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

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, I thank all speakers for a very interesting and informative debate. It has been very wide-ranging and has drawn on history as well as current practice. That is all thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Wheatcroft, who tabled the debate. We are very grateful to her for that. As other noble Lords have said, she has spoken in many economic debates in your Lordships’ House. I am sure...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: NHS (Government Spending) (28 January 2015)

Liz Kendall: It is a pleasure to close the debate. There have been some passionate speeches from Members on both sides of the House who are really standing up for care for their constituents. My hon. Friend the Member for Islington South and Finsbury (Emily Thornberry) talked about the excellent joined-up care provided by the Whittington hospital, which I was privileged to visit, and the excellent work...

Government Contracts (SMEs) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (28 January 2015)

Lisa Nandy: I thank the hon. Member for South Antrim (Dr McCrea) for initiating the debate. He was absolutely right to point out just what a force small and medium-sized business are across the country. There are 5 million of them, and they are what keeps our economy moving. He cited examples from his constituency, and I am sure that all hon. Members will have their own examples in mind. Taken together,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2015-16 (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jim Allister: There is nothing prudent, balanced or reasoned about the Budget. It is a Budget that was cobbled together, not informed by good financial management, not informed by a clear, united vision of where the Government want to go but informed only by the necessity of cobbling together something in order to keep the Executive on the rails. Where it takes us is a secondary consideration; it was all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sammy Wilson: If the hon. Lady is not feeling sore from some of my remarks, she is more brazen than I thought she was—[Laughter.] As she has not yet heard the rest of my speech, she does not know what I am going to say or the balanced arguments that I am going to make about corporation tax. Everyone who has spoken so far has suggested that there is widespread support for the Bill in Northern Ireland....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2015-16 (27 January 2015)

Daithí McKay: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. It was clear from the Committee’s recent take-note debate that this Budget process has been far from ideal both in the time and the information available for consultation on and scrutiny of Departments' spending plans. A number of factors caused a rather exceptional set of circumstances and a truncated process. I hope that we can now look...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Uncollected Tax (27 January 2015)

Christopher Leslie: With economic growth now showing signs of slowing and wages stagnating, is the Minister not worried that the amount of income tax and national insurance that he said he would collect is failing to live up to expectations? Will he tell the House by how many billions of pounds income tax and national insurance receipts have fallen short because of low wages, compared with the original Office...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Oil Prices (27 January 2015)

Michael Fabricant: We have all noticed that we no longer hear about the cost of living crisis. Could my right hon. Friend tell me precisely how the change in oil prices has affected the retail prices index and how that compares with wage inflation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits and Employment (27 January 2015)

Pat Glass: How can the Minister claim there is no cost of living crisis when average full-time wages are down by £2,000 a year, when huge and increasing numbers of workers are dependent on state benefits to make ends meet, and when the gap between chief execs’ salaries and the people who work for them is growing all the time?

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Alun Cairns: It is a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on securing this important debate. We have heard a range of contributions. It was certainly interesting to hear that of the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd, although of course my hon. Friend the Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb) highlighted the impact of the dead...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Pay (26 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff earn less than the living wage.

Economy and City Link: Coventry (23 January 2015)

Jim Cunningham: First, I thank Mr Speaker for granting this debate, the purpose of which is to discuss the general position of Coventry’s economy, which looks very positive on many counts. I also want to take a harder look at the labour market. The Government are using all sorts of means to make the employment figures look good, but that can mask problems with pay, stability and the type of work...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, first, I declare my interests as the leader of Wigan Council and chairman of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. I am also a vice-president of the LGA and vice-chairman of SIGOMA. I congratulate the two maiden speakers on their contributions. The right reverend Prelate showed his experience of urban affairs and I agree with him entirely about prevention work, which can save...

House of Commons Governance (22 January 2015)

Hazel Blears: My right hon. Friend is generous in giving way again. He raised the issue of culture. That is fundamental and it is why many of us supported the idea of a chief executive. I understand that the proposals now have unanimous support. On culture, there are two things in particular that have changed in this House over recent years, led by Mr Speaker. One is to make this House a living wage...

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Angela Eagle: I thank the Leader of the House for his announcement of next week’s business. I thank him, too, for his announcement earlier that he has asked the Clerk to draft the necessary motion to allow the Bill proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Eltham (Clive Efford),which repeals this Government’s catastrophic top-down reorganisation of the NHS, to proceed finally to Committee....

Tourism and Hospitality — Question (21 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Morris of Handsworth: My Lords, given the scale of the tourism and leisure sector, and indeed the robust economy that we hear so much about, will the Government at least try to persuade the industry to adopt the living wage?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Cameron: First of all, let us be clear: the right hon. Gentleman voted again and again and again against establishing the inquiry—but, as ever, absolutely no apology. Let me deal very directly with living standards and what is happening in the economy of our country. The news out today shows a record number of people in work and a record number of women in work. We are seeing wages growing ahead...

Government Support for Artists — Question for Short Debate (19 January 2015)

Baroness Jolly: My Lords, I declare my interest as a trustee of the charity Help Musicians UK. I am pleased to answer this Question for Short Debate in regard to which everyone has paid tribute to the tenacity of the noble Earl, Lord Clancarty. There has been a fascinating and broad collection of responses. I confess that I will have trouble responding to all of them within the time that I have available, so...

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