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Lord Ashcroft

Former Conservative Peer (24 Oct 2000 – 3 Apr 2015)

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Leaving the EU: State Aid, Public Ownership and Workers’ Rights — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Dec 2018)

Laura Smith: ...margin. In my constituency, that margin is estimated to have been somewhat wider, at 41% to remain and 59% to leave. I am sure that everyone present is also aware of the research conducted by Lord Ashcroft that concluded that the three lowest social groups voted to leave by a majority of two thirds. In that same poll, the single reason most frequently given for voting to leave was the...

Veterans Strategy - Motion to Take Note (15 Nov 2018)

Baroness Helic: available to veterans, in particular the focus on mental health and homelessness—complex issues that need strong and focused attention. I also want to pay tribute to the work done by Lord Ashcroft, who, until a few months ago studiously and imaginatively worked on the Veterans’ Transition Review and subsequent updates. His contribution was a crucial factor in the recent...

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People: Centenary of the Armistice (6 Nov 2018)

Tom Watson: .... If ever there is a time to forgive and reunite, it is 11 November 2018. This year, of all the articles written on the great war, the one that moved me the most was that written by Lord Michael Ashcroft, who made the case that courage is something displayed by service personnel on both sides of war and conflict. We should never forget that. He made a strong case for reconciliation in his...

Serious Violence Strategy - Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Hogan-Howe: ...the way Crimestoppers works, particularly for young people. The Crimestoppers that we as adults may understand has always worked. It is an idea that came from America—it was brought over by Lord Ashcroft—whereby people can anonymously report who has committed a crime or where stolen goods are, and thousands of people are arrested every year from that. I do not think young people...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...Vote Leave website up—Members can take a look if they like. Vote Leave did not argue for isolation, intolerance or economic protectionism. Those may be the views of a vociferous minority, but the Ashcroft polling that was undertaken at the time of the referendum found that for nearly half of leave voters, the biggest single reason for wanting to vote leave was “the principle that...

European Union Citizenship: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland (7 Mar 2018)

Paul Girvan: ...was to protect minorities. An amendment was made to it that includes the word “Travellers”—I stand to be corrected, but I believe that Travellers get a special mention in section 75. Lord Ashcroft did a review into the military in 2014, and I want to see the military and those who served within our security forces in Northern Ireland get the same recognition, with the same amendment...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...way of helping to make that happen. One reason why that is important, particularly in the context of scrutiny, is that the referendum day poll of about 12,000 voters, commissioned by the noble Lord Ashcroft, showed that the biggest single reason for voting leave—it was given by over half of leave voters—was to take back control of, among other things, the laws and decisions of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Graham Stringer: ...the way to do it, not by calling on the most immediate opinion poll. Opinion polls change. My hon. Friend the Member for Stockton South and other Members may be interested in a poll taken by Lord Ashcroft the day after the referendum. He surveyed all those people who had voted for Brexit and found that 94% of them had not voted for it on economic grounds, so a lot of the arguments about...

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: The Queen’s Private Estate: Ethical Investment (22 Nov 2017)

Cat Smith: ...our party and the Government’s. They are dependent on the ultra-wealthy few, while our party is powered by the many. In the light of the revelation in the Paradise papers that key Tory donor Lord Ashcroft was using offshore tax havens to shelter his wealth, will the Minister and his colleagues be accepting his donations to the Conservative party?

Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition): Tax Avoidance and Evasion (14 Nov 2017)

Margaret Hodge: ...Bono to the popular actors in “Mrs Brown’s Boys”: stories that tainted the reputation of our much-loved royal family; revelations about establishment figures in politics, such as Lord Ashcroft and Lord Sassoon; and further evidence that corporations such as Apple deliberately establish artificial financial structures that have no other purpose than to avoid tax. I want to focus,...

Petition - Users of the No. 67 Bus Service in Torbay: Tax Avoidance and Evasion (Isle of Man) (7 Nov 2017)

Margaret Hodge: enormous risk by passing the papers to the media. Every time this happens, the accused attack the accusers—the whistleblowers—and try to undermine their credibility. In this case, Lord Ashcroft’s public relations agent told The Guardian that Lord Ashcroft would not comment because “you are referring to stolen data.” The whistleblower obtained the information in the public...

Paradise Papers - Statement (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...rejected Labour’s demand that this issue be identified and dealt with in legislation. The Conservative Party has a great deal to conceal. What is the tax status of the former non-domicile Lord Ashcroft? We noticed that for a short while he figured prominently in the newspapers during the election period but, of course, by then he had already paid half a million pounds into the...

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: ...hon. Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin), and will the right hon. Gentleman be apologising to Her Majesty for the embarrassment this episode has caused her? With regards to Lord Ashcroft, a major funder of the Conservative party who reportedly contributed half a million pounds to the Conservatives in the general election campaign, will the Minister tell the House what...

Scottish Parliament: Withdrawal from the European Union (Impact on Musicians and the Music Industries) (25 Oct 2017)

Rachael Hamilton: ...such as the renegotiation of existing terms of trade, which will enable the industry to grow and develop international markets. Brexit does not mean that the world will end—far from it. Mr Ashcroft, of PRS for Music, said, in relation to royalties: “We have already been licensing our rights on a pan-European basis. Brexit won’t stop that ... We are so international that we think our...

Contaminated Blood (11 Jul 2017)

Jessica Morden: I want to speak in this debate on behalf of my constituents, Lin Ashcroft and the Smith family, victims of the contaminated blood scandal. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford East (Annaliese Dodds) on an excellent maiden speech. She rightly highlighted the importance of the campaign and her local campaigners, and we look forward to hearing many more speeches from her. I also...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (Opportunities for Growth) (14 Jun 2017)

Jackie Baillie: ...only look to Tony Mackay of Mackay Consultants, who says that the true level of unemployment is 4.4 per cent, which is much higher than the claimant count of 2.4 per cent, or to Professor Brian Ashcroft, who pointed to the fact that real unemployment was rising more than five years ago. Indeed, the Scottish Trades Union Congress has previously expressed the concern that the official...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Training (19 Apr 2017)

Mike Penning: Following the 'Veterans' Transition Review' conducted by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC in 2014, the Ministry of Defence implemented initiatives to ensure Early Service Leavers (ESLs) were offered resettlement support from the Career Transition Partnership Future Horizons (CTPFH) programme to tackle barriers to employment, education or further training. The Department does not hold information on...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (7 Mar 2017)

Communities and Local Government: Future of supported housing. 3:45 pm
Witnesses: Tessa Bolt John Wood Joe Coffin Robert Davidson Merida Taylor Joe Oldman, Policy Adviser (Housing and Transport), Age UK Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor Anne Lawn, Head of Operations, Sense Gillian Connor, Head of Policy and Development, Rethink Mental Illness Sian Hawkins, Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager, Women's Aid Denise Hatton, Chief Executive, YMCA England Lisa Hubbard,...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (7 Mar 2017)

Work and Pensions: Future of supported housing. 3:45 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Tessa Bolt Joe Coffin Robert Davidson Merida Taylor John Wood Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive, Anchor Gillian Connor, Head of Policy & Development, Rethink Mental Illness Anne Lawn, Head of Operations, Sense Joe Oldman, Policy Manager, Age UK Denise Hatton, Chief Executive, YMCA England Sian Hawkins, Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager, Women's Aid Lisa Hubbard, Senior Support...

Opposition Day: Prisons (25 Jan 2017)

Philip Davies: ...reality, the overwhelming majority of the public believe that offenders should serve the whole of the sentence that they were given by the courts in the first place. In a survey carried out by Lord Ashcroft, 82% of those asked thought that prisoners should serve the full prison sentence handed down by the court. That, for many, is not rocket science; it is just common sense. Fixed-term...

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