Results 121–140 of 4356 for speaker:Kelvin Hopkins

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Taxation of chargeable gains: review of treatment of commercial property held by persons with foreign domicile (24 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I am interested in the former Chancellor and how many jobs he has. It is particularly interesting to learn how much he is being paid for those jobs.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Air passenger duty: rates of duty from 1 April 2018 (24 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: I am glad that the Minister has raised the question of ethnic minorities. My constituency has a large Caribbean community, who are concerned about air passenger duty’s effect on flights to the Caribbean to see family and so on. Has the Minister received any specific representations on that? The other question, of course, is about the airlines themselves. In Luton, we have London Luton...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Carrying on a third country goods fulfilment business (24 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again this morning, Mr Howarth. When I first entered this House over 20 years ago, I visited my local VAT office and they said that if they had more VAT officers they could collect many more times their own salaries. That has been the case ever since. I am not so familiar with third country goods fulfilment businesses, but it nevertheless...

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?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Money Laundering (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the role of Companies House is in combatting money laundering.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Company Finance (12 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what checks his Department carries out to ensure that dividends paid by companies do not exceed their distributable reserves.


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