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Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Green of Deddington: ...of cheap foreign labour may have put downward pressure on the pay of some low-paid UK workers. More recently, last month, Michael Saunders, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee made a very similar point. The key to economic prosperity is not mass immigration but improved productivity. Indeed, UK productivity has barely grown since the recession, despite the overall number of immigrant...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)

David Tredinnick: ...that relate to the environment, such as the development of electric batteries for cars. It is advertising internationally right now to take that forward. My hon. Friend the Member for Rugby was quick off the mark in mentioning congestion. The economic prosperity of the midlands relies heavily on the performance of the strategic road network because of its central location and the...

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Bob Seely: ...much better for us to have a system that builds what we need. Working with Government and the Housing Inspectorate, we should aim to support the building of, say, between 200 and 400 properties a year, overwhelmingly funded by housing associations who will be given the support to do that. If that means social housing, council housing, or whatever we want to call it nowadays, then yes, that...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: European Regional Development Fund (5 Feb 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The government has committed to launch the UK Shared Prosperity Fund after the UK leaves the EU, using money returning to the UK from European structural funds, and to consult widely ahead of its launch. Further details on design will be set out following the consultation; however, the fund will be designed to reduce inequalities between communities, and be focused on domestic priorities.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: EU Grants and Loans (1 Feb 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Government’s 2017 election manifesto committed to create a new UK Shared Prosperity Fund to reduce inequalities between communities across the UK. The design of this new fund is currently being considered, including its funding arrangements, and further details will be set out in due course.

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities: People with Autism: Public Building Access (31 Jan 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...has happened so far, what the Government intend to do and how we will take that forward. It might be a bit dry—I apologise—but I wanted to get the technical bits on the record. Autistic people prosper with the correct diagnosis and the correct support to meet their needs. Degrees of autism mean that some people require lots of support while others need less. I understand...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...of her party rather than the policies for our country that will determine success if we exit the European Union on 31 March next year. All the detailed negotiations that will determine the future prosperity of our country and the security of our citizens will, as we always advised, take place after 31 March, during a transition period. That is crazy. The detailed negotiations will take...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (30 Jan 2018)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...the Victorian era—requires significant investment if it is to continue to serve the people of Britain in the 21st century. In our 2017 manifesto, Labour promised to create a national transformation fund to invest some £250 billion over 10 years, and we remain firmly committed to investing in our nation’s infrastructure. HS2 represents one of the largest infrastructure...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...provide for effective consultation also with English local authorities. Yorkshire and the north-east have a combined population larger than Scotland, have much greater economic interdependence with the European continent than Wales or Northern Ireland, and have benefited from EU funding while Westminster has starved the north of funds. We will work with the Local Government Association to...

Petition - Cross-Border Contracting of Taxis: Same-sex Marriage: Bermuda (29 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: This Government are committed to promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT people, not only because it is the right and just thing to do, but because we believe that the strongest, safest and most prosperous societies are those that are the most open and inclusive. They are societies in which all citizens can live freely without fear of discrimination, and can play a full and...

Environment: 25-year Plan - Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...a moral obligation to protect and enhance the environment, for this and future generations, in harmony with the sustainability of our farming industry and for the benefit of all species with which we share this planet. This transformation must be achieved on an extensive scale, yet delivered through local action. We will continue to work with all the Defra group, including the Environment...

Defence Modernisation Programme - Statement (29 Jan 2018)

Earl Howe: ..., working innovatively and supporting UK industry”. What confidence do the Government have that the MDP will be completed by the Summer Recess? We intend the MDP to be substantially complete by the Summer Recess. Our aim is to be in a position to share headline conclusions by that time and we are confident that we can achieve that. That means sharing as much as we possibly can with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans (29 Jan 2018)

Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government's consultation on the Shared Prosperity Fund will open; and when the Government plans to publish a response to that consultation.

Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Baroness Humphreys: ...the devolved Governments in attendance, it was agreed to develop a work programme to ensure its connection to and involvement with the process of negotiations. Ministers agreed to meet monthly to share evidence and to take forward joint analysis that would inform that work programme. Meetings took place monthly until February 2017, but then the committee ceased to meet for eight months....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Prosperity Fund (25 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: My Department continues to develop the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Fund has not yet launched and as such there are no projects to which spending controls can apply.

Museums and Galleries - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Andrews: ...champion of the arts and shows no lack of energy in the pursuit of everything he chooses to do. I want to concentrate on a few aspects of the Mendoza review and on the work of the Heritage Lottery Fund, of which I am a deputy chairman and chairman of the committee for Wales, so I declare my interest. The Mendoza review is a good report. It demonstrates a breadth and depth of understanding...

Rail Services (Bedfordshire) (23 Jan 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: ...I hope to get to everyone’s points. In the meantime, let us not forget that the £7 billion Thameslink programme was designed to transform the rail services that are so important to constituents and to the long-term prosperity of Bedfordshire. The upgrade of the midland main line is planned from May 2018 to 2020, and unfortunately Bedford and Luton Town will lose East Midlands...

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Catherine West: ...devolution to have the impact needed. Devolving greater powers on skills to London and the metro mayors would enable cities to create a system that meets employer need, not just learner demand. What about the impact of Brexit? Businesses have met an increasingly large share of their labour needs through immigration. Nearly one in three of London’s workforce is non-UK born, and 90% of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans (23 Jan 2018)

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to allocate funding from the Shared Prosperity Fund to the (a) third sector (b) public sector and (c) academic sector in the UK after 2020.

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