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Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...across this country have access to good, affordable homes, but the houses will also deliver economic benefits. Their construction will support around 14,000 FTE jobs a year and generate around 1.8 billion in economic activity. We will also introduce a warm homes bill, making use of existing powers to tackle fuel poverty and new powers over energy efficiency. We will continue to take...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: ...parties of the right or to the progressive parties of the left. Here are Labour’s priorities: to protect our environment and our climate, and not to open up Scotland to fracking, which is another fossil-fuel development that our environment cannot cope with and which local people do not want; to prepare our national health service for the future, while ensuring that people can access...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 May 2016)

George Osborne: I will tell the hon. Lady what we have done in recent weeks: we have taken another million people out of tax; we have frozen fuel duty; we have cut business rates for small businesses; we have seen the deficit fall by another 16 billion; we have delivered a record number of jobs; and we have introduced a national living wage. That is what we have been up to. What has Labour been up to?...

Debate on the Address: Europe, Human Rights and Keeping People Safe at Home and Abroad (24 May 2016)

Andy McDonald: .... For example, cuts to legal aid are turning access to justice from a right for all into the preserve of a wealthy few. The absence of accountability for the powerful in cases of historical injustices fuels the notion that the powerful in our society are above the law. Attacks on our rights and the failure to hold transgressors to justice are undermining civil and human rights both at...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Hywel Williams: ...such as electrification of the north Wales main line. We still, unfortunately, have not an inch of electrified rail in north Wales. It would also lead to the inclusion of Welsh rural areas on the UK’s list for the EU fuel duty rebate, which is another important matter in rural areas. There are several other matters that we would like to see dealt with, such as a major upgrade for the...

Bus Services - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...per cent of local authorities have cut support for bus services since 2010. In addition to the cut of nearly a third in funding for local authorities, the bus service operators grant, which provides a fuel duty rebate to bus service operators, has been cut. Local authorities have had to reduce funding for bus services by at least 15%, while bus fares have risen by a quarter over the last...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Petrol Alternatives (11 May 2016)

Damian Hinds: The Alternative Fuels Framework (AFF) was set out at Pre-Budget Report 2003, and focused on carbon emissions. Based on the evidence available at the time on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the AFF found LPG to result in greater natural environmental damage compared to other road fuel gases. It was determined that the environmental case for LPG was poorer than diesel and so its duty...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, this amendment would place a statutory duty on the Government to undertake a review of minimum energy performance standards for new homes in England. It should be noted that there was very strong support in the other place for this new amendment, with a vote of 292 in favour of rejection compared to 205 against. We share a common goal of wanting new homes to be energy efficient and...

Tenant Farming (10 May 2016)

George Eustice: ...putting on farmyard manure, and adding fertilisers, sand or lime to bring the soil to its full productive potential. That takes time and if someone is there for only three and a half years it can fuel short-termism, which is not good for the quality of our soils. We should be concerned about soil in agriculture because it is at the heart of everything we do and we must protect it. We are...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...because he is only a part-timer in the Department. However, his answer on mitigating the effect of cuts was as follows: “let us not forget, the fact that every time we fill up our tank with petrol there is a saving…because of the freezing of the fuel duty.”—[Official Report, 6 January 2016; Vol. 604, c. 342.] If the answer in 2016 from the Tories to those who lose...

Housing and Planning Bill: Planning permission: provision of starter homes (9 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ..., it could get up to almost 15,000 on the cost of a home. If somebody lives in a house for an average of seven years, that is a pretty high price to pay. However, I propose today to place a statutory duty on Government to undertake a review of energy standards for new homes. It will seek evidence on the costs of energy measures and the benefits in fuel bill and carbon savings, which...

Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore Wind Generating Stations in England and Wales (9 May 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: How does the hon. Gentleman feel about the bill payers and those in fuel poverty? How does he feel about a clear commitment to achieving a certain level of renewables deployment and no further? There must be a balance, and we believe that the right balance has been struck. The projects that this amendment would allow to access the grace period did not have planning permission as at 18 June...

BBC Charter Review (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Desai: ...whose proceeds could be hypothecated to the BBC. For a long time hypothecation was anathema to the Treasury, but recently it has increasingly adopted the idea that certain taxes should be hypothecated. I was looking around to find out what kind of numbers there are. Take, say, the duty on fuel along with those on tobacco, spirits and wine. Together they raise about 48 billion, so we...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Money Laundering (19 Apr 2016)

Richard Burgon: ..., but the regulator should recognise the need for complete transparency to retain public confidence. The FCA should seek full disclosure and act without delay. The slow, drip-drip responses of the Prime Minister’s office in recent weeks have served only to fuel public concern and have been very much a lesson in how to raise suspicion unintentionally. The FCA should publish details of...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...was a disgrace. Needless to say, that Member no longer sits in this House. Iraq has been a critical issue in Scottish politics over the past decade. I declare an interest. My brother is a reservist and had a tour of duty in Iraq and two tours of duty in Afghanistan. When I used to write to him on the frontline, I knew day in, day out that I might never get a reply, so I share the concerns...

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Second Reading (14 Apr 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...will be increasingly full by the mid-2020s. The digital age may have created new ways to interact across distance and made the world smaller, but it has not replaced the need to travel—indeed, it fuels it. We need to deliver the capacity to meet this growing demand. HS2 will do exactly that. From day one, phase 1 will not only provide additional capacity between London and the West...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fossil Fuels: Import Duties (14 Apr 2016)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential costs and benefits of introducing an import tax on coal and gas imported from outside the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Women and Equalities: Effects of 2016 Budget (14 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...income tax to zero. It helped 7.4 million women and 5.6 million men with an increase in their state pension, thanks to the triple lock. It helped millions of men and women drivers by freezing their fuel duty. Finally, the national living wage gave an immediate pay rise to 900,000 women and 500,000 men this month.

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

Maria Caulfield: ...that have seen 3 million of the lowest paid people in this country taken out of tax altogether. Opposition Members voted against measures, not just in the Budget just gone but in last year’s Budget, that froze fuel duty, VAT and national insurance—which, again, help the lowest paid people in this country. The Labour party introduced the 10p tax rate, which actually hit the...

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