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Jobseeker’S Allowance (Sanctions) (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...them all. I received an answer from the Minister’s predecessor on 25 March last year which I found very helpful. The Minister’s answer showed that in the year before the election, the amount of benefit withheld from fixed JSA sanctions was 11 million—that is, a little less than 1 million per month. In April to October 2012—the latest period for which...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Jeremy Lefroy: ...of the Ministry of Defence base, to welcome two new Signals regiments in 2015; two new business parks; major developments in the town centre; Northfield village, which brings together a new health centre, extra care housing, a first-class dementia care home and a community centre; and the opening of Pencric in Penkridge, which is a superb example of extra care housing, with a mixture of...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Business Investment (Outer-City Estates) (18 December 2014)

Graham Allen: I am pleased to be here under your chairmanship today, Mr Davies, on the last day that the House is sitting. This is a debate on a very important topic—the outer cities. We hear a lot about the inner cities but the outer cities, and I represent an outer-city constituency, often seem to be the forgotten part of the UK. One of the things that I have attempted to do is to bring the outer...

Business of the House: Local Government Finance (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Kris Hopkins: I congratulate Rugby borough council on its excellent work. I have been there myself and seen the quality of the services it is delivering. It is also setting out wider plans to deliver more houses and promote business growth. It has also frozen its council tax, which means that residents will benefit from the fact that they have not had to pay that 1,075 over the past five years.

Business of the House (18 December 2014)

William Hague: ..., and I thank him too. I recognise that there were a lot of evidence sessions. The Committee got through a lot of work and heard from a lot of people with expertise and experience. That has clearly benefited the report. On legislation and the possible amendment of the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, we will of course have to listen to the views of the House in the debate. If,...

Energy and Climate Change: A and E and Ambulance Services (18 December 2014)

Jeremy Hunt: I welcome this opportunity to come to the House and confirm NHS plans to support A and E and ambulance services over the challenging winter period. First, we must recognise the context. The NHS always faces significant pressures during the winter months, and with an ageing population we have 350,000 more over-75s than four years ago. As a result, more people are turning up at our A and Es,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Housing: Expenditure (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

David Lammy: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on (a) housing benefit and (b) publicly-funded new homes in each year from 2010.

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (18 December 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: Today I am updating the House on the measures we have taken to tackle TB in cattle since we published our strategy in April 2014. Between 1997 and 2010, TB in cattle increased ninefold, threatening the future of our beef and dairy industries and our food security. England has the highest incidence of TB in Europe, and that is why we are taking strong action to beat the disease. This...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 12 other results from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...chaired by the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy)—set out the facts. The interviews with almost 1,000 users in three food banks showed that well over half were there because of problems with the benefit system. The bulk of the problem is in the DWP. The all-party inquiry confirms that, yet no DWP Minister is going to defend the woeful record of the Department in this debate. A...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 December 2014) See 32 other results from this debate

Steve Webb: ...us, the Government’s amendment, which sets out the areas on which we agree. The areas where we agree are clear: we agree that it is unfair to say to private tenants and low-paid workers not on benefit that they have to pay for a spare room, but that for social tenants there should be a blanket exemption. The coalition parties also agree that the blanket application of the policy...

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (17 December 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My Lords, this is an opportunity that the House gives itself each year, so that we can not only depart with the Christmas greetings of the noble Lord, Lord Young, but wish a happy Christmas to all the staff who support this House. We are extremely lucky in this place: the House of Lords is a byword for efficiency, courtesy and politeness, and that is manifested by all our staff in the way in...

Public Bill Committee: Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill: Clause 1 - Registers of persons seeking to acquire land to build a home (17 December 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...information to be sought from applicants. I want to highlight a couple of elements of clause 1 and the accompanying schedule. First, we recognise that different parts of the country have different housing and land markets, so the potential opportunities for custom build will vary considerably. Clause 1 allows some flexibility, around which local authorities should operate a register. This...

Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...of serious wrongdoing they will be held to account. The Bill has been considered in detail in the other place. That scrutiny included full consideration of the Bill in a Committee of the whole House. It was open to Members to listen to the arguments presented on a range of proposals to modify the Bill. The Government felt it was important that MPs could vote freely on these proposals, as...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Armed Conflict (Children) (17 December 2014)

Dan Jarvis: It is the most marginalised children, such as those living in conflict-affected areas, who are most at risk of being out of school. Can the Secretary of State tell the House more about the steps that her Department is taking as part of the post-2015 negotiations to push for Governments to ensure that the most marginalised children benefit from the same educational opportunities as their peers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

David Cameron: ...remember the days of the fiddled forecasts, the fake figures and all that we had to put up with. If he is going to quote the OBR he might want to read the complete quote. Let me do that for the benefit of the House. It says about our spending plans that the closest equivalent of the national accounts implies that by 2019-20 day-to-day spending on public services “would be at its...

Housing Need (Treasury Assistance) (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Priti Patel: ...chairmanship for the second debate this morning, Mr Sanders. I congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) on securing the debate. He recognised the importance and significance of housing need and housing pressure, while acknowledging the work that the Government have done in the area. Hon. Members come up against many pressures and concerns in their constituencies regarding...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 December 2014)

Mark Lazarowicz: ...concerning and, as I have said, has much wider implications beyond the BMI pension scheme, although I am obviously concentrating on that today. The arrangement by Lufthansa to top up members’ benefits outside the PPF seems, on the face of it, relatively generous. However, hundreds of staff in the BMI pension scheme will lose substantial sums in pension money, and I understand from...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Succession (17 December 2014)

Danny Alexander: The Sovereign has received no direct benefit from bona vacantia since 1988. The Privy purse benefited by 339k in 1984/85, 468k in 1985/86, 418k in 1986/87 and 497k in 1987/88. Since 1988 proceeds from bona vacantia have been used to pay late claims and the balance has been divided between three charities established to receive these funds which are the Duchy of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Capital Investment (17 December 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...and projects be subject to a comprehensive but proportional assessment of value for money and that, wherever feasible, all impacts of the proposal should be accounted for within the social cost benefit appraisal. The Department for Transport appraises transport investment using the Department’s Transport Analysis Guidance, which is fully compliant with the Green Book. The guidance...

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