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Sajid Javid: May I say that there seems to be a big confusion between tax evasion and tax avoidance? The hon. Gentleman keeps referring to "avoidance and evasion" and treating them in almost exactly the same way. Clearly one of them, avoidance, is entirely legitimate-it is a basic human instinct for someone to try to hold on to more of their own money, which they have earned through their hard...
That Harriett Baldwin, Karen Bradley, Ms Karen Buck, Margaret Curran, Richard Graham, Kate Green, Mr Oliver Heald, Sajid Javid, Stephen Lloyd and Shabana Mahmood be members of the Work and Pensions Committee.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Sajid Javid: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to end the sale of goods worth less than £18 free of value added tax by companies based in the Channel Islands to customers in the UK.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that listed places of worship will be able to reclaim value added tax incurred on repairs and maintenance following the closure of the Listed Places of Worship Scheme in March 2011.
Sajid Javid: Does the Minister agree that along with the cancellation of Labour's jobs tax and the reduction in corporation tax that his team has proposed, this will also help to re-open Britain for business?
Sajid Javid: The right hon. Gentleman quotes ONS statistics, but he will also be aware of how last week the ONS reported that, from peak to trough, the British economy declined by 6.7%-more than any other industrialised economy. Is he also proud of that?
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what cost-benefit analysis model is being used to decide which rail projects will go ahead; and what the implications are of that model for the timetable for Bromsgrove's new railway station; (2) if he will give precedence to railway infrastructure projects that are assessed to have benefits for the environment as well as the economy.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take account of the level of funding per head from central Government between 2000 to 2010 for Bromsgrove district council and Worcestershire county council when determining the level of funding for Bromsgrove's new railway station.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give precedence to railway infrastructure projects where funding was previously agreed by central and regional authorities over those where the project was identified but funding had not been agreed.
Sajid Javid: Earlier this month, I held a public meeting in my constituency on Equitable Life, and I heard directly from many policyholders how they suffered, especially because of the inaction of the previous Government and their callous disregard for their rights. Will my hon. Friend assure me that the coalition Government will do all they can to end the long suffering of the Equitable Life victims?
Sajid Javid: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of industrial action have been recorded in each year since 1990; how many (a) workers took part and (b) working days were lost in each case; and if he will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many industrial action ballots were held by organisations in (a) the private sector, (b) the public sector and (c) each category of the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification in each year since 1990; how many union members were (i) in favour and (ii) against industrial action in each case; what proportion of the (A)...
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the workforce (a) of each sex and (b) in each region are members of a trade union in (i) the public and (ii) the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments have been made to trades unions through the (a) Partnership At Work and (b) Strategic Partnership Fund in each financial year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments have been awarded to trade unions through the union learning fund in each financial year since the fund was established; and if he will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments were made to trade unions through the union modernisation fund in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement and commend the swift action that he and his Department have taken. He will know, however, that the Pakistani state is unfortunately riddled with corruption on many different levels of bureaucracy and politics. Will he reassure us that his Department is taking whatever action it can to ensure that British taxpayers' money is being spent wisely and...
Sajid Javid: The hon. Gentleman will know that the budget deficit that this Government inherited from the previous Government is £155 billion, but even the structural deficit, which was there before the economic crisis commenced, was £128 billion. The country was already living way beyond its means. That is why his Government tried to make changes to the scheme, and it is a reason why we need to do so....
Sajid Javid: What areas she has identified where the regulatory burden on the agricultural industry arising from EU legislation can be reduced; and if she will make a statement.
Sajid Javid: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunal cases have been brought in each year since 1990, broken down by the reason for the claim; and if he will make a statement.