Results 1–20 of 509 for speaker:Kirsty Blackman

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Co-ownership authorised contractual schemes: capital allowances (19 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: The Minister has been positive about the transference of accountability with COACS. I want to raise a query. Will he confirm that the changes being made will not erode the transparency and accountability of the scheme as it is? Will that be kept under review ?

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Deemed domicile: income tax and capital gains tax (19 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I promise that I will stick to the topic of the debate. For the avoidance of doubt, we will support the Opposition’s new clause 3. I heard what the Minister said about previous family structures, but that does not give us enough reassurance that the system that is being set up for overseas trusts is the correct one.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Corporate interest restriction (19 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I appreciate where the hon. Member for Walthamstow is coming from with the amendments. We support Labour on new clause 1, which calls for a review of how much we are spending and where the money is going. Good points have been well made about how companies are making more of a profit as a result of the changes in corporation tax rates. On the other amendments, we are concerned about the...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Corporate interest restriction (19 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I appreciate the hon. Lady’s comments. The not-for-profit model that was set up when I was a local councillor, which built schools in Aberdeen, was significantly better than some of the previous rental models. Perhaps that was just because Aberdeen was particularly diligent with the not-for-profit model that it chose specifically for its schools funding project. As I have said, I am...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (18 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (18 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many officials employed in his Department in June 2016 had substantial experience of international trade negotiation.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Social investment tax relief (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I do not want to speak for long, but I wanted to say that the hon. Member for Oxford East made a comprehensive, passionate and well-informed case on the amendment. If the Labour party seeks to press the amendment to a vote, we will support it. If the Minister responds to any of the comments by letter, I would be keen to see some of his answers, so I would appreciate being copied into that...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Dividend nil rate for tax year 2018-19 etc (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I hear the hon. Lady’s words, but I would probably go even further. We do not agree that the change should be made to the dividend nil rate for a number of reasons. To begin with, those people who are self-employed may have been planning their self-employment for some time and may have been relying on the fact that the dividend nil rate is currently £5,000 in their financial...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Pensions advice (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: The Minister said the effectiveness of the provisions will be kept under review. Will he commit to ensuring that the review is published at some point?

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Pensions advice (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: It is a pleasure to take part in another Finance Bill Committee, and I am looking forward to another one coming later this year. It feels like we have been discussing this one for quite some time, so I am glad to finally be at the Committee stage in a Committee room. Thank you for your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I wanted to highlight our amendment on this. There have been a huge number of...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Pensions advice (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: That is absolutely correct; I have seen people come through my surgery door to complain about that as well. I did not quite realise the difference in temperature between London and where I live until I became an MP. In London, I could quite easilsy not have the heating on at all through the entire year, whereas in Aberdeen my heating is on in September, or even earlier. Heating costs...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Pensions advice (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, which highlights the issue. It would be useful to hear from the Minister about why £500 has been chosen, given that a £100,000 pension pot is not the biggest of pension pots and some people will have more in their pension pot than that. We need to hear from the Minister the reasons behind choosing that figure. It would also be useful to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Trade Agreements (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Trade Agreements (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Agreements (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials employed in his Department in June 2016 had substantial experience of international trade negotiation.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Agreements (17 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials employed in his Department as of 12 October 2017 have substantial experience of international trade negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (12 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of Child Support Agency Arrears are deemed uncollectable in (a) Aberdeen City (b) Aberdeenshire and (c) Scotland.

Finance Bill: Business Investment Relief (11 Oct 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: I beg to ask leave to withdraw amendment 13. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Clause 15 ordered to stand part of the Bill. New Clause 1


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