Results 41–60 of 7614 for speaker:Justine Greening

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: The debate seems to pose a false choice to the House. We do not have to choose between a Britain with social justice and a Britain with social mobility, and the Leader of the Opposition is fundamentally wrong-headed to suggest that we do. It is disgraceful that a modern Labour party has sought to ditch the objective of our country achieving social mobility. Yes, people absolutely want a route...

Inequality and Social Mobility (12 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: The hon. Gentleman falls into the trap that many of us in this Chamber do: he focuses on inputs, but I want to focus on outcomes. The employment outcome for people is that unemployment has fallen dramatically. When we came into government, youth unemployment had risen by nearly 50%. Having the dignity of work and the opportunity to live a productive life are surely at the heart of how we have...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: It has been interesting to hear people respond to the stark points that I deliberately made. There is more consensus on how we ought to approach investment than some of the politics suggest. There is a tension between the fact that we really ought to be investing over the lifecycle, but in the end the electoral cycle drags our view to a more short-term basis. If Government and democracy are...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: I am sure the hon. Lady will be pleased to hear that Standard Life Aberdeen is also very much walking the walk, and genuinely making an impact that goes well beyond its employees and into the wider community.

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: I beg to move, That this House has considered social mobility and Treasury reform. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I called this debate because I passionately believe that this country’s most powerful and most important resource is its people, and it is simply unacceptable that in the 21st century we still do not have equality of opportunity for people in...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: Of course. The right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) has the sense, I think, that aspiration is a dirty word and is therefore not something that other people should feel is a good thing. That is wrong.

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: I thought the hon. Lady would probably say that. Unfortunately, that illustrates that the Opposition have not understood what social mobility means. It means equality of opportunity. It would probably be better—this is why I raised the point—if we stopped arguing about semantics and started talking about finding common ground on how to get change for the better for millions of young...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: I will set out my wider strategy on why I think the Treasury in its current form is not fit for purpose. I hope in holding the debate that some of the arguments will get cut-through. If we are here to improve lives, for young people in particular, and to connect those young people to opportunity, things have to radically change, including in government. We need fundamental change in how the...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: I agree. I am setting out how to fix the underlying problem of why we are underinvesting in people in our country and their potential. That starts with the Treasury. In my view, the Treasury has a twofold problem—first, how it operates across Government and, secondly, its policy approach. On how it operates, it starts going wrong with the Treasury—UK plc’s finance department—having...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: Indeed I do. Of course, not being able to plan ahead is a hugely inefficient way to manage resources. We spend efficiently when we can get long-term deals from suppliers and contractors, and when we can plan into the future. The inability of any of us to do this is absolutely an inefficient, sub-optimal way to manage finances. If we were to have the spending review, it would be a three-year...

Social Mobility: Treasury Reform — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (11 Jun 2019)

Justine Greening: If the Conservative party is to be taken seriously as the party of opportunity, it is important that it has a clear, articulated and well-funded strategy on developing our nation’s talents, and of course that means investment in schools. One of the problems is that, because the Treasury does not have an approach on valuing human capital, it does not understand how to look at valuing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Loan Charge (21 May 2019)

Justine Greening: If the Minister is right when he says that the loan charge is not retrospective, how come we have examples like the situation faced by my constituent, who was pursued with an accelerated payment notice back in 2015, in relation to a loan charge scheme? He paid the amount that HMRC asked him for, but now suddenly, out of the blue, a request has been sent to a wrong email address that means he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (21 May 2019)

Justine Greening: As the questions today have demonstrated, the Treasury needs to take a much longer-term view of investing in people and their human capital, just as it does in relation to physical capital. When is the Office for National Statistics’ human capital review finally going to report? It was announced in March 2018, but I cannot even find out whether its consultation has been published yet.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (16 May 2019)

Justine Greening: I would love to network her with the Wandsworth LGBT Forum, which, similarly, has been well-established for many years, has brilliant people involved in it and does fantastic work in our local community. I am sure they could help my hon. Friend’s LGBT community to get further, faster with the support they can provide locally.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (16 May 2019)

Justine Greening: The hon. Lady is delivering a fantastic speech. Does she agree that social media, although a force for good, is also a key change that is unleashing horrific views around the world and helping to take us backward, when actually we should be using social media to help us to move forward and make the argument?

Definition of Islamophobia (16 May 2019)

Justine Greening: Both my right hon. and learned Friend and I have a strong relationship with our local Ahmadiyya communities. I think it is worth drawing attention to the role that they play in trying to combat Islamophobia, which, in my opinion, has absolutely no place in any political party or any element of our society in a modern Britain. I pay tribute to the many Members who support the work that is done...

Business of the House (16 May 2019)

Justine Greening: I and those of my constituents who commute into London and rely on public transport are fed up with the unacceptably poor service from both South Western Railway and London Underground. Not only is the service unreliable, but when disruption occurs it takes practically all day for the service to get back to an acceptable standard, so both morning and evening commutes are affected. May we have...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: National Policy Statements (16 May 2019)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) legal (b) other costs to the public purse of the judicial review of the Airports National Policy Statement.

Buildings with Acm Cladding (9 May 2019)

Justine Greening: I welcome the statement, but does the Secretary of State share my concern about the difficulties that the Department has had to surmount in order to be in a position to make such a statement, and about the fact that it was necessary in the first place? As he has said, many in the industry have acted responsibly and swiftly, but too many have not. May I encourage him, as he finishes—quickly,...


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