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Business of the House (27 November 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...years late; wages have fallen year on year while food bank use soars. On this Government’s watch the majority of people in poverty in this country are in work, but all the Government can deliver is a 3 billion tax cut every year for the top 1% of earners. While the Chancellor makes complacent boasts about the slowest recovery for more than 100 years, is the truth that only...

Women and Equalities: Under-occupancy Penalty (Disabled People) (27 November 2014)

John Spellar: According to the Government’s own evaluation, 68% of those hit by the bedroom tax are themselves disabled or have someone in their household with a disability. Is the Minister not ashamed of that figure? When will the Government scrap that cruel and unfair tax?

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014) See 17 other results from this debate

Nia Griffith: ...just banning exclusivity clauses that force workers to work exclusively for one major employer, important though that is. Will he go further than that, as we will? Will he show some humanity and abolish the bedroom tax in Wales? I guess not. He would rather see the people across Wales working longer for less, the poorest areas in Wales getting poorer, and the people struggling with fuel...

Universal Credit — Question (24 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of a housing association. More than half of tenants affected by the bedroom tax are in arrears. We now learn that the Government propose to claw back those arrears by deducting a further 20% from those tenants’ benefits. For couples, this means a full 20 to 40 deduction a week from their benefit for living in homes that we allocated...

New Member: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill (21 November 2014)

Clive Efford: ...: “No.”] To defend the NHS, one has to believe in the founding values that led to its creation. Our NHS treats everyone equally—from each according to their means, to each according to their needs. Are these the values of the party that gave us the poll tax or the bedroom tax, or the party that plunges thousands of disabled people into poverty by denying them benefits and...

Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures (19 November 2014)

Yvette Cooper: ...support her motion. Today, I am glad she has said that she will support mine. These are unusual circumstances, and there were many other issues that we would have been keen to debate this afternoon, from the bedroom tax to the national health service. However, we thought it was right to ensure that the House had the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister’s promises and demonstrate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Edward Miliband: ...attack in Jerusalem, and to the other victims. It was an appalling act, and all my sympathies are with their families and friends. Will the Prime Minister tell us why he is so in favour of the bedroom tax but so against the mansion tax?

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (18 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Stephen Hepburn: More than 1 million people in this country are now surviving thanks to food banks. Does the Deputy Prime Minister regret backing the Tories’ war on the poor, and bringing in things like the bedroom tax and changes to council tax that have put so many people in that plight?

Welfare Reform (Welsh Valleys) (11 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Wayne David: ...by Atos in their work capability assessments, only to win their cases on appeal and so achieve more than 15 points. I have had numerous cases of people who have experienced unfairness because of the bedroom tax. Many constituents who have come to my surgery are genuinely struggling to make ends meet. Such individuals are close to the point of despair because of the Government’s...

Underoccupancy Charge: Carers — Question (10 November 2014)

Lord Bradley: ..., with particular focus on extended families, particularly when they are playing a role in raising children or caring for older or disabled family members. Can the Minister explain to the House how the bedroom tax passes this test?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Benefit (10 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Hepburn: The changes to council tax benefit that the Government have brought in are every bit as cruel as the evil bedroom tax and Thatcher’s poll tax. My local citizens advice bureau tells me that its new referrals to food banks have gone up from two a month to 10 a week. When will the Government stop attacking the poor?

Low-income and Vulnerable Consumers — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...want the same stability as any of our families would want: to get to know the community, so that their children can get to make and keep friends. However, many families are denied such stability. The bedroom tax, described by my noble friend Lady Lister, often makes them move, sometimes away from the areas close to mum, where they had a ready-made babysitter and a support network. We need...

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Baroness Thornton: ...recorded in Plymouth, up 5% on the previous year. We know, however, that this figure masks the real truth, as on average a woman is assaulted 35 times before she reports it to the police. Funding cuts are just one of the problems. The coalition’s bedroom tax is also having serious consequences on vulnerable women. “Safe rooms”, where domestic violence victims can take...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Angus MacNeil: ...to interrupt the hon. Gentleman’s sermon in favour of inequality. Why, according to this Government, do the poor have to be punished and the rich have to be incentivised? The only thing that the bedroom tax, VAT and the millionaires’ tax have in common is that Labour abstained on all those issues, which were designed either to punish the poor or to incentivise the rich. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (3 November 2014)

Frank Roy: Thousands and thousands of DLA recipients are feeling the effect of the unjust bedroom tax. What does the Minister intend to do to raise discretionary housing payments to help alleviate the problems felt by people on DLA?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Under-occupancy Penalty (3 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Julie Hilling: The justification for the cruel and heartless bedroom tax is that it would force people to move into smaller homes. As only about 5% of people hit by the tax have been able to move, not least because in areas such as mine there are no smaller properties to move to, does the Secretary of State accept that this policy has manifestly failed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (3 November 2014)

Barbara Keeley: In earlier questions on the bedroom tax, it was not mentioned that this unfair charge hits 60,000 unpaid family carers, many of whom are not able to move from adapted homes. They cannot move into work, they cannot take extra hours and they need those additional rooms, which are essential for getting enough sleep to enable them to carry on caring. Is it not about time that we accepted that...

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...

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