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Results 201–220 of 1389 for speaker:Brian Binley

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: Does the Opposition spokesman, for whom I have equal affection, recognise that those people would have placed it at the very top of the list if the previous Labour Government had not created so many economic problems that of course other matters came before it? None the less, most people named it as one of the problems.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I congratulate the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Sandra Osborne) on a forceful defence of equalities. It was well received, and she should feel that she has done her job very well indeed. This is an important Bill, and I will concentrate not on equalities but on small and medium-sized businesses. They are where our growth will come from, which is why we have to prioritise them....

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I consider the hon. Gentleman to be a friend, and our views meet on a number of issues, particularly clean coal. However, they do not meet on this matter, because his suggestion would only add even more bureaucracy to small businesses. We need to lift that bureaucracy, and I ask that that point be appreciated.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I agree entirely, and I am most grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making that point much more succinctly than I did. The Government recognise that employment regulation needs to be addressed. It is in everybody’s interests that workplace disputes are resolved as speedily as is practical. I share the concern of my colleagues on the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee that we must be...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: Will my hon. Friend give way? She will get another minute if she does.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I am most grateful. Does my hon. Friend recognise that, for some small businesses, two days and the prior work necessary to attend a tribunal cost £10,000? Many shy away from taking that course, even though they think they are right, because they simply cannot afford that.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: Absolute nonsense!

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I know that the shadow Secretary of State admires experience. He knows that I founded two companies that collectively employ 260 people. He knows that we deal with many, many small businesses, and I am involved with them on a weekly basis. I can tell him that many small businesses are frightened to take people on because they are frightened of being blackmailed, should it not work out. That...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: rose —

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (11 Jun 2012)

Brian Binley: I had hoped to see in the Bill further measures taken from the German book, particularly the exclusion of micro-businesses from many of the regulations that hamper them right at the start of their life. Is the Secretary of State willing to consider that and perhaps accept an amendment to that effect in Committee or on Report?

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: I welcome the overall thrust of this Queen’s Speech and, in particular, the fact that it concentrates on the need for growth, more jobs and private-sector, wealth-producing buoyancy, which we did not see for a very long time under the watch of the previous Government. I must say that, yes, I do my best to be honest with the people I represent—

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: I do—they will tell you that, Sir—as you did when you said that there was no money left. We are both honest men. I wish that the shadow Chancellor would welcome some of the achievements that the people of this country welcome; it is foolish of him not to do so when there are considerable signs of recovery. It simply lowers the esteem in which all politicians are held, and I urge him, and...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: I welcome that important point, because I was about to turn to that very area. More can be done, and we do indeed need to reduce the regulatory burden and to strengthen the business environment. I welcome in the Queen’s Speech the proposed measures to deal with executive pay and employment tribunals, but I still do not understand why the Government are obsessing about maternity and...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: I do not suggest that at all. What I suggest is that we understand the real needs of small businesses. If we want them to grow and create jobs for both men and women, we need to ensure that they are released from much of the burden that they face at the moment. I ask the hon. Lady to consider that burden, because it is a considerable one for small businesses—I have worked in the sector...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: No, I am not going to give way. I have given way twice, so the hon. Gentleman will respect the fact that time is of the essence. Small businesses have not had the support and understanding of the financial services sector. Again and again the banks tell us that 85% of applications for money are met, and of course that is true.

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: My time is running out; I know the hon. Gentleman understands. Yes, 85% of those applications that are finally made are met, but many people go along to the bank and are told before they reach the application stage that they are not going to get the money, so they never apply. The figures are twisted, and we need to understand that. On regulation, I welcome the Government’s attitude to...

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: Is it not true—the shadow Chancellor is a straightforward man—that the previous Government set out a trap for this Government, not really wishing for a rise to 50%, but carrying it out just before the last election in a crude attempt to catch this Government out?

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: rose—

Debate on the Address: Jobs and Growth (17 May 2012)

Brian Binley: I know he has. Now will he answer my question?

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Apr 2012)

Brian Binley: The Minister is most generous in giving way and I am grateful for what he says because it will work well at home. Does he recognise that our enterprise zone, which is the largest in the second tranche, is specifically for precision engineering and high technology? In order to fill it up with 400 companies, we have to go and sell abroad, because we have not got those companies that would want...


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