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George Osborne

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


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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: ...to 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: ...to 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...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, I adopt many of the wise words of the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, and indeed of his mentor, Bill George. As always, Shakespeare had the right words for it. In “Macbeth”, Macduff admirably sums up the state of our nation: “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece”— or “turmoil”, as the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, has said. The Queen’s...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Keith Vaz: ...for 10% of the national health service budget, so prevention is extremely important, and I am disappointed that we do not have a Bill on this subject. I know it is not fashionable to do so, but I want to thank George Osborne, who has left this House, for his sugar tax, which he introduced before he left and I hope is still on track. Of course, Mr Osborne has not gone to the other place, as...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Support for Young People (17 May 2017)

Graham Simpson: ...to the housing element of universal credit from young people aged 18 to 21, with some exceptions, was first trailed by David Cameron in 2012 and announced by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in his summer 2015 budget. Therefore, we have known for nearly two years that this removal of entitlement was definitely going to happen. The policy’s stated rationale is to...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Rachael Hamilton: In his summer 2015 budget, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, set out his plans for changes to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. Eighteen months later, starting on 6 April this year, child tax credits were limited to the first two children in a family. I note that the benefits of families with three children or more who currently receive tax benefits will not be reduced. I...

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (24 Apr 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have participated in the debate on this order on Greater Manchester. I will pick up first on the fulsome tribute paid by the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, to George Osborne—equalled only by the fulsome tribute made by the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, to Tony Lloyd. As the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, said, it is absolutely right that George Osborne has been very...


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