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George Osborne

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

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Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Geraint Davies: ...that basis, my vote went up by 50% in both share and number. I will stick to my pledges and will use this occasion to again promote the Swansea bay tidal lagoon. The tidal lagoon has been talked about for years. George Osborne, the then Chancellor, announced in his November 2014 autumn statement that he thought the lagoon was a fantastic idea and that he wanted to get work on it moving....

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: When the former Chancellor, Mr George Osborne, left office, he took on a job with BlackRock finance, working four days a month for a remuneration of £650,000 a year. In pursuit of the investigations of the Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs into possible abuses of the revolving door by which former Ministers might be using their inside knowledge for...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Bryant: take incidents far more seriously in relation to politicians, because we are vulnerable, and it is not long ago that one of our kin—our family—was murdered: Jo Cox, last year. The words of George Osborne about the Prime Minister are disgraceful. He cannot say that he wants her chopped up in bags in the freezer, as he is today reported to have said. He should apologise and...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (13 Sep 2017)

Andy Wightman: ...that industry within a decade. I regret that that analysis is not shared more widely, but I am happy to speak to members about some of the assumptions that underpin it. It was, in fact, well illustrated by George Osborne—I seem to remember that he was chancellor some years ago—when he went to Dublin in 2006 and gave a speech in Trinity College, in which he claimed that...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Robert Jenrick: .... Like other Members who have spoken today, I wish that the Finance Bill were shorter, given the relatively small number of measures, and that the effort that had begun under the last Chancellor, George Osborne, with the Office of Tax Simplification could continue and bear fruit. Budgets are becoming too complicated and too long, and the tax code ever longer, leaving small and medium-sized...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Stephen Timms: I agree with a number of the points that the right hon. Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon) has just made. George Osborne was right in his headline in the Evening Standard yesterday to describe the effect of the Bill as “rule by decree”. That headline was prompted by an article written by the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), and I pay tribute to him...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Wes Streeting: ...quite a lot of time talking about the broken promises of just one Conservative Chancellor. Our SNP colleague, the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden), is new to the House and was not here to listen to George Osborne’s commitments, so I had better tell him about them. We were told in 2010 that the Conservatives would eliminate the structural deficit in one term, and they...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Martin Vickers: ...a few days ago The Yorkshire Post carried a story about a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and the law firm Irwin Mitchell that shows that in the past year or two northern cities have been growing faster than London. It praises George Osborne’s northern powerhouse, saying, for example, that the economy in Leeds has grown by 8% since the initiative was launched...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Wes Streeting: ...through, protesting against it. Not only has our noble Friend Lord Adonis had a change of heart; so has the entire Conservative party, because it railed against the introduction of top-up fees. George Osborne called it a “tax on learning”. Who would have thought that only a few years later, it would be the Conservative party that plunged students into the highest levels of debt...

Pension Protection Fund and Pensions Regulator - Question (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: Surprisingly, the section of the Conservative manifesto on protecting private pensions did not mention George Osborne’s policy of enabling people to cash in their pensions, which was introduced without very much consultation. Today’s FT says that this change is not, “a palpable fiasco, but the early signs do not look promising”. So what are the Government doing to...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Mayflower Pilgrims (11 Jul 2017)

John Mann: pursue. I was prepared to offer my services to take on that role, rather than a non-parliamentarian. Nevertheless, can the good people of Bassetlaw expect support from this Government, as promised by George Osborne, to properly celebrate the fact that the pilgrims and their legacy—including the modern United States—originated in Bassetlaw?

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Ed Vaizey: ...which is respected all around the world. Those people who question the BBC’s patriotism or declare that it is somehow biased in this debate are absurd. You can see me on YouTube, when I defended George Osborne’s Brexit emergency Budget debate, being torn apart by Andrew Neil. He cut me no slack as a remainer coming on his programme. The BBC is not biased or partial, and people...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Jul 2017)

Baroness Altmann: ...of financial help for individual citizens. Guidance, help, information, education and counselling can be available for free, but advice is not. There has been much misuse of the word “advice” for so long, even at the top of government. When Chancellor George Osborne announced the pension freedoms, he said the Government would also ensure that members of the public would have...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: ...and fourth is the cost of refuelling and maintaining those vehicles. Those are the downward forces in the economy that make it very difficult for people to make a decent living and, indeed, as I shall argue, to make a living in which they are covered by the statutory minimum wage. I welcomed it when George Osborne initiated the minimum wage strategy in the previous Parliament. It is very...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Bill Grant: ...of Westminster. I will also take a wee moment to thank my long-suffering wife, Agnes, our two daughters, Angela and Karen, and our family, who have been helpful in the journey that has brought me to this Chamber. Sandra Osborne, Phil Gallie and George Younger preceded Corri Wilson as MPs for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. They were all excellent parliamentarians who may be remembered by some...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Liam Byrne: ...manifesto sets a timeframe for achieving 2.3%, but not that longer-term ambition. Secondly, moving from the supply side to the demand side, we need a faster rate of growth. The previous Chancellor, George Osborne, sought to try to close the deficit, but with 90% of that achieved through spending cuts, our economy was put in a place where wage growth began to slow. If we want fiscal policy...

Police: Senior Posts - Question (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Rosser: ...the Minister tell us what the Government’s policy is this morning on bolstering police pay between now and 2019, and the extent to which it differs from that laid down in 2015 by the then Chancellor, George Osborne?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: do. Be clear, BBC, as to what this nation expects, demands and pays for. Should noble Lords think that I am being too critical of the BBC, be assured that I have not missed those crude indiscretions nearer to home—the crass rudeness and envy of George Osborne or the exaggerated onus of corporate murder that John McDonnell MP sees fit to lay at the feet of society as a whole....

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Framlingham: ...House? Two of them were former Permanent Secretaries to the Treasury. Terry Burns, the noble Lord, Lord Burns, saw HS2 at first hand under Gordon Brown, and the noble Lord, Lord Macpherson, studied it under David Cameron and George Osborne. Both of them were so convinced of the case against continuing that they voted to stop it even at that stage. Every dispassionate observer who is...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Hain: ...austerity may cost the average household a colossal £23,000 per year in lost income by 2019-20—and there is still no end in sight to austerity, which began so catastrophically and so needlessly under George Osborne in 2010. This Government are now planning another tight fiscal squeeze up to 2019-20, hitting the poorest the hardest of all. According to the Institute for Fiscal...

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