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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP, Tatton , 7 Jun 2001 – 3 May 2017

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Disabled People and Economic Growth (22 Feb 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: ..., but WRAG also recognises that those claimants are ready to work with support. That is really important, because it got people into the frame of mind of being ready to take a risk and leave the structure of the support group of ESA. After the coalition, after the Liberals were defenestrated, George Osborne quickly cut WRAG by 30%. I was really depressed about it when the change came into...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Robathan: ...the British people. I shall be brief about this, he will be pleased to know, because that is where we should start, and finish. During the referendum campaign the Prime Minister at the time, and also George Osborne and Michael Gove, specifically said that we would have to leave the single market. People may not have paid attention, but that is neither here nor there. I think that we will...

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Voting Age (21 Feb 2018)

Lucy Powell: ...Government’s own Benches, including from two former Education Secretaries, the right hon. Members for Putney (Justine Greening) and for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan), is not the right honourable George Osborne right when he says that the Government do not have a majority to stop this anymore and might as well get on and embrace it and get the credit?

Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Darling of Roulanish: ...on immigration the reduction of net migration but they do not know the figures on which it is based, then the policy does not add up to very much. We all know that the policy has not been met, and if George Osborne is right, no one in all the Cabinets that he served in prior to moving on to other things believed that it was realistic either. What was obvious from the evidence we heard is...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Kevan Jones: ...: flat cash again and more being pushed on to local taxpayers, and no doubt we will be told that the police budget is increasing. A lot of nonsense has been talked about reserves. I thought that this crime had been ditched when George Osborne left this place, because he often criticised local councils for having reserves. He made the fundamental mistake—I learnt this many years ago...

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium: Eligibility (6 Feb 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: ...Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson). The frustration with this issue is that the whole concept behind universal credit is about making work pay. It was defenestrated in 2015 by George Osborne removing the £3 billion and doing it per annum from the work allowance, so it does not make work pay an awful lot. There are lots of clunky bits within universal credit, which...

Rail Update: Social Security (5 Feb 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: ...result of this cut, and that will cost the state more. This shows the Government’s complete lack of understanding of disability and of human nature. Bad move! Turning to the work allowance, one of the first things that George Osborne, now editor of the Evening Standard, did after the Liberals were defenestrated in 2015 was to slash £3 billion per annum from the work allowance....

Exiting the European Union: Negotiation Outcomes (1 Feb 2018)

Barry Sheerman: I know that the Secretary of State is an early riser, but did any of the other Ministers listen to the former Chancellor, George Osborne, on Radio 4 this morning? What are they going to say about what he says about the fact that this country, especially the manufacturing sector, is doomed outside the European Union?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Feb 2018)

Barry Sheerman: Poor old George Osborne, not mentioned at all.

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Alison McGovern: ...various options before the Government, and it is certain that we need Government economists to model various outcomes. The last person to have a massive pop at economic forecasting was our friend George Osborne. I remember well that he loved to tear a strip off the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s economic forecasts, thinking that it was a great old argument to accuse the then...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Michael Fabricant: right hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire Dales—so that HS2 does not go smashing through the middle of Lichfield cathedral or, indeed, so that it does not damage Tatton. I remember that my former right hon. Friend, George Osborne, managed to get a few kinks in the line as well. But do you know what the irony is, Madam Deputy Speaker? The irony is that, because of all the kinks...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Alison McGovern: ...of us who take different sides do not question each other’s patriotism. If he does not trust the forecasts, will he take the sensible decision—like the one taken by the previous Chancellor, George Osborne—to get them out of the Treasury and say to the Office for Budget Responsibility, “You get the forecast done by the time of the spring statement”? Then we can...

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (25 Jan 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: Our report mentions George Osborne in two respects. First, we state that it was striking and startling that ACOBA appeared to give the former Chancellor a blank cheque in allowing him to join BlackRock on an inflated salary so shortly after he left his office. Secondly, George Osborne also completely bypassed the appointment rules prior to accepting his appointment as editor of the Evening...

RBS Closures (Argyll and Bute) — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Brendan O'Hara: the decision, and the process by which these decisions were made was unethical.” As the Minister can tell, Argyll and Bute is demanding action on the issue. He does not need me to remind him that there is a precedent: George Osborne, when he got involved as Stephen Hester was leaving RBS, told the BBC’s “Today” programme that “as the person who represents...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Mark Harper: ...conflict is that one of the P5 is an active supporter of the Syrian regime. We have tried hard and the British Government continue to try, but we have to confront what happens when the UN ceases to be useful. George Osborne, the former Member for Tatton, drew attention in a powerful speech in this House in December 2016 to the fact that, although there are costs and risks when we take...

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Stephen Timms: Welcome to the Chair, Mr Paisley. The Government have said that they want skills devolution, and the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel) has supported that aim. Indeed, I think George Osborne announced that skills would be devolved to a number of mayoral combined authorities, but progress has been woefully slow, so I very much welcome the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for...

Small Business Commissioner - Question for Short Debate (22 Jan 2018)

Lord Popat: ...can take as long as two months. Essentially, underwriting a loan application is also time consuming. Our planning system is simply appalling. We are too heavily regulated. The previous Chancellor, George Osborne, had a one-in, two-out policy on regulations. Is this still in place? There are other problems too. For the past four decades, we have run a trade deficit because, quite simply, we...

Supported Housing — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (18 Jan 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: ...with their lives, but they also have to have somewhere to move on to within the housing system. Framework has told me that one of the reasons people cannot move on is that hostels are full and there is nowhere for people to move on to, which is creating a backlog of unmet need. In his final budget, George Osborne announced a £100 million capital fund for the development of move-on...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...on earth. It is very sophisticated, and may be very lucrative and beneficial to countries specialising in it. I pay tribute to the Minister for introducing this important Bill. Of course, we have to thank George Osborne, who focused on the space industry and many other pioneering industries in his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer. How we miss his forward thinking and sophisticated...

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