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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Fiscal Powers (20 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ..., I endorse them. We have managed to put in place the most generous mitigation package in these islands for those on welfare benefits, for the disabled and for those who would have been faced with the bedroom tax. You can be sure that, when it comes to dealing with the Treasury, it knows that, when it faces this Government, it faces a strong adversary.

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

David Anderson: ...system, took away the education maintenance allowance and destroyed Sure Start, or the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), who destroyed Remploy, brought in the bedroom tax, gave Atos free rein, cut sick pay, cut jobseeker’s allowance and hit disabled people’s security. Others who would be on the Brexit bus include the Leader of the House, who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...austerity Budget put forward by this Government. Will the Prime Minister take this opportunity to condemn the opportunism of 57 of his colleagues who are pro-leave—these are Members who backed the bedroom tax, backed cutting disability benefits and backed slashing care for the elderly—who have suddenly had a Damascene conversion to the anti-austerity movement? Does he have any...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: .... This Budget will serve our people well. I am proud that, with this Budget Bill, we are delivering the most generous welfare protection in these islands. I am proud that, with this Budget Bill, we are continuing to block the Westminster Government's bedroom tax. I am proud that, with this Budget Bill, we are preventing the imposition of water charges. I am proud that, with this...

Affordable Housing: London — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...buy for housing association tenants. I really worry about where people on low incomes will be able to live in the future. In the private sector—I will speak more about this in a moment—the rent for a typical two-bedroom property is about £400 a week, which equates to just over £20,000 a year. To afford that, someone would need an annual gross household salary of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2014-15 Excess Votes — Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2016-17 (13 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...on record as saying that I believe that that Budget will serve our people well. In particular, I am proud that we are delivering the most generous welfare protection in these islands, with over £500 million specifically to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society will be protected from the worst excesses of the Tory Government's austerity agenda. We are blocking the...

Business of the House: Carers (9 Jun 2016)

Sue Hayman: ...people in receipt of carer’s allowance, to ensure that they do not suffer unnecessarily. There was the same problem of the Government not looking at the impact of new policies on carers when the bedroom tax was introduced. The Government introduced the change without considering the impact on carers, and without properly understanding why a spare bedroom can be so vital for families...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Jeane Freeman: ...that underpins it, we have shown our commitment to enabling individuals, carers and their families to have flexibility, choice and control over the support services that they receive. We have fully mitigated the effects of the bedroom tax, providing over £35 million in discretionary housing payments and protecting 72,000 households—80 per cent of which have a disabled...

Business of the House: Disability Employment Gap (8 Jun 2016)

Owen Smith: ...entirely premeditated to go into the election boasting about cutting a further £12 billion from social security but forgetting to mention it would come from disabled people and those on low wages in need of tax credits and universal credit. I would like to say that we do not know why the Government are doing this, but we do know, because the Secretary of State’s predecessor told...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021 (6 Jun 2016)

Martin McGuinness: ...in many other parts of the North who want to see us tackling poverty and standing up for the most marginalised, vulnerable and disabled in our society. I was taken aback by his information, which I have not got, that the bedroom tax will be here in 2020. We have made it absolutely clear that, under no circumstances, will our people, no matter what section of society they come from, have...

Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Alison Thewliss: The sugar tax is an interesting proposal, but the Government have left some careless loopholes in their plans. I am not sure whether you often drink milkshakes, Madam Deputy Speaker, but they are not particularly healthy drinks. One brand has 19.2 grams of sugar in a 200 ml bottle, which exceeds the recommended daily allowance for four to six-year-old children. A milk drink linked to a...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

Willie Coffey: .... A country’s social security system is meant to protect people from further disadvantage and poverty, not to set out to make it worse and to add punishment and further injury to people’s self-esteem. I am delighted that the Scottish Government will abolish the bedroom tax, which is surely the most disgraceful of public policies to have been introduced by the UK Government in...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Neil Gray: ...fees altogether”. Oh, what a damascene conversion we have seen! He now wants fees to rise even further. Following the elections in Scotland it is now clear that the Government’s Tory colleagues up the road are following suit, as they are all about backdoor taxes for students as well. Government Members and their colleagues in Scotland who benefited from free tuition now wish to...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...new responsibilities over social security. We will introduce a social security bill in the first year of this session and we will start work to establish a new Scottish social security agency. We will use our new powers to put dignity and respect back at the heart of our social security system. We will abolish the bedroom tax; we will make changes to how universal credit can be paid; we...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: ...better off, which would pay for a lot of public services. We have not had our fair share. We have been hit, as have so many deprived northern boroughs, very unfairly. Not only that, but my constituents have suffered from the bedroom tax, from unfair sanctions and from cuts to the benefits that help them to get by in life. For many people in south Manchester, it will be hard to accept the...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

John Healey: ...we look to the actions for proof that the Government mean what they say and do as they say. As my hon. Friend said, when we look at the scrapping of the education maintenance allowance, the introduction of the bedroom tax, and the cutting of benefit support to disabled people and to people working hard on low incomes, all the signs from the past six years point in the opposite direction....

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...the biggest electoral mandate of any Government in western Europe. The SNP manifesto proposed to protect the poorest and most vulnerable, to protect benefits for the elderly, such as free transport and personal care, and to abolish the pernicious bedroom tax in Scotland. It also proposed the progressive reform of council tax to increase resources for councils while minimising the impact on...

Housing in Newcastle — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (10 May 2016)

Chi Onwurah: ...with this Government’s record of cutting investment and of building just one new social home for every eight sold off through right to buy—a Government whose use of the term “affordable rent” is not recognisable to most people; who thought up the unfair bedroom tax, which has affected half a million households; and who have overseen a 22% rise in private rents in...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...another mother talking about realising that she would have to become a full-time stay-at-home parent after her second child was born with quite significant physical disabilities. She and her husband had recently bought a three-bedroom house to accommodate an expanding family, but they had to sell up and downsize, because that was all that they could afford on one income. At the very moment...

Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Karen Buck: ...pointed out that a starter home capped at £450,000 in inner London, where the average open market property is going for £2 million, lavishes a gain on a particular small cohort of first-time buyers. Westminster Council states that “the potential tax-free capital gain, after eight years of occupation…is very considerable (depending on the number of bedrooms) and wholly...


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