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Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (1 July 2015)

Lord Nash: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 10. While I understand the noble Baronesses, Lady Pinnock and Lady Tyler, would like working parents of children between ages one and two to be entitled to additional childcare, the elected Government’s manifesto commitment is to increase the hours of free childcare to working parents of three and four-year-olds. There is already support for...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Nash: ...I can clear up one point immediately, on whether a parent is someone with parental responsibility. This is defined in the Bill, in Clause 1(12)(a), which states that a, “‘parent’, in relation to a child, includes any individual who … has parental responsibility for the child”. The Government’s intention with this new entitlement is to support...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Melanie Onn: ...If they will not do that by raising the minimum wage, they must commit actively to support SME businesses to pay the living wage and legislate for FTSE 100 companies to do the same. The forthcoming cuts to tax credits will only make the problem of low pay worse. If the Government want tax credits to be replaced by higher wages, they need to be active in making that happen and should not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Child Poverty (1 July 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...notice for compassionate conservatism. It is the death knell for any idea that his party might one day be a party for working people. It is only a week since we received the news that progress on child poverty has stalled, with most poor children now living in working households. The Conservatives’ manifesto said that they would “work to eliminate child poverty”. Instead,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Durkan: Given regional wage profiles, many families in the north of Ireland will identify with the concerns raised today by the four children’s commissioners about tax credits. Further to heeding those wider warnings, will the Prime Minister have the Chancellor take particular care to ensure that no supposedly more targeted changes to child benefit or tax credits will end up being misdirected...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Universal Credit (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans that the child element of child tax credit and the child element of universal credit will remain the same while universal credit is rolled out.

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015)

Natalie McGarry: ...Budget next week, expressing grave concerns about the severe detrimental impact of the Government’s austerity measures on low and middle-income families. In particular, they highlight the threat to tax credits and other support that would fall within universal credit and say to us, here in this House, that as, we begin the process of defining the shape of Scotland’s social...

Scotland Bill: Clause 24 — Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation (30 June 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: inadequate private housing. We will continue to fight for a better deal for the private rented sector. Shelter Scotland, the much-respected charity, identified the negative effect of homelessness and temporary housing on children’s education and health. It researched the impact, particularly on children and on families with children, of living in inadequate housing in the private...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Welfare Reform: Departmental Budgets (30 June 2015)

Dolores Kelly: ...that, on average, the income of an average household here is some 6,000 less than any other region within the United Kingdom? That being the case, as well as the predicted onslaught on working tax credits and child tax credits in 8 July Budget, what representations, if any, has she made to the Department for Work and Pensions?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Northern Ireland (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Margaret Ritchie: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) working tax credits and (b) child tax credit for claimants in Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits (30 June 2015)

Peter Kyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of removing tax credits on child poverty in Hove.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (30 June 2015)

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’ (DWP) 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...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (29 June 2015)

Stephen Timms: ...c) poorest 25 per cent, (d) poorest 30 per cent, (e) richest 40 per cent, (f) richest 30 per cent, (g) richest 25 per cent, (h) richest 20 per cent and (i) richest 10 per cent of households if the child element of child tax credit was reduced to 2003-04 levels in real terms.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: EU Nationals (29 June 2015)

David Nuttall: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of EU nationals claim working and child tax credits within a year of arrival in the UK; how many EU nationals resident in the UK have been in the UK for less than four years; and what proportion of those EU nationals claim child or working tax credits.

School Transport — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Nigel Evans: ...this debate. The way that we are praising one another sounds like a bit of a love-in, but I know that he is dedicated to ensuring that every parent is given choice, where possible, and that every child has a decent education, which is what we all want. Part of that, clearly, is the ability to choose. I am also grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby (Mark Pawsey) for illustrating...

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

Toby Perkins: ...minimum wage. The problem of low pay has got significantly worse under this Government. Not only has the national minimum wage fallen in real terms since 2010; the official figures show that without action to tackle low wages, spending on tax credits for people in work is set to rise by an estimated 2.5 billion over the course of this Parliament. Only this Government could think that...

Child Poverty — Statement (25 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Storey: My Lords, there is a legitimate argument to be had about whether relative poverty is the most effective measure of poverty, but there can be no doubt that the significance of the Child Poverty Act is that it legally binds the Government to reduce poverty. Will the Minister therefore assure the House that, whatever happens, there will remain a legally binding target on Ministers to reduce the...

Energy and Climate Change: Child Poverty (25 June 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Chris Leslie: This morning’s statistics show a depressing slowdown in the progress that we should be making as a country towards the abolition of child poverty in the UK. Will the Secretary of State confirm that the numbers of children in absolute poverty have risen over his time in office? Will he confirm that last year, 19% of children were in absolute poverty, and that this year, 19% of children...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services (25 June 2015)

David Crausby: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average waiting time was for customers who dialled the HM Revenue and Customs helpline number for (a) self assessment, (b) tax credits, (c) child benefit, (d) income tax, (e) National Insurance and (f) VAT in each of the last five years.

Free Childcare and Nursery Providers — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (24 June 2015)

Sam Gyimah: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for York Outer (Julian Sturdy) for the opportunity to have this debate. It is timely in the light of the Government’s commitment to double the amount of free childcare available for working families. Like him, I am a father; I have a 14-month-old who goes to nursery, so I experience the childcare market from the point of view of a parent, not just a...

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