Results 1–20 of 10094 for speaker:Damian Green

Exiting the European Union: Access to EU Markets (19 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: May I wish my right hon. Friend well, particularly at the start of his negotiations this afternoon? Amid all this talk of no deal, can he reassure me and the House that it is still the British Government’s intention and expectation that they will be able to reach a good deal in these negotiations?

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: What matters even more than the agreement reached at Chequers is the eventual agreement that this country reaches with the European Union, and what matters about that is that it promotes jobs and prosperity by helping British business. Will the Prime Minister assure the House that in the details of the White Paper that we will see on Thursday will be a clear commitment to as free trade as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Nature Conservation (4 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to protect local wildlife sites through the National Planning Policy Framework; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (3 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance on funding his Department has issued to local education authorities (LEAs) on the passing of funding issued under the national funding formula from LEAs through to schools; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (3 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of money allocated to each local education authority was passed directly to schools under the National Funding Formula in each local education authority area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: First-time House Buyers (3 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: What steps he is taking to support first-time house buyers throughout the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: First-time House Buyers (3 Jul 2018)

Damian Green: Many younger homeowners will I am sure be delighted that the Government have cut stamp duty for 95% of first-time buyers. Can the Chancellor say how the rate of creating first-time buyers compares with previous periods, as keeping alive the dream of home ownership for many is essential for the long-term health of our society?

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Damian Green: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on pushing through a decision that probably should have been made 10 years ago. Does he agree that to gain both the economic and full environmental benefits of this decision a significant increase will be required in the rail links into Heathrow—not just the ones already planned, but some that are still some way off? Will he also expand on what he...

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Damian Green: Does my right hon. Friend agree that for once the indignation of those on the Labour Benches is not synthetic? They are trying to keep an unfair electoral distribution, which the boundary review is looking at so that we can actually have a fair distribution of numbers across constituencies. As it happens, that would disadvantage the Labour party. All Opposition Members are trying to do is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (14 May 2018)

Damian Green: I have seen the enthusiasm for apprenticeships from firms in Ashford improve markedly in recent years, which is great, but I hope Ministers agree that the quality of apprenticeships is as important as quantity. Is my right hon. Friend in discussion with the Institute for Apprenticeships about how to enhance the quality of apprenticeships?

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business (10 May 2018)

Damian Green: The hon. Gentleman will obviously concentrate most of the time on activities inside banks themselves. Will he also touch on one of the issues raised by my constituents, who, like many others, have been affected by this—the activities of insolvency practitioners? There seem to be deep problems there as well.

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I assure my right hon. Friend that he will receive very strong support from Conservative Members in his new job, which I am sure he will find stimulating and challenging in equal measure. Can he give some more detail on the progress of the special taskforce set up in the Home Office to deal with the Windrush problems? Clearly, the best way to remove the anxiety that so many people are feeling...

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford). I think the Opposition are quite right to want to debate this issue, and I also think strongly that the long-term solution to the problem of funding care—particularly for the frail elderly—will require cross-party agreement, so I hope that the debate can take place in a relatively non-partisan...

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I will certainly give way to the right hon. Gentleman in a moment, because I am about to mention him, but I am conscious of time. There needs to be radical change, and the Green Paper needs to be radical and brave, because although in this debate, as in the wider debate on this issue, a lot of people talk about the fact that we live in an ageing society, we have not remotely adjusted as a...

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I think that the phrase “death tax” dates back to the previous Labour Government’s attempt to solve the problem in 2008, and I am sure that the hon. Lady used the phrase “dementia tax” during the last general election campaign. I hope that she will reciprocate my attempt to be non-partisan—so far it does not feel like it. In the short term, the challenge...

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I agree with the right hon. Gentleman that cross-party working is necessary. I gently point out that when I was a member of the Government, I met him and the hon. Member for Leicester West in a cross-party group to discuss precisely this—I was responsible for this policy area at the time—because I wanted to work with them. I thought that was the only way forward when I was in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (25 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) just mentioned me by name, in a critical manner, for an action I apparently took as a Minister some years ago. I have no memory of the individual action, but I would like to confirm that I was given no advance notice that he was going to mention me by name. Can I have your confirmation that you would deprecate...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of new homes that will be built between March 2018 and March 2022.

Leaving the Eu: Scotland and Wales Continuity Bills (18 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: I assure my right hon. and learned Friend that, from my experience, in private the Scottish and Welsh Governments are considerably more constructive and realistic in approaching the post-Brexit devolution settlements than some of the rhetoric I suspect we are about to hear would suggest. Does he agree that they are being constructive and realistic because establishing a decent settlement is...

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Damian Green: The Prime Minister deserves the support that she is getting from across the House for the action she has taken, just as it has had support from democracies not just in Europe but all around the world. Is not the problem for those who are advocating any and every type of action except military action that the action by the Assad regime was part of a repeated pattern of the barbaric use of...


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