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Written Answers — Prime Minister: Banks: Pay (29 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer to PQ 23307.

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: UK Covid-19 Inquiry (28 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: On 15 December 2021 I appointed the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett as chair of the UK Inquiry into Covid-19. Earlier this year, I published terms of reference for the inquiry in draft and asked Baroness Hallett to conduct a public consultation in order to inform refinements to those terms of reference. I am grateful to Baroness Hallett for the very extensive consultation she conducted and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Machinery of Government (28 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am making this statement to bring to the House’s attention the following Machinery of Government change. Responsibility for private commercial arbitration policy and the Arbitration Act 1996 will move from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Ministry of Justice from 1 July 2022. This transfer will locate private commercial arbitration policy alongside other...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests (27 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: From time to time, issues may arise relating to the national interest, and in these cases it is helpful to obtain advice on how those issues may be best addressed to avoid or mitigate potential conflicts under the Ministerial Code. I also refer the Hon. Member to the Terms of Reference on the Independent Adviser (as of May 2022), which sets out the Adviser’s role in providing confidential...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Employment (23 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: The latest official statistics show the current (February-April 2022) employment level for West Midlands at 2.9 million – compared to 2.8 million in October-December 2019. I trust that the following provides a comprehensive assessment and clarifies my previous answers about employment levels in the UK. Further to my letter of 26 April 2022 to the Liaison Committee (a copy of which was...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: To mark Windrush Day, today sees the unveiling of a national monument at Waterloo station that acknowledges the Windrush generation’s outstanding contribution to British society and will also be a permanent place of reflection. As part of Armed Forces Week, I was delighted to host a reception yesterday in Downing Street. Members across the House are immensely proud of our armed forces and...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I know why Labour Members want to talk about non-existent jobs in the media—because they do not want to talk about what is going on in the real world. I am proud to say that we now have 620,000 more people in payroll employment than before the pandemic began, which would never have been possible if we had listened to the Leader of the Opposition.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to champion this type of approach, which makes a real difference to people’s lives and people suffering from mental health issues, helping them to find a route back into work. That is why we are commissioning more initiatives through funds such as the life chances fund, helping those people in society who face the biggest barriers to have happy and...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I have absolutely no doubt that the people of this country, and the people of Wakefield and of Tiverton and Honiton, would much rather vote for a solid Conservative Government than a Labour party and its enablers and acolytes in the Liberal Democrats—the karma chameleons of British politics—when the leader of the Labour party has not even got the gumption to speak out against the rail...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: This is the Government who love the railways and who invest in the railways. We are putting £96 billion into the integrated railway plan. I am proud to have built Crossrail, by the way, and we are going to build Northern Powerhouse Rail, but we have got to modernise our railways. It is a disgrace, when we are planning to make sure that we do not have ticket offices that sell fewer than one...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: There were 25 Labour MPs and the shadow deputy leader out on the picket line, backing the strikers, while we back the strivers.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: We are making sure that we do everything we can to prevent these strikes. As the right hon. and learned Gentleman knows, it is up to the railway companies to negotiate—that is their job. We spent £16 billion looking after the railways throughout the pandemic. That has cost every household £600. We know why he takes the line he does; we know why he will not condemn the strikes; and we know...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: Actually, under this Government, 5 million public sector workers are getting a pay rise. We have increased the living wage by £1,000 and we have increased universal credit so that people get £1,000 more. Thanks to the fiscal firepower that we have, we are putting £1,200 more into every one of the 8 million most vulnerable households in the country. That is what we can do because of the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: What we are actually doing, thanks to the decisions we have taken, is putting more money into the pockets of people up and down the country—£1,200 more for the 8 million most vulnerable households. The reason we can do that is because we took the tough decisions necessary to come out of the pandemic faster than any other European country. That is why we have unemployment at or near record...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: How absolutely satirical that the right hon. and learned Gentleman should talk about our support for the armed forces when we have increased our funding for our armed forces by a record sum since the end of the cold war, and when eight of the shadow Front Bench team—eight of the shadow Front Bench—actually want to get rid of our nuclear deterrent, including the shadow Foreign Secretary....

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: My hon. Friend knows exactly of what he speaks, and we are doing just that. We are reforming train driver training to make entry into the sector simpler, while continuing, of course, to make sure that we meet vital safety requirements.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: Actually, as I think the whole House knows and the whole country knows, we have a global inflationary problem, but this Government have the fiscal firepower to deal with it. That is, I think, of benefit to the whole of the United Kingdom, including Scotland, as we have seen throughout the pandemic, and I think it is a matter of fact that taxes are actually highest of all in Scotland.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: Nobody wants a trade war, nor is there any need for one. I am afraid the right hon. Gentleman is underestimating what this country is currently achieving—not just the Moderna investment, but record venture capital investment in this country, which has now overtaken China as a venue for venture capital investment, to say nothing of what we are getting in tech, and of course the benefits of...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I thank my hon. Friend for an excellent piece of lobbying. Certainly, the Department for Transport is working with Transport Scotland on the possible extension of the Borders railway to Carlisle. On the A1, a decision is to be made later this year.

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am afraid that the hon. Member is underestimating what the country is already doing for the people of Afghanistan. On Armed Forces Day, we should celebrate Op Pitting, which brought 15,000 out. Of course, I am happy to look at the cases that she wants to raise, and we will do our best for them and for their families, but the House should be in no doubt of the generous welcome that we...

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