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George Osborne

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

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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (2 May 2018)

Education: Education in the north. 10:00 am; Other
Witnesses: Rt Hon George Osborne, Chair, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Lord Jim O’Neill, Vice-Chair, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Patient Transport Volunteer Drivers (23 Apr 2018)

Jamie Stone: .... The issue is the taxation regime—it is a UK function, hence it being the peg on which I hang my hat—that applies to these drivers. I shall describe the problem. In 2011, the then Chancellor, George Osborne, set thresholds and payments for volunteer drivers that would not incur additional taxation over and above their PAYE. These rules, which still govern us today, were: a...

Opposition Day: Local Government Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: ...chunters again about “the deepest recession”. I think he will find that the global crash started in the United States of America—something that even his former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, now acknowledges.

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland: Council Housing (27 Mar 2018)

Matt Rodda: ...from building council houses when they had fully costed schemes that were ready to go and, indeed, shovel-ready? Reading had a plan for 1,000 new council houses, but unfortunately it was stopped by George Osborne in 2015.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (10th Day) (Continued) (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Tyler: ...important issue. We should not allow this precedent to be pursued in this Bill. It is the historic role of the House of Commons. I recall that when we had exchanges about tax credits, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr George Osborne, sought to short-circuit and get round the normal process by which the House of Commons decides financial matters. I remember at the time that the...

Grenfell Update: The Economy (22 Mar 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ...the European Parliament, and while I may not always agree with everything she says, I know that she says it with a great deal of sincerity. I am sure that we will all remember, back in 2010, when George Osborne, in his first speech as Chancellor to the Conservative party conference, maintained that we are “all in this together.” As he put it: “The public must know that...

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Philippa Whitford: Yes. That is exactly what I will move on to. Obviously, the former Chancellor, George Osborne, justified the benefit freeze because at the time inflation was 0.3%, but inflation now, due to Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound, is officially 3%, as measured last September. By 2020, low-income families will be over £830 worse off, just due to the benefit freeze. If we look at the...

Local Authority Financial Sustainability: NAO Report — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Mar 2018)

Matt Rodda: ...are issues with both pay for staff at those grades and the ability of local authorities to provide their own council housing. Reading had a plan to build 1,000 council houses, which sadly was stopped by George Osborne. Would my hon. Friend like to comment on the twin problems of low pay for key staff and the inability of local authorities to build housing for them?

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

David Jones: ...been welcomed on both sides of the House and by the Welsh Government. As the right hon. Member for Delyn (David Hanson) pointed out, we expect a north Wales growth deal shortly, for which I personally thank George Osborne. Like the right hon. Gentleman, I am impatient to see exactly what the shape of that growth deal will be. Councils across north Wales, the Mersey Dee Alliance and...

Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Chris Philp: ...of it, partly because I am a very passionate believer in the national minimum wage. One of the things I did after I was first elected in 2015 was to seek out the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne—I understand he is more than modestly occupied these days—to press him on what I thought was the very strong case for a big increase in the minimum wage, because it is...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Stepps: CERN Pensions: UK Tax Treatment (15 Mar 2018)

Robert Syms: ...the UK tax treatment of CERN pensioners, but the subject goes rather wider than purely CERN. I mention CERN only because I have two or three constituents who are quite exercised by recent changes. George Osborne brought in a change to do away with the concession whereby people with foreign pensions were taxed on 90% of their income, pushing that up to 100% in 2017-18. That has had a...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Skidelsky: ...GDP. This requires a return to the pre-crash level of investment. Public investment as a share of GDP has fallen from 5% in the 1960s and 1970s to roughly 3.5% today. Instead of compensating for the fall in private investment after 2008, George Osborne cut the state’s investment programme as part of his austerity Budgets. Low productivity is a direct consequence of the austerity...

Banking in North Ayrshire (14 Mar 2018)

Patricia Gibson: our communities—a service obligation, a financial obligation and a moral obligation. The UK Government argue that these are “operational decisions” for banks, but there is a precedent, as the Minister knows, and George Osborne, the former Chancellor, let the cat out of the bag. He confirmed that during his time as Chancellor his consent was sought by RBS about the...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Deidre Brock: deliver against the national strategy. Alistair Darling, in the dog days of the last Labour Government, said he planned spending cuts deeper and more savage than anything Thatcher had done. The response of George Osborne and the current incumbent of No. 11 Downing Street seems to be, “Hold my beer,” with little regard for the cultural carnage that could follow. The hon....

Public Bill Committee: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Failure to prevent money laundering (6 Mar 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ...a conduit for “drug kingpins and rogue nations”, including Mexican drug cartels and North Korea. In fact, that case has been referred to already in this Committee. Particularly worryingly, a congressional report found that George Osborne and the Financial Services Authority—now the FCA—corresponded on numerous occasions with their US counterparts about the case; in...

Equality of Voting Ages — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (28 Feb 2018)

Danielle Rowley: ...can get behind the issue and work together on it. I would very much welcome that from all parties from all parts of the House. That brings me perfectly on to my next point. Former Chancellor George Osborne has said that “not only is extending the vote the right thing to do but…the cause is also unstoppable.” I know that the Scottish Conservatives are supporters, with Ruth...

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...

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