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Results 101–120 of 600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Julian Knight

Institute for Statecraft: Integrity Initiative (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: I welcome the absolute clarity of the Minister’s statement and his refutation of the allegations. I also welcome the work of the Institute for Statecraft. Does the Minister agree that we need to double down on that work, because as the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has shown, the reality is that Russian disinformation is a danger to our democracy and our very way of life? We...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: Shortly, 34,000 copies of “Your Money Matters”, a free personal finance textbook, will wing their way to every secondary school in the land. Will my right hon. Friend join me in saying thank you to Martin Lewis, who is its funder, Young Money, which is the organisation behind it, the all-party parliamentary group on financial education for young people, which I chair, and, not least, the...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: William Butler Yeats wrote poetry about not being able to write poetry. Today, I am debating not having a debate yesterday, but I will take my three minutes where I find them. The country is tired of politicians wasting time bickering. People want us to get on with delivering a practical Brexit that protects our interests and honours the vote. The House has made clear its deep concerns about...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: We have heard a lot from Opposition Members about the value of the pound. Some of them are becoming quite interested in economics all of a sudden. Does my right hon. Friend recognise that one reason why the value of the pound has been falling is the sniff of a Labour Government, which would see capital flight from this country as we have never seen it before? Even the sniff of it is a...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: The parts in an average Land Rover cross the continent 37 times. My 9,000 car workers need an orderly withdrawal from the EU. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if the withdrawal agreement is rejected, we may get no deal, a “permanent Norway”, not a temporary one, or––a stain on the soul of this House––a second referendum?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: While we wait for the hon. Lady to congratulate the Government on closing the tax gap, will she recognise that many of the steps taken in the Bill have to be taken in a way that is mindful of how international tax systems work and how we need to ensure that the tax we are gathering does not lead to companies leaving the UK and trading to it from international jurisdictions?

2019 Loan Charge — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is making an interesting speech, and I congratulate him on securing this important debate. As a former personal finance editor before entering this place, I used to have many inquiries from readers about these schemes as they were offered to them. My advice was always, “Steer clear, because eventually the price will be paid.” Does he agree that there is a role for...

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: Will the centre have the scope to look at AI and data usage in political campaigning and quasi-political campaigning?

Ebola Response Update (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: Given that it might take up to six months to contain the outbreak, what extra resource is being deployed by other major EU countries? Does that match up to the UK’s response?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: Enterprise relief is the subject of one of the amendments. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is wrong-headed to say that only 52,000 people would benefit from the said changes proposed in the Bill? Does he agree that we should take account of the fact that many employees and others will benefit from entrepreneurs bringing about these businesses, and does he therefore support the changes to...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: The increases in the minimum wage and the living wage have also had a fundamental impact on the earning capacity of people at the lower end of the income scale in our society.

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: Does my hon. Friend recognise that £20 billion happens to be exactly the same amount of extra money that the Government have pledged to put into our national health service?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is completely correct. The realities are that the more tax people keep in their pockets—the more of their earnings they keep, without that money going through the Government filter—the more efficient it is, the better it is for the economy, and the better it is for what is known as the multiplier effect through a local economy. My hon. Friend’s on-the-ground view,...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. Not only does cutting corporation tax increase the tax take, as we know, but in the round it allows companies to employ more people—I think that it has made a major contribution to the jobs miracle in this country—which then feeds through the taxation system and the multiplier and into the economy more widely, thereby boosting growth and productivity,...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: That is exactly right. The point may not be specifically germane to the amendments we are debating, but my hon. Friend is absolutely correct that about the context. This is just part of one strand of the strategy that we have to bring about an increase not only in home ownership but in the number of properties available to rent and basically for housing throughout the country. We know from...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: I am afraid that I really do not see the hon. Lady’s point. What I do see is the fact that we are giving tax cuts to 32 million people across the board, and, instead of being so churlish, the Labour party should welcome that.

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend answered the hon. Lady’s intervention better than I did, so I do welcome what he said. Let me sum up. In its treatment of tax thresholds and stamp duty, the Bill lays out a fairer tax system. It is a tax system predicated on a better society, and it is a system where people who can pay have to pay their fair share, but where that is achieved without being punitive and...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: It is an enormous pleasure to speak in this Committee stage of the Finance (No.3) Bill, and it is an even greater pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) in today’s debate. There are always many responses to a Budget and a Finance Act, and people often look at them and pull them apart over time. In this case, however, I think most people would say that the...


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