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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (27 May 2016)

Anne Main: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of annual claims made for (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit by EU nationals who remain in the UK for less than one year in each of the last three years.

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Lucy Powell: the face of that agenda. It is almost laughable. Yes, let us support social workers by lifting the quality and the status of the profession, and let us enable quicker adoption for those who want to give vulnerable children a great start in life. We also welcome the care leavers covenant. But let us not kid ourselves that the context has not got much, much harder. Huge cuts to...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...take forward good ideas from across the chamber if we believe that they can help achieve our goals. As I have already made clear, the defining mission of this Government will be education. That is because we want every child to have a fair chance in life and because we know that a good education is the foundation of that. However, we also know that ensuring equality of opportunity for...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Patricia Gibson: both ways. On the one hand, we hear the incessant banging of the drum for austerity, and on the other we have rhetoric that is supposed to convince us that the appalling life chances of too many of our citizens and our children are being addressed. The Government seem content to see children living in poverty with all that that means. That is not consistent with a life chances strategy,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: ...Executive. Over the past year there have been at least nine U-turns by the Government—all of which I completely applaud, by the way—including, of course, today’s decision on junior doctors. However, when we look at tax credits, disability benefits, VAT on tampons, Sunday trading, child refugees and others all in one year, we have to think about how the Government are...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (18 May 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...for the Environment. Despite such demanding positions, one biographical note reflected: “King never had a strong public profile compared to other members of the Cabinet”. But the explanation for that does him great credit, because it reasons that he did not, “draw attention to himself by elementary errors or public gaffes”. That reputation for competence and...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...impact on national health service accident and emergency departments. When they saddle young people with more debt, it impedes their ability to buy a home or start a family. When they fail to build housing and cap housing benefit, homelessness and the number of families in temporary accommodation increase. When they slash local authorities’ budgets, leisure centres, libraries and...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Altmann: ...people’s lives. This will be a cross-government initiative. We have already introduced the new life chances measures through the Welfare Reform and Work Act, which will focus action on the root causes of child poverty rather than the symptoms. The Act introduces the new duty for the Government to report annually on children in workless households and children’s educational...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Mark Durkan: ...difficult challenges. They create new products or find new applications for products; they find new markets and new customers. That is what creates new jobs, before all of us in politics claim the credit for that. What we have to do is make sure that we give these people the best possible environment in which to do that. The hon. Gentleman quoted Tom Hall of Allstate. I recall signing up...

Domestic Violence Refuges — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (11 May 2016)

Jess Phillips: ...and difficult for people to understand what running a refuge actually looks like. The grants that the Government give are what we use to pay for staff. They are used to pay for a family support worker, who will enable a child to re-engage with a mother who has had no control over their relationship because her control has been completely stripped away by a perpetrator of violence. They...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...(Debbie Abrahams) chairs the all-party group on health in all policies, whose excellent report, produced in February, made it absolutely clear that there is a danger of the progress on tackling child poverty made by the last Labour Government going into reverse as a result of what this Government are doing. This is not, however, just about the Government’s lack of compassion on these...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (9 May 2016)

Damian Hinds: There are no plans to publish an impact assessment in relation to the Tax Credits and Child Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016. The government carefully considers all relevant legal obligations when formulating welfare policy

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 May 2016)

Stephen Crabb: I will repeat the point that people being moved from tax credits to universal credit will have transitional protections. The hon. Gentleman is making the mistake that so many of his colleagues have made of trying to compare the present position, falsely, with the previous situation under tax credits. Let us not forget that when tax credits were set up, there was no national living wage, child...

Business of the House (5 May 2016)

Chris Bryant: ...politics is not welcome to British voters. What a year it has been! Every single economic target missed. Growth forecasts constantly downgraded. Debt up. Homelessness up. The use of food banks up by 19%. Absolute child poverty set to rise. NHS waiting lists up. Libraries closed. Net migration higher than it has ever been. There has been one Budget in which the Chancellor attacked working...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons (4 May 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...the government amendment to enable the creation of exceptions for high-income social tenants. This power will be used to make an exception for any tenant in receipt of housing benefit or universal credit, which is clearly its most sensible use. Lords Amendment 54, which would make the policy voluntary for local authorities, simply cannot be supported. It was rejected by the other place...

Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: seek clarification on a point raised by the Minister on Report and to reiterate a concern that I have raised all along. Twice on Report, at cols. 470 and 472 on 18 April, the Minister said that tax credits, child benefit and disability living allowance would not be taken into account as income. That is welcome, but as she knows, DLA is gradually being replaced by the personal...

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) because, although we may disagree on many of the points raised, he makes very clear alternative suggestions. It is one thing to criticise the Government but, to his credit, he sets out how his party would do things differently. I have always said that I will look very closely at what our friends in Scotland do. If something works there, we will be first in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (21 Apr 2016)

Shailesh Vara: ...West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i) Personal Independence Payment (PIP), (ii) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and (v) tax credits between October and December 2015, the latest period for which figures are available. Proportion of appeals decided in favour of the appellant between October and December 2015 6...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...authorities to retain the reasonable costs of administering the scheme. In Committee, many important points were made. The noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, asked how the policy would work alongside universal credit. The noble Baroness, Lady Lister, spoke eloquently about the importance of ensuring that the policy is applied fairly for social tenants. The noble Lords, Lord Kerslake and Lord...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income (11 Apr 2016)

Priti Patel: ...without earnings, UK 2013/14 Household median weekly net income All households with at least one working age adult 577 All households with at least one working age adult and no dependent children 550 All households with at least one working age adult and at least one dependent child 612 Table 2: Median weekly household net income – excluding...

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