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Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill (24 October 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...afterwards. It was fantastic, but it is exactly that kind of event that, with the wrong attitude, could easily have been stopped. That event was an amazing way of not only improving our tourism economy for the year, but bringing the community together, raising the profile of our area and bringing people together to have fantastic fun. Such events are important to our communities. Where...

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL]: Second Reading (24 October 2014)

Lord Naseby: ...and extent. I would like to spend a few moments explaining why this Bill is so important. It is important because it gives access to new capital, particularly for friendly societies and mutual insurers. First, all mutuals need to be able to play a full part in our economy with diverse corporate ownership. Friendly societies and mutual insurers do not have the ability to raise capital that...

Control of Horses Bill (24 October 2014)

Caroline Nokes: ...600,000 and 1.2 million horses in the United Kingdom. They are also big business. In 2011, the British Equestrian Trade Association estimated that the horse industry contributed £2.8 billion to the British economy every year. According to some terrifying statistics produced by Equine World UK, the cost of keeping a single horse can range between just over £3,000 and £10,000...

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill (24 October 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...building can take to just a few weeks. It sustains and creates new jobs and, as the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander) just outlined from the experience of her own community, supports local economies. The sector already makes an important contribution to our overall housing supply, with about one in every 10 homes being built or commissioned by individuals. Many people are...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: HMS Victory(Wreck Site Management) (24 October 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...of the detailed information and assurance provided by the MHF I have given consent for MHF to proceed with the next phase of the agreed Project Design. This decision is supported by the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy. Specifically, MHF has been granted permission to recover at-risk surface items from the wreck site in accordance with the Project Design once the necessary...

Malawi — Question for Short Debate (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...strong vision for poverty reduction and to implement essential reforms to public financial management and the civil service, necessary to restore the confidence of the Malawian people and investors. I welcome those who are attending the debate today. They have an opportunity to rebalance the Malawian economy from one heavily supported by donors and reliant on the state to one more driven...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Baroness Prosser: ...met the trainees from British Sugar, who are studying for a level 3 diploma in process engineering. We also met trainees working with Whitbread’s Premier Inns. Hospitality is, of course, a large and growing part of our economy and the company has pledged to provide 50% of its training opportunities to 16 to 24 year-old NEETs. We also met with the car builders Nissan, QinetiQ, the...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: - Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014)

...people who are not currently our clients? Perhaps there might. You  could see a situation with a master trust on their collective defined-contribution basis, because it would eventually have the economies of scale to reap some of the benefits. At the moment, I am realistic rather than pessimistic as to what the actual demand is now, but I am naturally a bit of an optimist because if...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Communicating Climate Science (23 October 2014)

Amber Rudd: ...strategies, led by my Department, particularly through the eco-subsidy, which is directed at the vulnerable. Our challenge is to explain why climate change matters when people are concerned quite rightly about jobs, the economy and the cost of their energy bills. We must continue to talk about the risks posed by climate change, including risks of floods and heat waves, which have already...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Sam Gyimah: ...words to the Long Parliament: “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing.” I would say that the Labour Government were here too long for any good they could do and, be it on the economy, welfare, health or education, this five-year Parliament is doing a lot to get our country back on track.

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

Lord Popat: ...projects we have in the pipeline will result in growth in this industry over the next five to 10 years. The noble Lord, Lord Morris, put it very well: this debate is about the construction industry, the economy and politics. The construction industry serves very diverse markets. From minor maintenance work on our homes—replacing the washer on a dripping tap, which typically would be...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014)

...far as the assets are pooled. One of the big problems we have at the moment is that for the accumulation stage we are trying to help people one by one. That inevitably means we do not capture the same kind of economies of scale. We do not necessarily have access to the same range of asset classes that you might have with a big pool of assets such as we currently have for DB schemes. I...

NHS: Five Year Forward View — Statement (23 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...met by a combination of increased real-terms funding, efficiencies and changing the models of care delivered. It also says that, ‘decisions on these options will need to be taken in the context of how the UK economy overall is performing’. In other words, a strong NHS needs a strong economy. The report suggests detailed new models of care, putting out-of-hospital services front...

Ebola — Question (23 October 2014)

Baroness Hayman: ...response and the direct treatment and ending of transmission of the disease, does the Minister agree that the humanitarian consequences of Ebola go far wider than simply the medical problem? The economy is being disrupted; children are being orphaned; crops are not being gathered in; and normal medical services and immunisation programmes are being disrupted. Will the Minister recognise...

Employment — Question (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Freud: ...fact is that the number of people working part-time who want to work full-time has had the largest but one drop over the last 12 months that we have ever seen—down 1.7%. Clearly, one needs an economy recovering. We have had a terrible shock to this economy—it went down 6%. We are now pulling people back and, as the Bank of England Governor said, what will get everyone working...

Royal Assent: Five Year Forward View (23 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Jeremy Hunt: ...be met by a combination of increased real-terms funding, efficiencies and changing the models of care delivered. It also says that “decisions on these options will need to be taken in the context of how the UK economy overall is performing.” In other words, a strong NHS needs a strong economy. The report proposes detailed new models of care, putting out-of-hospital services...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Services (East Midlands) (23 October 2014)

Edward Leigh: ...the through train to Cleethorpes and Grimsby via Market Rasen. Will she put pressure on the bidders to ensure that the through train that we used to have, and which is vital to our Lincolnshire economy, is included?

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 October 2014)

Lord Beecham: ...possible, for precisely the reasons that were mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, and with which we all concur: the promulgation of false claims, which is wrong in itself and, of course, a drain on the economy generally. I am not clear what the regulatory system currently is, or how effective it is. While supporting the Government’s intentions in the amendment, it would be...

Northern Ireland: Haass Talks — Question for Short Debate (22 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Randerson: ...has demonstrated its ability to play a major role on the world stage; for example, with the G8 summit. However, the legacy of division looms large in political life, often at the expense of developing the economy and building a shared future. That needs to change. I will respond to points and questions asked by noble Lords. The noble Lord, Lord Dubs, asked about the consequences of the...

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