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Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (10 Feb 2016)

EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee: Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union. 9:45 am; Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 11:00 AM) Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, London School of Economics Mr. Alex White, Director, Country Analysis, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2015-16; Vote on Account 2016-17; and Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Vote (8 Feb 2016)

Nelson McCausland: ...is one of the smallest, and so is its budget, but we believe that it contributes much to the quality of life of people in Northern Ireland, to the sense of well-being, to health and to the economy and tourism. The Department covers areas of arts with the Arts Council; funding for the national museums and other museums; sports, through Sport NI; and languages. Members noted that there...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Court Estate: Rationalisation (8 Feb 2016)

David Ford: ...that I "kick Ballymena when it is down". It seems to me that the only people who are kicking Ballymena when it is down are those who are making out that this is another major blow to the Ballymena economy comparable to JTI or Michelin. That is simply not the case. My job is to provide appropriate buildings for all the people of Northern Ireland to see that justice can be done and that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Consideration Stage (8 Feb 2016)

John McCallister: ...on reform and a skills agenda, but we have set aside £105 million in the Budget for welfare reform and £5 million for skills: is that really the policy that the Executive want to follow? For nine years, we have been told that the economy is our number one priority. If we went into the centre of Belfast and asked businesses whether they felt that the economy was the number one...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: NI Students: OECD Report (8 Feb 2016)

Sandra Overend: ...done or what does he plan to do to get the message out across the world that Northern Ireland students are highly skilled, because that report really could be damaging to the Northern Ireland economy?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Heating Systems (8 Feb 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...fluctuate. Gas is also at a reasonable price at the moment. World affairs can have a major impact on gas prices as well, so, as regards predicting future prices, it is a topsy-turvy sort of economy. My Department works with the Education Authority and the other managing authorities on conversions. Moving forward, we will make budgets available as we can to ensure that our schools have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE Grading System (8 Feb 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...that emerge in the range of GCSEs on offer as a result of their decisions. It is, of course, important, that qualifications offered here are relevant and appropriate for our young people and our economy. It is also vital that qualifications offered here continue to be recognised by universities and employers across these islands and beyond. Systems are already in place to allow...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Voluntary and Community Organisations: Funding (8 Feb 2016)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...an impact on delivery. It is quite shocking, given the level of need, support, development, inspiration and aspiration that the cultural and arts sector have provided; they help to regenerate the economy and keep people well and safe and healthy. It is really important that we use the last days of the consultation to make those arguments for additional money for arts, because it has...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Irish Education and Learning: Demand (8 Feb 2016)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...else, they get the same standard and same level across the board. I am also looking forward to the results of that scoping study because, at the end of the day, the Irish language is regenerating the economy. Irish language activists are ratepayers and taxpayers too. They have rights, and I want to ensure that, collectively, we not only protect those rights but do so with an open heart.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (8 Feb 2016)

Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy: Careers advice, information and guidance. 4:15 pm; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Professor Louise Archer, Director of ASPIRES 2 Project, King’s College London Professor Sir John Holman, Senior Adviser in Education, Gatsby Foundation Professor Ann Hodgson, Co-Director of Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, University College London Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (8 Feb 2016)

Communities and Local Government: DCLG's consultation on National Planning Policy. 4:00 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Rachel Fisher, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation Peter Andrew, Deputy Chairman, Home Builders Federation Councillor Martin Tett, Vice-Chair, Local Government Association Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, and Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: Bangladesh (8 Feb 2016)

Anna Soubry: .... Bangladesh has taken impressive economic strides over the past decade leading to increased opportunities for UK and Bangladeshi companies to work meaningfully together for the benefit of both economies. We are currently exploring a visit to Bangladesh in the coming months by my noble friend, Lord Maude of Horsham, including the possibility of an accompanying trade delegation

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Green Investment Bank: Privatisation (8 Feb 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ...the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what mechanisms he plans to put in place to measure and monitor (a) value for money for the public purse and (b) the effect on the green economy of a privatised Green Investment Bank; and if he will report regularly to the House on those aspects.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kosovo: Unemployment (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...promote the right environment for job creation. It will bring added EU scrutiny and assistance, reinforcing co-operation in areas such as the rule of law, Kosovo’s transition to a functioning market economy, and the gradual development of a free trade area between Kosovo and the EU. We are encouraging Kosovo’s leaders to use the SAA to improve the rule of law and to implement...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Procurement (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Sheffield which claims that supply chain audits fail to detect labour and environmental abuses.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Informal Competitiveness Council (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...Council by each Member State (the UK invited Mr Riccardo Zacconi, the CEO of King, the computer games developer behind games such as Candy Crush Saga). Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society opened the discussion with a speech on the digitising of industry and noted that he would shortly be bringing forward a strategy on this issue in April. During the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Informal Competitiveness Council (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...UK invited Mr Riccardo Zacconi, the CEO of King, the computer games developer behind games such as Candy Crush Saga). Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society opened the discussion with a speech on the digitising of industry and noted that he would shortly be bringing forward a strategy on this issue in April. During the discussion a number of themes were...

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill: Speed Limits on Roads (Devolved Powers) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...should be made. If the electorate voted in favour, the traffic authority would be required to start proceedings to make the speed limit order. Moving goods and people around quicker is good for the economy, but speed poses dangers too. In 2013—the most recent year for which we have figures—exceeding the speed limit was a contributory factor in 15% of fatal accidents and...


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