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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (4 June 2015)

The Economy. Debate on the address

Queen’s Speech — Debate (1st Day) (27 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...no greater example of our nation’s commitment to being an open, internationalist country than our membership of the European Union. We can and should be at the forefront of shaping the EU. To put that in jeopardy, particularly at a time when our economy is still fragile, is not the forward-looking agenda that we on these Benches wish to see. Instead, it would be better to look at how...

Queen’s Speech (27 May 2015)

.... They will continue the work of bringing the public finances under control and reducing the deficit, so Britain lives within its means. Measures will be introduced to raise the productive potential of the economy and increase living standards. Legislation will be brought forward to help achieve full employment and provide more people with the security of a job. New duties will require my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Arlene Foster: ..., parading, the past, dealing fairly and justly with the victims and survivors of violence, the need to have corporation tax devolved so that we could effect a step change in the Northern Ireland economy by lowering the rate, a voluntary exit scheme for the public sector, including civil servants, and, of course, dealing with welfare reform. The agreement, when it came, was comprehensive...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Forest Certification (26 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Michelle O'Neill: ...of timber production, along with its environmental and social requirements. The impact of that is significant for the timber industry. Last year, it added over £50 million of value to the economy. In environmental terms, obtaining forest management certification provides independent evidence that Forest Service plans and operations are maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Michelle O'Neill: ...continue with the raids on the block grant and the £1·5 billion black hole that has been created. We cannot continue with that policy. We need to work together. We need more powers to grow the economy, and we need to create employment. Sinn Féin believes that all the parties in the Chamber can work together. You can all sneer all you want, but that is the reality of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Alex Maskey: ..., a workable Budget that will enable us to deliver on the Programme for Government across all commitments, and the securing of additional powers to allow the Executive and the institutions to grow the economy and create employment. I have heard it said over the last number of days that Sinn Féin is sleepwalking into this debate and does not listen to people. I remind people that we...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Tourism VAT (19 May 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Arlene Foster: ...reflect on what is actually happening in Northern Ireland in relation to the Assembly. As you would expect me to, I want to put on record that tourism makes a hugely important contribution to the economy. It is worth almost three quarters of a billion pounds per annum, and, as we have heard from many Members, it provides a vital source of employment. As we have heard, about 43,000 jobs...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Road and Drainage Maintenance Criteria (19 May 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...I do have a concern that, as the situation continues in which defects on roads are not repaired either as quickly or with proper speed, that could give rise to claims. It lends itself to a false economy if we end up having to pay compensation, which, obviously, comes out of the departmental budget, when we would be better to get money to carry out the proper maintenance activities that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defibrillators: Interactive Map-based Register (19 May 2015)

Karen McKevitt: I thank the Member for giving way. On the point you have just made about what the economy can do: the only manufacturer of automated external defibrillators in the UK and Ireland is the Belfast-based company, HeartSine. Does the Member agree that any strategy by our Executive to increase the availability of defibrillators would not just save lives but would potentially create jobs in a...

Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker (18 May 2015)

David Cameron: ...-Elect, I have that said this will be a one nation Government. I know we have our differences across the House, but I hope this will also be a one nation Parliament. The task before us is to unite in making sure that our economy works for everyone in every part of our United Kingdom, and to unite in bringing our society together and strengthening the understanding between different faiths...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts (18 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Steven Agnew: ...also the reality of the self-implemented cuts that are being made by the Northern Ireland Government. We often hear parties here boasting that they have kept rates down and that this is a low-tax economy. When you make that boast, you have to recognise that you also boast that you are happy to starve services of resources, to implement cuts, and to give tax breaks, often to those who can...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Early Years Funding: East Londonderry (12 May 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...to make. That is why I am so concerned about what is coming at us from the current Conservative Government. If there are further cuts, they will be to the detriment of our young people and our economy, whether I am in Education or whether there is another Education Minister.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Shared Education: Finance (12 May 2015)

John O'Dowd: I encourage everyone to visit the Balmoral Show. It is a fine day out and a good insight into the rural community and the investment that the rural and farming communities give to the economy. I understand where the Member is coming from. Hopefully, we will bring legislation before the Assembly in the near future. I am preparing a paper to submit to my Executive colleagues, hopefully...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Corporation Tax (12 May 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...the devolution of corporation tax after a very long campaign to bring it here to Northern Ireland and to make a difference not just for businesses in Northern Ireland but for the growth of the economy in Northern Ireland. Therefore, we must grasp that nettle and deal with it in the short window that is available to us.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Shared Parental Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (12 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...associated with parents exercising the new rights in respect of adoption leave and pay, antenatal appointments, unpaid parental leave and shared parental leave and pay. I want to reiterate what I said on many occasions, namely that these measures are not only good for parents but for business and the economy. By increasing employees' abilities to balance their work and family commitments,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Road Safety (12 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Barry McElduff: ...Minister commit to introducing some urgency in the North/South work programme on the collating of evidence regarding the damaging, detrimental impact that the HGV road users levy has on our local economy? I know that the Minister is committed to assessing evidence, but is there any indication from him on the methodology for collecting the evidence? I have constituents who are making that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Conservative Government (11 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...am also concerned about the approach that has been taken on immigration. We are very keen to ensure that we can attract overseas students to our colleges and that we are able to retain them in our economy. That economic rationale has been rather undercut by the approach taken on immigration by the UK Government to date. I fear that that may get worse in the immediate future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Skills Potential (11 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sydney Anderson: I thank the Minister for that response. In view of the key importance of skills and innovation to the economy, what other steps is he taking to ensure the development of an appropriately skilled workforce?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Apprenticeships: Update (11 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...by the energy that is coming forward and the interest that we are seeing from all of the different stakeholders in what is a very new and innovative approach to providing skills for the local economy.

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