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Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...This is a very serious illness. It not only has huge and tragic consequences for many individuals, but, as we have been told by other noble Lords, is a cost to the NHS of some 10 billion a year and a much wider cost to the economy as a whole. On prevention, the noble Lord, Lord Harrison—I thank him for giving me sight of his speech before the debate—spoke of his personal...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...dimension. We used to separate domestic affairs from foreign affairs. I do not understand why we have not discussed foreign affairs because, in fact, there are no domestic affairs, not the economy, mortgages, crime, the environment or security—nothing that we call domestic—which do not have an international dimension. What that means is that you cannot deliver to the citizens...

Hatfield Colliery (2 July 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Ed Miliband: ...and the specific issues arising, but I also want to draw some wider lessons for Government energy policy. At the heart of the debate is the following question: how do we shape a just transition to a low-carbon economy? I believe that this transition is right and necessary, and I support the Government in their endeavours to make it happen, but a just transition means fairness to workers in...

Britain and International Security (2 July 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Tobias Ellwood: ...a bit more to keep that in place, but that is for further debates. My hon. Friend the Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) made an equally composed speech and spoke about the importance of a mixed economy and innovation, offering Bolton West as a place to invest. I am pleased that his skills as an engineer have already been recognised in his position on the Science and Technology...

English Votes on English Laws — Statement (2 July 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...were lower rates of income tax in Newcastle than in Glasgow, or that a Government wished to stuff the northern powerhouse with gold: that would have a very important bearing on the fortunes of the Scottish economy. The Speaker would be asked to make not simply a judgment of fact or a technical judgment but a political judgment, and that would not be fair. Finally, the Leader of the House...

Business of the House (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...was left on one of its trains. When it comes to the TransPennine Express, it seems the inflatable dinosaur is not the only thing that is full of hot air. In their manifesto the Tories promised to rebalance the economy and build what they called a “northern powerhouse”. The Chancellor and the Transport Secretary then donned the highest of high-vis jackets and hard hats as they...

Women and Equalities: STEM Careers (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Matt Warman: ...plays an ever more important part in agriculture. What opportunities are we taking to make sure that the doors opened to women and girls by studying science and technology are obvious in the rural economy in particular?

Women and Equalities: Careers (2 July 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Maria Caulfield: What steps the Government are taking to encourage women looking for work to consider careers in all sectors of the economy.

Women and Equalities: Women in Business (2 July 2015)

Nusrat Ghani: ...chamber of commerce business award, but we need to do more to encourage female entrepreneurs. It has been calculated that boosting female entrepreneurship could add some 60 billion to our economy. Will the Minister therefore confirm that she is working with the Secretary of State for Education to ensure that girls at school who aspire to set up their own business later in life know...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning (2 July 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ...decommissioning and clean-up. The Government already has in place a number of measures, including R&D tax credits for SMEs and large companies, to support research and development across the economy. Therefore, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has no plans to raise with my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer the issue of providing further specific further tax relief...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Urban Areas (2 July 2015)

Marcus Jones: ...technology. In addition to the Government providing over 1.4 billion in business rates support, the review of Business Rates is underway for a rates system that properly reflects the structure of a modern economy. We have also introduced parking reforms including a mandatory 10 minute “grace period” at the end of on-street free and paid parking because good and affordable...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Finance (2 July 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...based on the numbers of learners they teach and characteristics of those learners. There are also specialist funds to support joint projects with employers to grow skills in strategic areas of the economy; to support prisoner education; and for community learning. We also make capital funding available to colleges. In 2015-16 410m of capital funding is available, of which 330m...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Industry: Reform (2 July 2015)

Anna Soubry: ..., Innovation and Skills will work closely with industry and businesses to understand their needs and what more the Government can do to retain the UK’s competitive position within the global economy. The Secretary of State will be inviting industry leaders to discuss industrial approach at the end of July 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Employment (2 July 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: Figures published by BIS in The Size and Performance of the UK Low Carbon Economy (March 2015)1 report show that in 2013 the renewable energy sector (including both renewable heat and renewable electricity) supported around 168,400 jobs in total. Table 1 details the number of jobs supported by each type of renewable energy, both directly and within the supply chain each year for 2010-2013....

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (2 July 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ..., (27 January 2014), independent modelling for DECC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-renewab le-electricity-generation-potential-sector-growth-to-2020 and The Community Renewable Economy: Starting up and spinning out (September 2013) ResPublica: http://www.respublica.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/yqq_ Community-Renewables-Economy.pdf [2] Ibid

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Tourism: Greater London (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value to the tourist economy of military, ceremonial and pageantry activities in London; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Cycling (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the effect to a local economy of hosting the Tour of Britain.

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Sports: Females (2 July 2015)

Ed Vaizey: Since the new Government has been formed, both I, the Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, and the Secretary of State have yet to attend any women’s rugby, cricket and football matches in an official capacity. The Minister for Sport and Tourism has attended the Kent Girls and Ladies League Final and she is scheduled to attend the Ladies Ashes in August.

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Members: Correspondence (2 July 2015)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Ashfield of 1 June 2015 on superfast broadband in Lilley Close, Selston, Nottinghamshire.

Litter — Question for Short Debate (1 July 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ..., we must make sure that all the resources which we undoubtedly need to use make a real difference. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made it clear that Defra is committed to delivering a cleaner, healthy environment which benefits people and the economy. Reducing litter is a key part of this—not just in delivering that...

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