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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (2 September 2014)

Social economy – Hazel Blears. 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Russia and Ukraine: Restrictive Measures (30 July 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...response to the unacceptable Russian behaviour in destabilising another country and are aimed at applying pressure to Russia to change such behaviour. These measures are designed to have a cost for the Russian economy. Work on this package within the European Union has been aimed at ensuring that it is fair and balanced, has economic impact shared evenly across the EU, and has more impact...

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (29 July 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of these changes will be evaluated in line with evaluation best practice, and the results of this evaluation will be published within the five-year evaluation period. The Government believe that these changes will have a positive effect on the economy including the creative industries. Additionally, the strategy for carrying out the evaluation will be published. The evaluation will seek to...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Report (29 July 2014)

Baroness Jolly: ...Over its 25 years, it has grown to a membership of 32,000 and some 100 million in assets. Unlike payday loan companies, credit unions are a positive force in the community around them. They benefit members and local economies alike. However, it would not be in anyone’s interests—the taxpayer, the UK financial services industry or members themselves—to try to...

Mental Health: Beds — Question (29 July 2014)

Baroness Uddin: My Lords, as a former social worker I know all too well the real cost of sectioning people, the impact that it has and, of course, the immense cost to the overall economy. How will the Government ensure that communities are equipped to look after those with moderate needs, some of whom will have learning disabilities and conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, before a crisis point is...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (29 July 2014)

Digital Skills: Digital Skills. 10:00 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.15am) evidence will be heard from Guy Levin, Executive Director, Coalition for a Digital Economy, David Pollard, Chairman for Education, Skills and Business Support, Federation of Small Businesses and Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services (29 July 2014)

Earl Howe: ...that all urgent care centres are able to provide access to a broad range of physical and mental illness and injury care, for both adults and children. Final decisions on how urgent care centres might be organised will rest with local health economies, but a more consistent offer from such facilities will be advantageous in promoting them as an alternative to hospital based urgent care. NHS...

Railways: High Speed 3 — Question (28 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Popat: ...are having HS2, which has been widely discussed in this House. HS3 is a floating idea. We wait for a further report from David Higgins to justify a business case for HS3. But we need to rebalance the economy, we need to support our northern cities and HS3 will probably become a welcome idea.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Interest Rates (28 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...monetary policy to the independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The Chancellor of the Exchequer has frequent discussions with the Governor of the Bank of England on a wide range of issues on the UK economy.

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Membership of EU (28 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...on the assumption that the share of UK employment associated with UK exports to the EU is equal to the share of output that is exported to the EU, making allowance for the composition of the UK economy. It is not an estimate of the impact of EU membership on employment. Allocating all of these jobs to specific sectors is challenging in the absence of data providing both a sectoral and...

European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Baroness Valentine: ...However, it is worth reflecting on the opportunities that membership provides. It provides access to the largest economic bloc in the world. The GDP of the EU is worth around $18 trillion compared with the US economy of $16 trillion, and is more than twice the size of China’s $8 trillion. Particularly in services, where the UK is exceptionally strong, there is a further up side to...

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...to my noble friend Lord Plumb for calling this important debate, not least because it enables us to emphasise the huge contribution that our farmers and those in our food industry make to the economy. I feel immensely privileged to be answering the noble Lord. This is my opportunity to tell him that, when I was young, I recall my father, a tenant farmer, speaking in awed and hushed terms...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Regional Planning and Development (24 July 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The Coalition Government has reversed years of centralisation to rebalance our economy so it can achieve strong, lasting growth that shares prosperity more widely across the country. We have put power in the hands of local councils and businesses: 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships bringing together business and civic leaders to drive their own economic development and fulfil growth...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Waste Management: Radioactive Waste (24 July 2014)

Baroness Verma: ..., which will provide skilled employment for hundreds of people over many decades. Hosting a GDF is likely to bring significant economic benefits to a community. It will contribute greatly to the local economy and wider socio-economic framework. There are likely to be further infrastructure investments and positive impacts on local service industries associated with the development. In...

Euro Area Crisis Update (EUC Report) — Question for Short Debate (23 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: ..., is much sharper than the one we have decided to follow here. It has had a number of consequences, one of which has been high unemployment and a fall in real wages. What is interesting about the Spanish economy is the extent to which it is rebalancing away from property and rebounding. The absolute pace at which some of these economies are adjusting and the extent to which that is optimal...

China: United Kingdom Trade — Question (23 July 2014)

Lord Popat: My Lords, small businesses are the engine of the economy. I am pleased to say that we have a large number of people from UKTI now based in our Chinese embassy. English is an international language, but it is important that they all learn Mandarin as well. Language plays an important part in bridging the gap between us and the Chinese when it comes to trade. I am pleased to say that UKTI is...

Economy: Productivity — Question (23 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Haskel: I welcome what the Minister says but is it actually working? Thanks to the Government’s policy of the job-rich, low-wage, low-skill, long-hours economy, as a nation we are producing fewer goods and services than we did six years ago. With such a policy, how do the Government intend us to pay our way in a competitive world, reduce our balance of payments deficit and raise living...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (23 July 2014)

Helping local markets throughout the UK prosper and expand the national economy - /. Short Debate

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Energy: Oil and Gas (23 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...into increasing oil and gas production clearly set out the size of the prize that still remains in the North Sea. The government is committed to maximising the benefits these natural resources can bring to the UK economy. This includes incentivising investment in projects which generate jobs, supply a large portion of the UK’s primary energy needs and support a world-class supply...

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