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Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...to me to say that she has listened to the Government’s concerns—as indeed she has said today—that divorcees need sufficient time to adjust to their new circumstances and should not find themselves on benefits because of a lack of maintenance, as it was sometimes referred to. The proposed amendments would go some way to address concerns held by the Government about the...

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, I am delighted to be able to speak on behalf of the Opposition, particularly as a Labour and Co-operative Member of your Lordships’ House, to these amendments moved by the noble Lord, Lord Deighton. This Bill was last considered by your Lordships’ House on 24 October when we had the Second Reading debate. Both the noble Lord, Lord Newby, who spoke for the Government,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 November 2014)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether responsibility for designating a bedroom for housing benefit purpose lies with his Department or with the social landlord.

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014)

William Bain: ...we can have devolved management of the health, policing, universities and schools services, but we have the same rights, as citizens, to the most important elements of education, free health care, benefits, tax credits and a state pension. Any constitutional settlement for the future of the United Kingdom should not weaken the rights of citizens to those common standards, because to do so...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Digital Impact — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Baroness King of Bow: ...likely to be a place of opportunity. The internet will bring them opportunities that generations before them could only dream of. Rather than congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, if the House does not mind, I will quote her. At the beginning of her extraordinary film about children and the internet she says: “About a year ago, I realised that every time I looked at a...

Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society (20 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ...—both could open up competition and give customers greater choice and access to funding—but we must do so with caution. In November, we published a call for information inviting views and evidence on the benefits and risks of digital currencies so that digital currency businesses can continue to set up in the UK and people can expect to use them safely. I am the last person who...

Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

The Bishop of Worcester: My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, for securing this debate on a very important matter. The churches have long held, and maintained in this House, that those who have applied for asylum and who are not allowed to do paid work should be given enough financial help to maintain a decent basic standard of living for themselves and their families. Indeed, the most...

Business of the House (20 November 2014)

Neil Parish: ...Crude oil prices have dropped by 30%, but the price of heating oil has not come down by the same degree, and neither has the price of diesel or petrol. Many of my constituents live in hard-to-heat houses and have oil-fired heating, and we really need to get them the benefit of lower prices on oil.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Politics and Government: Greater London (20 November 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...down to local government and down to local communities below it. This has included strengthening the governance structures in London at a variety of levels: by devolving power and funding over housing, economic development and the Olympic legacy to the Mayor and Assembly through the Localism Act 2011; by abolishing unelected bodies such as the Government Office for London and London...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes: ...of all the pieces of consumer legislation I have been involved in over the years since 1970 they are as good as nothing. None of them is any good. They are hopeless when only 15% of consumers might benefit from them. This is a marvellous Bill. The Government have been very generous with time and facilities in all the proceedings that have taken place, particularly in the other place where...

Human Rights (Burma) (19 November 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...that we are calling for—if they could be independently and internationally observed. I always think that, by default, elections should be observed by international figures other than those who are benefiting from or taking part in them. I think that that is manifestly a good thing and that we should encourage it—not just in elections in Burma, the United Kingdom or any other...

Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures (19 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Martin Vickers: ...to membership of the EU, but I have always taken the view that—[Interruption.] I have always taken the view that while we are a member of that organisation, we should use its structures and powers to benefit this country. [Interruption.] We may as well say we are not going to accept its money if it wants to give us a grant from the social fund or wherever. [Interruption.] My...

Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...to speak about this matter. It is good to be able to participate in the debate. I commend him on his service in Afghanistan. It is good to have MPs of that calibre and experience in this House so that they can relate their experience to the rest of us. Recently, I had the chance to be in the armed forces parliamentary scheme; I declare an interest as a former part-time soldier for...

Central African Republic (19 November 2014)

Stephen Twigg: ...in my role as chair of the all-party group on prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity. I will set out later why I am making that express connection. I pay tribute to colleagues in both Houses for questions they have asked the Government about this important issue in recent months, particularly Lord McConnell and Baroness Berridge, who recently visited the Central African...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Jo Swinson: .... We have consulted on the issues of avoidance and routes of redress. Obviously, we do not want a situation where rogue employers could try to get around their obligations under the Bill. For the benefit of the House—obviously, not all Members were able to attend the discussion in Committee—that consultation closed on 3 November and the Government are considering the responses...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit) (19 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: ...given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to promote membership of a credit union for staff employed by the NHS, other care sector workers, and family members who live in the same household; to facilitate payroll deductions for staff employed by the NHS and other care sector workers who are members of credit unions and to report regularly to Parliament on compliance with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Rob Wilson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his work with his local NCS, and all Members across the House who also take an interest in the programme. I wish his two constituents the best of luck next year as NCS leaders. The programme has consistently demonstrated, through independent evaluations, that it delivers more capable, confident and engaged young people, and up to 6.10 in benefits for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014)

David Cameron: What the hon. Gentleman and others on the Labour Benches have to explain is why it is right that people in private rented accommodation who are claiming housing benefit do not get a spare room subsidy but they think people who are living in council housing should get a spare room subsidy. The second question they are going to have to answer is why did they oppose 83 billion of...

Planning Policy (Housing Targets) (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Brandon Lewis: ...plans. The policy itself says that local planning authorities should “use their evidence base to ensure that their Local Plan meets the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area, as far as is consistent with the policies set out in this Framework”. That is important. Sometimes, councillors forget that it is for the local...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Winter Flooding (Preparation) (19 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Caroline Nokes: ...it might happen. I share their desire for answers. The Causeway is the only access to the Southern Water pumping station. If that fails and is inaccessible, the sewage in Romsey backs up very quickly and it emerges in people’s houses in Riverside gardens, in Middlebridge street, and in sheltered accommodation at Bridge court. We heard about the cost-benefit ratio. There may not be a...

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