Results 121–140 of 504 for speaker:Matt Rodda

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Pensions: Free Zones (22 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his officials have had with successful applicants to run freeports on their ongoing pension liabilities.

Building Safety Bill (21 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: I welcome you to your place, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate and to follow colleagues from across the House. The Bill is a step forward. However, I have very serious reservations. I will build on the points made by my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) and other colleagues across the House, including the Father of the House,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merchant Shipping: Pensions (21 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2021 to Question 18564 on Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, what estimate he has made of the projected average future entitlement for members of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund scheme through the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on ensuring that new build homes are built according to the plans for those homes agreed by the local authority's planning committee.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of new build homes built in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019 in England that have breached the terms of the planning permission agreed by local authorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 Jul 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many enforcement notices were served by local authorities in England in respect of new build homes in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Question (29 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: What progress he has made on a review into the Reading terror attack in June 2020.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merchant Shipping: Pensions (28 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the potential future cost to the public purse in the (a) short term and (b) long term in relation to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s role as a sponsoring employer of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund scheme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merchant Shipping: Pensions (28 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the projected average future entitlement for members of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund scheme through the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: One of Britain’s best-known companies, P&O, has failed to pay £140 million that it owes to the merchant navy pension fund. This debt could cause serious problems for the fund, which has 24,000 members who work in a wide range of firms far beyond P&O. Despite P&O owing this enormous sum, the Government have awarded its parent company two lucrative freeport contracts. Will the Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Merchant Shipping: Pensions (24 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the future cost to the public purse in the (a) short term and (b) long term in relation to the Natural Environment Research Council and British Antarctic Survey’s role as a sponsoring employer of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund pension scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Merchant Shipping: Pensions (24 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the projected average entitlement for members of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund pension scheme through the Natural Environment Research Council and British Antarctic Survey.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nepal: Coronavirus (23 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to provide covid-19 related support to Nepal.

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: I am grateful to the Minister for his response. I feel that he is being somewhat generous in his description of the Government’s assessment of this problem and the level of response. I urge him to redouble his efforts and to focus on some of these points in further detail. I think that the hon. Member for Glenrothes is right to draw attention to the subtle legal difference on the issue of...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: I am very grateful to the Minister and put on the record my thanks to him for offering that meeting. I look forward to seeing him and discussing the matter. On amendment 5, the Minister mentioned the regulations in the Pension Schemes Act 2021, but will he write to me to discuss some of the ways in which the specific parts of the regulations relate to this issue? He has been reported in the...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: I thank the Minister for his candour and for offering me a cutting from The Times, which is a fine newspaper. Finally, on the PPF annual report, the issue is that while these documents are very worthy, and we should all read them, there is a delay. I urge the Minister to consider the need to reassure organisations in the sector, pension savers and pensioners themselves in the near term,...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: I am very grateful, Ms Ghani. I would like to speak to amendments 5 and 6. Amendment 5 obviously covers a very different area. I sponsored it because I think that the central principle of this country’s pensions system—I am sure the Committee agrees—is that people who work hard all their lives and who contribute and save diligently are able to receive a decent pension in their...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: Yes. I will move straight on. I appreciate your tolerance. Amendment 6 seeks to perform another important role—ensuring that the PPF and the Fraud Compensation Fund work effectively and efficiently for all parties, which I am sure everyone here would support. The amendment would require the Secretary of State to publish a report, within 12 months of the Act being passed, on the operation of...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: I beg to move amendment 3, in clause 2, page 2, line 7, at end insert— “(3) No loan shall be made under this section until the Secretary of State has laid before Parliament an impact assessment of the means of repaying the loan, including specifically the impact on pension schemes from the Fraud Compensation Fund levy.” This amendment would prevent the Secretary of State from...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: We have tabled a number of amendments seeking to improve the Bill. Amendment 3 seeks to ensure that we have clarity and certainty before taking the step of asking key pension schemes to fund the majority of the bill for the Fraud Compensation Fund. It is perhaps worth reflecting on the evidence we heard this morning, which was so illustrative on this issue. One socially important pension...


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