Results 141–160 of 1500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kevin Hollinrake

(30 Jun 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens), who made some very good points, and to congratulate the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing this important debate. I absolutely support the principle behind this proposal. One of the Treasury’s principles is to maximise capital receipts, and we must not forget that this country is about...

(30 Jun 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I totally agree. As we have heard, the Land Registry service is regarded as a very high-quality service and the housing market is such a critical component of our economy, particularly now that economic markets such as the housing market are looking a little more fragile. I have significant reservations about the privatisation of the Land Registry, and—supportively and gently—I ask the...

(30 Jun 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: My point was in favour not of public ownership and renationalisation, but of the introduction of more competition into the telecoms market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Funding (4 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that small rural primary schools, which are currently on the margins of financial viability, will be as secure under the new formula with academy status as when maintained by the local authority?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: A report recently commissioned by Transport for the North, a body created by this Government, highlights the opportunity to halt the growing divide between north and south and to create 850,000 new jobs and £97 billion of economic growth by 2050. Does my right hon. Friend agree that, to build on our economic prosperity, we need to continue to rebalance infrastructure spending from London to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (18 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I welcome the Minister to his new post, and I welcome the Government focus on affordable homes to buy through the starter homes programme, but we also need affordable homes to rent. Does the Minister agree that as we have made the decision to leave the EU, now is the right time to consider more investment in social rented homes to meet local needs and local affordability?

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: Does the hon. Gentleman understand that a research project is now looking at this evidence? That conflicts with his motion on the Order Paper, which says: “the Government intends to cut housing benefit for vulnerable people”. That is pure scaremongering.

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. As part of the solution he mentions, will he look at the perceived barrier preventing people who benefit from this kind of accommodation from getting back into work? People I have met in these kinds of facilities locally feel that they cannot earn enough to be able to pay back the effective £250 a week cost of the accommodation.

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey), who has much experience in these matters. It is clear from all the remarks made this afternoon that everyone in this House supports supported housing. One of the most inspirational parts of our job is visiting organisations such as Ryedale YMCA in Malton, Yorkshire Housing, North Yorkshire County Council...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: But does the right hon. Gentleman accept the number of times it has been said by Ministers that this is subject to a policy review, which is due out in the autumn? Therefore, to say that this is going to happen is absolutely wrong. I do accept that uncertainty is being caused by this policy decision, and we should think through a policy before we announce it. This does disincentivise...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. As others want to speak, I will move on to one other point, which is the disincentive for the young people in these facilities, which do a fantastic job. Recently, on a visit to Arc Light in York, I met two young men in their 20s: one was a brickie and the other a joiner. They were perfectly capable of working, but were totally deterred from working,...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I am very glad that we agree on that point. The other impression that I got from these young people was that they did not seem to feel any particular urgency to get back into work. We should consider whether we are providing the right incentives and encouragement for these young people, who are perfectly capable of working, to get into work. In conclusion, I do accept some of the points in...

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman mentioned the sale of ARM Holdings to SoftBank. Yesterday we saw the announcement of Micro Focus, a UK business, buying a significant business of Hewlett Packard. Does he think that we should be able to buy businesses internationally, but not be able to sell them internationally?

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is always a pleasure to speak with you in the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Havant (Mr Mak) on securing this very important debate and on his motion, which notes the importance of small and medium-sized businesses, the huge contribution they make and their expertise. The motion also calls on the Government to “continue introducing and...

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: My hon. Friend hits on one of my favourite topics: the culture of corporate obfuscation that we get from BT and its willingness to underinvest to maximise profitability. We absolutely need to get BT to up its game. I agree with Ofcom, which says that one solution is to open up the ducts and poles to other operators. Perhaps in future, when there are bidding rounds for Government investment,...

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: There are huge challenges ahead. The situation is similar with Amazon, of course. Small businesses used to engage on the Amazon platform. A small business driver would pick up goods and take them to their destination; in future that will done by autonomous vehicles and drones. Amazon will completely dominate the supply chain, so where is a small business opportunity there? In previous...

Fourth Industrial Revolution (8 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: My hon. Friend makes a good case. In California, people are experimenting with something called a digital dividend. The money that is being made is paid back to people in the form of a dividend for which they do not have to work, but work is important. We want the opportunities; we want the work. We do not want to be redundant, sitting at home while machines do all the work for us. We must...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (13 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I welcome the new ministerial team to their new roles. Kingspan, a significant employer in my constituency, has contacted me regarding concerns about the revaluation of business rates for cellphone rooftop solar. The result is a sixfold to eightfold increase in rates. Will my hon. Friend agree to meet me and representatives from the company to see how these effects can be mitigated?

Hinkley Point C (15 Sep 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: I welcome the long-term investment in low-carbon energy and the creation of 25,000 jobs. Will the Secretary of State confirm EDF’s commitment to local jobs and to small and medium-sized businesses in the supply chain, such as James Fisher Nuclear in my constituency?

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill (10 Oct 2016)

Kevin Hollinrake: Will the hon. Lady give way?


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