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Scotland Bill: Clause 24 — Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation (30 June 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Andrew Gwynne: ...policy is already devolved? It would allow the Scottish Government to have a fully integrated housing policy, using those resources much more smartly and, effectively, being able to abolish the bedroom tax.

Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (30 June 2015)

Angela Crawley: ...given proper police investigations. Disabled individuals who have been affected by the welfare reforms imposed by the Government have the right to challenge legislation that they deem unfit and unfair—most notably the bedroom tax. Social housing tenants have the opportunity to challenge decisions that affect their right to safe and secure housing. Members of the LGBTI community have...

Scotland Bill: Clause 19 — Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits (30 June 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Kate Green: ...provision from applying to someone who had been sanctioned, but would mean that someone who had fallen out of the ambit of entitlement to housing benefit altogether—including because the operation of the bedroom tax meant that they could no longer receive that payment—could none the less access a benefit that the Scottish Government might wish to introduce to deal with that...

Affordable Housing — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...properties of different sizes? Will the most expensive properties be identified on a national, regional or some other basis? What assurances will be given that smaller properties needed for those wishing to downsize to escape the bedroom tax will not be forcibly sold, or properties in rural areas? Just what is the legal position of the Government in imposing these sales on independent...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 June 2015)

Grahame Morris: ...come to a head in the villages of Horden and Blackhall, following a series of problems experienced by Accent homes, a registered social landlord with properties in these villages. This situation was the subject of an Adjournment debate just before the old Parliament was dissolved. Accent cited the introduction of the bedroom tax as a cause of the fall in demand for its properties. As...

Energy and Climate Change: Child Poverty (25 June 2015)

Ian Blackford: Thank you, Mr Speaker. As I was saying, the Scottish Government are having to intervene. We have funded poverty action campaigns in Scotland, with an additional 300 million, against the bedroom tax and other measures to try to alleviate some of the problems this Government are causing for our people. Is it not a disgrace that in my own constituency, for example, the biggest increase in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Stormont House Agreement (24 June 2015)

Ivan Lewis: Although we disagree with the Government on the bedroom tax and on their refusal to come clean on future benefit cuts, the Secretary of State is right to insist that these agreements are honoured without extra money from the Treasury. In the past, Northern Ireland’s leaders have earned great respect for making tough choices for peace. Does she agree that all parties must now accept that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (24 June 2015)

John McCallister: ...Secretary for Social Justice, who is the equivalent of our Minister for Social Development. He said that the three points that Scotland would like to be different about welfare reform are the bedroom tax, or the spare room subsidy — take your choice — the fortnightly payments and housing benefit paid directly to landlords. I will say this again to the House and to Members...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No.2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (22 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Steven Agnew: ...my party's proposals and, yes, we could have had a Northern Ireland solution, but it fell short. Despite assurances from parties in this House, it still would have meant the implementation of the bedroom tax, despite promises that it would not be implemented. It still would have seen cuts to child disability benefit. It still would have seen an increase in the maximum penalties in...

Education and Adoption Bill (22 June 2015)

Valerie Vaz: ...those areas have faced budget cuts. What are the figures for adoptions that have not worked out, and how will those families be supported? What support will be in place for the fast-track adoptions? Will such families be exempt from the bedroom tax? One part of the Government—the Treasury—wants devolution revolution, but the Secretary of State has placed herself above the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Benefits (22 June 2015)

Madeleine Moon: ...degenerative conditions, people who have been found fit to work despite both conditions, and those on attendance allowance have been told to use their attendance allowance to pay for their second bedroom, so that they are not affected by the bedroom tax. There is huge fear out there in the disabled community. May we have an assurance that those with disabilities will not be further...

Housing: Under-occupancy Charge — Question (16 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Sherlock: ...but could not, so were hit with higher rents—the very point he is making. He went on to say: “It … wasn’t desperately fair on them or desperately good politically”. He also said that the bedroom tax caused, “a lot of grief for what wasn’t the hugest amount of money”. Or he could talk to Daniel Kawczynski MP, who called for a “root and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Votes and Supply Resolution for the Northern Ireland Main Estimates 2015-16 (15 June 2015)

John McCallister: ...and listen to them on welfare. They are held up as a great example of fighting the Tories. Alex Neil, the SNP Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, talked about three things he would change about welfare: the bedroom tax, fortnightly payments and housing benefit to be paid directly to landlords. Does any of that sound familiar? It would suggest that we have done or were about to do...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Housing (10 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Richard Burgon: ...in Leeds on the council house waiting list. So-called “affordable homes” are affordable in name only, at 80% of the market rent, and it must not be forgotten that 1,440 homes in Leeds East are hit by this Government’s cruel bedroom tax. For the first time in not far off a century, mothers and fathers across Leeds East face the reality that their children have less chance...

European Union Referendum Bill (9 June 2015)

Drew Hendry: ...of power. That is why it is vital to provide a stronger voice for Scotland. We must deliver an understanding of our constituencies to this House. In my constituency, for example, some 70 communities have no one or two-bedroom social housing. We never needed to build them that small, but that means that the bedroom tax would have an inevitable, devastating effect on people who are at their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Scotland Bill (8 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kate Green: ...payments that will be delegated to Scotland in clause 22, which could potentially fetter the opportunity that colleagues in Scotland might wish to take completely to eliminate the harm done by the bedroom tax. There are also worries about clause 23 and the restriction of the application of short-term temporary assistance, which appears to leave out the possibility that families with...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Stormont House Agreement: Update (8 June 2015)

Paul Girvan: ...had been negotiated and agreed in relation to welfare reform. Should direct intervention from Westminster be the only way forward, would those protections still be there for people who had the bedroom tax agreed previously?

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (3 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...has obviously decided that he enjoys it rather more than he, and we, thought. And who would have thought that the noble Lord, Lord Freud, would still be occupying the welfare brief? His defence of the bedroom tax and of the previous welfare cuts has surely led him to be branded the most unpopular Minister in the Lords. He obviously has a thicker skin than we ever imagined. The 12...

Bills Presented: Devolution and Growth across Britain (3 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jack Dromey: ...on the notion of one nation, how can it be right that carers and the disabled fear what the announcements might be when the Government finally spell out where they are going to get the 12 billion of benefit cuts at the very same time as this Queen’s Speech includes a Bill on tax that says to millionaires, “You need not worry for the duration while we are in power”?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 June 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Gerald Jones: ...of jobs in my area have been secured with European funding, which is why we need a yes vote whenever the EU referendum comes about. The past five years have been particularly difficult for my constituency, with people struggling with the bedroom tax, zero-hour contracts and the cost of living crisis. People need hope that these things will improve, but sadly there appears to be little...

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