Results 1201–1214 of 1214 for speaker:Nigel Mills

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: It contrasts with you thinking that the card would be guaranteed to last for 10 years if you were conscious that there might be a review?

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: Sorry. It contrasts with your view that you thought the card was guaranteed to last for 10 years, if you thought there would be a review at some time halfway through.

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I was just contrasting views.

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I saw an inconsistency in what you were saying.

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: How awful.

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: On that last point, could you actually achieve an effective voucher or something, without compromising all the data security about which you are concerned? Would not you necessarily need someone at the Passport and Records Agency to be able to check that the discount you were offering was valid—to do a cross-check?

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I have a second, not very, related question: do you actually think that an ID scheme with only 15,000 cards in existence can be an effective recognised scheme, or will people be so unfamiliar with it in four years’ time that they will not accept the cards as a form of ID even if they were, in theory, legally valid?

Written Answers — Transport: HGV Charging (17 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the merits of revising the system for heavy goods vehicle road user charging.

Tax Avoidance — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (16 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: If the Minister was minded to proceed down that line, a clearance mechanism would be essential to avoid creating huge uncertainty for taxpayers. Having had much experience of dealing with the clearance system, I can say that it would take huge amounts of resources to deal with the amount of clearances that we would get for a general anti-avoidance rule. Almost everybody would want to get that...

Tax Avoidance — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (16 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Dr McCrea. Until the election, I was employed by one of the large firms of accountants, although I assure the hon. Member for Southport (Dr Pugh) that I was not involved in tax avoidance. My role was to seek up-front agreements with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, which was generally more than happy to enter into such agreements with my...

Tax Avoidance — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (16 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I am afraid that I do not have those data in front of me. Having worked with many businesses on where they want to locate head offices or functions, I know that one of the key determinants of their choice is the tax regime-its simplicity, the ease of compliance and the overall rate. The combination of difficulty of compliance, the rate and ease of getting certainty on tax treatment is what...

Tax Avoidance — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (16 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: The hon. Lady is correct. The previous Government happened on what is probably the right balance, which is to have principles-based rules targeted at commonly exploited rules, so that taxpayers know when they are wandering on to dangerous ground and therefore need to deal with those rules, rather than having a general principle that might apply to every tax in every situation. The hon....

Tax Avoidance — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (16 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I have some familiarity with the controlled foreign company rules, or at least the previous version-I never had to get too close to the attempt to reformulate them. Yes, they are incredibly complicated and they were complicated before, although there was a purpose exemption in the previous rules that was in some cases helpful. I would not necessarily suggest that the new Government should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Constitution and Home Affairs (7 Jun 2010)

Nigel Mills: I am grateful for this opportunity to speak in today's debate, and I congratulate the other Members who have made their maiden speeches as they have raised the bar. I also thank the people of Amber Valley for electing me as their Member of Parliament. It is a tremendous honour and privilege to serve them, and I will do my utmost to live up to the trust they have placed in me. The seat of...


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