Results 1–20 of 2914 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Andrew Gwynne

Local Government Funding Settlement (13 Dec 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: First, let me thank the Secretary of State for giving me advance sight of his statement. But the real thanks have to go to our councillors, of all political persuasions and none, and to the frontline heroes who, despite almost a decade of austerity, have worked hard to keep our local public services going at the same time as demand has increased and funding has fallen through the floor. The...

Points of Order (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: rose—

Points of Order (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. It is customary for the local government finance settlement to be announced to Parliament in early December. Indeed, Ministers had pencilled it in for 6 December. Last week, in a written statement, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government deferred the statement until after the “protected period”, by which I assume he meant the...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding (10 Dec 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: The record is clear: Northamptonshire bust; other councils edging towards the cliff edge; and no end to austerity, with cuts to council budgets continuing. Last week, senior officials told the Public Accounts Committee that their measure of a council’s financial sustainability is now based solely on the delivery of statutory services. Our councils are at breaking point. Is the Secretary of...

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill: Levy for recovery of administrative and investigation costs (23 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I congratulate the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Sir Greg Knight) on the progress of this much needed Bill, which I am pleased to support on behalf of Her Majesty’s Opposition. It is long overdue, as we have heard today, and I thank him personally for his tenacity on this issue. He will be the champion of drivers across the land, because we all know and can all tell very similar...

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill: Appeals against parking charges (23 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I commend the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Sir Greg Knight) for his Bill and for the very sensible amendments that he has brought before the House. I assure him that I am not going to speak at length. I rise at this stage just to congratulate him and to assure him that he has the full support of Her Majesty’s Opposition.

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government if he will make a statement on the appointment of Sir Roger Scruton as the chair of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: Thank you for granting the urgent question, Mr Speaker. Across the country and in the House, there have been considerable concerns about the appointment of Sir Roger Scruton, especially as his views have become more widely known. Can the Secretary of State confirm that, as part of the appointment process, he was made aware of Sir Roger’s previously expressed views? If he was, what...

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: Will the Secretary of State tell us whether the Nolan principles apply to this post? Does he consider the views that Sir Roger has expressed to be appropriate for the post of chair of the commission? The primary focus of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is to seek to address “how new settlements can be developed with greater community consent”. We support that aim, which...

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: Racist.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Departmental Support (5 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: This Government’s record on local government is clear: since 2010, the Department’s budget has fallen by at least £13 billion; and, by 2020, the revenue support grant will be cut by 80%—£8 billion—putting more pressure on to council tax, which is an unequal levy. Northamptonshire has, in effect, gone bust, with the media reporting that Surrey, East Sussex and Lancashire are next in...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: I beg to move an amendment, after “tax year 2019-20” insert “provided that the condition in paragraph (2) of this resolution is met. (2) The condition in this paragraph is that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has, no later than 5 April 2019, laid before the House of Commons a distributional analysis of— (a) the effect of reducing the threshold for the additional rate to £80,000, and...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: The hon. Gentleman was clearly not listening. It is in our amendment and was in our manifesto at the last general election. We mean the people in the top 5% of incomes, and Labour’s amendment sets out the changes to income taxation that we would introduce in order to achieve that.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: It is interesting that Conservative Members seem not to want a fair taxation system whereby those who have done the best out of society can pay back into society.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Whatever this Government say, austerity is far from over for the people who require our help through the social security system. Turning to communities, it was only a few weeks ago, in a speech that began with the Prime Minister dancing across the stage, that we were told that austerity is over. After almost a decade of cuts that have made life difficult...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: As I was speaking about education, the hon. Gentleman must try harder, go to the back of the class and pay attention. Some £1.3 billion of cuts—

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: No. Cuts will be hard-wired—[Interruption.]

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. As I was saying, £1.3 billion of cuts next year are hard-wired into the system—[Interruption.] The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government can shake his head, but the statistics come from the Tory-led Local Government Association. The cuts will devastate councils that are already struggling. Austerity is certainly not over for local...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: No, I am going to make some progress. After all, by cutting funding to councils, Ministers have shifted the blame on to councillors, including Conservative councillors. Councils of all political persuasions and none are now at breaking point. The effects of that on our communities are plain to see across the country. More than 500 children’s centres have shut down and 475 libraries have...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, because all this does is shunt costs on to other parts of the public sector. That is not a sustainable way of continuing. Sadly, I could give many more examples, yet the Government’s answer to these problems is not to drop the £1.3 billion cut to funding next year, nor to properly address the crises in social care and children’s services, but to offer...


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