Results 1–20 of 134 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Bim Afolami

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Dec 2018)

Bim Afolami: I have been listening carefully to these questions, and it strikes me that from members of all the Opposition parties we hear pleas that business wants uncertainty to end, but at the same time they have been deliberately seeking to provoke chaos by not supporting the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement. Does the Chancellor agree that they are playing political games with the lives and...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Bim Afolami: I agree with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister when she says no deal would be bad for the UK, but it would also be bad for the European Union. With that in mind, would she agree that the European Union, as it and its diplomats watch this debate, needs to decide whether it wants a deal or not, because without changes to the backstop, a deal will not pass this House?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: Does the hon. Lady accept that, when we are dealing with the complexity of international tax treaties, judicial precedent and the rule of law, and given that those treaties and lots of judicial precedent were established at a time when we did not have multinationals in the way we do now, it is only prudent to consult properly before we put measures in place? Does she also accept that this...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way again. The whole point is that this is all a work in progress, as she would accept.

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: Is the hon. Lady suggesting that we should have differential tax rates for men, women and different ethnic groups?

2019 Loan Charge — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: I agree with my hon. Friend’s focus on the individuals involved. Does he agree that the retrospective nature of the measure is not just a matter for the rule of law in the abstract, but that it undermines the trust of those people and their families and communities in our Government and our legal system, and will do so for generations to come?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Rogue Bailiffs (13 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: What was the outcome of the review of the implementation of the bailiff reforms?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (12 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: The Secretary of State will be fully aware that the high-needs budget affects certain areas more than others. In Hertfordshire in particular there is concern among many teachers and parents that the system just is not working well enough for them. What comfort can he give to my parents and teachers who feel that the provision for children with special needs is not working well enough at the...

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision (5 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. Will he outline what his views are for community pharmacy as part of the strategy of prevention?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate. First, I would like to address the measures in the Budget that relate to the digital economy, including the digital services tax. I declare an interest: I was a former corporate lawyer —I was even more fun when I was doing that. Someone who deals with international transactions and contracts learns that international tax treaties are very complicated...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I was coming to tax cuts because, particularly in relation to the high streets, they are a classic piece of positive Conservative economics that will increase demand and help consumer spending, and thereby help the high street. I commend the Chancellor and the Treasury team for putting the policy forward in the Budget. On tax cuts more broadly, if...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: Could my hon. Friend illuminate the House by saying what he fears would happen to small businesses such as the ones in Aldershot that he mentioned if they were subject to the programme of huge tax rises and nationalisation proposed by Labour?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Bim Afolami: Will the hon. Gentleman clarify what the Opposition would regard as “the very wealthiest”?

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: That is obviously factually accurate, but we need to ensure that we deal with the cause of these problems. As I have said, the Bill does not deal with everything, but it does deal with at least part of the problem. That, in and of itself, is a valuable thing.

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: It is partly that, but the important point is that no single piece of legislation in this House can deal with every single problem. We can identify a particular problem and deal with it in a particular piece of legislation.

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: I agree with my hon. Friend. I reiterate that the point of this legislation is to bring down insurance premiums for ordinary people by, I think, between 35% and 40%. I look to the Minister to check whether that is right.

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: I take the hon. Lady’s point. The industry has pledged to pass this on. My understanding is that premiums fell by an average of roughly £50 a year in 2012. When we talk about averages, we must bear in mind that if premiums were to fall by an average of, say, £35 under this legislation, the figure in some instances would be much greater—especially for young drivers, for example. Those...

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: I have done something a bit novel: I have listened to what has been said in the debate, and my remarks will focus on that. I did not come here with a prepared speech; I came here and listened to the contributions from both sides. I would like to start by responding to the hon. Member for Lewisham West and Penge (Ellie Reeves) and taking up a couple of points that she made. The first relates...

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries (23 Oct 2018)

Bim Afolami: That is an interesting point. I have served on many Committees, as we all have, and some have huge amounts of engagement from lots of Members while others have less. But this House is not just this Chamber; it is also all the Committee Rooms. Negative statutory instruments provide a way for significant amounts of secondary legislation—I do not know how many pieces of legislation; probably...


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