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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (30 Nov 2017)

Transport: Joint inquiry into improving air quality. 9:45 am; Other
Witnesses: Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Andrew Jones MP, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: EU Law (29 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government will be implementing a track and trace scheme for tobacco products in line with our obligations under the Tobacco Products Directive and the associated implementing regulations when agreed by Member States. The scheme will offer new tools for checking the authenticity of tobacco products and identifying where genuine products being sold illicitly have been diverted from the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: EU Law (29 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government will be implementing a track and trace scheme for tobacco products in line with our existing obligations and the timetable set out in the Tobacco Products Directive and the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Illicit Trade Protocol. The government is not aware of any EU plans for a licensing scheme for the tobacco market. The government has...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Postal Services (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The department’s mail is initially scanned offsite for suspect content, before being delivered by private delivery service to our offices. We have had no discussion with BFPO on providing such services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Government are investing more than £1 billion to stimulate the market to build the next-generation digital infrastructure the UK needs for its future. At the autumn Budget, we launched a £190 million challenge fund for gold-standard full fibre broadband, provided £160 million to develop 5G networks and invested £35 million to improve mobile connectivity for rail passengers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Government are supporting the roll-out of superfast broadband right across the UK, and that has included allocating more than £120 million to help the Scottish Government deliver 100% superfast coverage in Scotland by 2021. To be specific, the Minister for Digital discussed progress with the Scottish Government on 6 November and had further discussions this week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I think the hon. Gentleman may have missed some of the announcements in the Budget. Perhaps I could highlight one in particular: the £740 million from the national productivity investment fund that has been allocated for digital infrastructure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: My hon. Friend makes a typically insightful point. Digital improvement is one of the key drivers in improving our productivity, so I am happy to agree entirely with his wise points.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I will look into the point that the right hon. Gentleman raises and write to him with the answer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Start-ups (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The UK is a world-leading place to start a business. Start-ups create jobs, attract investment and bring innovative products and services to market. The UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises have created 2 million new jobs since 2010. We want our start-ups to grow and succeed in the new economy, and that is why the Chancellor announced at the Budget a comprehensive package to unlock...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Start-ups (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I shall be visiting small businesses in my constituency of Harrogate and Knaresborough as part of Small Business Saturday. I agree entirely with my hon. Friend: small businesses are indeed the backbone of local economies. That is why the Chancellor responded to the No. 1 ask of business in the Budget by announcing a £2.3 billion package to reduce business rates—it follows the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Start-ups (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The hon. Lady has made a valuable point, and I entirely agree with her. Simply by raising the question in the House and discussing it in our political system, we are highlighting the fact that disability should not be a problem when it comes to starting businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: We know that late payments are a serious issue for many small businesses, and that is why we are acting to tackle unfair practices. As my hon. Friend mentioned, we have legislated to improve transparency, requiring large businesses to report on their payment practices. All 32 of the Government’s strategic suppliers have signed the prompt payment code, and we have appointed Paul Uppal as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: We support the English wine industry, and that is why the autumn Budget announced a freeze on wine duty. Under EU law, duty on higher strength sparkling wine must be the same as that on higher strength sparkling cider, and if we reduced the duty on higher strength sparkling wine, it would mean reducing the duty on a category of alcohol that is effectively associated with problem drinking. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The railway is vital for continued growth and prosperity in south-west England, which is why this Government have invested £400 million in the south-west network. That includes £10 million for the coastal section around Dawlish. The Government have also committed to doubling the spend on renewals in the next control period, and the south-west will benefit from that significant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (28 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: It is important to have a strong level of investment in all the regions of our country. My right hon. Friend is clearly a huge champion for the east midlands, and I have met her in the east midlands to discuss the opportunities there. I can confirm that we will be working together to ensure that the east midlands benefits, particularly from HS2.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I thank all the 30 or so hon. Members who have contributed to today’s debate for their very thoughtful speeches. I will make sure that all their points, suggestions and concerns—including the specific ones mentioned by the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith), my hon. Friends the Members for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) and for North Cornwall (Scott Mann), and especially my...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I simply say to my hon. Friend that I know he has worked very hard on this issue. I welcome his work, and he has made a very valuable contribution to the housing debate. This Budget sets out an ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes every year, which is 40% more than the current output and 50% more than the target we were left by Labour.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: I point out to the hon. Lady that affordable home building has gone up by 27% in a year, and that is of course a key part of delivering a housing mix that will work for everybody. We need a series of effective planning reforms and substantial investment. This Budget pledges more than £15 billion of financial support to boost housing supply over the next five years. It will open up new...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Social Media (23 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: 4 full-time members of staff are employed by HM Treasury to work on digital communications, including social media.


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