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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saving Gateway Accounts Bill (13 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: It is a great pleasure to wind up this Second Reading debate, perhaps a little earlier in the day than one might have expected, but it was interesting and informative. We have had a number of contributions, which I will take in reverse order. The hon. Member for Luton, North (Kelvin Hopkins) gave a brief but interesting speech. He regaled the House with tales of his childhood savings habit,...

[Mr. Eric Martlew in the Chair] — Early Intervention (Finance) (13 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr. Martlew, and I congratulate you on the way in which you have chaired the debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) not only on securing the debate and on setting out his thoughts so eloquently—and, indeed, on bringing in contributions from a number of right hon. and hon. Members—but on...

Tax Credits (Working Parents) (14 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship once again, Mr. Weir. I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck) on not only securing the debate, but setting out her case so well. In a clear, thoughtful and analytical speech, she identified many of the difficulties facing working families with children and the poverty trap that exists for...

Tax Credits (Working Parents) (14 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: As I understand it, the basis for that calculation is the income that needs to be achieved to live above the level of poverty. Regarding the benefits that lone parents receive, there is an assumption that it is much easier as a couple to live relatively comfortably. I do not think that the arguments made by a number of groups that people are worse off living alone are correct. Indeed, there...

Business of the House: Equitable Life (15 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: Where is the Chancellor?

Financial Crisis: Financial Management (20 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: I shall bear your strictures in mind, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I think that a number of Members will wish to speak—those, that is, who have not been distracted by the inauguration speech of President Obama. The challenge for us, of course, is to find the words and phrases that shall resonate throughout the world and through future generations. Are we capable of doing so? I suspect that the...

Financial Crisis: Financial Management (20 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: I am grateful for that observation. It is right to tackle tax havens and to share information with offshore centres as much as possible. That effectively means obtaining information about what happens in those centres. Whether that is a European issue, or whether it is best done by member states, it is clearly important. I do not know how central that is to our debate today, but I am grateful...

Financial Crisis: Financial Management (20 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his comments. I do not know whether he intends to make further remarks in the debate, but he makes an important point. If I may sing his praises, I understand that, when he served on the Convention, he was almost alone in arguing that any reform of the European constitutional documents should focus on the subject of our debate. Too easily, member...

Financial Crisis: Financial Management (20 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: I am grateful to my hon. Friend and also for your guidance, Madam Deputy Speaker. I remind my hon. Friend that I am here to speak about matters to do with financial management, but I daresay that those who make such decisions will listen closely to his words, as they always do. There is a frustration that the European Union in recent years has focused not on reform but on, for example, the...

Financial Crisis: Financial Management (20 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: I am grateful to the Minister for confirming that the cost of the renegotiation of the rebate and the surrender of an element of the rebate is valued at €10.5 billion. When that matter was debated in the House, during our discussions of the Bill that formalised that partial surrender, the figure of £7.4 billion was used. Will the Minister update us as to what that €10.5...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Business (21 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have (a) sought and (b) been granted a deferral of tax liability by HM Revenue and Customs since the pre-Budget report 2008 was published.

Written Answers — Treasury: Vat (21 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the reduction in value added tax announced in the pre-Budget report 2008 in the next 12 months.

Written Answers — Treasury: Vat (21 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have paid value added tax (VAT) receipts to the Exchequer since the pre-Budget report was published; and what estimate he has made of the effect on consumer spending of the reduction in VAT announced in the pre-Budget report 2008.

Written Answers — Treasury: Stamp Duty Land Tax (22 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue received by the Exchequer in stamp duty land tax since the announcement of the stamp duty holiday in September 2008; what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the stamp duty holiday; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the stamp duty holiday on the housing market.

Written Answers — Treasury: Vat (26 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of value added tax due to the Exchequer between the date of the reduction of the rate to 15 per cent. and the latest date for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Treasury: Corporation Tax (28 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the full-year cost to the Exchequer for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 of reducing the main corporation tax rate to 25 per cent.; (2) what estimate he has made of the full-year cost to the Exchequer for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 of reducing the small companies rate of corporation tax to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Regulation (28 Jan 2009)

David Gauke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role his Department played in discussions leading to the recent decision of the Financial Services Authority to remove its prohibition on short selling of shares in financial institutions.

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Government Capital Expenditure (2 Feb 2009)

David Gauke: The Minister has boasted about the Government's record on public finances since 1997. Is he aware of the quotation from the Institute for Fiscal Studies last week? It states: "Labour entered the crisis with one of the largest structural budget deficits in the industrial world and a bigger debt than most OECD countries, having done less to reduce debt and—in particular—borrowing...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Government Capital Expenditure (2 Feb 2009)

David Gauke: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. The Liberal Democrats have proposed an interesting motion, which is very helpful to the House in one sense—it highlights an inconsistency in the Government's approach. We hear how the Government are engaging in a fiscal stimulus through public works and additional spending to help people out of the recession, but almost daily we read that public...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Government Capital Expenditure (2 Feb 2009)

David Gauke: There is always an argument for considering existing infrastructure and not demolishing it if it would be more worth while to keep it. That is a truism and I will not disagree with it. It might be worth highlighting the evolution, to put it kindly, of the Liberal Democrats' policy. It is now their policy that the country needs more spending and that that is the way to get out of the...


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