Results 981–1000 of 1200 for speaker:Brian H Donohoe

Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]: Solar Power (Feed-in Tariff) (23 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: One issue to be addressed is that of customers who find themselves halfway through a contract and who will not now get solar power. They will be betwixt and between because they will not have the opportunity of getting that solar power up and running. Is that not a major issue that the Government have not looked at in the consultation?

Written Answers — Transport: Air Passenger Duty (24 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions her Department has had with HM Treasury on the future of air passenger duty; and what her policy is on the abolition of air passenger duty after the extension of the EU Emissions Trading System to the aviation sector.

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation (24 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will assess the findings of the report by the British Chambers of Commerce on aviation, entitled ‘Flying in the Face of Jobs and Growth’.

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation: Regulation (24 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress she has made in reducing the burden of regulation in the aviation sector.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (24 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of an increase in the levels of air passenger duty on (a) businesses and (b) the economy; (2) if he will assess the proposal by the British Chambers of Commerce that overall tax revenues from air passenger duty should be offset against revenues arising from the entry of aviation into the EU Emissions...

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation: Business (28 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with (a) business representatives and (b) aviation groups on improving aviation in order to support businesses.

Scotland (Poverty) — [Mr John Robertson in the Chair] (30 Nov 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. As one of my neighbouring colleagues, she knows full well the problems of unemployment, particularly among young people. Is that not one of the main areas that should be tackled at an early stage—earlier than this Government intend?

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that the Labour-run Scottish Executive also had to make choices? When they undertook to introduce free travel for the elderly, they had to do so on the basis of the block grant, and the SNP would have to take a similar hit if they did what the motion suggests.

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: I thank Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National party for securing this debate and for ensuring that the damaging pension plans continue to be at the top of the political agenda. As the Minister said, the SNP had choices. In relation to the final part of the motion, the SNP gave away its choices in refusing the opportunity that it had in the Scottish Parliament to vary taxes by 3p. If it had...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: We live, at this stage, in the United Kingdom. If the SNP is suggesting that Scotland has a different set of circumstances for pensions than England or Wales, there is something wrong with the system. We live in the United Kingdom and SNP Members have to accept that. I have more in common with a joiner in Newcastle than with the director of the Royal Bank of Scotland. That is the way that...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: I do not accept that at all. This Government have put up VAT, which is affecting all the low-paid people across the country more than it is the likes of the hon. Gentleman. He should not delude himself that the situation is different. My mind has been taken away from this subject over the past week, because young Jack Samuel Donohoe, my second grandchild, was brought into this world at five...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: I am grateful to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for that guidance. I am sure that that is what I was about to say. In about 70 years, my grandchildren will collect their first pension. I want it to be a decent pension, regardless of whether they are in the public sector or the private sector. At the age of 22, I first became involved in pensions as a trustee of the pension scheme at the Ailsa...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: The hon. Gentleman obviously does not understand what I have just said. It is clear that most people do not understand that pension contributions by an employer are deferred income. They are part of a person’s income and should be treated as such regardless of whether they are in the private or public sector. That should be known to everybody. The increase in contributions that was...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Public Sector Pensions ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: No, I am just about to sum up, so I will not give way again. I finally wish to touch on the effects that the changes will have on our armed forces, a section of the community for whom I have great respect. It goes without saying that this punitive reduction will have a damaging impact on the morale of those who are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We must not punish...

Written Answers — Transport: Airports: Retail Trade ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will assess the effects of the one-bag rule for hand luggage operated by airlines on the level of airport retail sales; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Airports: Retail Trade ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the number of people employed in the airport retail sector at each UK airport.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Airports: Retail Trade ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the level of retail sales in airports (a) annually and (b) seasonally; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Airports: Retail Trade ( 8 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the contribution of airport retail to the economy (a) annually and (b) during Christmas; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Motor Vehicles: Registration (12 Dec 2011)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of issuing V5C vehicle registration certificates to all owners of cars; and if she will make a statement.


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