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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (8 Feb 2017)

Measures to improve productivity in the UK economy – Lord Harrison. Oral questions

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (26 Jan 2017)

Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and potential withdrawal from the single market on the rights of EU citizens already living here and the future needs of the UK economy – Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town. Debate

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Toilet Facilities: People with Disabilities (17 Jan 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron) said. It strikes me that there is a clear business case for more traders opening their doors to those who need to use their toilets. In my constituency, as elsewhere, town centre economies have struggled as custom has been lost to out-of-town shopping outlets and internet shopping. The biggest out-of-town retailer in my area, the famous intu Trafford...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...”. He wrote: “Almost without exception, the most visually depressing neighbourhoods are housing estates, streets or even whole townships that were put up quickly and at the same time: system-built in order to realise economies of scale and simplify construction. Such house-building has had the wretched effect of turning many ‘estates’ into closed and ill-regarded...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy: DWP Policies and Low-income Households (17 Jan 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...more disabled people in work, more than 200,000 more women and more than 150,000 more BME people. That is a record of which we are rightly proud, but we know that there is more to do in order to realise our ambition of an economy that works for everyone. I reiterate the comments of my hon. Friend the Minister for Employment: it is vital that universal credit roll-out is delivered safely...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy (17 Jan 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...for all the contributions from right hon. and hon. Members. I hope to be able to cover all the many points that they have made. Rural businesses in England contribute more than 230 billion to the economy, employing 3.4 million people. The contribution of sectors is as varied in the rural economy as it is in the urban economy. As we have heard today, the food, farming, fishing and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Failure of the Executive (17 Jan 2017)

Colin McGrath: ...of recruitment problems, financial pressures and service delivery burdens, the failure of the Executive is that they have not worked collectively to fix the problems. Did DETI or the new Department for the Economy attempt to assist with new university places? Did our employment services look to overseas recruitment? Did our Infrastructure Department even try to provide a direct bus...

Northern Ireland Assembly Election - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord McAvoy: ..., on which peace and prosperity have been based. A political vacuum and empty Assembly Chambers achieve nothing. We and those on all sides of the political debate wish to see continuing peace and prosperity, a growing economy and an improved quality of life for all in Northern Ireland. We know that the RHI situation was only one part of what has led us here, and that it shed light on many...

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Guto Bebb: notes of questions to respond to is the question on Ford in Bridgend. It is not just about Ford in Bridgend; we also have Toyota in north Wales, which is a crucial part of the north-east Welsh economy. I can only repeat what was said to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in Wales, Ken Skates, in a meeting that I attended with Lord Price, the Minister of State for...

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Hain: ...economists think that there will be a period of adjustment of at least 10 years, involving a permanent loss of national wealth, after exiting the single market and the customs union as the economy adjusts to new patterns of trade, why do the Government not come clean about the fact that there will be a loss of income to the people of Britain at least over this period?

Economic Forecasts - Question (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom economy has performed since 23 June, in terms of growth and employment; and how this compares to forecasts made by the Treasury during the referendum campaign.

Principle of Comparative Advantage: Bicentenary - Question (17 Jan 2017)

Viscount Ridley: ...has promised to make Britain a global beacon of free trade. I am a little disappointed that she is not able to promise a party to celebrate the publication in 1817 of On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo, in which he established the point that poor people and poor countries benefit from free trade just as much as rich people and rich countries, and thereby...

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Andy Burnham: As the Secretary of State knows, I support reforming freedom of movement, but in a way that does least damage to the economy, and particularly the regional economy. I see in the Prime Minister’s speech today that she makes specific mention of protecting the interests of Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast and the City of London, but there is no mention at all of the north-west of England,...

Northern Ireland Assembly Election (17 Jan 2017)

David Anderson: .... Anyone who thinks that this is some form of local difficulty in Northern Ireland should think again. I want to see the continuing peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland that is helping to grow the economy and the life chances of all who live there. I want the world to look at Northern Ireland and rightly applaud the success we have witnessed over the past decades. I hope none of us...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Public Inquiry (17 Jan 2017)

Steve Aiken: ...inquiry. The question again to be asked, while the Minister is still here, is this: why does he not call for a public inquiry now? With my final comments, I will talk to a serious matter that the Economy Minister raised yesterday and that has been alluded to during the debate, and it is the question of potential fraud. It would be no surprise that matters involving many millions of...

School Funding Formula and Northern Schools (17 Jan 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...;s comments on the opportunities available for people in the north. The hon. Gentleman spoke of cost pressures on schools in general, and in the north in particular. Through our careful management of the economy, we have been able to protect the core schools budget in real terms, which means that schools are receiving more funding than ever before for children’s education—more...

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...engagement and take operational decisions for each site. Those leaders will also have the benefit of being in post on site to strengthen local relationships and promote joint working with other partners in the health economy, including local authorities and commissioners. The hon. Member for Blackley and Broughton and my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North highlighted poor maternity...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Jan 2017)

International Trade: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. 11:00 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Nick Dearden, Director, Global Justice Now Dr Lauge Poulsen, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, University College London Christos Sirros, Agent-General, Quebec Government in London

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