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My Lords, financial involvement is important because it represents people being willing to invest in British businesses and help them to grow. Unfortunately, the volume of direct citizen investment has fallen rather than increased in recent years. I am afraid that the increase in dividend tax and other investment expenses will also discourage this. Can the Government think about methods of...
My Lords, I declare my interests as chairman of the EIS and SEIS associations. Since these bodies were set up, they have channelled some £30 billion to SMEs. I congratulate the Chancellor and his team on their sensible Budget. To some extent it is a repeat of the Osborne Budget, but rather better organised. It cannot address adequately the problem of excessive property prices, now...
My Lords, do the Government consider counterterrorist measures the most suitable measures to deal with the security of public venues?
Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 2011
Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Conservative until 24 Mar 2005; Independent until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Arundel and South Downs
Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.