Results 181–200 of 1797 for speaker:Peter Grant

Cop26: Topical Questions (15 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Yesterday, RWE announced a partnership with SGN to investigate the provision of hydrogen gas to a number of off-grid small towns in Scotland. They are also investigating the development of a 100 MW hydrogen production plant at Markinch in my constituency, building on the world-leading H100 project in Methil. Will the COP26 President join me in welcoming this confirmation that Scotland leads...

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Will the Minister give way?

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Thank you, Sir Edward, for intervening on my behalf. That is the second or third time that the Minister and her colleagues have quoted figures on how much better off certain people will be because of changes to the tax and benefits system. They have not yet been able to answer the question of how much of that additional income has already disappeared because of the increasing cost of the...

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: I am pleased to begin the summing-up for this debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) on securing the debate and for the well-informed and passionate way in which he introduced it. That goes for all the speakers. I had issues with some comments from the hon. Member for Christchurch (Sir Christopher Chope), who has not been able to stay to the end, but he put...

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: I take issue with the hon. Gentleman’s assumption that the council tax is a wealth tax. A lot of my constituents who do not own anything—who do not own the house they live in—still have to pay council tax. It is not a tax on ownership; it is a tax on occupancy.

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Does the hon. Member agree that the deliberate decision to increase national insurance contributions rather than other forms of income tax was a deliberate attempt to tax the poor rather than the wealthy for failings in the NHS?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Deal Scheme (13 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Deal cases have received a decision since his Department received the preliminary outcome of a lead appeal earlier in 2022 which allowed his Department to re-commence issue of intention and final sanction notices.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (13 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the correspondence dated 9 March 2022 from the hon. Member for Glenrothes and Central Fife regarding delays with state pensions in summer 2021, reference PG5490.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Benefit for Businesses (7 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Following on from the cricket analogy, one of the golden rules in that great game is that when your time is up, you walk; you do not wait until you are told. The Minister is talking about the benefits to businesses of leaving the EU. When will businesses in my constituency start to feel those benefits? All they are seeing now is businesses closing because they cannot get the staff, because of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (7 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: The recently published preliminary report by the administrators of the failed Safe Hands funeral plans company suggest that this is yet another instance in which company directors have made false promises to innocent people, taken their money, played fast and loose with it and are likely to have lost it all. Will the Minister give us a timetable for the various bits of legislation in the...

North Sea Oil and Gas Producers: Investment Allowances (6 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: I welcome the acknowledgement from the Government yet again of the vast wealth that currently lies under the waters of Scotland. Oddly enough, in 2014, it had run out, but there still seems to be an awful lot of wealth to be got from the North sea just now. Will the Minister explain why the windfall tax was only ever applied to the energy producers? Why was it not applied to other companies...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Privatisation of Channel 4 (26 May 2022)

Peter Grant: What discussions she has had with industry stakeholders on the Government’s proposals to privatise Channel 4.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Privatisation of Channel 4 (26 May 2022)

Peter Grant: When the Secretary of State was asked by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee why she wanted to privatise Channel 4, she said that it was because it was costing the taxpayer too much in subsidies. I think she was the only person in the room who was labouring under that particular delusion. Given that that excuse has gone, is it not time to come clean and say that the Secretary of...

Cost of Living: Fiscal Approach — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Peter Grant: Has the Minister bothered to work out how much of that £1,600 has disappeared in increased food and fuel bills since the announcement was made?

Cost of Living: Fiscal Approach — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Peter Grant: I am pleased to begin the summing up for this debate, Mr Twigg. I commend the hon. Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis) for securing the debate and for his introductory remarks. Given that he devoted a lot of his speech—a number of other Members have mentioned this—to the debt we owe public service workers, I hope I may crave Members’ indulgence for a few seconds to give a shout...

Taxes on Motor Fuel — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Peter Grant: Did I mishear the Minister? Is she trying to persuade us that if we cut VAT on fuel, it will lead to an increase in costs to the customer somewhere else? Is that what she is trying to say?

Taxes on Motor Fuel — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Peter Grant: I am pleased to begin summing up this debate. Like the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders), the most striking thing about it is that out of around 350 Conservative Members of Parliament, not a single one wants to come and defend the Government’s woeful lack of action on this element of the biggest cost of living crisis that most of us have ever seen—hopefully it is...

Taxes on Motor Fuel — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Peter Grant: The hon. Lady is absolutely correct. Of course, if hauliers manage to pass those price rises on to supermarkets, the supermarkets get together and pass them on to the customers, which adds even further to inflation. The general answer to that point is that the United Kingdom’s food-distribution system is broken beyond repair. This is not the debate in which to discuss that, but the last...

Taxes on Motor Fuel — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] (23 May 2022)

Peter Grant: Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that the other issue is that retailers often have no choice as to which distributor or wholesaler they go to? If the wholesaler does not take any of the 5p duty cut off the wholesale price of fuel, the retailer is given a double whammy: they cannot cut the price, but they get flak from drivers who expect to see 5p coming off a litre of fuel.


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