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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (25 Oct 2017)

National Railway Museum and ownership of national assets – Kelvin Hopkins. Westminster Hall debate; 4:30 pm

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Deemed domicile: income tax and capital gains tax (19 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: The issue of non-dom taxation has been going on for years. The reality is that Conservative Governments and perhaps even Labour Governments have not gone far enough to eliminate the problem by saying that these people are going to pay tax properly and not wriggle all the time. Does my hon. Friend agree that we have to get rid of a world where rich people live in Monaco in the south of France...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Museum and gallery exhibitions (19 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I support what my hon. Friend said, and I hope Members will support the amendment and that it will be successful. I have a brief comment to make. In my ideal world, we would fund museums and the rich cultural heritage we have not through tax reliefs but by direct funding. We would collect all the tax and then pay it to museums and galleries directly through local authority and national...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Corporate interest restriction (19 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Does my hon. Friend have a figure for the total cost of PFI repayments every year to the national health service? That would illustrate the enormous burden of PFI schemes on our health service.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Corporate interest restriction (19 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. Rather than speak specifically to the amendment, I want to make a comment. My hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow has raised some very important issues about PFI, but from the beginning it has been an outrageous rip-off of the public purse and the citizens of this country. It should be abandoned. Indeed, in his speech at our...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Corporate interest restriction (19 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Rather than having another elaborate PFI system, would it not be simpler, in the health service and in the education sector, to build by traditional public borrowing, which is extremely cheap and would save billions for the taxpayer?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Sustainable development goal 4 focuses on inclusive and quality education for all, but a recent joint report by Leonard Cheshire and the UN Girls’ Education Initiative has found that girls’ education, especially of those with disabilities, is being overlooked in many developing countries. Will the Government seek to advance this SDG with the utmost vigour to ensure equal...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Carried-forward Losses (17 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: There is a lot of evidence that the banks are still engaging in risky gambling on the international exchanges, and compensating for that by squeezing ordinary taxpayers, ordinary bank customers and small businesses in particular to back up their gambling losses. Would my hon. Friend say that we are still facing danger in the future because of the banks’ behaviour?

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Trading and property allowances (17 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. I support my hon. Friend the Member for Bootle. It is said that Britain has more accountants per head of population than any other country, probably because the complexity of our tax system means that we all need to use one. However, in this situation, as he said, the amounts involved might be small, and the cost of an accountant...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Legal expenses etc (17 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: There is evidence that thousands of people have been deterred from bringing a case to employment tribunals simply because of the fees.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Pensions advice (17 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: My hon. Friend is absolutely right about the affordability of pensions advice, but the trustworthiness of pensions advice is also an issue. Even I—I am fairly numerate—do not trust the advice I am given, although fortunately the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority gives better advice than most. Many ordinary people not only think that it is not for the likes of them and...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Many professionals in the nuclear industry and outside academics are seriously concerned about the ongoing problem of what to do with nuclear waste from the civil programmes. Will the new arrangements simply parallel exactly what Euratom is doing or will they be stronger? Is the Minister not concerned that we still have to deal with the serious problem of long-term storage of civil nuclear waste?

Iran: Vauxhall (Redundancies) (16 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I would remind the hon. Lady that we are substantial net importers of motor products from the EU and especially of high-value-added components in the supply chain. Now that we are leaving the EU, will the Minister and the Government look to using state aid and public procurement programmes to benefit British motor manufacturing and Vauxhall in particular?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Services (13 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will appoint an independent committee to examine the governance of recognised supervisory bodies.

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: The national health service is under immense pressure from under-resourcing, but also from the heavy and continuing burdens arising from alcohol abuse. May we have a full debate in Government time on how the Government propose to address this serious problem?

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Following the referendum and the subsequent depreciation of sterling, a number of car manufacturers in Britain have announced plans for further investment and an expansion of production. Nissan, in particular, says that it will expand production by 20% and invest more in the supply chain in Britain. Does that not augur well for Britain’s exports, and should we not start to look towards...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Violence: Police Resources (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: What assessment she has made of the adequacy of police resources to support victims of domestic violence.

Women and Equalities: Domestic Violence: Police Resources (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: According to the crime survey for England and Wales, an estimated 2 million adults aged 16 to 59, mostly women, say that they were victims of domestic abuse in the past year. Do not the Government accept that the massive cuts in police resources that they have inflicted will inevitably mean that there will be fewer arrests and fewer prosecutions for domestic violence, leaving more women in danger?

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: Can Ministers say what more can be done to eliminate the cruel and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation?


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