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Results 841–851 of 851 for speaker:Julian Knight

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Private Sector Pensions (Automatic Enrolment) (22 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: What assessment he has made of the effects of automatic enrolment on private sector pension saving.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Private Sector Pensions (Automatic Enrolment) (22 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: With 135,000 firms set to auto-enrol their employees from January, does my hon. Friend agree that the work of non-governmental groups such as the Solihull-based Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals is key to the successful delivery of auto-enrolment and to meeting the savings challenge of 11 million Britons who are currently failing to put enough away for their retirement?

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Productivity (17 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am particularly delighted that I may not be taking an intervention on this, my second speech to this place. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) and the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Harry Harpham) on their very fine maiden speeches. Productivity is an excellent subject to debate, because raising...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Home Ownership (16 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: Many hard-working homeowners in my constituency take in lodgers to meet their mortgage repayments. However, the rent-a-room tax-free threshold has remained unchanged at £4,250 a year since 1997. Now that the deficit is being paid down, would it not be a positive step to help aspirational homeowners by raising the rent-a-room tax-free threshold?

Business of the House: Royal Bank of Scotland (11 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: Is my hon. Friend aware that just prior to the financial crash, the then Labour Government were running an underlying fiscal deficit equivalent to 6% of GDP—twice the level recommended for the EU? Is it not a bit rich, therefore, for Labour Members to dish out advice on both the management of the banks and government finances?

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: I am very interested in my hon. Friend’s analysis of the buy-to-let mortgage market. I would point out, however, that the oversight of that market has been far better under this Government with their regulation of financial services than during the Labour party’s time in government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements (9 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: Does my right hon. Friend agree with me and the CBI that the EU should take some lessons from the UK and adopt more flexible labour markets?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (8 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (8 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: Given the recent naming of the TS Royalist—the sea cadets’ flagship—what importance does the Secretary of State attach to our cadet forces in providing training and discipline to young people? Will he join me in visiting one of the cadet centres in my constituency?

Devolution and Growth Across Britain (3 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: It is a particular pleasure to follow so many fine maiden speeches today and the contribution of the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). The drive for greater devolution of powers from Westminster to the regions is of keen interest to my constituents in Solihull. First, however, in the time-honoured tradition of maiden speeches, I would like briefly to pay respect to my predecessors....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (2 Jun 2015)

Julian Knight: My constituent Daniela Tassa has lost her hair while being treated for secondary breast cancer. Sadly, Miss Tassa has been turned down by Solihull clinical commissioning group for a hair replacement treatment called intralace. Is there any guidance that Ministers can offer CCGs when it comes to the sanctioning of such hair replacement treatments?

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