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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...

Regeneration (South-East Wakefield) (10 September 2014)

Jon Trickett: .... It is not sufficient for us to simply walk away from those communities with the job only half done, yet the Government give all the impression in the world of walking away, uninterested. There have been cuts to the CRT; our local council has lost 185 million; 180 local NHS staff have gone; the bedroom tax affects 1,500 people in the area, and so on. The job is not finished. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 September 2014)

Sharon Hodgson: ...House in paying tribute to our very good friend Jim Dobbin. He was a kind and thoroughly decent man and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Pat and their family. The bedroom tax is discriminatory, damaging, and it is not even working. Last Friday the House was very clear. Will the Government now listen? Will they scrap that wretched policy, because if they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Building Affordable Homes (8 September 2014)

Emma Reynolds: ...the Government have undermined affordable housing, not promoted it. With the 60% cut to the affordable homes programme, the watering down of section 106 agreements, and the hated and discredited bedroom tax, will the Minister now admit that for all Ministers’ talk on affordable homes—we have heard the same today—the number of homes built for social rent has dropped to a...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014) See 22 other results from this debate

Sharon Hodgson: ...to be able to speak in the debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) on introducing the Bill and making the case for it. He is sincere in his personal opposition to the bedroom tax. I am therefore pleased to support him in trying to do something about it. Like the hon. Gentleman, and like all hon. Members—I am sure this applies not only to Opposition...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dominic Raab: ...some of the value from their assets and free up some money from them. We should not be creaming money off people with those real social needs. The key point is that stamp duty is a poorly designed tax that undercuts that type of social mobility in both directions. Further to what my hon. Friend said, I have all sorts of horror stories from my constituency, where we feel the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Rachel Reeves: ...by a staggering 12.9 billion between 2010 and 2018. Does that not show that taking action to make work pay would be a much more effective way of controlling housing benefit than the unfair and unworkable bedroom tax, which I and many of my colleagues will be voting to change this Friday, and which we need a Labour Government to repeal after the general election next year?

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