Results 1–20 of 253 for speaker:Craig Mackinlay

Representation of the People (Gibraltar) (19 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the representation of Gibraltar by a Member of the House of Commons; and for connected purposes. All 14 of the UK’s overseas territories are different; all are special. All share our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, as their Head of State; most are internally self-governing. The overseas territory that now sits in a unique...

Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on cannabis: harmful effects on developing brains, I thank my right hon. Friend for his assurances that any future medicinal use of cannabis will not be conflated with any weakening of the Government’s position on recreational use. Is he aware of the increasingly clear evidence of permanent psychosis and depression among young people who are...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: I will confine my comments to the EEA and customs union. We have heard just about every side of the spectrum from the Opposition today: some want the EEA; some want the customs union; and some want both. So I am none the wiser now about exactly where the Labour party currently sits on this issue than I was at the start of the debate five hours ago, but what is clear for many is that it is a...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: The motion before us today is somewhat rambling, dare I say. It has three parts. It is about squeezing wage growth, the condition of the retail sector, and there is a bit of Brexit put in as well—but we will have 12 hours next week to discuss that. Generally, however, what the Opposition are putting forward is that the Government should do more. They should spend more, subvert reality...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: I thank the hon. Lady. Today’s debate is about the retail sector and wages. I was going to say that 41.4% over eight years is 5% a year, which is greater than any measure of inflation, no matter which one people care to mention, so there has been a real cash increase to all those working. We have the lowest unemployment since the 1970s and more people in work today than we have ever...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: Well done to my hon. Friend; I am afraid I am not as reliable in buying my travel tickets on the high street as he obviously is. When did Members last browse property prices on the internet? We do not do that so much in a high street shop any longer; it is likely to be on the internet now. The reality is that in current retail there is a far higher spend per staff member on new internet...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: No, as we are nearly at the end of the debate. The high street simply needs to redefine itself. High streets need to create themselves as places to go for a pleasurable afternoon—to do some browsing and shopping, but to enjoy the experience as well. That means there is a duty on councils and the retailers themselves to make the high streets clean, attractive and somewhere good to go. My...

Written Answers — Treasury: Coinage (6 Jun 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to commission a commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (22 May 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: With the full phasing in of the residents’ nil-rate band for inheritance tax by 2020, a couple will potentially be able to leave £1 million free of inheritance tax to descendants. That is all very welcome, but having worked through the legislation in a real example, it seems unduly complex. Will my right hon. Friend now consider simplifying the law to make the overall IHT...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (16 May 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: What steps his Department is taking to support the use of small businesses in Government procurement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Procurement: Small Businesses (16 May 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: A report that I published in conjunction with the TaxPayers Alliance earlier this year found that some public sector organisations are spending up to seven times more for a ream of photocopier paper than others. What steps is my hon. Friend taking to ensure that the public sector spends taxpayers’ money more wisely in everything that they incur and spend, and will he undertake to read...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services (8 May 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make it mandatory for NHS dentist practices to notify all stakeholders of a planned closure one year in advance.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates (8 May 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to exempt public conveniences owned or managed by (a) parish and (b) town councils from national non-domestic rates.

Written Answers — Treasury: Annuities: Low Incomes (30 Apr 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury of 19 October 2016 sale of annuities Official Report, column 812, what the timetable is for his Department to publish plans to support pensioners on low incomes with annuities.

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Unsolicited direct marketing: other consumer financial products etc (24 Apr 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that contribution. There is a wide debate—I have taken part in it—about whether the self-employed are playing a full role in getting pension provision. I think that there are measures that could be taken, perhaps using the national insurance system, to provide them with greater certainty. The primary purpose of the Bill is to ensure greater financial...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Unsolicited direct marketing: other consumer financial products etc (24 Apr 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: I shall restrict my observations to pensions cold calling and unsolicited marketing thereon. Last year, I was pleased to play a part in the scrutiny of the Pension Schemes Act 2017. It was timely legislation to ensure that pension savers were adequately protected as they saved, during the working period of their life, by the regulation of master trusts, which had previously been rather...

Written Answers — Treasury: Annuities (19 Apr 2018)

Craig Mackinlay: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend to the annuity market the freedom that people have to access their pensions.


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