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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Welfare Reform: Sinn Féin Meetings (27 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mervyn Storey: ...some of its representatives were in Northern Ireland, I do not get the sense that there would be a huge difference from the current construct of welfare reform. The First Minister highlighted the bedroom tax issue: in terms of other elements of mitigation that we in Northern Ireland would put in place or propose to put in place, some of them would be reflected in a national programme on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Stormont House Agreement: Update (27 April 2015)

Peter Robinson: ...be issues, I suspect, that will be not substantial in terms of the Labour Party, which might change some aspects of it. The Labour Party is on record as indicating that it would do away with the bedroom tax. I think that everybody in the House knows, although some try to say otherwise, that the deputy First Minister and I agreed that the bedroom tax would not apply in Northern Ireland....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Westminster Elections (20 April 2015)

Dominic Bradley: We voted against the welfare cap, the bedroom tax, and we will do so again. Thank you, Mr Speaker.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...office. The challenge is clear. We need to establish that this Government have presided over failure and the slowest recovery for over a century, with a desperate price being exacted from ordinary people. What about the bedroom tax? The Government recoil at Labour’s proposal on the mansion tax directed towards the wealthy in our society and those who take advantage of the London...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015)

David Gauke: ...—that is also on the list. I note that the shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves), announced yesterday that she will “abolish the bedroom tax” and use the savings for something else. I am not sure that I understand how there can be savings from that measure.

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Geraint Davies: ...is a “fudge it” Budget, to make up for the fact that we have more and more low-paid people who cannot make a contribution towards the revenues in a sustainable way. Meanwhile, the Government continuously put up the tax threshold and say, “Who’s going to disagree with that?”, knowing everyone is scared to disagree. But that is the management of...

Petitions: Progress of the Affordable Homes Bill (24 March 2015)

Andrew George: ...anger, that the House of Commons could vote by an overwhelming majority on 5 September to support my private Member’s Bill to scrap the Government’s under-occupancy penalty, otherwise known as the bedroom tax, and to improve opportunities for affordable homes—the vote was 306 to 231, at column 603 of Hansard, and these were eligible votes in the House of...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (24 March 2015)

Cathy Jamieson: Under a Labour Government, there would be a new 10p starting rate for tax, and we would also reverse the tax cut for millionaires, which this Government gave and which by no stretch of the imagination can be seen to be fair. It is interesting that the hon. Gentleman did not mention VAT. I assume the Minister does not want to intervene at this point to give me an assurance that his Government...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pensions Bill: Consideration Stage (24 March 2015)

Alex Attwood: ..., would you not agree that it is a very strange place that, when your colleague to the right says that Labour were responsible and that that necessitated what had to be done, your party opposed the bedroom tax most of the time? Is the Member to your right —

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (24 March 2015)

Harriet Harman: ...five years ago. Were those the same five years in which he took the ministerial car, the ministerial salary and the Tory Whip? Were they the same five years in which he trebled tuition fees, imposed the bedroom tax, put up VAT and cut taxes for millionaires? However he describes himself, the only thing people in this country will remember him for is giving a whole new meaning to the...

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Chris Leslie: ...Shall I pass it to him? Perhaps not. The Chancellor told us in the Budget that everything was sunshine and roses, but in coalition Britain, 900,000 people use food banks, 600,000 people are affected by the bedroom tax, the typical working person is 1,600 a year worse off and the NHS is in crisis. The Chancellor tried to find the best statistic, however obscure, to muddy the waters...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Luciana Berger: ...Islington South and Finsbury (Emily Thornberry) in relation to the challenges faced by her constituents in making ends meet, and with her very moving stories about overcrowding and the effects of the bedroom tax and escalating rents. My hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) rightly talked about HMRC’s lack of action in tackling tax avoidance and evasion...

Amendment of the Law (19 March 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Grahame Morris: ...;, because we know what a promise means from this Government. Much though I respect Government Members individually, let us not forget the promises that were made on tuition fees, on protecting the poorest—we then saw the introduction of the bedroom tax—on making work pay and on balancing the budget within a single Parliament. I have not got amnesia and I do not think the...

Business of the House (19 March 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...;s failure. He told us that the deficit was the most important thing, and promised to eliminate it by the end of this Parliament. He has failed. He claimed that we were “all in this together”, but he has given us tax cuts for millionaires and a bedroom tax for the most vulnerable. We have had tax breaks for hedge funds from a party that is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the...

Energy and Climate Change: Fiscal Responsibility and Fairness (19 March 2015)

Chris Leslie: ...main parties, but then they waste Treasury time and money specifically funding a Lib Dem policy document. Will the Chief Secretary at least tell the House how much this morning’s phoney exercise cost the taxpayer? What better illustration can there be of the shambolic downfall of this miserable Government when we cannot even tell whether a Minister is speaking in an official...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Jack Dromey: ...pay and opportunity. It is the party that will tackle the abuse of power, and the abuse of workers by the rich or those who seek to take advantage. There is but one alternative to this Government, and that is a Labour Government. UKIP? UKIP is not so much the party of the flat cap as the party of the flat-rate tax. It would privatise the national health service, drive women back into the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Troubled Families Programme (10 March 2015)

Hilary Benn: ...been out of work for more than a year? The Secretary of State rightly talked about the problems that a number of these families have in paying bills. How many troubled families are being hit by the profoundly unfair bedroom tax? Surely, to help them, that tax should be scrapped, as we have committed to do? Why are the Government so intent on penalising people on the lowest incomes, and how...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Discretionary Housing Payments (9 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Paul Flynn: ...that any degradation of discretionary housing payments will threaten to “cut the parachute cord” that keeps so many vulnerable families from the homelessness and destitution created by the foul bedroom tax? Will he give an absolute guarantee that the payments will be not only maintained in real terms, but possibly increased when necessary, and ring-fenced?

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (5 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jessica Morden: ...a huge number of workers in insecure work who cannot plan for the future because they do not know what their weekly income will be. There is now an extra bill for topping up pay with things such as tax credits because so many of the new jobs in the economy are so low paid. We can debate the figures, but we also need to think about the issues that people bring to me week after week. It is...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: ..., has supported, the Government have systematically taken money out of women’s pockets. Independent research from the House of Commons Library shows that, over the course of this Parliament, a staggering 85% of cash raised from tax and benefits changes has come straight from women’s pockets, a figure that was quoted by the right reverend Prelate. Eighty-five per cent is a truly...

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