Results 181–200 of 5751 for speaker:John Martin McDonnell

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Government: Assets (22 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, who in his Department is responsible for the sale process of public assets.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Government: Assets (22 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, what methodology his Department will use to assess market conditions as part of the sale process of public assets.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Government: Assets (22 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 February 2017, HCWS458, how the Government will inform the House when a sale of a public asset is completed.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: EU Grants and Loans (22 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that the value of EU structural funds is met by the Government after the UK leaves the EU.

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: I do not want to interfere in private banter, but I draw the hon. Gentleman’s attention to the fact that, in 2009, the person who is now Chancellor—he was then shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury—condemned any concept of rules. In the rule that he eventually helped to develop in opposition, and that eventually came into force, there was a welfare cap that has now been...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: The motion before the House rewrites the rule by which the Government intend to manage their fiscal policy, as the Chancellor has set out. This rewriting is urgently needed because the Government’s previous fiscal rule lies in tatters. As we argued when the old rule was introduced in November 2015, it was a political device rather than a sound economic tool. We argued that the...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: That is interesting; I am pleased the Chancellor has raised that point. We have seen £700 billion borrowed over the last seven years as a result of economic failure. The Labour party’s policy, based on the recommendations of the CBI and others, is to spend £500 billion on investment over a decade. There would be £200 billion of mainstream direct funding and £100...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: We would have invested from the beginning in our infrastructure and skills, so we would have grown the economy and would not have had to borrow £700 billion for failure, rather than for growth success. Because the focus of the Government was on chasing an unachievable surplus target, they did not use the borrowing wisely. The sound policy, as recommended by international organisations...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: The right hon. Gentleman will recall my opposition to PFI and its failures, but let me be clear: to borrow for investment, to ensure that people have the skills and resources necessary to tackle the productivity crisis and thereby grow the economy and create the high skills and wages which mean that people can pay their taxes and fund our public services, is creditable; however, what we have...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: Let us look at what is happening outside in the real world. We welcome the growth in employment, but we have also experienced the biggest fall in wages among OECD countries over the past seven to 10 years—the figure of 10.4% is matched only by Greece. One in five employees in this country were low-paid in 2015. Mark Carney has called this the biggest lost decade for income growth since...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: What we now have in our economy is a scandal of bogus self-employment. A lot of the growth in self-employment has happened on that basis, and it includes the most exploitative aspects. The hon. Gentleman mentions inequality, so let us look at some of the figures. If we use an index other than the Gini coefficient, which does not take into account the real outstripping of the super-rich, such...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: I see that the right hon. Gentleman is ready to jump in again.

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: Don’t worry, Madam Deputy Speaker; I was enjoying that. The reality is that this is Government investment, and those figures are just not acceptable. Investment of £5,000 per head in London compared with £400 in the north-east is an unacceptable level of inequality that has to be challenged. The right hon. Gentleman is usually fair, so I am sure that he would accept that, no...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: That is clearly not the case. If the Chancellor had looked carefully at Labour’s fiscal credibility rule—[Interruption]—and, indeed, adopted it, he would have seen that what we would actually be doing is reducing debt in the lifetime of a Parliament as a result of ensuring that we invest properly in tackling the productivity gap, in bringing people back to work and in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: UK Economy (17 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: At the weekend, the Chancellor told a German newspaper—not this House, you will notice, Mr Speaker—that he is prepared to turn this country into a tax haven. If that means competing with the likes of Ireland on the 12.5% corporation tax rate on top of existing Tory tax cuts it means, according to the House of Commons Library, giving away more than £100 billion to corporations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: UK Economy (17 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: The threat is there on the record: this country will be a tax haven, according to the threats the Chancellor has issued today. We know from what the Prime Minister is saying right now that she is intent on pulling up the drawbridge and leaving the single market, and possibly the customs union, cutting us off from one of the largest markets on the planet, threatening jobs and public finances....

HMRC Estate (10 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: (Urgent Question): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make a statement on the National Audit Office report, published today, on the Government’s management of the HMRC Estate.

HMRC Estate (10 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: In reality, the report is damning of the Government’s plans to close 170 offices. We on the Opposition Benches have warned consistently that the Government’s proposals will have a detrimental impact on HMRC’s ability to provide advice and to tackle tax evasion and tax avoidance. The NAO report confirms our fears. First, it called the original office closure plan unrealistic....

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (10 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: I’d support the two hours, Mr Speaker.


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