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Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Rob Wilson: ...than ever before, and I hope Opposition Members will welcome that fact. The economy is growing faster than any other in the G7, and we have cut income tax for 26 million people and are freezing fuel duty, cutting child care bills and providing funding for councils to freeze council tax. It is working—disposable income per capita is rising, and income inequality is down. I welcome the...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fuels: Prices (17 December 2014)

Matthew Hancock: Movements in pump prices are largely driven by crude oil prices and reduction in fuel duty. In January 2013, the Office for Fair Trading published the results of a Call for Information to investigate whether or not competition problems existed in the road fuels market. The Government believes that it is important that consumers get a fair deal and that falls in oil prices materialise into...

Bills Presented: Clause 21 — General duty on specified authorities (16 December 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...million last year—spending on local delivery accounts for barely 10% of the total. Will the Minister confirm whether those figures are correct? Local authorities are not the only bodies captured by the new duty. Universities will also be covered and my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) has just addressed some of the concerns relating to the university...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Road Investment Strategy (16 December 2014)

Richard Burden: ..., by definition, be against all road building, improvement of roads or the motor vehicle itself. Things are not as simple as that. From ultra-low-emission vehicles and electric cars to research and development into hydrogen fuel cells, the innovation of the automotive sector means that we are now credibly looking at a future of zero tailpipe emissions from the industry. On road resurfacing...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Excise Duties: Kent (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Rehman Chishti: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency have been affected by the freezing of fuel duty.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Personal Income (16 December 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...’s policies on households. Unlike other analyses, it looks not only at the effect of direct tax and welfare decisions, but also the impact of changes to indirect tax (such as the freeze to fuel duty) and changes to spending on public services. This analysis clearly shows that the richest households have made the largest contribution towards reducing the deficit. In fact, by 2015-16...

Energy Policy and Living Standards (10 December 2014)

Robert Halfon: ...to every domestic electricity customer and reducing bills by 130 for 2 million of the poorest households through the warm home discount. And of course the hon. Gentleman will know about the huge fuel duty freeze that the Government have pledged to maintain across the Parliament, so that the price of fuel is 20p lower in tax terms. As I said, I will concentrate on a number of areas....

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (9 December 2014)

Priti Patel: ...and increasing the national minimum wage. We should all remember which party was responsible for the cost of living crisis; it was Labour’s great recession. We are the Government who have frozen fuel duty and council tax and it is our policies that are now leading to growth in the economy.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Average Earnings (9 December 2014)

Priti Patel: ...Autumn Statement, the personal allowance will now increase to 10,600 in April 2015, providing an income tax cut to the typical basic rate tax payer of 825 in cash terms. This government has also frozen fuel duty and Council Tax, provided additional support for childcare and cut energy bills, further supporting families budgets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Caroline Lucas: ...-carbon model…But governments must choose. Over recent years many governments have vacillated over climate policy. They have introduced carbon prices but then let them fall until they are near-useless. They have backed renewables but also subsidised fossil fuels. These inconsistent signals have created uncertainty for investors, damaging growth and retarding innovation.” They...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Small Business Saturday (4 December 2014)

Maria Miller: ...take a couple of minutes to comment on some of the announcements made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor yesterday that will be of particular benefit to businesses in my constituency and indeed every constituency, such as the fuel duty freeze and the structural review of business rates, as well as the road improvements announced earlier this year. In my constituency, the improvements...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note: 12 45 pm (4 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Deighton: ...people. The noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, pointed out that that is expensive; it cost 12 billion. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth was extremely clear about the pressures that people are under. We have done things to contain the cost of living pressures, by acting on council tax, energy bills, fuel duty and rail fares and by raising the national minimum wage—we...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note (4 December 2014)

The Bishop of Portsmouth: ...for some individuals and welcome support for some often overlooked but important groups in society. The most noticeable and eye-catching announcements yesterday highlighted the changes to stamp duty, ISAs, fuel duty and air passenger tax. For some in our communities, these will be welcome news after an extended and extending period of fiscal tightening and often reduced disposable income....

Coastguard Centres (Staffing) (3 December 2014)

Angus MacNeil: ...from Scrabster near Dounreay to the reprocessing facility at Sellafield, and we certainly do not want to contemplate one of those boats with that cargo requiring assistance, but the possibility exists. We also have fuel tankers, and those of us who do a bit of maritime trainspotting with the automatic identification system online often see tankers transiting north and south of the Hebrides...

Autumn Statement — Statement (3 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Deighton: ...inflation; we are investing in business and productivity; and we have supported people through the recovery from the depths of a savage financial crisis by reducing personal allowances, making sure that we have frozen fuel duty, freezing council taxes, capping the rise in rail fares, et cetera. I fully accept that this country has a long-term productivity problem. I am looking forward to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Autumn Statement (3 December 2014)

George Osborne: ...and banks paying their fair share, and so should people aggressively trying to avoid their tax—that is the third step. I am taking measures to prevent the disguising of fee income by investment managers; the avoidance of tax through special purpose share schemes, miscellaneous losses and payments of benefits in lieu of salary; the avoidance of stamp duty on takeovers; and unfair...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Average Weekly Earnings (3 December 2014)

Robert Halfon: Does my hon. Friend agree that the best way to increase average earnings in Wales and in constituencies such as Harlow is to cut council tax for low earners and freeze fuel duty and council tax, just as this Government have done?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Road Investment Strategy (1 December 2014)

Andrew Bridgen: ...infrastructure investment. Is my right hon. Friend as incredulous as I am that the shadow Transport Secretary should claim that the motorist has been let down, when Labour represents the party of the fuel duty escalator and the self-confessed failed transport policies of Lord Prescott?

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