Results 1–20 of 900 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Peter Dowd

Loan Charge 2019: Sir Amyas Morse Review (19 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: It is a long time since I read Adam Smith, but as I recall, the fourth maxim goes along the lines of, “Take from the taxpayer only that which is needed for the public realm.” Of course, the converse of that is that the more people do not pay their taxes, the more the rest have to pay to balance up, so Adam Smith’s statement is not absolutely unambiguous. As almost everyone has said...

Loan Charge 2019: Sir Amyas Morse Review (19 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: Precisely—before the right hon. Gentleman was a Member, although not much before, I imagine.

Loan Charge 2019: Sir Amyas Morse Review (19 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: Well, that is a view. The hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) talked about how something that looks too good to be true is too good to be true. People have to take that on board when they become in involved in such schemes, as lots of people have, right across the spectrum, from those who are pretty wealthy all the way down to people who earn quite small sums. It is the...

Coronavirus: Employment Support (19 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: It is now six and a half weeks since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in the UK. For over a month we have known about the substantial risk that coronavirus poses to the economy and to workers, yet the Government have announced no plan to protect jobs and wages—no full plan for employment support. We are all—all of us—inundated with so many questions, and I have just four of...

Income tax (charge) (17 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: Let me begin by welcoming the Chief Secretary to his position. As the former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, he may be spending a bit more time with his family now. I am sure that he is happy about that. I am not sure that his family are happy about it, but that is a different kettle of fish. I do not have time to recap on what Members on both sides of the House have said...

Income tax (charge) (17 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: Just a moment. I will come back to the hon. Gentleman. The Financial Times reported: “The German budget currently guarantees KfW”— that is the credit institute for reconstruction— “a financial framework of €460bn, but officials said this could now be raised by €93bn, giving the bank more than €550bn in available firepower.” Mr Altmaier said: “And that is just the start”....

Income tax (charge) (17 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: In a moment. It has to be said that the Government simply underestimated the challenge facing the country, but better late than never. However, many millions of people still have no financial certainty from the Government. People are worried about their livelihoods. The Government are responsible for our decaying social and physical infrastructure. They bear a huge responsibility for the...

Income tax (charge) (17 Mar 2020)

Peter Dowd: Well, they are Tories. Let me give the Chancellor a word of advice: I suggest that, for the sake of the country, he stops putting things off and gets things done by pulling his finger out.

Treasury: Local Authority Funding: Discussions with Secretary of State (11 Feb 2020)

Peter Dowd: In addition to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has the Chief Secretary had any discussions with the representatives of Hyndburn, Burnley, Leigh, Blackpool South, Colne Valley, Durham North, Keighley, Stoke-on-Trent Central and North or Workington concerning the adequacy of the funding for the councils covering their constituencies?

Treasury: Local Authority Funding: Discussions with Secretary of State (11 Feb 2020)

Peter Dowd: Clearly those discussions were not very productive, were they? I can tell hon. Members that, according to the LGA, the likely outcome is 6.6, 6.6, 6.5, 6.4, 6.2, 10, 10, 9 and 4. I am referring not to Olympic ice skating marks, but to the additional millions that will be lost respectively by the councils of the hon. Members I listed. In all, 37 councils of the 50 new Tory MPs—that is...

Treasury: Productivity (7 Jan 2020)

Peter Dowd: Is that it? The Prime Minister’s special adviser now wants a civil service—perhaps modelled on the Cabinet—comprised of: “Weirdos and misfits with odd skills”. As a member of that Cabinet, what weird explanation does the Chancellor have as to why, according to the Office for National Statistics, productivity is falling at its fastest annual pace for five years?

Treasury: Productivity (7 Jan 2020)

Peter Dowd: That speaks volumes, does it not? The worst recovery since the industrial revolution—is that what this Government can be proud of? It is absolutely pathetic. More bluster from the Chancellor, but the facts are absolutely clear: most people are worse off under Tory economic mismanagement, working longer hours on flatlining real pay. So, what targets has the Chancellor set for improved...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: There were around 39 speeches today, so obviously I cannot go through them all, but I would like to thank the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon)—although, given all the cuts we have had under the Tory Government, I am surprised it is not “Sixoaks”—for his support for Labour’s policy on share ownership. I also offer my congratulations to the right hon. Member for...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: My hon. Friend refers to just some of the many thousands of workers who have been let down by this Tory Government. We all walk past people sleeping rough on the streets every day, but what have the Government done about that? Nothing. Despite endless promises of jam tomorrow, there looks to be little respite ahead under this Government. Their approach to this is writ large by the smirks on...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: I am sorry, but I will not at this stage. Labour is offering a national transformation fund and a national investment bank that would invest £500 billion of lending and spending over 10 years, with tackling climate change as a central mission—a concept alien to that lot over there. It will include targeted investment to develop and commercialise new technologies so that they are designed...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: You caused it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Living Standards (1 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: The effects of the Government’s fiscal policies on living standards have been devastating, especially for vulnerable people, so is it still Government policy to remove the benefits freeze in April 2020?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Living Standards (1 Oct 2019)

Peter Dowd: It would have been helpful to get an answer to the question. We have a Prime Minister who cannot be candid even with the Queen, a Health Secretary who claims there will be 40 hospital rebuilds when in fact it is just six reconfigurations, and a Chancellor who worked at a senior level for a bank that a US Senate Committee found had caused “material damage to ordinary people and the wider...

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Peter Dowd: I am glad the Minister is telling us how much it costs—£1 billion a week or a month or whatever it happens to be. He is very good with his numbers, so can he give us an estimate of how much a no-deal Brexit will cost the country each month?

Uk Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Sep 2019)

Peter Dowd: This stuff about surrendering is bizarre, because this is the Government who surrendered last night to what is apparently the surrender Bill. That is the situation we are in. They should publish the Yellowhammer report and make it transparent, so that we can see how much a no-deal crashing out will cost us. Let us get the facts on the table, so that we can examine them—if they do not...


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