Results 1–20 of 654 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jonathan Reynolds

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I put it to the Prime Minister that if, for instance, the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) and the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) are in full agreement, than either one—or probably both—must be mistaken about what has really been agreed. With respect, the Prime Minister cannot have full autonomy and full alignment at...

Petition - Chicken Farm, Rushden, Northamptonshire: Universal Credit Sanctions (4 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: It has been worth staying in the Chamber for this important debate. My constituency, like that of my hon. Friend, has been a pathfinder for universal credit for some time. It is those bits of absurdity that I find so hard to take. Government errors are resulting in people being sanctioned. I have seen people sanctioned for attending a job interview, which they are mandated to do. They win...

Exiting the Eu: Costs (29 Nov 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie) for raising this critical question. As we all know, settling this issue is vital to continuing to the next part of the negotiations. Given that progress has been so much slower than we would have hoped, the Opposition support efforts to resolve this part of the negotiations as soon as is feasible, so that we can start to make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: UK Economic Growth (28 Nov 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: Will the Economic Secretary explain why the Government have decided to sell their shares in RBS now, at a loss of over £26 billion? The public bailed out RBS and have sustained its losses and paid its fines. Why, just as it appears to be on the brink of returning to profit, should the public not only miss out, but make a massive loss? Is it not the case that selling those shares and...

Finance Bill: Digital reporting and record-keeping for income tax etc (31 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Clause 62

Finance Bill: Digital reporting and record-keeping for income tax etc (31 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I beg to move amendment 7, page 78, line 19, after “day”, insert “no earlier than 1 January 2022”. This amendment provides that the provisions for digital reporting in Clause 60 may not be brought into force before 2022.

Finance Bill: Digital reporting and record-keeping for income tax etc (31 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I rise to speak to amendments 7 to 11, which relate to the Government’s Making Tax Digital proposals. I do not think I will be able to get in any references to ancient Rome or Greece, unlike my colleagues, because of the subject matter. Given that the debate on this package of measures has been ongoing since the first version of the Finance Bill, Labour’s many concerns have been...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: Is it the hon. Gentleman’s assertion that when Members of the European Parliament were elected by first past the post, the country knew who they were?

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: It is a pleasure to be able to follow a member of the Petitions Committee. I thank the hon. Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) for opening the debate, although I am afraid that I disagree with him on nearly all the points he raised. I have always been a supporter of electoral reform. It has always seemed to me that the obvious starting point for any electoral system is that the...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: The devolved nations have led the way on a whole range of policy issues, simply because they have a more representative political culture.

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I absolutely agree with the hon. and learned Lady. When we look at the alternatives available to us, we see that no system will satisfy everyone, but the best way forward has to be a system that provides a constituency link—that is clearly such an important feature of our political system, and one that I support entirely—but also a representative election. Through that the whole...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: Yes. My right hon. Friend and I have had this debate for many years, and we will continue to do so.

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: We will come to that issue when I go through some of the commonly raised points that my right hon. Friend and I have discussed for some time. The crucial point I want to make is that the additional member system used in Germany, Scotland and Wales avoids the vast electoral deserts where people in a part of a country, whether a county or a region, get no plurality of representation despite...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: It is excellent if we view this simply as a partisan issue where the only thing that matters is our side winning, but as democrats we have to look at this from the point of view of what the public put forward, and we have to respond to that public demand. If we are not doing that, we have to ask ourselves what the purpose of elections is to begin with. It cannot just be about maximising...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I absolutely agree. Labour could have seized the initiative many times in our history. Many times we have come close, but we have never followed it through. We must change that now. As has already been said in this debate, fundamentally we have an electoral system designed for two-party politics, which is no longer the case in this country. We will not go back to that. We saw a big increase...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Deficit Reduction (24 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: The major cause of the deficit was of course the collapse in tax revenue following the global financial crisis in 2008, yet that is exactly what we will face again unless there is a transitional deal with the EU to allow our world-leading financial services sector—it contributes £66 billion a year in tax revenue—to operate legally within the single market. As my hon. Friend...

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Hollobone. It has been a particular pleasure to listen to this debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully) on presenting the e-petition this afternoon and I congratulate all of the people who were able to sign it and put their views on the record. Being able to respond to this debate as the shadow Economic...

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I cannot believe that the Minister is not receiving representations that list the problems with this policy. Let me give him an example that I could not fit into my speech in the time available: my children’s school is ending free provision for under-fours, because the funding simply does not work as it has worked in the past. There is actually a net reduction in provision. Is he...

Free Childcare — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I thank my parliamentary neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Ruth George), for securing this debate, because investing in quality, sustainable and affordable childcare is, quite simply, the best investment a country can make. It enables children to excel and fulfil their potential, and parents to get out to work and fulfil theirs. It enables communities to become more...

Finance Bill: Trading profits taxable at the Northern Ireland rate (11 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: I thank the Financial Secretary for introducing this group. This is an important debate, not only for the future of Northern Ireland, but for this country’s overall approach to taxation and devolution. We know—we have discussed it frequently throughout this process—that our country faces a substantial tax gap. The official estimate of the UK’s tax gap is at least...


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