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Scottish Parliament: Children (16 Jun 2016)

Daniel Johnson: ...Smith for that comment and echo the comments on the matter from right across the chamber. The importance of breastfeeding is well understood and we must make every effort to ensure that every child benefits from it. Labour has taken the early years seriously for some time. Expanded childcare, the introduction of paternity leave, increased maternity leave and pay, tax credits and the sure...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Polak: ...that progress towards this has already begun; Britain’s world-leading tech sector gives us a competitive edge that is not just transforming our daily lives but driving the whole economy forward. Not only does the UK have one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the G20 but you can register a company within 48 hours for as little as 15 and have access to the second largest...

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

Sam Gyimah: The Government uses a range of information from a number of different 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...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Maurice Corry: ...the past few years since the implementation of the military covenant in 2011 that several key elements of welfare benefits are now firmly in place for our armed forces, both for serving personnel and for veterans. Those include child benefits, statutory sick pay, the armed forces independence payment, PIP, the sure start maternity grant, job allowances, tax credits, childcare costs,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (6 Jun 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 January and December 2015; however, HMCTS is unable to confirm how many of those appeals were successful as the appeals cleared within a given period will not correlate to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (6 Jun 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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Pay to Stay (6 Jun 2016)

Marcus Jones: The taper is designed to ensure that it always pays to work. I reassure the hon. Lady and her constituents that many things—child benefit, tax credits, personal independence payments—are not taken into account under this policy.

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Creating a Fairer Scotland (2 Jun 2016)

Christina McKelvie: According to the Child Poverty Action Group, “Child poverty is caused by a range of factors which work together and result in inadequate household resources.” Factors that contribute to insufficient income include low wages, underemployment and worklessness. Households in Scotland in which no one is in paid employment are those that are most likely to experience poverty. There are...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: EU Nationals (1 Jun 2016)

Greg Hands: ...the draw of our welfare system. But net migration remains too high and there is still more work to do. Data recently released by HMRC showed recently-arrived EU migrants paid 2.5 billion more in tax than they received in tax credits or child benefit in 2013/14.

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: ...in 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: ...it 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...


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