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EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Seema Malhotra: ...8212;it is about how we stand tall with our neighbours in shaping and creating the world of tomorrow, and facing the global challenges of sharing our prosperity and tackling the issues on the environment, tax avoidance and humanitarian crises. Those challenges will not go away if we leave the European Union; instead, we will have fewer allies as we seek to confront them. For our trade,...

Developing Countries: Jobs and Livelihoods — [Mrs madeleine moon in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...also depends on choices about how Government revenue is spent. It is a virtuous circle: greater access to healthcare and education helps people’s productivity, and hence increases the income that generates taxes. I do not have an estimate of how many additional jobs will be created in developing countries if staffing and education reached just one quarter of developed...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 25 May 2016 (15 Jun 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...following Written Ministerial Statement. A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 25 May 2016. EU Finance Ministers discussed the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package Ministers held an exchange of views on a compromise text relating to the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Ministers agreed that this file would return to ECOFIN in June for...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 25 May 2016 (15 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 25 May 2016. EU Finance Ministers discussed the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package Ministers held an exchange of views on a compromise text relating to the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Ministers agreed that this file would return to ECOFIN in June for further discussion and possible agreement. ...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 17 June 2016 (15 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Luxembourg on 17 June 2016. EU Finance Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package The Presidency will seek a political agreement on a compromise text relating to the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Financial Transaction Tax An update will be provided on the progress regarding...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (15 Jun 2016)

Jamie Greene: ...want to elaborate on those comments by pointing out that Professor Brian Ashcroft of that institute has said: “The Scottish economy came within a hair’s breadth of recession last year and with little improvement recently may fail to avoid a recession in the coming months.” The institute pointed out that even though the service sector registered growth of 0.3 per cent in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2016)

David Cameron: ...on 24 June and find that we have remained in, our economy can continue to move forward. If we vote out, the experts warn us that we will have a smaller economy, less employment, lower wages and, therefore, lower tax receipts. That is why we would have to have measures to address a huge hole in our public finances. Nobody wants to have an emergency Budget. Nobody wants to have cuts in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

Eamonn McCann: ...and harvests that money in a fair way that does not bear down disproportionately on poor people. Ideology is hardly ever discussed in politics, but it is relevant to the Budget, to all spending and to all tax-raising powers. It used to be that we had two ideologies: one was orange, one was green and "never the twain shall meet." Now, perhaps, we have two ideologies: one is to do with a...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

David Jones: ...to interpretation, including, in difficult cases, by the Supreme Court. I do not believe, therefore, that simply changing the model of devolution will necessarily achieve the clarity that everyone wants. In Committee, I believe it will be necessary to test whether the reservations are truly comprehensive to avoid any further difficulties of the sort we have already experienced. To be fair,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Taxation (14 Jun 2016)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings Ministers of his Department had to discuss tax evasion and avoidance between (a) 5 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 and (b) 6 May 2016 and 6 June 2016.

Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (13 Jun 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...of private contractors. I want to let it be known that I am interested in the issues he raised. I share his concern that the Government might be allowing “excessive profiteering off the back of British taxpayers on the one hand and off the backs of the poor” on the other. Those issues are worth looking at. I know that the Chair of the International Development Committee, my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2014-15 Excess Votes — Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2016-17 (13 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...as saying that I believe that that Budget will serve our people well. In particular, I am proud that we are delivering the most generous welfare protection in these islands, with over £500 million specifically to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society will be protected from the worst excesses of the Tory Government's austerity agenda. We are blocking the bedroom tax,...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Taxation (13 Jun 2016)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings he had to discuss tax evasion and avoidance between (a) 5 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 and (b) 6 May 2016 and 6 June 2016.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (13 Jun 2016)

Dan Jarvis: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings Ministers of his Department had to discuss tax evasion and avoidance between (a) 5 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 and (b) 6 May 2016 and 6 June 2016.

Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Jun 2016)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: .... Are they confident that they have the processes in place to safeguard public and international interests? Thirdly, all the evidence is that illicit arms dealing is often associated with offshore tax avoidance. With their efforts in that area of tax avoidance and arms dealing, the Government have to ask themselves: would a registration process actually help deal with both problems that...

Government and Parliament - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...all to be determined following Royal Assent. Almost every one of them covered an area of controversy. I have heard it said in the Commons that the reason the Government chose to introduce the Bill in this way, avoiding providing details covering the more controversial areas, was because with their small majority the Government were concerned that too much detail during Commons stages could...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Leigh of Hurley: ...eBay showed that two-thirds of small businesses in the UK are planning to increase investment in the period 2016-17. Let us help them help the British economy. Budget 2016 set out important measures to help our small businesses thrive. Lower corporation tax, down to 17% in 2020, encourages entrepreneurship and economic activity in small and medium-sized businesses. That it is the lowest in...


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