Results 181–200 of 12036 for speaker:Philip Hammond

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Philip Hammond: Will the right hon. Gentleman just tell the House what the rate was under the last Labour Government and what the basic rate is now?

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 16 June 2017 (26 Jun 2017)

Philip Hammond: A meeting of The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) was held in Luxembourg, on 16 June 2017. EU Finance Ministers discussed the following items: Early morning session The Eurogroup President briefed ministers on the outcomes of the 15 June meeting of the Eurogroup, where consensus was reached on a short-term solution for Greek debt re-structuring and fiscal targets. Commissioner...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 23 May 2017 (26 Jun 2017)

Philip Hammond: A meeting of The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) was held in Brussels on 23 May 2017. EU Finance Ministers discussed the following items: Annual EIB Governors meeting There was a meeting of the EIB Governors preceding ECOFIN. This entailed a speech by the EIB President Werner Hoyer, a Governors discussion and approval of the Audit Report. Early morning session The Eurogroup...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 7 - 8 April 2017 (25 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: An informal meeting of The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) was held in Valletta, Malta on 7-8 April 2017. EU Finance Ministers discussed the following items: Working Lunch The Eurogroup President briefed Ministers on the outcomes of the 7 April meeting of the Eurogroup. Ministers discussed the challenges and opportunities faced by the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: The Government are taking action to give the UK the world-beating digital infrastructure that it needs. Broadband across the country has been transformed by the Government-led £1.7 billion superfast programme, extending coverage at 24-plus megabits per second to 95% of UK premises by the end of this year. At autumn statement 2016, we committed over £1 billion more to support the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: The Government’s clear intention is to incentivise investment in fibre broadband networks. The Department for Communities and Local Government will shortly publish a consultation on the implementation of this relief, which will set out more detail on how new fibre will be defined, and we look forward to the responses to that consultation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: At autumn statement, we announced £23 billion of additional investment in our infrastructure, and key priority areas such as research and development, specifically designed to address the UK’s productivity problem. This investment has to be spread across the whole of the UK economy to make sure that we deliver improved productivity and improved economic growth across the economy as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: I cannot speculate on how fast the pigeons are in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency, but I can tell him that all consumers now have a right to 10 megabits broadband. By the end of this year, 95% of properties will have access to 24 megabits broadband. The Government are investing more money to reach the last 5%, the hard-to-reach that are often in rural areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: We have a UK-wide target. We of course welcome any other actions taken on top of that to achieve yet higher levels of broadband penetration. That is a very positive move for the economies of the regions and nations they affect.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Digital Infrastructure (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: I hear the hon. Gentleman’s concern and I am absolutely sure that the vast majority of our constituents would agree with his suggestion that we seek to maintain cost-effective access for UK phone users whenever they are roaming within the EU. I think that will be an issue for this Parliament post-Brexit unless we choose, in the course of the exit negotiations, to reach a reciprocal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: The Government are supporting economic growth across the whole country as a key part of our productivity agenda by investing in infrastructure and skills, and by developing our industrial strategy. At the autumn statement, I launched our northern powerhouse strategy and earlier this year set out our midlands engine strategy. We recently allocated a further £1.8 billion from the local...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: My hon. Friend has made the case for free ports, and the Government have heard that case very clearly. We will consider all options that have the potential to support our ambition to see Britain as a great global trading nation, but before making any decisions we shall need to consider carefully not only the advantages that free ports can deliver, but the costs and potential risks associated...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: Of course we want there to be a viable branch banking network across the country, but we must recognise that the nature of banking is changing. More and more of us are using online digital banking, and that is bound to be reflected in the configuration of the branch networks that the banks operate.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: I am sure you are delighted, Mr Speaker, that my hon. Friend has lighted on the key role of Buckinghamshire as a bridge between the north, the south, the east, the west and every other part of the country. I should be happy to receive, and I confidently predict that I will receive, my hon. Friend’s detailed submission on the case for greater infrastructure investment in Buckinghamshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: As the article 50 notice letter set out very clearly, the Government are seeking to negotiate a deep and special partnership with the European Union, at the heart of which will be a comprehensive free trade agreement covering goods, services and networks. That will allow us to continue to work closely with the European Union after leaving the organisation. The Government do carry out detailed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: My hon. Friend has made an important suggestion, and I will undertake to look at it carefully. No doubt an exercise will take place over the next few weeks that will involve our thinking about what commitments we want to make for the future, and I will take his question as a representation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: I do not recognise the picture that the hon. Gentleman paints of my position. I have stood at this Dispatch Box on countless occasions and lamented the fact that Britain has a poor productivity record—worse than Germany’s, and worse than those of the United States, France and Italy—but simply lamenting that fact is not enough. What we must do is put together a plan for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: If the right hon. Gentleman checks the records, he will discover that this problem has existed for 40 years. It would be better if we tried to tackle this challenge in a spirit of bipartisan recognition and if we both recognised that there is a real problem that we have to tackle by investment in infrastructure, by investment in skills and by actions to spread growth and prosperity across the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth Outside London/South-East (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: I am not going to take any lectures from the hon. Gentleman on regional awareness, but perhaps he should speak to the Mayor of London, who has a view on infrastructure investment and what should drive it. The Government are clear that we need to spread infrastructure investment around the country in a way that will tackle the productivity challenge. One of the ways we will tackle it is by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Exiting the EU: Public Finances (18 Apr 2017)

Philip Hammond: We’ll see how lucky, Mr Speaker. The Government have undertaken a significant amount of work to assess the economic and fiscal impacts of leaving the EU, and they continue to carry out that work. This is part of a continuing programme of analytical work covering a range of possible exit scenarios, including sectoral analysis, but I have to say to the House that we are seeking the best...


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