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Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Law: Last week, during business questions, I raised an issue that is very serious in my constituency: the 20% increase in the use of food banks over the past year. That increase is precisely due to benefit delays and, even more criminally, benefit sanctions. I mentioned my constituent Paul who has been sanctioned for three whole years. The Leader of the House told me that that could happen only if...

Mental Health Services: Haringey (28 Apr 2016)

David Lammy: ...the London borough of Haringey, which has 12 of the most deprived wards in the country where 2,284 people are receiving personal independence payments, over 270 different languages are spoken, 1,334 people have had their benefits sanctioned, and 826 households have found themselves homeless in the past year. Social tensions are high, funds are tight, and there is an ever-increasing need...

HMRC: Building Our Future Plan (28 Apr 2016)

David Gauke: its people. HMRC can only do what it does thanks to its dedicated members of staff who bring in the money that funds our essential public services, as well as helping hard-working families with the benefits they need. That is why HMRC has kept its workforce fully abreast of all its plans to change how it operates, which were first announced internally two years ago. Since then, HMRC has...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Third Reading (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Dunlop: My Lords, I shall respond briefly to what has been said. In moving that the Bill do now pass, I thank all noble Lords from across the Chamber who have been involved in its passage through this House, including the noble Lord, Lord Bew, and my noble friend Lord Lexden. I thank them for their kind words. I think that it is fair to say while the contributions on this Bill may have been less...

Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business (28 Apr 2016)

Alistair Burt: It is just about 24 years since I first walked into Richmond House as Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the then Department of Social Security. In that time, I have had the privilege of being involved in many debates that belie the common view outside this place that we either know nothing about a subject or are not personally involved and do not care. I would put this debate right up there...

Backbench Business: Digital Records in the NHS — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (28 Apr 2016)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...grateful for the opportunity to discuss what has, as I anticipated, turned out to be an incredibly important subject. Clearly, digital records will be transformational in the NHS and will hugely benefit patients; they could enable the NHS to do much more for less and make possible the quicker development of more drugs, particularly for terminal and rare diseases. The effect could be that...

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Right of appeal from Tribunal (28 Apr 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...the tribunal rules, including this one, I would imagine, will need detailed consideration. Section 69(8) of RIPA already requires that rules issued by the Secretary of State are subject to the approval of both Houses of Parliament. That ensures that we will have the opportunity to return to this issue and scrutinise amended rules in due course. I hope I have set out what I would regard as...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...that Lord Peston was always looking, if improvement was needed, at how that could be encouraged and, if things were going well, how that could be reinforced. John Rex was his diametric opposite. Perhaps we benefited from the fact that there was such a contrast between the two, but I certainly benefited from Lord Peston. Neither of us would have wagered that we would be meeting seven or...

Rural Schools - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: My Lords, will my noble friend the Minister give the House an assurance that the 40 least-funded education authorities will have per capita funding addressed so that rural areas will benefit greatly from the new funding formula?

Health: Hepatitis C - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...;which enables us to get rebates from big pharma, but some of these new drugs are extremely expensive. I cannot say what the exact cost is of this interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C, but I can tell the House that it is many tens of thousands of pounds for a treatment. There are 220,000 people who could benefit from this treatment, according to the noble Lord, Lord Patel—that...

State Pension - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Baroness Altmann: The noble Lord has asked about five questions. However, I can certainly reassure the House that there is an absolute commitment to protect pensioner benefits up to 2020, and the basic state pension and the full new state pension, through the triple lock. As regards the expenditure on state pension, the reason that there are losers, if you like, in the long run—although I would not call...

Mental Health Services - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Baroness Brinton: a real priority and there is equal funding, particularly to take pressure off the acute sector, there remains a problem. Can the Minister please confirm that mental health will continue to benefit from additional funding next year, given the priorities set out in the mental health five-year forward view? It would be really reassuring to the House to know that at least there was...

Armed Forces Bill - Report (27 Apr 2016)

Earl Howe: ...notification. Where, exceptionally, matters remain uncertain at review, the interim award may continue for a maximum of 48 months. If the disorder has improved and a lower tariff now applies, no recovery of benefit takes place, while if a higher tariff award now applies, the difference between the interim award and the final award is paid. The AFCS tariff has nine tables of categories of...

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

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...area where we will need to agree to disagree at this point in the Bill. I can confirm that the definition of income for the purposes of the policy will be taxable income, which means that certain state benefits would not count when a household is determining what income to declare. DLA and tax credits will not need to be included. The definition of a household will be the tenant, joint...

Devolution (East Anglia) (27 Apr 2016)

James Wharton: ...local support. Deals are two-way processes. If we are to deliver deals that last, we need that local support and understanding. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues on both sides of the House to ensure that this important policy objective, which can benefit the communities that we all represent, is not only delivered, but lasts the course.

Trade Union Bill: Ballots: 40% support requirement in important public services (27 Apr 2016)

Kevan Jones: ...the Prime Minister’s realisation that if he wants millions of trade unionists to vote yes in the EU referendum, he will have to keep them on side. As we often see in politics, the coming together of events has been of benefit and has defeated that bit of pernicious legislation. If it had gone through, as the House of Lords said in the Select Committee report, it would have given the...

Coal-fired Power Stations — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Marcus Jones: say more about how those orders can be used. My hon. Friend also mentioned transitional relief to help with a local council’s short-term funding pressures. Before 2013, local councils could not benefit from growth in business rates because money raised from rates was returned to central Government to be redistributed, but that is no longer the case. At the moment, councils may...

Trade Union Bill: Provision for electronic balloting: review and piloting scheme (27 Apr 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...that the costs should be transparently known and proportionate to the benefits…However, this is fully secured…through Clause 12. There is no need for the reserve powers contained in Clause 13.”—[Official Report, House of Lords, 16 March 2016; Vol. 769, c. 1905.] He further stated: “If, however, the public body is a local authority, it has its own democratic...

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