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Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Stephen Kinnock: The hon. Gentleman is making an interesting and important point about foreign takeovers, particularly hostile takeovers. One of the important ones recently was Pfizer’s attempt to take over AstraZeneca. I am sure he agrees that that case concluded in absolutely the right way, by protecting one of the great British assets and enabling it to continue its long-term strategies of investment...

Business of the House (3 Dec 2015)

Chris Bryant: “Doctor Who” you have secretly had some kind of feeding and filtration system fitted into the chair or some hidden tubes. Or perhaps it is down to drugs. Now that the pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Allergan, the owners of Viagra and Botox, have come together, perhaps they have invented a new drug, with which you have been impregnated, Mr Speaker, which means that you can...

Foreign Ownership of UK Assets — Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: ...UK average. Her Majesty’s Government will go further by supporting the resurgence of strong city regions through devolution, enabling cities to work together to take responsibility for their own economic success. The noble Lords, Lord Haskel and Lord Mendelsohn, also mentioned the Pfizer interest in AstraZeneca as being an example of corporate investment short-termism. I do not...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] — Tropical Diseases (27 Oct 2015)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...donated nearly 2 billion tablets of albendazole for lymphatic filariasis and will continue until elimination, and has also donated 1 billion per annum to de-worm school-aged children. Johnson & Johnson has donated 200 million tablets of mebendazole a year. Pfizer donated 70 million doses of azithromycin for trachoma in 2012 alone. Novartis has donated drugs for leprosy. Eisai, the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Trade and Investment (24 Sep 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...Relationship Management Team is made up of a mixture of Civil Servants and Private Sector staff, managing around 80 companies. The companies are listed in the table. 3M Diageo Iberdrola Pfizer ABB Disney IBM Prudential ABF DP World Imagination Technologies Roche Aon E.ON INEOS Rolls Royce ARM EADS Airbus Jaguar Land Rover RWE AstraZeneca EDF JCB SABIC ...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Productivity (17 Jun 2015)

Alan Mak: ..., we are cutting red tape for businesses and reducing the burdens on hard-working people. In my constituency of Havant, for example, manufacturing and engineering businesses such as Colt, Eaton Aerospace and Pfizer are benefiting from the most competitive rate of corporation tax in the G7, allowing them to train apprentices, to export, to innovate and to boost productivity. Through the red...

European Union Referendum Bill (9 Jun 2015)

Alan Mak: ...that Havant parchment was used for Magna Carta and the treaty of Versailles. In the modern era, Havant is now a world-class centre for high-quality engineering, science and technology. Multinationals such as Lockheed Martin, Colt, Pfizer and Kenwood all have substantial operations there, joining our many small businesses. The IBM factory that David Willets mentioned in his maiden speech...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Laura Sandys: ...hon. Friend the Member for Havant (Mr Willetts) and the leader of Kent county council were instrumental in helping us to deal with a major crisis in my constituency after the announcement that Pfizer was going to pull out of Sandwich. What did the action Chancellor and the action Prime Minister do? Within hours, we had a taskforce, driving through and delivering an enterprise zone,...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 Mar 2015)

Mark Garnier: ...that is the result of a number of different factors. One of those factors, of course, is the reduction in corporation tax, which will fall to 20% next year. As a result, many companies around the world now view the UK as a tax haven, as evidenced by Pfizer’s AstraZeneca bid, and that is attracting a huge amount of inward investment. The net result has been over 750,000 new businesses...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Report (2nd Day) (9 Mar 2015)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...about whether in mergers and takeovers there are the correct provisions in the code under which companies act. Indeed, public concern about the takeover of Cadburys by Kraft and the AstraZeneca/Pfizer situation led the Secretary of State at that time to say that the Bill would address those matters. We have an excellent Takeover Panel, which is to be complimented. Since then, the panel has...

Exports: Government Support — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2015)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...major world-leading high-tech companies are no longer here in the UK. This is something that happened over 20 or 30 years, but it was gratifying that one of our major high-tech companies, AstraZeneca, was not taken over by the United States company Pfizer. In fact, one might note that, despite the City of London gagging at the possibility of more M&A scavenging, that company is here...

Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note (11 Dec 2014)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...such as ours need to grow our local economies? It is, of course, unitary status, as do Cambridge and Oxford, if we are to fulfil our potential to transform our knowledge economy into knowledge jobs. Who, in the recent Pfizer bid for Astra-Zeneca, spoke for Cambridge? Nobody. Combined authorities really work only where there are shared goals. Despite this, Norwich has formed a Greater...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Second Reading (2 Dec 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...proposals in the fourth money-laundering directive may have a wider application and require mutuals and co-operatives to obtain and hold more information in this area. The noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, asked what we are doing on takeovers. Following the AstraZeneca-Pfizer discussions, the Government said that they might need legislation to ensure that companies always honour big commitments....

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2014)

Chuka Umunna: Sir David Barnes, former chief executive officer of AstraZeneca, told us both that while companies should manage their tax affairs efficiently, it should not have been the driving force for Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca because it was “a narrow basis on which to build an enduring and constructive business partnership.” Does the Business Secretary agree with that...

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 Jul 2014)

Vincent Cable: ...merger activity as a normal part of market processes, although I have to say that the evidence on the benefits of mergers is somewhat ambiguous. What emerged as a result of the recent high-profile case of AstraZeneca and Pfizer was a lack of clarity around the enforcement of assurances. The approach we adopted in Government was to talk to the company where issues of wider public interest...

Economy: Manufacturing — Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2014)

Lord Monks: ...way in which it is dealing with Alstom and the assurances that it is getting from General Electric are a real object lesson. We would not have been in anything like the same position had the takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer gone ahead. We need to be as tough as other countries tend to be. It is interesting that the Business Secretary will be at the Economic Affairs Select Committee next week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Life Sciences (26 Jun 2014)

David Willetts: ...the world. We have been particularly successful in this country in making sure that as that happens we promote alternative investment, and we are now seeing—for example, in the facility that Pfizer operated in Kent—significant renewal as new, small businesses come in. Our life sciences strategy is attracting new investment to the UK—2 billion of it since we launched...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (10 Jun 2014)

Lord Tugendhat: ...fact, there have been two: one is the annexation of Crimea and all that Mr Putin has done in Ukraine and said about how Russian policy in its near abroad is likely to develop; and the other is the Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca. Let me take Russia first. In recent years, all EU member states have done business with Russia as if it is a country much like ours and becoming more so. Little or no...

Points of Order (14 May 2014)

Kevin Brennan:, “I think he will find that the quotes that he has given are not accurate.” First, I did not read out any quotes in my question, and secondly, what I reported to the House about what the head of Pfizer said about job losses and cuts in research following a takeover is entirely accurate. Do we have any redress when the Prime Minister thinks that he can casually traduce an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 May 2014)

Ed Miliband: ...the fall in unemployment. For all those people who have found work, it is good for them and good for their families. On the subject of high-skilled jobs in the UK, following the appearance of Pfizer at the Select Committee yesterday, can the Prime Minister tell us what further assurances he is seeking from Pfizer about its takeover of AstraZeneca?

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