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The Government’S Productivity Plan (28 Feb 2017)

Chi Onwurah: ...and France—the widest gap since 1992. That was decades ago, when there was another Tory Government with a small majority. Since 2010, UK productivity has grown on average by just 0.4% a year. The OECD, the CBI, the Office for Budget Responsibility and the Bank of England have all expressed concern that continued low productivity growth is holding back our economy. How can we improve...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Training: Finance (20 Dec 2016)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the speech delivered by the Prime Minister on 21 November 2016 at the CBI annual conference, how much of the extra £2 billion funding will be spent on skills training.

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Robin Walker: ...debate in the main Chamber. The UK’s global status as a science and research superpower is fundamental to our wider economic competitiveness. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah) described it as the engine of prosperity. This Government want the UK to be the go-to place for innovators and investors across the world, and we intend to secure the right outcome...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Productivity (17 Jun 2015)

Shabana Mahmood: ...We have had a good debate with some thoughtful speeches. I particularly want to mention the speeches of my hon. Friends the Members for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), for Croydon North (Mr Reed), for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson) and for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire). May I also congratulate the hon. Members who made their maiden speeches today?...

Bill Presented: Title (29 Nov 2013)

Chi Onwurah: ...more time to recoup the investments. These companies will be making decisions now about 2017 and 2020, and if they see a huge policy uncertainty on the horizon, that will put off investment and put jobs at risk. The CBI reported last week: “No alternative to EU membership offers a better balance of advantages and disadvantages or greater influence for the UK”. I do not say that...

SMEs (Public Sector Procurement) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Jun 2013)

Chi Onwurah: ...;s approach lacks the required urgency. Whether on procurement or bank lending, Ministers across Government are failing SMEs. Responding to a recent National Audit Office report on improving Government procurement, the head of the CBI said: “Two and a half years after the Government committed to centralising public procurement, individual departments are still too often doing their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Affordable Housing (6 Nov 2012)

Chi Onwurah: ...it comes to 4G. In Newcastle, thousands of families are on the council house waiting list and thousands of construction workers are unemployed. Does he not agree with the director general of the CBI, who said that this plan was exactly what the economy needed?

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Clause 39 - Cartel offence (10 Jul 2012)

Chi Onwurah: ...proposed wording is the best possible wording for replacing the dishonesty bar, but we are suggesting that it is necessary to add something to his proposals. How would he answer the concerns of the CBI and of the in-house Competition Law Association that the clause, as it is currently drafted, is too wide? May I also ask the Minister to address the concerns regarding the practicality of...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Clause 27 - Public interest interventions in markets investigations (10 Jul 2012)

Chi Onwurah: ...speed up the market investigation process, we should ensure that the CMA’s sole priority is competition, and let the Secretary of State worry about the public interest. That point was made forcefully by the CBI in our evidence sessions. Katja Hall said: “Our concern is about the risk of blurring the responsibility of the new Competition and Markets Authority. What is the...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Schedule 5 - Amendments related to Part 3 (10 Jul 2012)

Chi Onwurah: ...review is currently nearing the end of its initial phase of investigation and has been carrying out interviews with a wide range of top business people, investors, academics, employees and civil servants. The EEF, IOD and CBI have all expressed their support. It is led by Sir George Cox, a former director-general of the Institute of Directors and a director of the New York Stock Exchange...

Business, Innovation and Skills: Innovation and Research (8 Dec 2011)

Chi Onwurah: ...focused on innovation—the engine of growth. We welcome it and will consider it carefully. However, we have seen that this Government’s fine words are not matched by action. The director of the CBI recently described their action on solar panels as the “third smack about the head” for investors in renewables. In China, the US, India, Germany and Finland Governments...


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