Results 141–160 of 800 for kirkcaldy and cowdenbeath

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: The Councils of UKRI (18 Oct 2016)

Gordon Marsden: We now move on to some of the meat of an area which has developed quite a head of steam: the relationship between UKRI and the councils. We have previously talked today about some of the ways in which UKRI might devolve its powers, and the Minister has been helpful regarding the councils, but the devil is always in the detail of parliamentary scrutiny. There is considerable disquiet about...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: United Kingdom Research and Innovation (18 Oct 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...some observations on the amendments tabled by SNP Members. I have mentioned Hamlet without the prince once, so I will not do it again, but I entirely share the puzzlement of the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath that the Bill, and indeed the White Paper, have been drafted with scant recognition of the knock-on effect and implications of what may be extremely valuable new...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

David Morris: ...of national insurance contributions. When I was the Prime Minister’s ambassador for the self-employed, I worked closely with my right hon. Friends the Members for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid) and for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) on trying to harmonise national insurance contributions so that self-employed people would eventually have the same state pension. However, I want...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Rating the quality and standards of higher education (11 Oct 2016)

Paul Blomfield: Even from my position sitting in this Committee Room, I would not wish to assess that evaluation, but I understand why the hon. Gentleman might want to share that with the Committee. It highlights in a particularly graphic way how we know the NSS does not provide a satisfactory metric in that respect. However, as the Government said, these are proxies. The amendment would ensure, as the...

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...to me afterwards. If she wants to raise an additional point, I would be really pleased to deal with that. The hon. Lady mentioned that security is the responsibility of the MPC of the Bank of England. She questioned whether that was right, and she questioned the accountability of the Bank of England. I say to her that Members have the opportunity to engage with the MPC through, for...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: The Office for Students (13 Sep 2016)

Gordon Marsden: I rise to support the amendment tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for City of Durham, and I commend her for her argument. I would spare her blushes, but as chair of the all-party universities group she is in an admirable position to take soundings from across the sector on this matter, which are of considerable concern. Before I address some of them, I endorse what the hon. Member for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Scotland (12 Sep 2016)

Roger Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people in the workfare programme in (i) Fife and (ii) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency moved into full-time employment in each of the last five years.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: The Office for Students (8 Sep 2016)

Roger Mullin: It is a pleasure to serve under you again, Mr Hanson. I hope that this is not a private fight, and that the Committee does not mind a Scot intruding in this debate, which would seem rather strange to anyone who has been in receipt of university education in Scotland, because universities in Scotland have had students at their centre, in different ways, for centuries. Indeed, the amendments...

Finance Bill: Distributional analysis of the impact of taxation measures (6 Sep 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I wish to speak to new clauses 15 and 19, and amendments 141 and 180 to 182, which were tabled in my name and those of my hon. Friends. I shall also touch on a few of the other amendments and new clauses in the group, which has turned into a bit of a rag-bag of issues. New clause 15 relates to VAT on energy-saving materials. The new clause would prohibit the making of any order that would...

Finance Bill: Review of tax treatment of Scottish Limited Partnerships (5 Sep 2016)

John Bercow: Does the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) wish to respond, which he is permitted, but not required, to do?

Finance Bill: Corporation tax treatment of the oil and gas industry (5 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: No, I will continue because I want to move on to the points made by the hon. Member for Salford and Eccles. On amendment 177, I note the comments made by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West (Rob Marris). He was quite correct in his analysis of what the amendment would do. I accept the point made by the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Greg Mulholland) that it is a probing...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (20 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...on his well-deserved promotion. I also welcome the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the hon. Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison), to the Front Bench. I am looking forward to our first debate, and I hope there will be many more to come. I thank all Members across the House for taking part in this important debate. My favourite quote was from the hon. Member for Dundee East (Stewart...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Fife (18 Jul 2016)

Roger Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants were sanctioned more than once in (a) Fife and (b) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14, (iv) 2014-15 and (v) 2015-16.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Office of Tax Simplification (7 Jul 2016)

We now come to new clauses. Before I start with Government new clause 7, it might be helpful to point out to the hon. Member for Aberdeen North that we will take the free-standing new clauses in the name of her hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath at the end of the Government new clauses. She has been very patient and if she hangs on a bit longer, her moment will come. New Clause 7

EU Nationals in the Uk (6 Jul 2016)

Emily Thornberry: We have had a full debate, albeit in a short period of time. We have heard a huge amount of passion, and the opinion of the House is quite clear. We heard from my hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Chris Elmore) about a Polish care home worker being asked regularly by residents when they are going home. We heard from the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) about EU...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Apprenticeship levy (5 Jul 2016)

David Gauke: ...of owner-managed businesses from the definition of earnings would increase the incentive to remunerate employees via bonuses rather than regular salary. That could create adverse incentives, and would also have a damaging impact on public finances. I understand why the hon. Lady raises this point, but I hope that she appreciates why we have not gone down that particular route. On the...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Inheritance tax: increased nil-rate band (5 Jul 2016)

David Gauke: I am disappointed that this clause and the approach that the Government are taking do not have cross-party support, but I am sure that my hon. Friends on the Government side will support the measures. The first point I have to make in response to the criticism of the clause is that, of course, the Government were elected and one of our manifesto pledges was to take forward measures to take...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Reduction in rate of supplementary charge (5 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: With permission, I will speak to clauses 54 and 128 together before moving on to the remaining clauses and new clauses. As we have heard, clauses 54 and 128 reduce the rates of the supplementary charge levied on the ring-fenced profits of companies involved in oil and gas production and petroleum revenue tax respectively. Companies involved in the exploration for and production of oil and gas...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Rates of tax on dividend income, and abolition of dividend tax credits etc (30 Jun 2016)

Rob Marris: If we are debating clause stand part, I have some remarks to make. As the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath said, clause 5 will have potential effects on microbusinesses, which are referred to in the soon-to-be-withdrawn amendment. I have had a meeting with Jason Kitcat, who is a microbusiness ambassador for Crunch. I think the Minister is aware of that gentleman. My hon. Friend the...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Savings allowance, and savings nil rate etc (30 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: I am grateful to both hon. Gentlemen for the points raised on these measures, and I am grateful to the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath for his strong support. He is absolutely right on the concerns of the overtaxing of ordinary savings. The hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West essentially raised two concerns—one about cliff edges and one about circumstances that could involve...


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