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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: To give some certainty to the many EU citizens who live in Wimbledon and the surrounding area, will the Minister say when he expects to be able to announce the reciprocal arrangements?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Employment: EU Nationals (28 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made any calculation of the numbers of citizens of other EU member states working in different sectors of the economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: As a former Wimbledonian, my right hon. Friend will understand the significance of transport for south-west London and in particular for Wimbledon. Can she assure me that the Government still support Crossrail 2, and will she ask the Secretary of State for Transport to set out the timetable for the delayed consultation?

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: Respected outside experts have estimated the need for £11.5 billion of taxpayer support for the third runway and even the Airports Commission suggests up to £5 billion, yet post the Cabinet meeting this morning, the Government website says that the expansion costs will be paid for by the private sector. I listened carefully to the Secretary of State’s statement, but he did not...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: It is a pleasure to follow the Chair of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright). For a long time, the words “industrial strategy” struck fear into the heart, and raised the hackles, of many on the right of the political spectrum. Those words called to mind the era of excessive government intervention and anti-market philosophy, with the Government picking...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: That very much depends on how we define intervention; we might come on to that later in the debate. To meet the challenges of the 21st century, especially in post-Brexit Britain, industrial strategy should be about four things: the Government creating the ecosystem or the environment in which industry can succeed and in which national productivity—a huge challenge—can be...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: There will be some real opportunities. We will have the chance to re-examine our regulatory regime and competition policy to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of not only oversight, but competition. If the movement of labour is restricted, there will be an acute skills shortage in this country, so we urgently need to look at ways of curing that. The Government have been at the forefront...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I am delighted to hear that. I am sure that the Scottish Government will want to take the opportunity of raising a sovereign wealth bond as well.

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I see that the hon. Gentleman agrees. My point is that we could now do this regionally, probably by using local enterprise partnerships as a delivery mechanism. With any infrastructure policy, there is the challenge of what the Government need to do to organise the machinery of government that will support it. The National Infrastructure Commission represents a great strategic advantage to...

Business of the House (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: The UK financial services sector employs 2 million people and is our largest exporter and our largest generator of tax revenue. Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate in this Chamber on the industry’s importance to the UK economy and, indeed, to the Government’s framework for transitional arrangements, so that we can thrive post-Brexit?

Exiting the European Union: Financial Services (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: What progress his Department has made in engaging with the financial services sector on the potential effect on its revenues of the UK leaving the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Financial Services (20 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: In his answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs Villiers), the Secretary of State talked about all possible options. Yesterday in the Treasury Committee, I asked the Chancellor whether he accepted the likely need for transitional arrangements. Has my right hon. Friend met regulators to discuss systemic risk, and major financial institutions to discuss loss of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Crossrail 2 Line (18 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the next public consultation on Crossrail 2.

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: Much of what the Minister has said is very helpful in adding detail. I am particularly interested in the cost analysis. My understanding is that headteachers think that while there would be a cost for movement between years, the overall cost would not be particularly excessive. I shall look at the analysis with interest. He says he is driving the policy forward. Can he give some indication of...

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I have heard examples of councils refusing to change their policy, or of children being allowed to start a year later but then being forced to skip year 7 in secondary school. I have seen local authorities still continue to place a huge burden of proof on parents in order to authorise their child starting a year later. As the Minister will know, academies operate their own admissions policy;...

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker, for selecting me to speak on this matter this evening, some 13 months after I first raised it. Although the issues I intend to raise affect only a relatively small number of children, if they were resolved positively or we heard a positive response from the Minister tonight, it would undoubtedly improve the life chances of thousands of children in this...

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I had hoped that progress might have been better, but it would be unfair on my hon. Friend the Minister to say that nothing has happened. He has met me on several occasions and pushed the case. My hon. Friend could almost have been reading my speech, because I was about to remind the Minister of the issues that I raised last year, which I wish to raise with him again this evening. First,...

Committee of Public Accounts: School Admissions Code (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: I was grateful to the hon. Gentleman for taking part in the debate this time last year, and I am grateful to him for being here again this evening. What he describes is indeed what I want, and I think it is what the Minister wants. We are here to gently push the Minister slightly further in the right direction, slightly faster. My third point is that, as the Minister will know, one real...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (10 Oct 2016)

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the incidence of vishing fraud.

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