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Taxes on Small Businesses — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Carol Monaghan: It is a pleasure to be called so early in the debate this afternoon, Ms Dorries. I thank the hon. Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) for securing such an important debate. He spoke passionately about constituency interests and local businesses that are affected. The hon. Member for Newark (Robert Jenrick) presented his personal experience of tax on SMEs and talked about the importance of...

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Carol Monaghan: Raising the repayment threshold is a positive step and I am delighted that the UK Government are following the Scottish Government’s lead on that matter, but we have to be clear: it is not the panacea that this Government would have us believe. Average student debt on graduation is now more than £50,000, so the announcement needs to be part of a wider reform of student support and...

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Carol Monaghan: This morning’s news is deeply worrying for BAE workforces across the UK, and we have only just heard that that includes 15 workers in Fife. Of course, it is not just the 2,000 BAE workers who will be affected but the small and medium-sized enterprises, the supply chains and the communities as well. The SNP offer our sympathy this morning to all those who are affected directly and...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: I am interested to hear the hon. Gentleman talk about a ticking time bomb in healthcare spending. Would he like to explain where new nurses are going to come from?

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: I was asking the hon. Gentleman where new nurses are going to come from.

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: It is a pleasure to follow the Secretary of State’s myth-spinning about Scottish universities. She would have us believe that our universities are not world-class. I am sure it would be of great interest to the 19 higher education institutions in Scotland, many of which are in the top 200 in the world, to hear her comments today. I thank the Secretary of State for that. As legislators,...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: First, the Scottish Government abolished fees, but secondly, since we came to power in 2007 there has been a 12% increase in Scottish-domiciled students going to university. We have a strong and principled record of opposing increases in tuition fees in England and Wales, and we will reject any legislation that seeks to increase the financial burden on students.

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: I will not give way. The fact that such a sweeping change to fee structures can be brought in by stealth as a statutory instrument—or that such an attempt can be made—is an indication of how low the present Government are willing to stoop, and how scared they are of putting this brutal policy to the test. That is not the only attack on English students. The interest on tuition...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Carol Monaghan: In Scotland, we take a holistic view of education that is not simply about higher education. In fact, I have referred to “tertiary education” several times already because the distinction between further education and higher education is fluid in Scotland. The Secretary of State suggested that fewer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds enter higher education in Scotland...


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