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British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 February 2015)

Lord de Mauley: ...between the EU and the UK, published last year, addressed these matters in great detail. Three of the reports published related directly to regulations affecting British agriculture. The consensus was strong support, including from the British farming industry, for the single market for agricultural goods, and for the EU’s powerful role in negotiating global trade deals for those...

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Backbench Business — Equitable Life (26 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Greg Mulholland: ...it is not enough. This debate itself shows that this is not the end of the matter, however convenient it might be for the Treasury—either side of the election—were that to be the case. I strongly support the motion today and I shall carry on campaigning on behalf of my constituents as part of the group. About 40 of my constituents have raised this matter with me over the past...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Loans (26 February 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...and digital in design. All of these changes will enable significant improvements in the processing time of student loan applications. Recent improvements, for example, have increased immediate income-verification rates for sponsors from 75% last year to 81% in 2014-15. Moreover, the Government plans to modify the Student Support Regulations to allow the use of electronic signatures...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003 (26 February 2015)

Lynne Featherstone: This Government strongly supports the vital contribution that responsible businesses, including local pubs, hotels, restaurants and community premises make to our economy and to their communities. We are committed to freeing up local communities to tackle alcohol-fuelled harms and took swift action in 2011 to overhaul the Licensing Act to make it easier for licensing authorities and the...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Martin Horwood: ...to be welcomed. The Government amendment is good as far as it goes, but for me it implies too much acceptance of the status quo, and I do not think the status quo is acceptable. I cannot, though, support the Labour motion, which is far too simplistic. Reference has already been made to the fact that it excludes partnerships, farmers, broadcasters, journalists, and writers like the Leader...

Transport Infrastructure (West and South Cumbria) (25 February 2015)

Jamie Reed: ....” He concluded: “I would encourage the Department for Transport to facilitate action in this area.” That Minister’s letter represented an unusual, unexpected, but welcome intervention and he has my full support on this issue. I have not seen the Government’s reply to the Minister, but I should be grateful if the Minister undertook to furnish me with a copy of...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry (25 February 2015)

William Bain: ...that change is on the way with a new Government. However, the House does not have to wait that long. By passing the motion today, it can send a powerful message to the Chancellor that a Budget that will command support in the country in a few weeks’ time must have the purpose of abolishing the scourge of long-term unemployment that is so destructive of long-term income prospects, and...

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Careers Advice (14 to 19-Year-Olds) (25 February 2015)

Graham Stuart: ...past few days—that they completely oppose the Labour party policy to abolish level 2 apprenticeships. Will the Labour party look at that policy again? Level 2 apprenticeships, where they transform income and provide high-quality training, should be retained; we must not lose this vital building block in providing support to young people.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (25 February 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistical-data-r eturn-statistical-releases Detailed figures are not held centrally for local authority housing stock. The change in rental income from such conversions allows providers to borrow more to support the delivery of more new affordable homes. This Government has so far delivered 217,000 new affordable homes since...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Health: Tax Allowances (25 February 2015)

David Gauke: There are a number of reliefs within the tax and National Insurance system for employers who support the physical wellbeing of their employees. For example, a number of benefits in kind that are related to health and wellbeing are exempted from employer National Insurance; these include eye tests, health screening, and medical check-ups. At Autumn Statement 2013, this government also...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: National Savings Bonds: Pensioners (25 February 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: The Government has introduced a range of measures to support savers, including raising the ISA limit to 15,240, and making ISAs more flexible by allowing all of that money to be invested in stocks and shares or cash. The 65+ “Pensioner” Bond is a specific policy on top of the improvements to ISAs, designed to help savers who rely on their income during retirement. The Bonds...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015) See 12 other results from this debate

Mervyn Storey: ...that are unique to Northern Ireland, that is, they are not parity-based, outside social security, provide for something controversial or deal with financial assistance, such as the discretionary support scheme. I propose that the form of Assembly control to be applied to regulations remain as drafted in the Bill, as that will enable subordinate legislation to make timely progress. That...

Gambling: Fixed-odds Betting Machines — Question for Short Debate (24 February 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...use of the machines was found. In England, two-fifths of all bets were placed in venues in the most deprived areas. However, that reflected the distribution of bookies, as 38% of branches are in the most deprived areas of the country. Those with lower incomes were more likely to start to play machines in a bookmaker’s than those with higher incomes. We share concerns that betting...

Mining in Goa (UK-listed Companies) (24 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jo Swinson: ...example, in 2012 Nigerian oil exports were worth almost $100 billion, which is equivalent to more than the total net aid to the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2007 Botswana became an upper middle-income country, although upon independence back in 1966 it was one of the world’s poorest countries. That success is largely due to well-managed mining revenues from diamonds. Mining...

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 February 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...Benches, and perhaps across the House, it often seems that our objective in politics is to seek the greatest level of utility for the greatest number of people. It strikes me, however, that GDP growth, incomes, salaries, and the growth in physical goods and services that we consume, is not necessarily the best aim. Indeed, I am not sure that that is the fundamental aim we all share, and it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mickey Brady: I thank the Member for his intervention but I think he missed the point. I was saying that there is no suitable alternative accommodation available. I certainly do not support the bedroom tax. In the agreement that was signed on 19 December by the five parties, we neutralised the bedroom tax and the benefit cap. With the Assembly's indulgence, I want to draw the Member's attention to...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Medical Records: Data Protection (24 February 2015)

Alistair Carmichael: The Scottish Government is consulting until the end of February on whether HMRC should be allowed access to NHS Scotland data (name, date of birth, postcode and gender data) to support the identification of Scottish taxpayers, who will pay tax at the Scottish rate of income tax from April 2016. Discussions have taken place between the two administrations and there will be further discussions...

Disabled People: Hotel Facilities — Question for Short Debate (23 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...more than 12 million disabled people in Britain, which means that they account for around a fifth of the customer base of the average UK business. Households with a disabled person have a combined income of 212 billion after housing costs, so it makes good business sense to be accessible to them. Within that, accessible tourism is hugely important. According to VisitEngland, the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Magee Campus: Ulster University (23 February 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...right one. It is a recognition of the Executive's commitment to widening participation. However, we must at the same time recognise that it does curtail the universities' ability to generate additional income. With the efficiency savings asked for across the public sector during the current Budget period, combined with a restriction on income generation, our universities have a major...

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