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Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Welfare Reform (29 October 2014)

Andrew Gwynne: I think I am grateful to the Secretary of State for that garbled answer. Will she confirm that she is in agreement with all the Northern Ireland parties that the bedroom tax is a pernicious policy? Given that, will she tell us what proportion of the overall budget cuts proposed for Northern Ireland are directly related to the non-implementation of welfare reform?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 October 2014)

Andrew George: ...is abusing the privilege of Executive power and denying the clear will of this House by denying the money resolution for the private Member’s Bill to protect the vulnerable and disabled from the bedroom tax?

Public Bill Committee: Affordable Homes bill: Clause 3 - Review of the availability of affordable homes and the intermediate housing market (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Nick Raynsford: ...the affordable rent level of up to 80% of market rent,” which inevitably means higher rents and greater benefit dependency. Meanwhile, another arm of Government is saying, “Housing benefit expenditure must be cut.” This is all relevant to the Bill because the bedroom tax is one of the housing benefit expenditure cuts made by the Government. We see the consequences of an...

Public Bill Committee: Affordable Homes bill (29 October 2014) See 3 other results from this clause

Andrew George: ...in the debate on 5 September, a Minister claimed that the impact of the Bill would be a great deal more expensive than the savings the Government claimed would result from the introduction of the bedroom tax. I immediately sought the support of the Minister’s Department in seeking advice on how to address that concern. I asked the Department to provide facilities and technical...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...touched a nerve with disabled people around the country because of their experience in the past few years. They felt that, in those words, there was an explanation of what has happened, such as the bedroom tax and the delays with PIP assessments, which we have heard a lot about in the debate. In an excellent speech opening the debate, my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (22 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gemma Doyle: ...I have asked this question before—in government for testing a policy against the principles of the armed forces covenant. As long as that remains the case, we will end up in the situation we had with the bedroom tax. Armed forces families were hit by the bedroom tax and it took months of our raising the matter with the Government before they finally made a statement that, from then...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Mitigation Proposals (21 October 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...and in the public domain, the elements in the package that had been agreed: the split universal credit payments; the direct payment of universal credit to landlords; social sector size criteria, which is commonly called the bedroom tax; the issue of sanctions; joint claims; medical evidence for personal independence payments; lone parent flexibility; the discretionary support scheme,...

Banks: Bridging Finance — Question (20 October 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...the House will have noticed the Government’s concern about this relatively marginal problem of the asset- rich. What about the asset-poor who are forced to downsize under government policy on the bedroom tax?

Business of the House (16 October 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...to stagger to their painful and inevitable end—or should I say dissolution? Six weeks ago, the House gave a Second Reading to the Affordable Homes Bill, which mitigates the cruel effects of the bedroom tax. A week later the House also gave a Second Reading to the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill. However, there is still no sign of the money...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andy Sawford: ...different positions that the Labour and Conservative parties took on the minimum wage. Does he agree that today that choice is perhaps best symbolised by the support of Conservative Members for the bedroom tax, which makes me think that they have learned nothing from their opposition to the minimum wage?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 October 2014)

Edward Miliband: We can see the record: higher VAT; cuts to tax credits; hitting working families; and the bedroom tax. That is the record of this Prime Minister. He cannot be straight about his tax plans, so perhaps he can be straight about his plans for tax credits. Can he confirm that as a result of his plans a one-earner family with two children on 25,000 a year will lose almost 500 a year?

Housing: Private Rented Sector — Question (14 October 2014)

Lord Morris of Handsworth: My Lords, will the Minister tell the House to what extent the bedroom tax contributes to families being made homeless?

Bill Presented: Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) (14 October 2014)

Barbara Keeley: ...to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that people in receipt of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit and accommodated in the social housing sector be entitled to an additional bedroom related to caring responsibilities or overnight care; and for connected purposes. The Bill would exempt households with one additional room from the bedroom tax if a member of the...

Business of the House (13 October 2014)

Chris Bryant: On 5 September, the House granted a Second Reading to the Affordable Homes Bill, which will go some way towards getting rid of the bedroom tax. So far the Government have not yet tabled the money resolution that would allow it to go into Committee. Will the Leader of the House please commit this afternoon to tabling it by the end of business tomorrow?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Mickey Brady: ...for the people whom they represent is fairly clear and obvious. Stewart Dickson really showed his true colours in his allegiance to the Tory Government and, indeed, his fellow travellers in the Liberal Democrats, who, as it was pointed out, are now reneging on things like the bedroom tax. That is interesting because Naomi Long signed a no-day-named motion in the British Parliament about...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Financial Cost (23 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...— far in excess of what the Scots have got — has been negotiated by Nelson McCausland, the Minister for Social Development. It is a package of measures that includes ensuring that the much-hated bedroom tax does not affect anybody who is already a tenant in Northern Ireland. It also includes a series of issues and flexibilities around the payments of direct payments...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Alex Attwood: ...the issue and had no meaningful plans or proposals. The last time I checked, the Alliance Party had a relationship with the Liberal Democrats, and the Liberal Democrats are now resiling from the bedroom tax. They are the people who are saying that there is a better plan than the bedroom tax. Even they are saying there are better proposals than the bedroom tax, yet Mr...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Budget 2011-15:  Replacement (22 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Patsy McGlone: ...involve discussion of welfare reform. The SDLP has been very clear on welfare reform: the Executive must further negotiate with the London Treasury regarding the heightened profile of objective need in the North, and we must permanently rule out the imposition of the iniquitous bedroom tax.

Business of the House (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...he agree that this demonstrates that the choice facing Scotland is not, as the nationalists would have us believe, between the status quo or separation? Last Friday, the Government were defeated three times on the bedroom tax when the Affordable Homes Bill promoted by the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) was given a Second Reading by 304 votes to 267. The bedroom tax is callous and...

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