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Written Answers — Department of Health: Prescriptions: Students (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...basis of a means-tested assessment. They may also be entitled through other exemptions (for example based on medical condition, maternity or though receipt of a qualifying benefit, for example, child tax credit), or, if they have to pay and need many prescription items, can purchase a Prescription Prepayment Certificate to minimise the cost.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Alastair Ross: ...proposal is similar to that for attacks on police officers and that is already on the statute books. The Committee also considered possible legislative changes to improve online protection for children following issues that were raised during its successful conference on justice in a digital age in October 2015, and a new offence that we are proposing on what is commonly referred to as...

Scottish Parliament: Education (10 Feb 2016)

Liam McArthur: ...that might have been less than parliamentary, but the quality of the contributions this afternoon has been of a very high order. I take my lead from Mary Scanlon at the outset not just by paying credit to Kezia Dugdale’s father, to my mother, who is a retired headteacher, and to my sister, who is a modern languages teacher in Glasgow, but by putting on record my gratitude for the...

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: I will be tough on time, but I may give way at the end of my speech. In that school, the teachers were able to get those children back up to the national average. That is a real transformation, which had to start in early years education as well as in the traditional school years. We have a clear focus on quality and our early years education system is underpinned by the early years...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Third Reading (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Manzoor: ...this was pointed out very clearly and forcefully by the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis. We on these Benches are really grateful. Of course, I remain concerned about other areas, such as the additional children of women who are fleeing domestic violence. I implore the Minister to look again at that issue, and perhaps we could come back to it, so that those women, or indeed partners, could be...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: North East (9 Feb 2016)

Bridget Phillipson: ...Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19012, how many households in the North East and Houghton and Sunderland South constituency are in receipt of child tax credits (a) not equal to but higher than the mode and (b) not equal to but higher than the mean for each year in the data sets provided in that Answer.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (9 Feb 2016)

Edward Timpson: Foster carers will be able to access the existing 15 hour early education entitlement for three-and four-year olds for both their foster children and their own children. In addition, two year olds who are looked after by a local council or have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order are also entitled to 15 hours of early education. Foster...

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...is limited to the minimum we argue is allowable under EU law—just 91 days, in most circumstances—and even then only after they have waited for three months. We have also made similar changes to child benefit and child tax credit. On the specific point about declaring a national insurance number, it is the case that the number must be declared when making a benefit claim. It...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits. The table below shows the proportion of appeals which were decided in favour of the appellant in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Social Security Benefits (4 Feb 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people called for Jury service were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) working tax credit and (e) child tax credit in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and what steps he is taking to meet the costs of undertaking jury service for such people.

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (4 Feb 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: Of course, the First Minister did not stand shoulder to shoulder with the Tories in the chamber only yesterday; she was in the newspapers this week using phrases such as “tax grab” and “punitive tax rises”. What about punitive service cuts and punitive job losses? She imposed 500 million-worth of cuts on local communities across Scotland yesterday. It is always...

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued)8.49 pm (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Bates: ...the mind wandering. It is good. We welcome those who wish to make a life in the UK with their family, to work hard and to make a contribution, but family life must not be established here at the taxpayer’s expense and family migrants must be able to integrate. This is fair to applicants and to the public. That is why the coalition Government introduced the changes to the Immigration...

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...benefit from April 2016 and the backdating of housing benefit, to which I shall come in a moment. Existing claimants will also be affected if their circumstances change, such as if they move or if a child reaches the age of 18. When it is lost, it will be lost almost exclusively to working families, because households where someone is claiming an out-of-work benefit will automatically...

Childcare Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (2 Feb 2016)

Lord Nash: ..., I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Jones, Lady Pinnock and Lady Howarth, who have spoken in the debate. Their contributions in today’s debate emphasise the extensive knowledge and experience of childcare policy across the House. This is a widely supported manifesto commitment, much anticipated by parents who want the Government to provide more help with their childcare costs. It is...

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...Government Members in this debate. We should talk about the facts. The Government’s record on issues relating to women is at best lamentable and at worst fundamentally discriminatory. From changes to tax credits and child benefit to the current pensions issue, the Government’s policies have adversely impacted on women across the United Kingdom. House of Commons Library research...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...), because they must be becoming extremely lonely. This is the second time this week that they have appeared in this Chamber without one Tory MP coming along to support them. Not one came for the child poverty debate on Tuesday or has come for this debate today. “Now why is that?”, I ask myself. I cannot believe for a moment that it is anything personal towards them. Nor can I...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (28 Jan 2016)

Sam Gyimah: The Government uses a range of information from a number of difference sources to consider the affordability of childcare including:Our ‘childcare and early years survey of parents’ (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years- survey-of-parents-2012-to-2013);Independent surveys, such as the Family and Childcare Trust Annual Childcare Cost Surveys...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, all of us in the House supported universal credit and we all recognised the absolutely key role played by the noble Lord, Lord Freud, in seeking to deliver it. Why have those of us who worked on tax credits—my noble friend in the Treasury and myself as the Minister taking the tax credits Bills through this House—none the less gone on to support universal credit? It was...


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