Results 1–20 of 57 for speaker:Neil O'Brien

Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (27 Mar 2018)

Digital taxation – Neil O'Brien. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Neil O'Brien: It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate, particularly after my hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), whose speech was really powerful. It showed how badly Opposition Front Benchers have misjudged this debate. For weeks, outside this House, they have sought to pretend that we are taking free school meals off 1 million children, but that has come to this...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Neil O'Brien: In this House, we all believe in an honest and balanced debate, so may we just hear from the hon. Lady that it is clear that 50,000 more children will be entitled to free school meals under universal credit than under the previous system, and that 7,000 more children will be entitled to the two-year-old free offer—it is more, not less?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Local Authority Funding (27 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Can my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government will move promptly to a new fair funding formula for local government to replace the untransparent and unfair system? Will she look closely at the Leicestershire model for doing that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that although we are leaving the European Union, the Government remain committed to very close security and counter-terrorism co-operation with our European friends to keep our constituents safe?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping: Sentencing (22 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sentences in deterring fly-tipping; and when the penalties for fly-tipping will next be reviewed.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: I am pleased to speak in favour of the reforms to stamp duty for first-time buyers and to speak against the Opposition’s new clause. The changes to stamp duty mean that 95% of first-time buyers will pay less tax; in fact, 80% will pay no tax at all. First-time buyers will be getting a tax reduction of up to £5,000, which will be hugely welcomed by younger people in my constituency....

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: I am afraid that I am not entirely sure what the hon. Gentleman is driving at, and I am conscious of the time. I support the measures before us because they will provide immediate benefit, and they form part of a wider strategy to support first-time buyers, including Help to Buy, which has helped 230,000 people to get a home of their own, the lifetime ISA, which gives people a 25% bonus as...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Will the hon. Lady acknowledge that the fall in home ownership began under Labour in 2003?

Post-18 Education (20 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Thanks to the expansion that fees have enabled, the most disadvantaged students are now nearly twice as likely to go to university if they are in England as if they are in Scotland. I am in the first generation in my family to go to university and I want my constituents to have the same opportunity. Although I welcome the review, will the Secretary of State reassure me that we will not put...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Housing: Capital Gains Tax (20 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was accrued to the public purse from Capital Gains Tax paid on residential property in each year since 2000.

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: We need to balance two things. On the one hand, we need to restore affordability and the dream of home ownership. In this country, house price inflation has been higher than that of any other OECD country over recent decades. Home ownership among young people is collapsing and the proportion of their income that private renters spend on rent is more than three times higher than it was in the...

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Neil O'Brien: I strongly agree with that. Too often, the different systems—from section 106 to the new homes bonus—do not allow the people who are most negatively affected by a development to see the gains from that development. We clearly need to reduce the demand for new housing as a speculative investment or an investment asset. Unless we do that as well as increasing supply, we will never...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Human Rights (31 Jan 2018)

Neil O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to tackle human rights abuses and violence in Cameroon, and in particular South Cameroon.

Backbench Business: Town and Village Plans (30 Jan 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Neighbourhood planning is a hugely important reform. In my constituency, I have seen the way that it brings people together. We have neighbourhood plans in five parishes: Foxton, Great Glen, Kibworth, Lubenham and North Kilworth. I congratulate all the people who have selflessly given their time to make them happen and who have taken part in those referendums. To make neighbourhood planning...

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Neil O'Brien: Like my constituents, I support Brexit, but does the Minister agree that, given that we have been in the EU for 40 years, it is essential to have an implementation period so that we can deliver the huge prize of a smooth and orderly Brexit?

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Neil O'Brien: One of the important things that the Bill does is regulate nuisance cold calling. It is sometimes tempting to dismiss it as merely a nuisance, but it is more than that for some vulnerable people. A constituent has emailed me to say: “All my friends and family have signed up to the TPS, but are still bombarded by these parasites. Our friend who suffers from dementia seems to get several...

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