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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (29 Jun 2016)

Zero-hours contracts effect on individual's chances of full time employment and on the UK economy – Baroness Quin. Short debate

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 Jun 2016)

Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy: Apprenticeships. 3:30 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Lisa Burger, Executive Director, Royal National Theatre Mark Froud, Managing Director, Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards Stephen Tetlow MBE, Chief Executive, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Stella Ziolkowski, Director of Quality and Workforce Development, National Day Nurseries Association

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications (24 Jun 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Government published full details of its proposals for a new Electronic Communications Code on 17 May 2016. The new Code will form part of the Digital Economy Bill, which was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 18 May 2016 and is due to be introduced during the current Parliamentary session.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband Provision: West Tyrone (21 Jun 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...and, indeed, has the potential to be more. I am very happy to travel down to West Tyrone and visit some of those businesses over the coming months. I begin by stressing that, as Minister for the Economy, I fully recognise the importance of access to fast, dependable Internet connectivity in the world of business as well as a growing reliance on online access for various educational and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage (21 Jun 2016)

Justin McNulty: ...proposed universal service obligation speed; further notes the urgent need for better provision of broadband and expansion of mobile phone coverage in rural areas; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to develop further proposals to ensure that Northern Ireland has a modern telecommunications network that enables existing businesses to compete and to ensure that all areas are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay (21 Jun 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...in England. The pay of graduates in the private sector has been used because teaching is a graduate job and therefore provides a better comparator than an average of pay across all jobs in the UK economy. The comparative assessment was included in the evidence that government submitted to the School Teachers Review Body (STRB). The comparative assessment can be found in figure 11 on page...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Electoral Offices: Proposed Closure (20 Jun 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...thereof. George Robinson also contributed. He worried about the reduction in local services and spoke about the importance and value of the local office. He said that to remove the service would be a false economy. Mike Nesbitt was in support of the motion but not the amendment. He said that there was a huge lack of information flowing from the Newtownards office and questioned the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Business Rates: SMEs (20 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: I thank the Member for his question. He has voiced concerns about the grass-roots retail economy in Fermanagh in particular, and the pressures that it is under. He can be assured that I share those concerns. It is my intention to give as much help as possible to small businesses. We have had a review of small business rates, and we are now in a larger review of the entire rating system. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: LEADER Programme: Update (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: .... It can support rural microbusinesses and small businesses with capital grants to start up new businesses or expand existing ones. The key driver is to create new jobs and help expand the rural economy. Applicants must attend a funding workshop in their area, at which the application process will be explained to them. They can then submit an expression of interest to their LAG. If...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: DARD HQ: Ballykelly (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...of a Civil Service departmental headquarters was one of the recommendations in the independent review of policy on location of public-sector jobs. The proposed relocation will stimulate the local economy through increased local spending; provision of high-quality and high-value public-sector jobs; and potentially jobs associated with the construction and ongoing servicing of a new...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Landlord Registration Scheme (20 Jun 2016)

Paul Givan: ...the inconsistencies in letting fees and the services provided to landlords and tenants by letting agents; considering whether letting agents need to be regulated, although this may be for the Department for the Economy to consider under consumer legislation; considering the need for an independent dispute resolution or advice service, including a mediation service; concerns around the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (20 Jun 2016)

Paul Givan: ...since its introduction. For couples, the increase is £6·70, taking their new total to £237·55 a week. As a result of the uprating order, we will be spending an additional £79 million on social security in 2016-17 — money that will go into the local economy. I appreciate that many of us would like to do more, but as I have already stated, my Department is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council (20 Jun 2016)

Mike Nesbitt: ...made clear she is for doing things differently and yet this statement seems as light on detail as any previous BIC statement, with bland commitments to discussing areas of mutual interest like the economy, education, housing and healthcare. Can the Minister detail any actual initiative which will benefit the people of Northern Ireland, or — given, as she said, this is a forum for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Debts: China (20 Jun 2016)

Matthew Pennycook: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK economy of the increase in corporate debt in China.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Procurement (17 Jun 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether train operators are required in selecting new rolling stock to make an assessment of the effect of such selection on UK industry and the wider UK economy.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Procurement (17 Jun 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on taking account of the benefits of contracts to the UK economy in determining future rolling stock orders.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Business (16 Jun 2016)

Lord Allen of Kensington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the minimum broadband speeds required to help British businesses remain competitive in a global economy.

Scottish Parliament: Passenger Flights (Ashaig Airfield) (16 Jun 2016)

Kate Forbes: The minister will be aware that, for rural island economies, physical connectivity is critical for business success. The Skye brand is world renowned, drawing in visitors and exporting products. Does the minister agree that we need to ensure that there are adequate transport links, including decent roads, reliable ferries and an air service, to enable business growth?

Scottish Parliament: Stonewall Scotland (Meetings) (16 Jun 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: The future of our economy is one of the biggest issues being debated outside of this chamber and sudden shocks would have a damaging impact on our ability to fund public services. People need to know what plans are in place. Can the First Minister tell us what contingency planning is under way to prepare for a shock to the UK economy?

Scottish Parliament: Points of Order (16 Jun 2016)

Margaret Mitchell: ...content is likely to influence the outcome of that referendum. If those rules have been breached, what opportunity will there be to point out that the unfettered free movement of people will deeply damage the economy and our public services; that, as the fifth-largest economy in the world, the UK, with its talented and innovative people, is more than capable of surviving outside the...


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