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Antimicrobial Resistance (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I thank my hon. Friend the Minister. As I said earlier, she has always been a passionate champion of this subject, long before she was an excellent Health Minister. AMR is quite an esoteric issue. Most hon. Members, as we can tell from the attendance, are not particularly concerned about or aware of the problem. I was only made aware of the issue because a charity in my constituency,...

Antimicrobial Resistance (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech, and he makes a good point about the pig sector. I am sure he will be aware that the reduction in antibiotic use in the pig sector has not affected yields at all, which demonstrates that things can be done more sustainably, and can be better for the environment, without affecting the economics of farming.

Antimicrobial Resistance (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I beg to move, That this House has considered the health impacts of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Sir Gary. Mark Twain once said: “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” This is not a trouble that will not happen. This trouble is happening now; this trouble will get...

Treasury: Economic Inequality (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Regional mutual banks are a feature of all the other G7 economies, which have much lower levels of regional inequality. They are key to the provision of small and medium-sized enterprise finance. We have a number around the UK that are ready to go, led by experienced professionals; all they need is some pump-prime funding. Will my right hon. Friend agree to meet me to discuss this very...

Dormant Assets Bill [Lords] (6 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I am supportive of the Bill and the widening of the jurisdiction of the legislation. As I said in an earlier intervention, my brief remarks will be centred on community banks, which, as both Ministers on the Front Bench—my hon. Friends the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and the Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the...

Dormant Assets Bill [Lords] (6 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Under the current legislation—the Charities Act 2011—urban regeneration is one of the areas that distributions are allowed to go into, but it is not clear whether they can go to, for example, a regional mutual bank. As my hon. Friend knows, the all-party parliamentary group on fair business banking is strongly in favour of that. Could the point be clarified in the Bill to facilitate a...

Economic Crime (2 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The Minister is making a good and important speech. His Department is looking at a review of whistleblowing regulations and legislation. We have heard evidence from across the House that fraud now accounts for something like a third or even 40% of all crimes, and around 40% of those crimes are identified only because of the work of whistleblowers. It is widely acknowledged that whistleblower...

Economic Crime (2 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: That is a really interesting quote. Who is in the “powerful advertising industry”? The only people I can see benefiting from scams posted in the paid-ads section of Google are those at Google, not those in the advertising industry.

Economic Crime (2 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate, and to follow the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge), who is such a champion in this area. I add my thanks to the Backbench Business Committee for granting this important and timely debate. This debate is urgent, particularly since, as the right hon. Lady said, the Government promised and intend to bring forward legislation...

Economic Crime (2 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a delight to work with the right hon. Lady on this particular issue. As part of the Law Commission consultation, there is talk that, instead of there being a criminal liability for failing to prevent economic crime within a corporation, it may be downgraded to a regulatory offence. Does she agree that that would not create the deterrent we need for these corporations, such as NatWest,...

Adult Social Care (1 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I thank my hon. Friend for all her work on this, as a Back Bencher and as a Minister. As she will know from our many conversations, I am a fan of the German system, not least because of its greater focus on domiciliary care and on personal budgets, which allow people, instead of relying on the professional workforce, to pay a loved one or a neighbour to provide their care. In many cases, that...

Adult Social Care (1 Dec 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I thank my hon. Friend for all her work on this, as a Back Bencher and as a Minister. As she will know from our many conversations, I am a fan of the German system, not least because of its greater focus on domiciliary care and on personal budgets, which allow people, instead of relying on the professional workforce, to pay a loved one or a neighbour to provide their care. In many cases, that...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to speak after my former colleague in the Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Loughborough (Jane Hunt). She made some good points, not least on part-built developments. I support the Bill’s intent. There is an expression that you should never take down a fence until you know why it was put there. As I set out in my intervention, I have one or two particular...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman makes some good points and I am not saying that in certain circumstances commonhold cannot work. He pointed to the simple situation of a non-adopted road to which local residents have to contribute for the upkeep and it can certainly work in those situations, but I am just trying to point out that there are situations where it would prove difficult to make the system work....

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: My right hon. Friend raises a good point and has an advantage over me as I do not know in depth how that would happen in, for instance, Manhattan, but I think we should understand that situation more before pushing ahead and ruling that commonhold will effectively become the default for every single development in the UK. The Government have done a great job in many things and one of them is...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: My right hon. Friend is making an important point. Would the code of conduct to which she refers—for those kinds of complex developments—include a cap on ground rents of, say, £100 or 0.1% of the value, whichever was lower, to ensure that the ground rent was always affordable?

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Gentleman is making a good point about what is referred to as “fleecehold.” Does he agree it is entirely within the gift of the local authority to require the development to be made to adoptable standards in terms of roads and drainage, for example? It can then be adopted by the local authority, so people do not have to pay twice for such services.

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I have been known to swim against the tide once or twice with regard to this particular debate. I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I am a leaseholder, not a freeholder, in this context. Nevertheless, it is not right to think that effectively scrapping leasehold and moving to commonhold is a panacea. For evidence of that, hon. Members...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The Minister is setting out a list of exemptions. Are complex developments included in that—for example, a tube station with a cinema or shopping centre attached, and a block of flats above it, all in effect part of the same development? Who will manage the complexity of that development? If I was a long leaseholder in that block of flats, I would not be keen to manage all the mechanical...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] (29 Nov 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I am sorry; I should clarify my point. The Minister is quite right that a management company could look after the whole entity, but things such as common areas and insurance of the whole building —among many other issues—affect the whole building, and they require somebody to have an overarching view of the entire development. I not sure how that is provided for. In fact, in 2019, when I...


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