Results 1–20 of 94 for speaker:Nickie Aiken

Public Bill Committee: Education (Guidance About Costs of School Uniforms) Bill: Clause 1 - Guidance about the costs of school uniforms: England (16 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: I would like to add my support to the Bill, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Weaver Vale for bringing it forward, which is important. As a mum of two schoolchildren, I have lived the school uniform life. I am delighted that my daughter has now gone into the sixth form, where they do not have a uniform policy—I enjoy the morning fashion shows. However, my son is still in school...

Treasury: Covid-19: Employment (15 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: What fiscal steps his Department is taking to protect jobs during the covid-19 outbreak.

Treasury: Covid-19: Employment (15 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been a phenomenal success in my constituency of the Cities of London and Westminster. More than 890,000 meals have been discounted—several eaten by myself, I hasten to add. Will my right hon. Friend comment on the amazing package of help that the Government have given to the retail and hospitality sectors? Moving forward, what policies can we hope to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Trikafta (14 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making the drug known as Trikafta or Kaftrio available to people with Cystic Fibrosis through the NHS.

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) (No. 2) Bill (11 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: Does the Minister agree that it is important from a work experience point of view to consider younger children? When I was leader of Westminster City Council, I introduced the Westminster Lions scheme, which targeted 13 to 15-year-olds. That was about giving them experience not necessarily in the office, but of talking to employers and sectors about potential career opportunities for...

Written Answers — Treasury: Exports: VAT (11 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what activities the HMRC Policy Lab has undertaken in its research on the digitalisation of the VAT Retail Export Scheme; and which companies and organisations they have (a) met and (b) observed as part of that research.

Written Answers — Treasury: Duty Free Allowances (11 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on duty-free and tax-free goods carried by passengers which closed on 20 May 2020.

Written Answers — Treasury: Duty Free Allowances (11 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of responses to Question 9 in the consultation on duty-free and tax-free goods carried by passengers supported extending the VAT Retail Export Scheme to visitors from EU member states.

Written Answers — Treasury: Duty Free Allowances (11 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the digitalisation of the VAT Retail Export Scheme, announced in 2016, will be completed.

Tourism: Covid-19 (10 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: With the greatest respect, Madam Deputy Speaker, you are an iconic global tourist attraction—we all are. We sit here in the Palace of Westminster, which usually welcomes thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of visitors every year. They are not here and not here in central London now. That is why I am so delighted that my hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Selaine Saxby) has...

Tourism: Covid-19 (10 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: I will not, if my hon. Friend does not mind. Finally, I urge everyone to enjoy the special tourist attractions offered by central London, and the whole of London.

Protection of Jobs and Businesses (9 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: The Government’s vital support for businesses and jobs across the country throughout this crisis has been unprecedented. In my constituency, we have seen 11,800 jobs protected under the job retention scheme, £9.1 million of support for the self-employed, over £440 million of bounce back loans for small businesses, £89 million of business grants and 849,000 meals discounted—I am only...

Protection of Jobs and Businesses (9 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: My hon. Friend is right, and that is why I welcome this brilliant £1.5 billion package. I welcomed the Chancellor’s announcements in March about a review of the business rates scheme, the £25,000 grant and the freezing of business rates, but I would welcome that freeze being extended for another 12 months. Another measure that the Government could introduce, which would bring in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (8 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending British Business Bank lending criteria to allow businesses which have accumulated losses greater than half of their share capital access to loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

International Travel (7 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: International visitors spend around half of the £10 billion generated in the west end alone, which is in the heart of my constituency. Will my right hon. Friend assure us that he will continue to monitor and consider taking more countries off the red list as and when it is safe to do so, in order for us to be able to welcome more overseas visitors back to our shores as soon as possible?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Fares (7 Sep 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the proposal by the online travel agent TravelUp to ringfence civil aviation fares until departure to prevent customers having to wait long periods of time to be reimbursed for cancelled trips.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Performing Arts (24 Jul 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to support and ratify the Beijing Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances to extend the economic and moral rights of actors and performers in audio-visual performances including films, videos and television programmes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Coronavirus (22 Jul 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all hospitals are able to facilitate visits of immediate family members to seriously ill patients in non-covid-19 related wards.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Assessments: Coronavirus (21 Jul 2020)

Nickie Aiken: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help support home schooled pupils who were due sit exams in summer 2020 in the event that those pupils are unable to provide a sufficient level of evidence for exam centres to allocate assessment grades and rankings for those pupils unable to sit those exams as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Restoration and Renewal (16 Jul 2020)

Nickie Aiken: I appreciate what my right hon. Friend is saying about the cost. Obviously, this marvellous palace is in the heart of my constituency, so it is a very precious place for me. None the less, at a time when we are spending billions of pounds in the economy following the covid-19 crisis and beyond, does he agree that we must be very careful about how much we spend on this project, because the...


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