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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (13 Dec 2016)

Digital Economy Bill - 2nd reading – Lord Ashton of Hyde. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (7 Dec 2016)

Northern Ireland Affairs: The electricity sector in Northern Ireland. 9:30 am; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Simon Hamilton MLA, Minister for the Economy

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Shields: ...’s position and our broader approach to ensuring children’s safety online in our connected society. As noble Lords will know by now, I can confirm the developments on Report of the Digital Economy Bill earlier this week, specifically around family-friendly filters with respect to net neutrality, and on our proposals requiring age verification for sites delivering pornographic...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Sue Hayman: ...for and ability to supply locally caught fish and seafood to the hospitality sector. I am sure that many colleagues have visited Cumbria and will be aware of that sector’s importance to our economy. Last year, the Cumbrian Fisheries label was launched, with the idea that if fish are sold locally, the greater the profit will be for the fishermen and the processors. Backing the scheme...

Social Care - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...divide between the two and moving to a single budget and single local commissioning of services. I agree with that, but there is also a very large elephant in the room, and that is the looming Brexit. We spoke about this at length in last Thursday’s debate. A damaged economy, resulting in a lower tax take, and uncertainty about the future of the many thousands of care staff who come...

Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...the penalties strip Durham of its right to hold test matches. It is the test matches that bring new people into watching cricket. Some constituents are concerned about an impact on the area’s economy because restaurants, pubs, guest houses and hotels will lose money, and the area is already struggling economically. As I said earlier, the ECB interestingly failed to mention to...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Liddle: ..., it may well not be. I tabled this debate in an honest wish that the Brexit negotiations go well for Britain. I put a lot of emphasis on economic questions because whether or not we have a successful economy—the single market is vitally tied up with that—will be crucial to whether we are an outward-looking nation. My fear is that if we have the quick, hard Brexit which my...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: Objective of education administration (1 Dec 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...and skills in the workplace and in colleges is another key reason why unions should be consulted. Research by Unionlearn has shown, as I have mentioned before, that the union effect on skills across the whole economy is significant and has strengthened in recent years. I am obviously referring to the training that goes on at work, but often the trade union representatives who operate in a...

Exiting the European Union: Business of the House (1 Dec 2016)

Chris White: The midlands engine plays a significant role in our economy. In the autumn statement it was announced that the Government will publish a midlands engine strategy shortly. May we have a debate on that strategy, so that the region can reach its full global potential?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Selby-Hull Railway Line: Electrification (1 Dec 2016)

Andrew Percy: Holding answer received on 22 November 2016 This Government is committed to delivering the Northern Powerhouse; it remains central to our plans to build an economy that works for all. This is why in previous rounds of Local Growth Deals we have invested 2.8 billion in Northern Powerhouse regions. This includes 863.8 million for the Local Enterprise Partnerships that...

Exiting the European Union: Devolution of Power and Resources: Local Communities (1 Dec 2016)

David Jones: .... In fact, I do intend to visit it, and I look forward to seeing her and local government leaders there. I must point out that this Government are making huge strides towards rebalancing the economy and empowering local government through the devolution of powers away from Whitehall. At the autumn statement, the Government signalled their intention to go further, including exploring...

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: Regional Economic Effects (1 Dec 2016)

David Jones: The Department is carrying out a programme of work to analyse the economic significance and trade dynamics of more than 50 sectors of the economy. That includes analysis at both national and regional levels. Ministers and officials also have an extensive programme of bilateral meetings and visits across the country to listen to the views of business.

Exiting the European Union: EU Nationals: UK Status (1 Dec 2016)

Ruth Cadbury: I also have many constituents who are EU citizens actively contributing to our community and our economy, and they are worried about their future here. This Government have the power to give them certainty and to find the best way to ensure reciprocal guarantees for UK citizens in other EU countries. Is it fair to use one group of people to hold another to ransom?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Dec 2016)

David Davis: Last week, the Chancellor delivered the autumn statement and, thanks to work done since 2010, the fundamentals of the UK economy are strong and we approach EU exit negotiations from a position of strength. Of course there will be ups and downs during the process, but the hard data since the referendum have been far better than many expected or predicted, and growth is forecast to be steady....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Space Technology (1 Dec 2016)

John Hayes: ...Bill that will create the legal basis for the licensing of spaceports and the conducting of commercial spaceflight operations in the UK. This will help to grow our national, space-related economy, and bring benefits to local industries involved in spaceport activity, such as construction and tourism – supporting this Government’s strategy for delivering jobs and economic growth...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students (1 Dec 2016)

Royston Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the contribution to the UK economy of overseas students studying at (a) Russell Group, (b) University Alliance and (c) MillionPlus universities.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Free Movement of People: Wales (1 Dec 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the economy in Wales of restrictions to the free movement of people when the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Insurance: Competition (1 Dec 2016)

Simon Kirby: The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. The government is aware of the important contribution of insurance to the nation’s economy and is keen to ensure the industry remains competitive. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is the independent regulator for major insurance firms in the UK, with a general objective to promote the safety...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation (1 Dec 2016)

Barry Gardiner: ...Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make available the analysis presented to the Cabinet sub-committee on Europe at the meeting of 18 October 2016 on the consequences for the UK economy of adopting World Trade Organisation rules.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Brexit (1 Dec 2016)

Greg Hands: ...the Department for International Trade our responsibilities include: Promoting and supporting UK exports of goods and services, including through export finance and insurance to support a growing economy that works for everyone; Maximising opportunities for wealth creation through supporting Foreign Direct Investment and Outward Direct Investment; Delivering the best international...


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