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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (29 Mar 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - 3rd reading – Lord Ashton of Hyde. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 Mar 2017)

Work and Pensions: Self-employment and the gig economy. 9:30 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The RSA Damian Hinds MP, Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions

Business of the House: Ratty’s Lane Incinerator (23 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: ...framework in which the application to develop an energy recovery facility in my hon. Friend’s constituency will have to be considered by the council. The Government are committed to a zero-waste economy. By that, we do not mean somewhere in which no waste exists. We mean a society in which resources are fully valued, financially and environmentally, in which one person’s waste...

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...the recommendations of Lord Sainsbury’s review in full. Those new T-levels will replace 13,000 or so different qualifications. As right hon. and hon. Members argued in their article, our country and economy are changing fast. We must ensure that all pupils, irrespective of background, receive an education that gives them opportunity and choice in their adult life. We should all be...

Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Baroness Featherstone: .... That was not an EU commitment but a world commitment. If the argument that there is a big, wonderful world out there with which to trade is to hold water, we need to capitalise on the economic opportunity that the clean economy offers us. We need to act faster and more urgently to make it clarion clear to the rest of the world that we are open for clean business and completely committed...

DFID’s Programme in Nigeria — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

James Wharton: ...the positive and constructive dialogue that we have had today as we all strive to improve life and realise the opportunities that exist for the people of Nigeria. Nigeria is a friendly and important nation that I hope we will continue to trade with, and I am confident that its economy will become further entwined with that of the UK as both nations develop and march forward into the world...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...scheme so that everyone who suffered losses would receive their proper payment. If those pre-1992 trapped annuitants receive their proper compensation, they would put that money immediately into the economy. That would help boost our hard-pressed retailers, which means a double benefit to the Treasury. All I ask of my hon. Friend on the Front Bench is to go back and have a word with the...

EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...Nobel prizes and our universities are well renowned. Our business and research institutions generate work of quality and influence far beyond competitors of similar populations and funding. We are a large economy, which can always support a strong base, but we have benefited hugely from our EU membership. It has given us a tremendous platform and we have excelled in it. Coming away from it...

Syrian Refugee Crisis — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

Imran Hussain: ...about the Commonwealth Development Corporation, which has received increased money to spend. The region is clearly in need of investment, and my hon. Friend is right that we should do more to support the economies there. I am also grateful for the contribution of the hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron), who raised one or two very important points,...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Membership of European Aviation Safety Agency (23 Mar 2017)

Drew Hendry: ...the open skies agreement is right for the sector. The Government need to tell us their position, and how they will fight to ensure that we stay in. Tourism is enormously important to the Scottish economy. In the UK aviation is vital to the economy as a whole and to business, and no more so than in tourism. In 2015, UK aviation transported 251 million passengers and contributed £1...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Medical Research and Development (Israel) (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...atrocity yesterday, and particularly to the family of PC Keith Palmer, who died so that we can carry out our democratic duties. I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. Companies in the Israeli economy are responsible for more than 100 million prescription drugs consumed in this country every year, and one has recently launched the ReWalk device, whereby people are encouraged to...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Trade Facilitation Agreement (23 Mar 2017)

Liam Fox: ...February 2017 once two thirds of WTO members had accepted the new agreement. This is a very significant event. Once fully implemented, the agreement could add more than £70 billion to the global economy, and of that we expect a benefit to the UK of up to £1 billion.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Overseas Trade (23 Mar 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...an opportunity to pay our respects later, but we are grateful that we are here because of the bravery of others. The rise in Scottish exports has been one of the major success stories in the Scottish economy over the past decade. What lessons does the Minister believe the rest of the UK can learn from this, given that we have seen exports double in the past 10 years?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: WTO Rules (23 Mar 2017)

Mark Garnier: ...is a huge benefit to developing nations, as well as developed nations. For consumers, there is the opportunity to have market choice, and therefore price choice, which can be incredibly helpful to the economy.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2017)

Liam Fox: The Department for International Trade has three tasks: promoting UK exports to support a growing economy that serves the whole country; maximising opportunities for wealth creation, including through overseas direct investment, to support the current account; and negotiating the best international trading framework for the UK outside the EU. With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to...

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Women in Work (23 Mar 2017)

Chris Davies: Recent figures show that record-breaking numbers of women are in work under this Government. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is only by creating a stronger, fairer economy that works for everyone that we will continue to see records being broken?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Touting (23 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...accepted its nine recommendations in full. As part of our response, and in response to a series of roundtable discussions with industry and law enforcement agencies, we have tabled an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill which will give us the power to create a specific offence of using a ticketing bot to purchase more tickets than the maximum permitted, to put beyond doubt the illegality...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Markets: Young People (23 Mar 2017)

Andrew Percy: ...a key strand of the Government’s town centre policy to create vibrant and sustainable high streets and markets. It recognises that markets make a vital contribution to local communities and economies. The Government part-funded the National Association of British Market Authorities to run the campaign between 2012 and 2016, ensuring that there was a focus on encouraging young people...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Scotland (23 Mar 2017)

Liam Fox: My department and other departments across Whitehall continue to undertake a wide range of analysis covering the whole UK economy and our relations with the EU. DIT is a UK-wide department whose role is to promote exports and investment for the whole UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Scotland (23 Mar 2017)

Liam Fox: My department and other departments across Whitehall continue to undertake a wide range of analysis covering the whole UK economy and our relations with the EU. DIT is a UK-wide department whose role is to promote exports and investment for the whole UK.


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