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Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: University of Ulster:  Magee Expansion (16 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...to double the number of publicly-funded PhDs over the decade.  We have also made fresh investments in university research. It is particularly important to emphasise the relationship between universities and our economy.  However, I remain concerned at pockets of graduate unemployment and underemployment, and I am keen to stress the importance of investment in employability skills...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Altnagelvin Hospital (16 September 2014)

Kieran McCarthy: .../South basis and this is surely a golden opportunity for that.  I am, however, disappointed that these items have appeared on the Minister's proposals for so-called savings.  Many of the proposals he has set out are, in fact, false economies; short-term measures or deferred expenditure will simply delay opportunities to do things better. It is difficult to have this debate in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Education Budget (16 September 2014)

John O'Dowd: ...from Budget cuts, in line with the protection afforded to health.  I welcome the decision by the Executive, as part of June monitoring, to protect my Department from cuts. The success of our economy and of society in general depends on there being a high-quality education service that can compete with the best internationally.  Equally, all our young people have the right to a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Cancer Drug R&D (16 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...million.  So, whilst we sometimes think of life sciences in the broadest sense as maybe being the area of one or two big-name companies, it is much broader than that and has a wider impact on the local economy than we perhaps think.  The Member specifically talked about development in respect of cancer, and this Department, along with the Department of Health, has engaged the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Economic Recovery:  DETI Proposals (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...it as a patchy recovery.  In some respects, I do not disagree with that; I said that over the last year.  I think that we are in full recovery mode now.  However, there will still be elements of the economy that will lag behind a little.  In certain sectors — retail is one and construction is another — I do not think that you will see the same degree of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Underemployment:  TUC report (16 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...are doing in trying to attract investment into Northern Ireland and to grow indigenous firms is all aimed at ensuring that, whether it is unemployment, youth unemployment or underemployment, we are strengthening our economy and creating opportunities for everyone.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Down District: Employment (16 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: .... I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at the figures for Down district, a district that, in part, I represent.  I was quite impressed, not just with the investment in events in the area and to assist our tourism economy but with the investment in the likes of Finnebrogue and others that was hoped to reap around 250 new jobs in the past year.  So, there have been considerable...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Ulster Grand Prix (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Paul Givan: 5. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the contribution to the economy by the Ulster Grand Prix. (AQO 6612/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Trade and Investment (16 September 2014)

Phil Flanagan: ...that the Minister thinks that the devolved institution should have no role in this given that TTIP could devastate our agriculture industry by allowing foods of a reduced standard and GM foods into our economy, as well as opening up the possibility of privatising the NHS.  Does the Minister not think that such issues should be a matter for devolved Ministers?  Certainly, if...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Paschal Donohoe TD (16 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...Minister's officials will have heard that point being raised.  Although it is first and foremost a transport policy issue, which would be one of Minister Donohue's remits, it has an impact on the economy.  I am sure that the Minister, in that capacity, will be happy to raise it with the Enterprise Minister or the appropriate counterparts.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Living Wage:  NICVA Report (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...market rate, there may be a danger of unemployment or, indeed, an increase in the prices that a shop or business will charge for their goods, facilities and services, and that will have a knock-on consequence elsewhere in the economy. We also have a number of employment programmes in which we are trying to get people out of unemployment and into work.  We often offer subsidies to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Youth Unemployment (16 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...importance of good careers advice and the importance of investment in the new form of youth training and what we are doing around apprenticeships.  Those are some of the structural changes that we are making in our economy to address youth unemployment. To address the situation as we find it today, we have the youth employment scheme, which has been very successful in giving young...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Apprenticeships (16 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...apprenticeships.  They will become a very effective means of ensuring that employers are getting the right people for their organisations in the future.  Indeed, young people will be skilled in areas that are highly relevant to the modern economy and will have much better prospects of securing and sustaining jobs.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: South West College (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...relationships.  Not every two particular agencies will have a natural partnership, but there will be enough to make the site viable.  In turn, that will have further multiplier effects on the local economy, particularly the service sector, given the number of the people who will be working in that vicinity.  So, there will be a wider benefit for the town of Enniskillen as well.

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Edward Leigh: ...of the planned increase risks reducing the quality, value for money and accountability of the aid programme”, and “the right amount of aid for poor countries should not be based on the size of rich economies but on the needs of a particular poor country itself.” Will the right hon. Gentleman reply to those serious academic arguments?

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Caroline Spelman: ...that the aid budget is still responsive to our domestic fortunes. That is a really important point. The aid budget would be fixed at a percentage, but not at an absolute amount, allowing for adjustments in accordance with how the British economy is doing. As the hon. Member for Llanelli (Nia Griffith) asserted, there is significant public support for this Bill and that must be taken into...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Ecofin (12 September 2014)

George Osborne: ...place: Working Session 1 Ministers will discuss a strategy for the Finance for Growth agenda. The Government look forward to an exchange of views on measures to improve the financing of the real economy. Working Session 2 There will be the usual discussion on the economic outlook and financial stability issue, which will likely consider the euro area’s outlook, developments on...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...India and Pakistan in recent years, including the potential economic benefits that that would bring. We hope that both sides will continue to take further steps to help the growth of both countries’ economies. As the right hon. Member for Warley (Mr Spellar), whom I thank for the extra time that he has provided me, highlighted from his position as shadow Minister, we welcomed Prime...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014) See 17 other results from this debate

Alex Cunningham: ...divide. There were lots of things on which we could agree, and a few things on which we could not. We have heard today of a list of world-class industries and companies that are the backbone of our economy and that need the help of this place. In her opening remarks, the Minister said that she was here to learn and be put through her paces. I hope she has been put through her paces and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Competitiveness (11 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Vincent Cable: ..., to fourth place for labour markets and to second in the world for technological readiness and innovation. This is further evidence that our economic policies are delivering a more competitive economy. We are delivering on our commitment to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

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