funding route and will receive an additional...

Opposition Day: [10th alloted day] — The Economy (26 November 2014) See 46 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ...It ignores the big change we have made to cut income tax and duty on household goods. It also ignores the increase in household disposable income. There is another story to tell, a positive story about how the economy is offering hope and opportunity as it recovers under our reforms. It is a story that involves more people being in work than ever before, and 2 million private sector jobs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 November 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

David Cameron: Our plans involve not putting up taxes, but continuing to grow our economy and create jobs. With regard to the long-term economic plan, the hon. Gentleman will be pleased to know that a new statistic has come out today. We used to say that there were 400,000 new businesses in Britain. I can now tell the House that, since 2010, there are 760,000 new businesses.

International Development and Disability (26 November 2014)

Desmond Swayne: ...issues. We pay for international studies all the time, and we have launched PRIME—the programme for improving mental health care—which is a significant study of what works in mental health in low-resource economies. The hon. Member for Strangford asked for my reassurance about how we take things forward. The Select Committee on International Development set us a challenging...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Remploy Workers (26 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

John McDonnell: ...getting angry is not constructive. Instead, I say that we need to learn the lessons about what happened at Remploy, including the lessons about the harm that the process has done to so many individuals and their families, and their local economies and communities. Individuals and whole communities have been depressed as a result of the decisions made by this Government. With a new Minister...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 November 2014)

Education: Apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 to 19 year olds. 9:30 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Mathematics, Harris Academy Morden; Deborah Lee, Chief Learning Officer, BT Group, Charlotte Bosworth, Director of Skills and Employment, OCR, Stephen Overell, Principal, Employment and Skills, New Economy Manchester and Darren Northcott, National Official, Education, NASUWT

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 November 2014)

Energy and Climate Change: New Climate Economy. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Professor Lord Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director, New Climate Economy

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Economic Situation: Japan (26 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Andrew Rosindell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the Japanese recession on the UK economy.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Telecommunications Council (26 November 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...mid-term review of the Commissions EU 2020 strategy – EU2020 –Preparation of mid-term review. (EU 2020 is the 10-year strategy proposed by the European Commission on 3 March 2010 for advancement of the economy of the European Union. It aimed to produce “smart, sustainable, inclusive growth” with greater coordination of national and European policy). The questions...

Care Sector — Motion to Take Note (25 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Howells of St Davids: ...talked about reducing variations in quality in the wake of the tragedy of Mid Staffs, they were all very grand words. Can the Minister tell the House what has gone wrong? We are told that the economy is doing well, so cash should not be a problem. Did the Government really mean to downgrade the workers who carry out some of the most important work; the sort of work that is meant to have a...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note: 6.44 pm (25 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Morgan of Ely: ...notions of sovereignty. Security, public health and the environment are all issues that can no longer be addressed from within the boundaries of any individual member state. Two other major themes are dominating the European debate—the economy and immigration. EU membership gives us access to and influence in the biggest trading bloc in the world, with a market of more than 500...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note (25 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord King of Bridgwater: ...Northern Ireland and defence I was doing environment, transport and employment. There I was, sitting in the Council of Ministers of nine member states, all really with a similar standard of living and level of economy, with the possible exception of Ireland. There was very much a feeling that Ireland, with a population of 3 million joining a European Union which at that time was getting on...

National Insurance Contributions Bill — Second Reading (25 November 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...but those questions are more on the margin than on the central thrust of the Bill, which we endorse. It is important that we get this issue right. Some 4.5 million people are now self-employed in this economy, which is one in six people. Of course, in many cases that will be through choice, but in many other cases it will reflect the fact that getting a job that pays remotely adequately...

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) (25 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Stephenson: ...proposed implementing the changes in April 2015. I have called for this debate because employers in Pendle have expressed to me their deep concerns about the proposed changes. Pendle’s local economy relies heavily on manufacturing, and a sizeable proportion of people work in the furniture sector. Silentnight in Barnoldswick employs around 800 people, sofa manufacturer Buoyant...

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