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Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: Does the Minister accept that the transparency that is being sought is down to the public demanding it? After all these years of difficulty, and at a time when so many communities face council tax increases of 5%, there seems to be an inherent unfairness in the tax system.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: At the same time as corporation tax is being reduced overall—I accept the point about the bank surcharge—does the Minister not accept that we are seeing a significant increase in council tax for the public?

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (21 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: All of us in the House will have been saddened last week by the tragic death of a homeless man just yards from here. Will the Minister tell us how the Cabinet Office is working with all Departments to ensure that this crisis is resolved quickly?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mortgages: Interest Rates (20 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the reasonableness of the levels of interest which banks apply to homeowner loans; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers (20 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the social housing green paper.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (20 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on applications to lift Housing Revenue Account borrowing caps; and what the timetable will be for the application process.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: Far be it for me to talk about what happened five or 10 years ago and under a different ministerial dispensation, but my recollection was that in the 2000s there was a huge issue about veal being transported in crates, and it was EU legislation that was introduced that actually put an end to that. I would like to think that the UK Government were in support of that, but I do not know—I...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: I rise to speak to new clause 12, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Brent North for proposing it. It would ensure that we provide important safeguards for not just livestock but our farming communities and our consumers by specifying animal welfare and sentience in the legislation. In November, as we have heard, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs promised...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Animal welfare and sentience (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: I thank the Minister for his intervention. There is the law that goes through this place, and there is the role and power of the Minister, and very much at the nub of this debate over the Bill is the control the Minister has, as opposed to the controls we and other bodies will have, in influencing any trade agreements. Given that the Government are now proposing a new process in the draft...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: It is a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I was particularly struck by what Elspeth Macdonald, the deputy chief executive of Food Standards Scotland, said. Perhaps my hon. Friend agrees with her. In giving evidence, she said: “The principal issue with the Bill that causes us great difficulties is the way in which it constrains the ability of the Scottish Parliament...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, the chief executive of Business for Scotland, put it very simply. He said that the Bill “puts the power to act almost unilaterally in the hands of a single Minister… At worst, it looks like a deliberate attempt to delay the transfer of EU-held powers…until after the UK Government has had free rein to agree deals that you could say run roughshod over...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Role of Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: Does the Minister not accept that they will technically be new agreements?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: HMRC: impact (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: Does the Minister accept the interpretation that businesses will need additional support and that that is what is being proposed? HMRC will need additional capacity to help small businesses. Given that the Government and the Secretary of State are determined that businesses will look for new markets to diversify, those businesses will have a lot to do, so we need to give them as much...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: HMRC: impact (1 Feb 2018)

Matt Western: The Minister is being most generous. My point was that the report that we are requesting would help us to better understand the implications for HMRC.

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Matt Western: Businesses always look at forecasts, do modelling, look at outcomes and then make investments accordingly and choose which option to take. What we are seeing from the Government is a lot of muddling and not much modelling.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Matt Western: Does my hon. Friend have a view on the recent situation with Bombardier and the involvement of the US trade body that found in its favour? Are there any learnings from that? I am specifically interested in the role of the unions on that body, as well as industry representatives.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Matt Western: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Matt Western: This reminds me of Saturday afternoons watching wrestling. [Laughter.] The crucial thing about the TRA is that it is a facilitator, not a barrier, to ensure the needs of sectors and those involved in the sectors, whether workers or businesses. That came across very clearly in the representations from witnesses last week as something they want. My hon. Friend mentioned the chairmanship. As...


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