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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP, Tatton , 7 Jun 2001 – 3 May 2017

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Supported Housing — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (18 Jan 2018)

Lilian Greenwood: ...with their lives, but they also have to have somewhere to move on to within the housing system. Framework has told me that one of the reasons people cannot move on is that hostels are full and there is nowhere for people to move on to, which is creating a backlog of unmet need. In his final budget, George Osborne announced a £100 million capital fund for the development of move-on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Government Borrowing (16 Jan 2018)

Neil Gray: ..., but companies’ borrowing against the UK Government. Will the Chancellor advise the House on what exposure his Government have from lending to Carillion via the likes of UK Export Finance or George Osborne’s direct lending scheme?

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...on earth. It is very sophisticated, and may be very lucrative and beneficial to countries specialising in it. I pay tribute to the Minister for introducing this important Bill. Of course, we have to thank George Osborne, who focused on the space industry and many other pioneering industries in his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer. How we miss his forward thinking and sophisticated...

Banks and Communities — [Mr Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Patricia Gibson: ...are operational decisions, there is a precedent, as my hon. Friend the Member for Argyll and Bute set out, for a publicly owned bank seeking Government consent as its majority shareholder. The previous Chancellor, George Osborne, confirmed that point during his time as Chancellor. His consent was sought by RBS over the departure of the previous CEO, Stephen Hester. That means the UK...

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

John Woodcock: this Government, which came to power in 2010, to rip up that agreement. While I was waiting to speak just now, I tried to refresh my memory of what happened then. I came across the way in which the then Chancellor, George Osborne, announced it at the time. In justifying the decision, he said: “All budgets have pressure. I don't think there’s anything particularly unique...

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Luke Pollard: ...available, I will confine my remarks to two key points. First, I ask the Minister not to split the Great Western franchise, but instead to focus his time and energy on investing in our train line. George Osborne, the former Chancellor, suggested a Devon and Cornwall franchise. That might have won headlines, but it won few supporters in the far south-west. Splitting Devon and Cornwall off...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: do is around the default payment, which I have debated this morning. Along with that—this is my other favourite—I would go to the current Secretary of the State at the DWP and ask her to have a word with the previous MP for her constituency, the former Chancellor George Osborne, and ask for the £3 billion back. He took that out after 2015, when the Liberals were...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Hollick: find a semi-detached relationship. Wage levels, unless you are in the FTSE boardroom, are trending flat and confidence, as measured by the depressed state of corporate investment, is at a low ebb. George Osborne decided to double down on austerity and thus failed to take advantage of historic low interest rates to invest in fixed and human capital. He coined some snappy phrases, such as...

Supported Housing (21 Dec 2017)

John Healey: ...instance, get Supporting People funding, do not fall through the gaps in the new system? In future years, students will be given this as a case study in disastrous Government decision making. This is the third policy rewrite in the two years since George Osborne made the crude policy decision to give the Treasury big cost savings, and the Government still have not got it right. So will the...

Attorney General: Business of the House (21 Dec 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: Last week in The Times and other papers, there was a very good article by a former special adviser to David Cameron and George Osborne about corruption in local government. I asked for a debate last week; I am asking again. We now have firm evidence that there are problems, and I would like a general debate in this place if possible.

Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Licensing Act 2003 Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...was carrying a great and growing burden, much of which was attributable to excess abuse of alcohol. The responsibility deal worked for a period and then was set to one side. Why? It was primarily because the Chancellor of the day, Mr Osborne, decided to drive a coach and horses through the principal recommendation to try to reduce the volume of alcohol by freezing the amount of tax and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Chris Leslie: ...Committee wishes to explore that further or that the Treasury Committee wishes to do so, but it is important that we know whether this is simply a reference to the pre-referendum work that was done under the former Chancellor George Osborne or whether further assessments have taken place, independently undertaken by the Treasury. We need to know what analysis the different Departments have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Ian Blackford: ...and emergency personnel a merry Christmas and a good new year when it comes? We also, I am sure, wish for a peaceful election tomorrow in Catalonia. In 2013, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, when reflecting on his position in representing the majority interest in the Royal Bank of Scotland on the departure of its then chief executive, said that “of course my...

Committees: RBS Rural Branch Closures (18 Dec 2017)

Ian Blackford: not rise to your feet and tell us it cannot be done, it is a commercial decision and the Government cannot intervene. The Government have intervened before. When it was announced that Stephen Hester, the previous CEO, was leaving RBS, the then Chancellor George Osborne was interviewed on the “Today” programme and said the following: “Let’s be clear, it was a...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review on inclusive growth and equality (18 Dec 2017)

Alison McGovern: ...earlier about recent history, does she agree that the brutal cuts to important children’s services such as those that she describes go completely against the rhetoric with which David Cameron and George Osborne came to this House when they went into government in 2010, after the events we heard described just a moment ago?

European Council (18 Dec 2017)

Rupa Huq: I congratulate the Prime Minister on the applause she got at the EU dinner—something that even George Osborne would never have predicted. But would not the assurance on the rights of EU nationals have been more useful 18 months ago? As we now hear that a compromise is being cooked up to stave off yet another rebellion, were humble pie and fudge on the menu?

Pensions - Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2017)

Baroness Bakewell: ...people”, he called them—but not on this occasion. The film will show Steve Webb going, cap in hand, to David Cameron, leader of the coalition Government in which he served, and asking for some money back from the savings that his department had made. He needed this money to soften the blow but came up against George Osborne and the steely men of the Treasury—male...

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Justin Tomlinson: ...have some asks. Many people ask why we have assessments. I wondered that myself when I arrived as a Minister. I thought, “I could save the Government a fortune. We could do away with assessments. They are expensive. The Treasury—George Osborne—is very keen for us to find savings, and this is a bit of an easy win.” The reality—we saw this as we transferred from...

Scottish Parliament: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Willie Rennie: ...and the recession and real financial difficulties that we went through. John Major was known for 22 Tory tax rises—not just one—but I have not heard Ruth Davidson call John Major a pickpocket. When George Osborne proposed taxes on caravans and pasties, he was not called a pickpocket or a thief. When Phil Hammond proposed his tax on white van man, was he derided for stealing...

Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Justin Madders: ...sides of the river already say that staff are looking to leave because of the additional cost. When did the so-called northern powerhouse become a tax on jobs? Talking of the northern powerhouse, it would be remiss of me not to mention the great architect of this grand illusion, George Osborne, who hon. Members have already spoken of today. His promises in this area have proved to be as...

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