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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Maeve McLaughlin: ...grant. Again, I find that welcome. Dominic Bradley highlighted how austerity has resulted in a huge fall in standards for people in the North of Ireland and that austerity was what he called "a dead hand" on our economy. Judith Cochrane outlined how the cuts have caused major problems for the people of the North of Ireland, and Mr McQuillan also referred to living in a very difficult...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Climate Change: Prosperity Agreements (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Durkan: ...or maybe even realisation of its potential, is community planning. I think that it is a very important vehicle through which councils can take a real hands-on approach to improving the economy, the environment, and their own area's social health and well-being. I put environment in the middle there, but I think it is very much a central plank of what new councils could and should be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Concentrix/Allstate: Belfast Headquarters (14 April 2015)

Ian Milne: T6. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the importance to the economy of plans by Concentrix and Allstate to build and develop their new headquarters in Belfast. (AQT 2346/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Trade: Island-wide Returns (14 April 2015)

Paul Givan: What impact is the fluctuation in the exchange rate — the strengthening pound and the weakening euro — having on our local economy, the Republic of Ireland and across Europe?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Economic Inactivity (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...because, as I am sure the Member is aware, the studies from the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy — now the Ulster University Business School — indicate that that is going to grow the economy by 10% or 11%, so that will allow us to employ more people right across Northern Ireland and will deal with some the legacy issues that we have had to deal with over the past...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Teacher Employment: Inequality (13 April 2015)

John McCallister: ...more open, more pluralist and more reflective of society. Ensuring that more children from different backgrounds are able to learn together every day is vital for the future of our society and economy. I firmly believe that that can be done whilst maintaining those different sectors' rights to teach according to a certain ethos. That is why I have been so disappointed in the Minister's...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Apprenticeships/Vocational Training: Update (13 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...that is on a par with some of the more traditional pathways, such as university. Both are good ways of achieving higher-level skills, and we need to ensure that we have a balanced approach in our economy.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Universities: Globally Competitive (13 April 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...have taken or not taken, including addressing division in our society, which are further compounding the situation. That will have major impacts on our ability to provide the skills needed by our economy, and I am deeply worried by the path that we are currently on. Indeed, if we have a lower level of corporation tax, those pressures will be even more acute. The Member is also quite...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: E-books: Universities (13 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...disproportionate way of interfering and that we would end up with the Department running the universities rather than letting the universities get on and do the job that we want them to do for the economy as a whole.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Corporation Tax: Employment (13 April 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...doing is not good enough. At the moment, we are de-investing from a lot of our skills drivers, so we are taking the wrong action if we are supposed to be planning for something that should give the economy here a major boost.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Maze Site: Redevelopment Progress (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kieran McCarthy: Will the deputy First Minister along with the First Minister, who is with us in the Chamber today, acknowledge the huge financial loss to Northern Ireland's economy as long as the Maze site is not developed?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Chris Lyttle: ...a watching brief on funding towards peace building here in Northern Ireland. Robin Swann, Chair of the Employment and Learning Committee, mentioned the focus that his Committee will have on the green economy and job creation through that and, indeed, the important issue of the European Social Fund. I am encouraged to hear that he has been briefed by the Minister on that issue on numerous...

Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech (26 March 2015)

...Seal, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme has been founded on a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. Legislation passed in this Session will support economic growth and help secure a better future for Britain. New Acts will make the United Kingdom the...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (26 March 2015)

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons: My Government’s legislative programme has been founded on a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. Legislation passed in this session will support economic growth and help secure a better future for Britain. New Acts will make the United Kingdom the most attractive place to start, finance and grow a business and...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Eric Joyce: ...Falkirk’s Alexander Dennis Ltd remains the wholly Scottish-owned manufacturer of the red buses we see across London and, indeed, the world. Falkirk’s power remains central to Scotland’s industrial economy. Thousands of families in the Falkirk area will be sustained into the future by employment in petrochemicals and oil refining, shale gas importation and in the service...

Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2015)

The Earl of Sandwich: ..., which have been welcomed, the Home Office still seems to be travelling with blinkers on. It has focused on immigration largely from the point of view of its effect on numbers, the impact on the British economy and on our way of life, and much too little on the situation of the refugees and migrants themselves. I speak as a patron of Friends Without Borders in Portsmouth, which is...

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Take Note (26 March 2015)

Lord Freud: ...issues on costs added to homeowners. Clearly, in the end the costs will be added to homeowners—that is how it works. Contractors do work for people and add on the costs but those costs are extraordinarily small in an economy of—what are we, 1.5 trillion? Costs of 4.6 million are extremely small, particularly compared with the costs that homeowners would otherwise...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: ...;s track record during this Parliament. This is now the end of the Parliament and we have been in government for five years. We came into the coalition to turn the public finances around and to put the economy on a positive track, and that is what has happened. I think of the position that we were in, even when I first stood at this Dispatch Box three years ago, on growth, employment and...

Police: Reduction in Numbers — Question (26 March 2015)

Lord Bates: ...in budgets are not a serious matter. We are saying that there needs to be those reductions. As the Police Federation recognised, there needed to be reductions to make sure that we balance the economy. We have reduced bureaucracy by 4.5 million hours, which is the equivalent of 2,100 police officers. Also, we have said that we do not want police officers in back offices but on the front...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Aerospace Engineering: Pendle (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Andrew Stephenson: The aerospace sector is vital to Pendle’s local economy, and as vice-chair of the all-party group for aerospace I have been pleased with the level of support provided to the industry by the Government over the past five years. Although overall the aerospace sector across Pendle is doing well, Rolls-Royce has cut its work force at its two Barnoldswick sites. What more can my right hon....

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