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Education Funding (3 Sep 2019)

Gavin Williamson: I thank the hon. Lady for her kind words. She has raised an important point. I took the opportunity to visit a maintained nursery school in Sheffield to gain a proper understanding of the value that those schools bring and their impact on children in the early years. Obviously my statement concerned school funding for 16 to 19-year-olds, but we constantly keep that issue under review, and I...

Scottish Parliament: The Open University at 50 (23 Apr 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...have each used the Open University to unlock opportunity, from Tracy Thorpe, who studied modern languages while out at sea serving as crew on a yacht; to Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski, who gained a BSc in social science while serving a 16-year sentence for drug smuggling; to Zahra Alidina, who became the UK’s youngest-ever law graduate at 15 after taking a degree with the OU; and to Karis...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Counter-Daesh Operations (8 Apr 2019)

Gavin Williamson: The House may welcome an update on the military campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Forces in Iraq and Syria now say that, with the support of the global Coalition, they have liberated all the towns and cities that were once occupied by Daesh. This is a huge achievement, and one in which UK forces should take great pride for the part they played in this success. The Global Coalition...

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Lord West of Spithead: ...impact of the Budget on defence. There is a welcome change in that defence is actually mentioned in this Budget, which it has not been for the last two. I congratulate the right honourable Gavin Williamson on pressurising the Chancellor into giving the MoD some help, although I have to say that it does not resolve the deep-rooted parlous state it finds itself in. The right honourable...

Racehorse Protection — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: ...will the target be zero? We have heard some great speeches today from my hon. Friends the Members for York Central (Rachael Maskell), for St Helens North (Conor McGinn) and for Derby North (Chris Williamson) and the hon. Members for Tewkesbury (Mr Robertson) and for Shipley (Philip Davies), but the purpose of today’s debate and all those contributions is to look at how we can improve...

Afghanistan - Question for Short Debate (4 Sep 2018)

Baroness D'Souza: ...for International Development will have spent some £0.75 billion pounds on healthcare, education, safe drinking water, the creation of jobs and tackling corruption. The UK lists among the gains some 6 million children now attending school, up from 1 million in 2001; access to healthcare up from 9% to 50%; maternal mortality halved; and life expectancy at birth higher than it has ever been...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Modernising Defence Progaramme - Update (19 Jul 2018)

Gavin Williamson: ...those of our allies and partners. Peer and near-peer states are investing heavily in both conventional and emerging technologies, and are increasingly adopting hybrid or asymmetric approaches to gain advantage. This has included attacking our digital networks and those of our allies, and operating in unconventional and legally questionable ways. Broader developments in the world including...

Administration of Justice: Daniel Cresswell (15 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: ...their own. What was not established in the investigation and trial process, and should have been, was that the claimant had a motive and created the means and opportunity to make a charge against the investigating officer of a company seeking to recover a debt in excess of £80,000. Equally, having made a serious allegation against a previous employer, her character, was not introduced in...

Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Baroness Donaghy: ...doing the right thing. The Government’s concern about so-called hobby traders is skewing the whole system; they would be better dealt with under anti-abuse processes. If someone is designated as gainfully self-employed, they will already have satisfied certain criteria, and it is unlikely that they would be hobby traders. The self-employed are discriminated against if they earn the same...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Pauline Latham: ...on behalf of someone who no longer has a voice in this place because she was defeated in that election. I have followed parliamentary protocol and notified the hon. Member for Derby North (Chris Williamson) yesterday that I would mention him today in the Chamber. The Opposition spokesman should listen very carefully to what I have to say about him. It is pretty ironic that only last month...

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: Peers: Attendance (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Laming: ...and have since died, and some took leave of absence in the next Session. In discharging their parliamentary duties members of the House of Lords can draw substantially on experience and expertise gained outside Parliament. Therefore members may devote considerable time to maintaining and increasing that knowledge. Members who took leave of absence for part of the Session and attended fewer...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Donaghy: ...self-employed, will receive. It has also become tougher for the self-employed to secure working tax credits since April this year. I am grateful to the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, and to Robin Williamson and his colleagues, for the briefing that they have provided. As I said, HMRC has tightened up the rules for the self-employed claiming working tax credits. The decision was first...

UK Automotive Industry — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (1 Apr 2014)

Gavin Williamson: ...10,000 jobs, but in the region of 100,000 extra jobs by 2020. We are producing more and more. Often we look back to the ’50s and ’60s as the heyday of automotive production, but we are rapidly gaining ground. Last year, 1.5 million cars were produced in the UK. Production is forecast to be up to 2 million by 2017—more cars produced in Great Britain than ever before. Those are...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 61 - Exercise of regulatory functions: economic growth (20 Mar 2014)

Chris Williamson: ...Performance: “Between 1979 and 2007, the top decile increased their share of total income by 14 percentage points, from 28.4% to 42.6%. The top percentile accounted for fully two-thirds of these gains, seeing their share rise from 5.9% to 15.4%.” The fact is that in the 1960s and ’70s, the percentage of national income that was enjoyed by ordinary workers—in other words, earned...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 61 - Exercise of regulatory functions: economic growth (20 Mar 2014)

Chris Williamson: ..., according to the Centre for Economic Performance, the top decile increase their share of income by 14 percentage points, from 28.4% to 42.6%. The top percentile accounted for two thirds of these gains, seeing their share rise from 5.9% to 15.4%. If we are talking about economic growth, surely we want the fruits of that growth to be shared by everybody, as it was in the 1960s and 1970s,...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 13 - Recorded rights of way: additional protection (6 Mar 2014)

Chris Williamson: ...countryside is clearly important. There is a strong Labour movement tradition of securing those rights, not least of which, in my home county of Derbyshire, was the mass trespass in the 1930s to gain access to the Peak district, although more can be done to open up the Peak district and other wilderness areas of the country to an even greater extent. I endorse nearly everything that my...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Staffordshire (13 Feb 2014)

Gavin Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to gain a more accurate representation of Gypsy and Traveller numbers in South Staffordshire constituency; and what steps he is taking to ensure that the duty of pitch provision is more evenly spread across all nearby local authority areas.

[Jim Sheridan in the Chair] — Community Budgets (6 Feb 2014)

Andy Sawford: ...have good step-down support, but what happens after the intensive work is concluded? Does the truanting and antisocial behaviour continue at the reduced level, or does it go up? Is the job gained a job maintained, or does the family fail again? Is support withdrawn, meaning that it becomes impossible to sustain the effort needed to stay employed, given that some core problems in a family...

Recall of Elected Representatives: Clause 1 — Decarbonisation target range (4 Dec 2013)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...the whole House was distressed by last week’s figures on excess deaths in England and Wales last winter. We should never accept such a figure or fail in our duty to prevent it from happening again. As a result of the much greater age profile of the UK’s housing stock, we have some of the least energy-efficient dwellings in Europe. Worryingly, only Estonia has a higher proportion of its...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Duchy of Cornwall (18 Nov 2013)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of the Duchy of Cornwall's exemption from corporation tax and capital gains tax; and if he will make a statement.


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