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Uk Economy (29 Jun 2016)

Greg Hands: I am going to talk a little more about the debate. My hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) made a very powerful speech, referring to his very strong business background. Like me, he strongly supported the remain campaign. He made strong points about business and the importance of making sure we secure business and trade in our new arrangements. The hon. Member for...

Finance Bill: Reduction in rate of capital gains tax (28 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: I shall be relatively brief in responding to the debate. I addressed one of the issues that we have debated in my fairly lengthy remarks earlier and there is also a certain sense that these are issues we have debated in the past. I certainly remember debating the issue of carried interest with the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) in last year’s Finance Bill. He made...

Finance Bill: General anti-abuse rule: provisional counteractions (28 Jun 2016)

Caroline Flint: I rise to support amendment 1, in my name and those of my hon. Friends the Members for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) and for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson) and the hon. Members for Amber Valley (Nigel Mills), for Southport (John Pugh) and for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock). I am grateful for the support of six other members of the Public Accounts...

Finance Bill: Taxable benefits: application of Chapters 5 to 7 of Part 3 of ITEPA 2003 (27 Jun 2016)

Kelvin Hopkins: I rise to speak briefly on these amendments and new clauses. The hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) was absolutely right to mention HMRC. Successive Governments have consistently understaffed HMRC, consistently arguing that they would make it more efficient or whatever. When I was first elected to this House 19 years ago, I remember going to my local VAT office and...

BHS (6 Jun 2016)

Alan Brown: Kilmarnock in my constituency has one of the 16 BHS stores in Scotland. My hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) referred to the concerns for the workers and for the potential void in our high streets that will need to be filled. In her statement, the Minister said that Jobcentre Plus would help to identify and fill skills gaps and vacancies. However, my local...

Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Jeremy Quin: It is, as ever, a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin), and I am grateful to him for his advice. As a neo-classicist myself, I now know that I need to keep an eye on my variables. I hope the hon. Gentleman will forgive me for saying that it is an even greater pleasure for Conservative Members to know that there is now an effective Opposition in the...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

John Healey: ...He is right. We sometimes hear the Government say that they have built more social homes than we did, but 90% of the social homes built by this Government were commissioned by the Labour Government and largely funded by the Labour Government. I should know—I was the Minister who did it. My hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) made a strong case for lower tolls on the...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Steve Pound: Like everyone present today, I congratulate the hon. Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on securing this timely and significant debate. It is entirely appropriate for the Labour party to associate itself with congratulations to Arlene Foster, who is soon to be First Minister, and the DUP for what I was going to call its crushing victory, but then I remembered that the hon. Gentleman...

Bis Sheffield/Government Departments Outside London (9 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: It is not as simple as cutting costs. The right hon. Gentleman, with his great experience in and out of Government, should know that. It is a question of making sure that we have an efficient and effective way of working in BIS, set against the financial restraints that we have quite properly put upon our Department as part of our overall requirements with regard to the deficit. Our current...

Nepal Earthquake: First Anniversary (25 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: ...resistant to earthquakes. I want to touch on comments made by Sushil Gyawali, the chief executive of the NRA, on his appointment in January. He made it clear that the real task of reconstruction and rehabilitation could begin only in mid-April—about now—because a detailed damage assessment and a full list of genuine victims were needed to formulate a national action plan. Although...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Schedule 2 - Appointments relating to Part 1 (19 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. It has been a pleasure to take this legislation through this House. There has been a good level of interest from Members from all parts of the House, and a wealth of suggestions and recommendations have been made, which is a testament to how important the issues in this Bill are. Indeed, some of the suggestions have made their way into the...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: New Clause 12 - Appointment of Financial Conduct authority chief executive (19 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...permanence, which is a very long time. I can assure my right hon. Friend that it is the Chancellor’s intention that that remain the case for the length of time that he is able to exert power and influence over the matter. I hope that answers the question in the spirit in which it is asked. The hon. Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) asked me to confirm that the NAO can look at the...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

Stewart Hosie: May I make a number of small observations on what we have heard so far and gently say to the Minister, whom I like, that success is not measured merely in monetary terms? There are many, many successful people who will forgo stashing cash in the attic, the bank or the offshore tax haven. On HMRC, we have no problem with efficiency or with organisations being fit for purpose. We have no qualms...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Apr 2016)

David Rutley: ...are women. That is exactly the route that we need to take. With the new levy, businesses will hopefully have a greater say in how apprenticeships should be taken forward, their quality improved and the gender mix enhanced. That was a good intervention. The hon. Members for Bassetlaw (John Mann) and for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) spoke about productivity. Clearly, productivity...

Scotland Bill: Clause 3 — Elections (23 Mar 2016)

Ian Murray: ...is a great pleasure to speak on behalf of the official Opposition. I am not going to pretend that the passage of the Bill has been entirely enjoyable, smooth or stress-free, but we are where we are and it has definitely been worth getting to this place. Every Member of this House and the other place should be incredibly proud of what has been achieved in such a short space of time. Some...

amendment of the law (16 Mar 2016)

Andrew Tyrie: I am not going to put the right hon. Gentleman under any pressure. The Chancellor deserves a great deal of credit for the recovery, and I have said so before; so does the Prime Minister—he has just slipped out of the Chamber—who has backed the Chancellor, I think, for the most part. The last six years have been extremely difficult at times, and it is a defining achievement for the...

Community Pharmacies — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (23 Feb 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Streeter. Thank you for chairing this debate. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) for bringing this debate to Westminster Hall and giving colleagues the opportunity to make such a range of comments. They all have a good knowledge of things in their areas, and some have more specialised knowledge. We heard from the right...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Nomination of the Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority: parliamentary oversight (23 Feb 2016)

John Mann: ...as the Treasury Committee, which is elected on a cross-party basis by Parliament, the ability to reject an unsuitable applicant demonstrates the fundamental weakness of the last few Chancellors and of the current one, in the style of his predecessor but one—Mr Brown was an example, and Mr Osborne closely mirrors him in every way. Chancellors perceive that they have all the wisdom, yet...

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Emergency Tug Vessels (West Coast of Scotland) (22 Feb 2016)

Ian Blackford: ...the Minister, however, is that we explained what happened in Ardnamurchan. The ETV cannot get from Orkney in a reasonable amount of time. In light of the decision the Minister has made this evening and in light of the risk assessment that must take place, will he revisit the need and desire for a second vessel based in Stornoway to cover the west coast, based on a realistic understanding...


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