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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (1 Mar 2017)

Work and Pensions: Self-employment and the gig economy. 9:15 am

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (22 Feb 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Report stage – Lord Ashton of Hyde. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (22 Feb 2017)

Work and Pensions: Self-employment and the gig economy. 9:30 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Andrew Byrne, Head of Public Policy, Uber UK Carole Woodhead, CEO, Hermes UK Ltd Lesley Smith, Director of Public Policy UK and Ireland, Amazon

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 Feb 2017)

Exiting the European Union: The UK’s negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU. 9:45 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Roderick Abbott, Senior advisor on trade policy, European Centre for International Political Economy Dr Federico Ortino, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London Professor Jim Rollo, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession (15 Feb 2017)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate her Department has made of the financial contribution to the UK economy of law firms based elsewhere in the EU and operating in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Trade: Agriculture and Environment (15 Feb 2017)

George Eustice: .... The OECD-FAO Medium-Term Outlook gives an authoritative overview of plausible future developments in international agricultural markets and conveys the importance of future demand from emerging economies.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Arts (14 Feb 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The Creative Industries are one of the UK’s greatest success stories, contributing over £87 billion to the economy (5.7% GVA) and over £19 billion in exports. We are working closely for example through the Creative Industries Council (CIC), who represent the whole of the creative industries, to understand both the possible opportunities and impacts presented by the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (14 Feb 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...goals and objectives. These include the development of long term design and manufacturing skills, creation of employment opportunities and investment in workforce education to add value to the UK economy.

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Use of money raised by infrastructure supplements (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: Elected Mayors of mayoral combined authorities will have a strategic overview of their areas, so will be well placed to deliver projects that have a significant effect on local economies. The infrastructure supplement provides a unique opportunity to deliver infrastructure investment at a significant scale to benefit local businesses and communities. As I said earlier, that will be...

Brexit: Financial Services (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (9 Feb 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...control the number of people coming to the UK from the EU. We are considering the options for our future immigration system very carefully. As part of that it is important that we understand the impacts of different options on different sectors of the economy and on the labour market. Companies are not only discussing with us how we keep attracting new talent; they want to know what it...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Relevant authorities (9 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: The point is raised wherever we go around the country that that approach makes sense in urban areas, where the economy is centred on the city centre and moves outwards, but county areas, for instance, are completely different. They do not have central economies; they have very complex economies that do not respond in the same way, which is why we tabled the amendment. This measure would...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Patrick Grady: be aware of the tensions and the legacy and impact of the ongoing conflict. It is worth stressing, however, that the journey itself was safe and secure. If anything, it brought home to me the massive potential for the economies of both Israel and Palestine if a peaceful settlement can be reached. The landscape is beautiful and dramatic, steeped in history, and the climate ought to make...

Smart Metering: Electricity and Gas — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (9 Feb 2017)

Nick Hurd: ...which their consumption is estimated. We do not tolerate that in the supermarket, so why on earth, in 2017, should we tolerate it at home? Our energy system is absolutely functional to a smart and prosperous economy, so why should people continue to be dependent on a technology that is so out of date? That is the context: it is about upgrading out-of-date infrastructure as part of a bigger...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Relief for telecommunications infrastructure (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...for all. Full-fibre broadband will deliver a step change in the speed, service quality, security and reliability of broadband services. It will provide important support for a more productive economy and boost the prospects for economic growth. In the 2016 autumn statement, to which the hon. Member for Harrow West referred, the Government announced £1 billion of new funding to boost...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Relief for rural shops, etc (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...of transitional relief in that regard. He has waxed lyrical about Allerdale. Having been up to that part of the country recently, I know how beautiful it is, but I also observed that the local economy is not just about tourism and related activities. It is also heavily based on the nuclear industry. There are many people in that area who depend on the nuclear industry for their...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Investment Strategy (9 Feb 2017)

Alex Cunningham: ...that underpins the entire system. Anyone with a pension is, indirectly, an owner of Britain’s biggest companies. The new clause seeks to create a world in which people feel that their savings give them a positive stake in the economy and a voice in how the companies in which they invest are run. Although we may hope or even expect that scheme members have a say, the reverse is true:...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to reduce non-domestic rating multipliers (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...on businesses. Local authorities already have a range of more specific powers to raise additional income from businesses where authorities are delivering a specific improvement to the benefit of the local economy, including through business improvement districts and business rate supplements. In addition, the Bill would provide for a new infrastructure supplement for Mayors of combined...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 Feb 2017)

Lord Boateng: ..., because it is in these areas that there is currently a marked deficit on that continent. Real gains have made in the past decades in terms of economic growth—six or seven of the top 10 fastest-growing economies in the world now are to be found in Africa, which is a tribute to entrepreneurs there. There have been vast improvements in terms of governance—the recent successful...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Business of the House (9 Feb 2017)

Tom Pursglove: ...complacent, but may we have a statement next week from Ministers on the real news, rather than fake news, about the number of jobs that have been created and the investment that has taken place in the UK economy since 23 June?

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