Results 1–20 of 572 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Nigel Mills

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Property Market Transparency (12 Sep 2017)

Nigel Mills: What steps his Department is taking increase transparency in the property market.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Property Market Transparency (12 Sep 2017)

Nigel Mills: Will the Minister confirm whether the Government will proceed with the public register of companies that own high-value property in the UK and whether we will still see it in April 2018, as intended?

Pensions (19 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: I thank the Secretary of State, although perhaps with not too much enthusiasm, for delaying my retirement by a year. I think I am in exactly the range of people whose retirement has just been delayed. What plans does he have to learn from the issues that arose from previous increases in the retirement age about communicating to people that this change will affect them?

Taylor Review: Working Practices (11 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: On a similar point, will my hon. Friend confirm that there is a real risk that introducing the term “dependent contractors” will fudge the issue of whether someone is really employed or self-employed? Should we not focus on ensuring that the line is drawn in the right place and that those who engage so-called dependent contractors are paying employers’ national insurance, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (10 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: What steps he is taking to encourage innovation by defence suppliers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (10 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: Will the Minister ensure that there is greater risk appetite in which projects are selected for funding to ensure that our armed forces have the best technology available to them?

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: Does the Secretary of State agree on the importance of getting jobcentre staff to work outside jobcentres, in places such as food banks, to ensure that we are getting the right welfare claims in the right way?

Adult Social Care Funding (6 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: I have found the CQC’s inspections of struggling care homes in Amber Valley to be a very useful way of making sure that they improve care for local people. Is the Minister confident that the CQC is sufficiently resourced and skilled to carry out those inspections in a timely fashion and to a sufficient quality?

Education: Public Funding (4 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: Can the Minister confirm that the many primary schools in Amber Valley that are set to gain under the fairer funding formula will get the full gain in year 1, or will it be spread over several years after that?

Northern Ireland: Political Situation (3 Jul 2017)

Nigel Mills: As the only Member on this side of the Chamber who voted for transparency of donations three years ago, I welcome my right hon. Friend’s decision to bring that forward. In relation to resolving the impasse, can he confirm that the £1 billion announced last week will be sufficient, and that there will be no need for more money from Westminster to get this deal over the line?

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Nigel Mills: In welcoming this deal and the increased role of Northern Irish MPs in Westminster affairs, does the First Secretary agree that it is time to look again at the donations to the Northern Irish parties to ensure that they are consistent with the rules on the mainland, both in terms of transparency and of being sourced from outside the UK?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: It is a pleasure to speak on this nice, brief and moderate Bill. I suspect the Bill that finally clears the House in the next couple of weeks will be a little thinner. I am not sure that I welcome the change to printing the Finance Bill in one block, rather than two; it feels worse. My speech will focus on the content of the Bill rather than on trying to start the general election campaign,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I welcome more funding to help children to be healthy and more funding for sports. I especially welcome the fact that the largest employer in my constituency, Thorntons, as part of the Ferrero group, gives big funding to school sports. More funding for healthy activities for children has to be a good thing. I am a little nervous about hypothecating taxes for individual spending, because there...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I agree that changing what people consume without their knowing it, and without their having to change their own behaviour, will get the calorie reductions that we want. If that is the argument, I am intrigued about why we are going for the soft drinks industry, which has produced diet brands that use no sugar and contain no calories, and has innovated with things such as Coca-Cola Life that...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I agree with the hon. Lady about that. The products we should probably be targeting are those people think might be healthy but are not. I may buy a smoothie thinking that it contains lots of fruit so it must be good for me, but it, too, is high in calories. It is not a bad thing to consume that fruit; I need to have it as part of a balanced diet. Certain milk drinks are incredibly bad for...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: Having a broader debate to raise people’s understanding that a diet cola is much healthier that a full-sugar cola for most people is helpful. I am not sure how much of an impact debates in this place or taxes on producers will have on people’s consumer decisions when they are in the supermarket, as those are probably based on price, promotion and their personal preferences or...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: Yes, and I was coming to that point about the smaller businesses. I suspect that businesses that are submitting VAT returns have already gathered all their sales data and invoice data, and will have to gather all their payroll data for their PAYE reports, and so most of the stuff they need to do this reporting has already been gathered and looked at coherently. Small businesses may do that...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I agree with the hon. Gentleman that we have to think about how to do the annual adjustments—they have to be made only once—if we move to a quarterly system. A lot of very small businesses are already on simplified accounting methods in any case, so perhaps those issues will not apply to that extent. The Minister reminded me that the Government have been trying to expand on those...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I absolutely agree: it is important that we continue to send the signal that Britain is a great place to do business and to invest. We want as much international investment here as we can get, so it is absolutely right to have a headline corporation tax rate that is as low as we can have it. I welcome the fact that we are going to get it down to 17%. The previous Chancellor hinted that he...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: I think I would have had to have attended several of the hon. Gentleman’s lectures to understand better how the German economy works, but that is not something I have ever studied. We could probably talk about euro rates and the history of investment in skills and so on, but I suspect it is not all down to corporation tax.

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