Results 61–80 of 13188 for speaker:Mark Hoban

Catholic Schools (Admissions) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds) for opening the debate in such a thorough way. I will not speak for long, having aired the issues in an earlier debate, to which the Under-Secretary of State for Education, my hon. Friend the Member for South West Norfolk (Elizabeth Truss), responded. I am pleased to see the Minister for Schools, my right hon. Friend the...

Catholic Schools (Admissions) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: Indeed. That diversity of social class is important, although I would counsel a note of caution. It is not only about what happens in Stoke-on-Trent; churches and Church schools in central London are socially diverse, and we should not get away with thinking that Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are predominantly or exclusively upper middle-class areas.

Catholic Schools (Admissions) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: The Oratory is socially diverse, because it allows in the children of both Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers these days. We should not forget that diversity. The catchment area mean that Catholic schools, rather than serving a narrow cross-section of the population, tend to serve broader communities. They are not aimed exclusively at either the children who live in pit villages or...

Catholic Schools (Admissions) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: Indeed. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right, although that closer difference is between secondary schools; the gap is slightly wider for primary schools. Nevertheless, we need to get to the bottom of the issue and to understand it. Since Catholic schools are so diverse and so inclusive, I have a problem in understanding the nature of Government policy in the area. Why is the admissions cap...

Written Answers — Education: Children: Cerebral Palsy (28 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure parents are aware of the early years educational support available to children with cerebral palsy under two years of age.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners ( 8 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what criteria are used to assess the need for new GP practices; (2) how many new GP practices have been commissioned in each year since 1 January 2010; (3) what the process is for commissioning new GP practices.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Finance ( 8 Apr 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what weighting is given to (a) families with young children and (b) the elderly in the Carr-Hill GP funding formula.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (26 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized businesses that are due to automatically enrol their employees in 2014.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (26 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the number and proportion of employers scheduled to join auto-enrolment in April 2014 that are on track to meet their deadlines.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (26 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the capacity of pension advisors and providers to support employers who are scheduled to establish workplace pensions through auto-enrolment in 2014.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (26 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that employers comply with their obligations under auto-enrolment.

Business of the House: Pensions Strategy (20 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: I welcome the reforms announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor yesterday and the further detail my hon. Friend the Minister has given today. I urge him not to overlook the Pensions Advisory Service and the Money Advice Service as potential sources of advice for people approaching retirement. How will he take forward discussions with the industry and the regulator to ensure the...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Brown). As someone who was born and brought up in the north-east, I too understand the deep-seated challenges that the region faces, and I hope that the emphasis in the Budget on rebuilding the manufacturing sector and investing in high levels of skills will make some progress towards tackling those problems....

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The number of people who want to take control over their own lives and employment, and who want the security that comes from self-employment, is significant, and the number of schemes that we have introduced to help young people find self-employment as a route out of poverty and unemployment have been a huge benefit to those who want to set up their own...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I think this should be seen as the first stage in a series of reforms, because as the Chancellor also said in his statement, the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that the savings ratio will continue to fall. As well as ensuring that we can provide a better deal for those in retirement, a better way for them to spend their pension pot and...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: Absolutely. My right hon. Friend provides me with the opportunity to praise the Chancellor for introducing the pensioner bond. Those higher rates of interest will provide not only an attractive way of enabling people to save, but some support to the Treasury. My hon. Friend the Member for Mid Norfolk (George Freeman) made a point about the savings culture. We must recognise that we need to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran (11 Mar 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many executions there were in Iran of (a) adults and (b) minors in 2013. [R]

Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax (24 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers made use of the provisions of Regulation 5 of the Income Tax (Exemption of Minor Benefits) Regulations 2002 in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

Written Answers — Treasury: Pensions: Tax Allowances ( 5 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the annual benefit to the public purse of reducing (a) the annual allowance for tax relief on pensions contributions to £30,000 and (b) the lifetime allowance to £1 million.

Free Schools and Academies ( 4 Feb 2014)

Mark Hoban: Why has a quota been set for admissions based on faith, but not for other characteristics such as social class, gender or ethnicity? Why has faith been singled out?


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