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Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Stephen Doughty: ...such as food banks can put rocks back into the pit to try to fill it back up. Ultimately, however, they cannot stop the digger digging it out. The digger in this case are the Government, with policies such as the bedroom tax and punitive sanctions, and policies that fail to deal with energy prices and the cost of living. That is the digger and that is what we have to switch off. The...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 December 2014) See 47 other results from this debate

Steve Webb: ...Opposition said that Labour would not make any unfunded promises, but we have one before us today. The bulk of the money to pay for this motion will allegedly come from “ensuring that the building trade pays tax”, from which Labour claims we will get 380 million. It does not seem to be aware, however, that we have done that already. In the autumn statement 2013, measures...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 December 2014)

Sheila Gilmore: My constituent who is paying 12 a week out of an income of 72 a week on the bedroom tax was less than impressed to find out that annual spending on housing benefit is now 4 billion higher than it was in 2010. When will this Prime Minister tackle the real causes of the increase in spending on housing benefit, which are low wages and high rents?

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 December 2014)

Baroness Deech: ...law is to be lowered on to them by the Bill once they have spent two years cohabiting—two years is the average length of a cohabitation—or if they are parents of a child. People often use the phrase “bedroom tax” but, if enacted, this Bill would be the real bedroom tax: share your bedroom and you will be taxed for ever more. Since cohabitation is so common, we are...

Business of the House (11 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

William Hague: ...Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill. Wednesday 17 December—Opposition day (11th allotted day). There will be debates on Opposition motions including one entitled “The Immediate Abolition of the Bedroom Tax”. Thursday 18 December—Statement on the publication of the fourth report from the Communities and Local Government Committee on the operation of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Harriet Harman: And he should be aware that any gains on tax changes for women have been more than wiped out by the hit they have taken on the cuts to tax credits. And yes, I would indeed agree with him that it is breathtaking that 85% of those who benefit from the millionaires’ tax cut are men. Let us try him on another one. What proportion of those hit by his bedroom tax are women?

[P001405]: Under-occupancy penalty (9 December 2014)

Julie Hilling: I wish to put on record my thanks to Bolton against the bedroom tax, which initiated a postcard campaign that has now been expanded to a paper petition. The petition states: The Petition of residents of the Bolton West constituency, Declares that the bedroom tax (otherwise known as the spare room subsidy) punishes the most vulnerable people in society; further that many of those affected by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (9 December 2014)

Chris Ruane: Thousands of hard-working families in my constituency have been bit by tax credit cuts, a 300 increase in their energy bills, the bedroom tax and the increase in VAT. This Government offer tax cuts to millionaires and porridge and food banks to low-paid workers. When will the Government allow British workers to share in the wealth of this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014)

Peter Lilley: ...mile of rock and affecting our homes. In theory we could revert to the pre-war situation, as in America, and give landowners rights over subsurface minerals and their exploration. If we did so, the general taxpayer, who stands to benefit from a 61% tax on profits from any shale gas, not to mention royalties and fees, would be the loser, while landowners lucky enough to own land above any...

Unpaid Carers — Question (8 December 2014)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I put this Question down because of a response I had from the noble Lord, Lord Freud, on 10 November, when I asked him a Question about carers and the bedroom tax. In a reply which I think shocked the whole House, he implied that carers were not taking part in the economic life of this country, so I am glad to have an acknowledgement from the noble Baroness that the Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Legal Costs (Disabled People) (8 December 2014)

John Healey: That is a part answer to a very direct question about the cost to the taxpayers of Government lawyers defending the indefensible—axing the ILF and introducing the hated bedroom tax. Will the Minister not recognise that many severely disabled people flourish with the fund but are now frightened of losing their independence when he shuts it down next year? He might have won the legal case...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Under-occupancy Penalty (8 December 2014)

Stephen Timms: ...Poverty, the Church of England and another organisation—Oxfam—showed that more than half the rocketing demand at food banks was caused by problems in the benefits system, not least by the hated bedroom tax, but also by escalating payment delays, contrary to what the Minister for Disabled People, said a moment ago. Will the Tory welfare waste party now follow the U-turn its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (8 December 2014)

Rachel Reeves: ...started to put this right by raising the minimum wage, ending the abuse of zero-hours contracts, getting a grip on benefit delays, scrapping targets for sanctions and cancelling the cruel and unfair bedroom tax? If they do not do these things, is it not about time we had a Labour Government who will?

Business of the House: Stamp Duty Land Tax (4 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Dominic Raab: ...by, she will shortly be elevated to a senior rank. I am sure she will be thrilled by that. I am delighted that the Chancellor is taking action against what was one of Labour’s most arbitrary stealth taxes. The way it operated was a pretty vindictive assault on aspirational low and middle-income savers. The point has been made that, economically, a well functioning housing market...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note (4 December 2014)

Lord Haskel: ...have a number, but he thought it was a good idea. A couple of days later I received a letter from a professor of economics with a calculation. The answer is 210 million—a nice contribution and it could even pay the bedroom tax. The Government’s policy of subsidising low pay to encourage employment has certainly helped raise the number of people in work in the short term,...

Business of the House: Pensions and Benefits Uprating (4 December 2014)

Gregg McClymont: ...fact that the benefits they rely on are being raised by only 1%? It is the price of economic failure. Those individuals are the same individuals who are suffering the consequences of the hated and ludicrous bedroom tax. Let us get this in context: the Government are not treating people equally. The statement makes that clear. Some 25 billion extra has been spent on social security...

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