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Results 21–40 of 1389 for speaker:Brian Binley

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill (22 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: On a point of order, Mrs. Dean, you will note that we are clearly not going to get on to the area of consultations, ballots, exemptions and reliefs. I wonder if you could just take that into account when it comes to the debate itself. I would be most grateful.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill (22 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: You are very kind. Thank you.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr. Atkinson. I do not want to enter the private grief of Crossrail as regards London’s payment for it, but outside London many people are dubious about the scheme. They fear that it will cost about £25 billion, perhaps more, but do not see it helping them in any way. They feel that that amount of money could be much...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I thank my hon. Friend for that interjection because it raises an important point. The obvious answer is to bring in professionals. However, to do that throughout the whole nation would be massively expensive. The alternative is to ensure that local government is much more equipped to deal with consultations from its own perspective. It should not see a consultation as simply asking the...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I find that remark rather surprising. Is the Minister saying that a robust opposition to a given Government proposal will be less well favoured because of its robustness? Is that what he is telling us? If so, that is a worrying situation.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: What analytical statistical base did the Government use to set its figure of a third as the cut-off point for a ballot? I assume there is an analytical base, and I would love to have it explained.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: Is the Minister not raising the same concern that we are—that the BIDs project was specifically designed to involve business at every stage of the process?

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I did not. I was not here. I will speak for myself on this matter, so I do not want any of that nonsense. Business is involved at every stage of the BIDs process, which has the effect of bringing business into the humble issue of community and its impact on the people whom we serve. That is the opposite of this exercise, which will drive business away because it will not be involved. It will...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: Would the Minister be so kind as to give way?

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I am still concerned about local authorities’ ability to consult and the quality of the consultation. Will the Minister give us some reassurance that, as part of the process of ensuring that the Bill works fairly and properly, he will ensure that that quality is improved?

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 3 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I was rather taken aback by the remarks of the right hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich. It seems to me that there was a sizeable degree of illogical thinking in those remarks. He is the man who presented the BIDs concept to this House and who said that it was vital for business to be as involved as it possibly could be in all the activities relating to the project. He is clearly aware of...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 5 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I am also concerned about this matter. I have already drawn attention to what I consider to be the weakness in the ability of local authorities to consult properly. Part of that weakness lies not only in the document produced for consultation but in the ability to make people aware of such documents. That affects the entire prospectus issue. Will the Minister consider ways to notify the...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Schedule 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I support the very important remarks made by my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow, who has had a distinguished business career and is well versed in the work of business generally. I listened this morning to lots of argument and many claims of intellectualism. I am a practical man, as most business men tend to be, and that practicality is the very essence of the need for business to be...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Schedule 1 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: With respect, Mr. Atkinson, I seek your guidance. I thought that the debate was about amendment 35. I put it to you with all the good manners that I can muster that my remarks are relevant to the amendment. However, I will take your advice and wind up—that is what you are saying to me in a gentle way. To reiterate, there are those with skills in the business sector who would be willing...

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 10 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: The clause is particularly confusing. If a variation demanding more money by way of the levy is refused by business and the ballot goes against the local authority, who then foots the bill, given that the project is under way, or could be under way?

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 10 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I am most grateful for the Minister’s great generosity. He mentioned that the local authority could have overestimated the amount of money needed from business as a percentage of the project. Is he therefore suggesting that, in certain circumstances, business might get a dividend, a repayment?

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: None (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I do not want to disappoint the Government too much, but I can tell them that the reflections of my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster would not be my reflections from Northampton as to the well-being of the retail sector, frankly. It may be that he represents a slightly more affluent body of electors than I do. That may be the explanation.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: None (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I of course accept your guidance and advice, Mr. Atkinson. I dare not do otherwise. However, I seek your guidance because we seem to be straying into clause 12.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: None (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: I shall make my remarks on the threshold with that amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Business Rate Supplements Bill: Clause 12 (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Binley: My hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster referred to retail in Oxford Street. We all know that the value of the pound has impacted massively on that area. I did not want to raise the hopes of Government Members in that respect. I support the overall thrust of this amendment and the concern behind it. However, my reason for not being able to support it is that I genuinely...


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