People matching Alistair darling

Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former Labour Peer (10 Dec 2015 – 28 Jul 2020)

Ann Coffey

Former Independent MP for Stockport ( 9 Apr 1992 – 6 Nov 2019)

Russell Brown

Former Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway ( 1 May 1997 – 30 Mar 2015)

Mr David Stewart

Former Labour MP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber ( 1 May 1997 – 11 Apr 2005)

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Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill (27 Feb 2024)

Kenneth Gibson: ...who rely on them. The Opposition parties should stop posturing and get behind this budget. As we know, while Labour presided over the financial crash that began austerity under Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, the Tories gave us born-again conspiracy theorist Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng. According to the Pensions Regulator, £425 billion was wiped from pension pots by their reckless...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: ..., on his maiden speech. I agree with him that there is huge opportunity across the UK, not just in London and the south-east, to develop an industrial strategy. I echo his warm words about Alistair Darling, a mutual friend of many of us on this side, and his family. I thank him for that. I hope he enjoys his many years in your Lordships’ House. We are a country full of talented people...

Christmas, Christianity and Communities — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (19 Dec 2023)

Patrick Grady: Before I begin, I pay tribute to the late Alistair Darling, whose memorial service will be taking place not long from now in St Mary’s Episcopal cathedral in Edinburgh. He was a remarkable man who contributed much to Scottish politics. I echo the tributes that have been paid across party lines, and I send condolences and sympathies to his family. I congratulate the hon. Member for Don...

Treasury: Banking Services: Access (19 Dec 2023)

Tulip Siddiq: Before I ask my question, I want to convey the apologies of the shadow Chancellor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves). She is delivering the eulogy at Alistair Darling’s funeral today. I want to say a few words about Alistair Darling—I am sure you will agree, Mr Speaker—a dedicated public servant, who was respected across both Houses. He led the country’s...

Treasury: Topical Questions (19 Dec 2023)

Jeremy Hunt: Today is the funeral of Lord Darling, who will be greatly missed by many in this House, as well as by Maggie and his family. Civil servants are known for being good at concealing their private feelings about more challenging Ministers, but that was never necessary with Alistair Darling. He was Chief Secretary to the Treasury and then Chancellor during the global financial crisis, and despite...

Finance Bill (13 Dec 2023)

Robert Syms: ...Bench and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has put together a good package, and I look forward to what will happen in March. Before I sit down, I will pay tribute to a Labour Chancellor, Lord Alistair Darling of Roulanish, who was a very modest but very competent man. He faced what would be anybody’s nightmare in the Treasury, with banks collapsing. I think that history will treat him...

Business of the House ( 7 Dec 2023)

Lucy Powell: Let me first pay tribute to two Labour giants who have passed away in the past week. Alistair Darling was one of the guiding hands in the last Labour Government. He was one of only three Ministers who served in the Cabinet throughout the entire period, most notably as Chancellor during the global economic crisis. His calm, decisive and comprehensive response helped to save our economy, and...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for International Student Assessment (Results) ( 7 Dec 2023)

Douglas Ross: 1. I begin by putting on record my party’s condolences to the family and friends of the late Alistair Darling. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer played an essential role in steering the country through the financial crash and the better together campaign. He was a true titan of Scottish and United Kingdom politics, and the warm responses from across the political spectrum are testament...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) ( 7 Dec 2023)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: 3. On behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, I express our profound regret at the loss of Alistair Darling, a giant of Edinburgh politics, who was feared and respected by politicians of all parties. I pass on our condolences to his family and to the Labour Party. I also wish all those who are celebrating it a happy Hanukkah, and I remind the chamber that my wife is a serving primary school...

Prime Minister: West Midlands: Economic Growth ( 6 Dec 2023)

Rishi Sunak: ...wishes Mr Speaker a speedy recovery. Before I answer my hon. Friend’s question, I also know that the whole House will want to join me in offering our condolences to the family and friends of Alistair Darling, Glenys Kinnock and Lord James Douglas-Hamilton. They each made an enormous contribution to public life and will be deeply missed. The Hillsborough families have suffered multiple...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 6 Dec 2023)

Keir Starmer: ...very good to see you in your place, Madam Deputy Speaker. We wish Mr Speaker a speedy recovery. This week, we lost two giants of the Labour family, and I thank the Prime Minister for his comments. Alistair Darling was a man of unassuming intelligence, warmth and kindness. He brought a calm expertise and, in private, a cutting wit, and his devoted love of his family was ever present. Our...

Early Years Education - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2023)

Baroness Twycross: ...the problems in securing childcare faced by shift workers, including firefighters, later on in the debate. However, before I speak on the subject being debated today, I would like to pay tribute to Alistair Darling. There can be few politicians who have contributed so much to this country, both in his leadership in his roles in government and in his leadership in keeping the union intact....

National Health Service: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2023)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...only a minute now to respond: I understand that the clerk will time us out at 2.56 pm. All I will say then is, first, that I thank the Minister and my noble friend Lady Merron for their tributes to Alistair Darling, who was such a formidable colleague, Minister and public servant. Secondly, the conclusion I reach is that we have to have a whole-system reform; we need a Government who are...

HM Prison Bedford (30 Nov 2023)

Edward Argar: If I may briefly crave your indulgence, Mr Deputy Speaker, I wish to put on the record my tribute to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, on the news of his sad passing. He was a man of intellect, integrity and ability, and had a deep commitment to public service. He will be missed by all in this House. We send our condolences and sympathies to his family. I am grateful...

National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) Bill: Clause 1 - Reduction of Class 1 main primary percentage (30 Nov 2023)

Drew Hendry: Before I come to my point, may I add my own condolences and those of my party to the family and friends of the former Chancellor, Alistair Darling? Clearly, we were on very different sides of the fence, particularly on independence, which was heavily contested nine years ago, but he was a towering intellect and a very important figure in Scottish public life. As I say, we pass on our...

National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) Bill (30 Nov 2023)

Nigel Huddleston: On behalf of the Government, I join the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) and the whole House in expressing our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Alistair Darling. I know he had many personal friends in the House who knew him very well indeed. I never had the pleasure of interacting with him here, but what an incredibly calm and dignified gentleman he was....

Scottish Parliament: Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (30 Nov 2023)

Rhoda Grant: Before I begin my speech, I will take a moment to put on record our sadness at the passing of Alistair Darling. He was a public servant who served his country and his constituents, and he will be missed by all of us. I offer our condolences to Margaret, Calum, Anna and the rest of his family. [ Applause .] I also take this opportunity to thank the clerks to the committee, who helped to...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] ( 7 Nov 2023)

John Redwood: not independent in managing the mighty portfolio of bonds that it currently owns on behalf of the institution and wider taxpayers. The proof of that is the fact that successive Chancellors from Alistair Darling onwards signed a concordat with the Bank of England giving it permission to buy bonds and agreeing to pay any losses, should losses be made, when it came to sell them or when...

UK Economy: Growth, Inflation and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2023)

Lord Eatwell: .... Any serious study of economic history demonstrates beyond doubt that the only enduring way to reduce the debt to GDP ratio is to grow GDP. Accordingly, in the first half of 2010, the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, had steered the economy on to a steady growth path, approaching an annual growth rate of 3%. In May of that year, the new Chancellor, George Osborne, reversed Darling’s policy...

Mortgage Prisoners — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (28 Jun 2023)

Martin Docherty: ...such as Northern Rock or Bradford & Bingley, were household names—well-known brands that did not make people think twice about borrowing with them—and even the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, stated clearly in 2007: “I can tell the House that Bank of England lending is secured against assets held by Northern Rock, which include high-quality mortgages with a...

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