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Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (10 Feb 2016)

EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee: Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union. 9:45 am; Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 11:00 AM) Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, London School of Economics Mr. Alex White, Director, Country Analysis, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Trade Union Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Wigley: ...Lord, Lord Hain, which are relevant to our debate tonight. I have always been a strong advocate of free, unfettered trade unions having an essential role in the checks and balances within any free economy. From my previous life in industry—particularly my time as financial controller at Hoover in Merthyr Tydfil—I know the importance of having strong, well-led trade unions. It...

Great Western Railway Routes (8 Feb 2016)

Kevin Foster: ...Dawlish and the Great Western main line would continue to be at the heart of the community in the peninsula. I know that the line into south Wales and Swansea is at the heart of that area and its economy, too, and I hope that people will support the motion without the need for a Division. It reinforces the importance of the network. This is not just about a transport system to get people...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2015-16; Vote on Account 2016-17; and Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Vote (8 Feb 2016)

Nelson McCausland: ...is one of the smallest, and so is its budget, but we believe that it contributes much to the quality of life of people in Northern Ireland, to the sense of well-being, to health and to the economy and tourism. The Department covers areas of arts with the Arts Council; funding for the national museums and other museums; sports, through Sport NI; and languages. Members noted that there...

Opticians Act 1989 — Question for Short Debate (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...noble Lord, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, I really must congratulate it on its charitable work in Rwanda and other places. It is doing some very important and worthwhile work, which will benefit the economy of that poor country enormously, as well as individual patients. However, it stands to make money in the UK if the law is changed, so we should be aware of that. Mind you, it would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Court Estate: Rationalisation (8 Feb 2016)

David Ford: ...that I "kick Ballymena when it is down". It seems to me that the only people who are kicking Ballymena when it is down are those who are making out that this is another major blow to the Ballymena economy comparable to JTI or Michelin. That is simply not the case. My job is to provide appropriate buildings for all the people of Northern Ireland to see that justice can be done and that...

Syria — Statement (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...need education and the adults need jobs. Will the Minister outline in more detail the plans to create jobs in the region? How is it going to be done? I am keen to understand better how we can boost the economies of the host regions, so that assistance is not simply seen as a scheme for the refugees but as a plan to promote sustainable development in the host regions.

Local Government Finance (8 Feb 2016)

Greg Clark: ...of the shadow Chancellor. I encourage him to continue. He will know from looking at that very good website that there is constant praise for the efficiency of Conservative councils, which have a record of economy and good service for their residents. As for increases in council tax, the hon. Gentleman will know all about that, because the Labour Government doubled council tax. According to...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (1st Day) (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...noble friend Lord Balfe pointed out. However, let me be clear that the Government have no objection in principle to electronic voting; indeed, we are encouraging a huge programme of digitalisation of the economy as a government. We are moving with the times, in the words of my noble friend Lord Cormack. It is an area of mutual interest to me and the noble Lord, Lord Collins of Highbury....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Consideration Stage (8 Feb 2016)

John McCallister: ...on reform and a skills agenda, but we have set aside 105 million in the Budget for welfare reform and 5 million for skills: is that really the policy that the Executive want to follow? For nine years, we have been told that the economy is our number one priority. If we went into the centre of Belfast and asked businesses whether they felt that the economy was the number one...

Syria Crisis: UK Response (8 Feb 2016)

Justine Greening: ...? On the Jordanian and Lebanese side, particularly with Jordan, we are setting up economic zones with advantageous tax rates to encourage investment. Some of this will be, in effect, the Syrian economy in exile. I have met business leaders who are re-establishing their Syrian companies, but in Jordan. That is not just good for Syrians who can get back into work; it is also providing work...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: NI Students: OECD Report (8 Feb 2016)

Sandra Overend: ...done or what does he plan to do to get the message out across the world that Northern Ireland students are highly skilled, because that report really could be damaging to the Northern Ireland economy?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Heating Systems (8 Feb 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...fluctuate. Gas is also at a reasonable price at the moment. World affairs can have a major impact on gas prices as well, so, as regards predicting future prices, it is a topsy-turvy sort of economy. My Department works with the Education Authority and the other managing authorities on conversions. Moving forward, we will make budgets available as we can to ensure that our schools have...

Tourism — Question (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of tourism’s contribution to the economy of the United Kingdom.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE Grading System (8 Feb 2016)

John O'Dowd: ...that emerge in the range of GCSEs on offer as a result of their decisions. It is, of course, important, that qualifications offered here are relevant and appropriate for our young people and our economy. It is also vital that qualifications offered here continue to be recognised by universities and employers across these islands and beyond. Systems are already in place to allow...

Creative Industries — Question (8 Feb 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, the latest statistics, released in January, show the creative industries going from strength to strength, with growth of almost 9% in 2014, nearly double that for the UK economy as a whole. The core sector was worth more than 84 billion in 2014—just over 5% of the UK economy. The Government support the UK creative industries in a number of ways, through direct and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: City Deals: Scotland (8 Feb 2016)

James Wharton: ...were able to announce the Aberdeen city deal heads of terms. The deal includes an investment fund of up to 250 million. This shows the investment going in and the support being delivered for our economy in Aberdeen, just as it is across the country as a whole.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: City Deals: Scotland (8 Feb 2016)

James Wharton: ...are ongoing and we will see what conclusion they reach. What is welcome is the recognition across the House that city deals can make a real difference and the recognition in those communities and economies of the value they can bring and of the growth they can generate. We will continue in those discussions. I hope we will reach a conclusion that will be welcomed by hon. Members from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (8 Feb 2016)

James Wharton: ...Aberdeen. We intend to ensure that the deal brings real growth and benefit to Aberdeen. We recognise the challenges that it faces because of the price of oil and other factors that affect its local economy, but we are determined, with local people who understand what is needed, to drive change and to do everything we can to support its economy.


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