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George Osborne

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


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Backbench Business: Carbon Capture and Storage — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Drew Hendry: .... Peterhead was set and ready to accept a £1 billion contract and expected 600 jobs. I would therefore caution the hon. Gentleman about getting too excited about any promises, because by axing that project at the 11th hour, George Osborne committed what can only be described as a betrayal of the people in Peterhead. Even now, the commitment to CCS, welcome as this small U-turn is, is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bridge Tolls (19 Oct 2017)

Faisal Rashid: ...Gateway bridge, although the previous Runcorn bridge was toll-free and tolls are being scrapped across the whole United Kingdom. Will he honour the commitment made in 2015 by the former Chancellor, George Osborne, that Warrington residents would be exempt from these tolls? Although the Minister has previously rejected this offer, will he now agree to meet me and my constituents?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Stephen Timms: ...apparent reason. In other words, there is growing evidence that the IT for delivering UC is not working as it should. The position was well summed up by the current Secretary of State’s former boss, George Osborne, in his Evening Standard editorial last Thursday, where he wrote of the “sorry history of procuring an IT system for the new universal credit”. A sorry history...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: It is very interesting that the Prime Minister talks about what happened 10 years ago. Her former friend George Osborne said earlier this week: “did Gordon Brown cause the sub-prime crisis in America? No.” He went on to say that “broadly speaking” the Government “did what was necessary in a very difficult situation”. Under this Prime Minister, we have a...

Housing: Availability and Affordability - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2017)

Viscount Hanworth: ...to the difficulties of first-time buyers, in the face of the scarcity of accommodation and exorbitant house prices, has been to establish the Help to Buy scheme, in pursuit of the Thatcherite nostrum. In 2013, George Osborne set aside £7 billion for this purpose and, on the eve of the recent Conservative Party conference, a further £10 billion was promised. It is extraordinarily...

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...health issues, particularly for those in years 6 and 7 who are making the transition to senior school, and that message has already been taken out to six primary schools. Sunday is the last day for the old £1 coin, and David Pearce, a pupil at Queen Mary’s, was the winner of the contest to design the new coin. The winner was chosen by George Osborne, who in a nice move actually...

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (Roll-out) (3 Oct 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...real concerns about arrears and of course the ultimate sanction of eviction, which will lead to more people becoming homeless. The authority is very anxious that its plans to build 600 new homes could be impacted. The architect of universal credit, Iain Duncan Smith, has criticised the cuts to its value. Just yesterday, at the Conservative Party conference, he said that reductions made by...

Scottish Parliament: General Practice (Recruitment) (26 Sep 2017)

Alex Neil: ...realise the impact that the other strategic issue that I want to raise has had. Until 2010, medics—like many other people in the economy—were entitled to build up a tax-free private pension pot of £1.8 million. George Osborne reduced that—the figure went first to £1.5 million, then to £1.25 million and more recently to £1 million. Most people would...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Geraint Davies: ...that basis, my vote went up by 50% in both share and number. I will stick to my pledges and will use this occasion to again promote the Swansea bay tidal lagoon. The tidal lagoon has been talked about for years. George Osborne, the then Chancellor, announced in his November 2014 autumn statement that he thought the lagoon was a fantastic idea and that he wanted to get work on it moving....

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: When the former Chancellor, Mr George Osborne, left office, he took on a job with BlackRock finance, working four days a month for a remuneration of £650,000 a year. In pursuit of the investigations of the Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs into possible abuses of the revolving door by which former Ministers might be using their inside knowledge for...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Bryant: ...to take incidents far more seriously in relation to politicians, because we are vulnerable, and it is not long ago that one of our kin—our family—was murdered: Jo Cox, last year. The words of George Osborne about the Prime Minister are disgraceful. He cannot say that he wants her chopped up in bags in the freezer, as he is today reported to have said. He should apologise and...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (13 Sep 2017)

Andy Wightman: ...that industry within a decade. I regret that that analysis is not shared more widely, but I am happy to speak to members about some of the assumptions that underpin it. It was, in fact, well illustrated by George Osborne—I seem to remember that he was chancellor some years ago—when he went to Dublin in 2006 and gave a speech in Trinity College, in which he claimed that...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Robert Jenrick: .... Like other Members who have spoken today, I wish that the Finance Bill were shorter, given the relatively small number of measures, and that the effort that had begun under the last Chancellor, George Osborne, with the Office of Tax Simplification could continue and bear fruit. Budgets are becoming too complicated and too long, and the tax code ever longer, leaving small and medium-sized...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Stephen Timms: I agree with a number of the points that the right hon. Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon) has just made. George Osborne was right in his headline in the Evening Standard yesterday to describe the effect of the Bill as “rule by decree”. That headline was prompted by an article written by the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), and I pay tribute to him...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: ...half a million children and more than 900,000 pensioners out of poverty, and we rebuilt public services. Yet we were told after the 2010 general election that Labour presided over reckless spending, but George Osborne was the shadow Chancellor who, up to the crash, committed to match Labour spending pound for pound. How on earth in 2010 to 2015 we allowed revisionist history to take hold...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Matt Rodda: ...is a desperate need for more affordable housing: council houses, affordable homes to buy and, indeed, homes to rent. Our local renters particularly deserve a fair deal. The Government’s record on housing is extremely poor. In recent times, George Osborne effectively stopped Reading’s Labour council building 1,000 new council houses, despite significant need in the area. More...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Wes Streeting: ...through, protesting against it. Not only has our noble Friend Lord Adonis had a change of heart; so has the entire Conservative party, because it railed against the introduction of top-up fees. George Osborne called it a “tax on learning”. Who would have thought that only a few years later, it would be the Conservative party that plunged students into the highest levels of debt...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Mayflower Pilgrims (11 Jul 2017)

John Mann: ...to pursue. I was prepared to offer my services to take on that role, rather than a non-parliamentarian. Nevertheless, can the good people of Bassetlaw expect support from this Government, as promised by George Osborne, to properly celebrate the fact that the pilgrims and their legacy—including the modern United States—originated in Bassetlaw?

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Jul 2017)

Baroness Altmann: ...of financial help for individual citizens. Guidance, help, information, education and counselling can be available for free, but advice is not. There has been much misuse of the word “advice” for so long, even at the top of government. When Chancellor George Osborne announced the pension freedoms, he said the Government would also ensure that members of the public would have...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: ...and fourth is the cost of refuelling and maintaining those vehicles. Those are the downward forces in the economy that make it very difficult for people to make a decent living and, indeed, as I shall argue, to make a living in which they are covered by the statutory minimum wage. I welcomed it when George Osborne initiated the minimum wage strategy in the previous Parliament. It is very...


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