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Results 1–20 of 24005 for housing benefit

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Christopher Chope: In responding briefly to this debate, I thank everybody who has participated, particularly my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley, who supported the Bill. I join everybody in the House who has paid tribute to Harry Harpham, whose tenure in this place was far too short. He had a distinguished period of public service over many years and it is extraordinary to think that he was deprived of the...

Riot Compensation Bill: Clause 8 — Reviews and appeals (5 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...to my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood) for his excellent stewardship of the Bill. It takes enormous focus, dedication and drive to take a private Member’s Bill through this House. It is not straightforward. I commend him for identifying this important issue, which has affected so many of our communities, and for having the ability, early in his parliamentary...

Riot Compensation Bill: Clause 8 — Amount and payment of compensation (5 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...an alternative, that there should be regulations following a public consultation, with reviews taking place every three years. As I said, we believe that there is a compelling reason for having a cap in place. There are benefits that attach to having certainty on the level of the cap, with it being clearly defined, rather than perhaps having further uncertainty in the future as to what it...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (5 Feb 2016)

Daniel Zeichner: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people have been affected by the under-occupancy deduction from housing benefit to date.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Supported Housing: Housing Benefit (5 Feb 2016)

Luciana Berger: ...of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (b) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the planned cap on housing benefit for tenants in supported housing at the local rate of local housing allowance.

Delay Repay Scheme: Rail Commuters (4 Feb 2016)

Claire Perry: ...past few years. For the first time in a decade, wages are rising quite a lot faster than rail fares. Fundamentally, we are making a record level of investment in the railways, but unless passengers see and feel the benefits, both in the right hon. Gentleman’s constituency and right across the country, that investment is not delivering. We are determined to make sure it delivers....

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations: Yemen (4 Feb 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ...aid, access, and the need for a consistent and coherent peace process are key to providing the stability that Yemen and that whole area of the world need in order for it to move forward for the benefit of the people of Yemen and for the wider benefit of the global community. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered the conflict in Yemen.

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: I was a member of the Select Committee on Work and Pensions when universal credit was being discussed, and that point was made at the time. I am sure that changes to the benefit system will not cause a reduction in levels of support for victims of domestic violence and abuse, and they will provide help towards housing costs. Those living in supported accommodation that meets the definition...

Capital Markets Union: A Welcome Start (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: ...of the debate, and I am sure the business managers who scheduled it will have taken note of the noble Baroness’s comments. As has been outlined in the debate, on 20 March last year this House published its report entitled Capital Markets Union: A Welcome Start. It was based on the European Commission’s Green Paper Building A Capital Markets Union, which was published in...

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Marcus Fysh: I believe in the primacy and sovereignty of this House which flow from the people who send us here. It is a great honour to follow such rousing and passionate speeches in that regard. The position that I put to my constituents before I was elected was that I would try to give them my dispassionate assessment of what the referendum choice means in real terms for people and their families, that...

European Union Subsidiarity Assessment: Electoral Law of the EU (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...and it was not a time when I could enter into a discussion with him. However, I hope that, having been absent from the discussion in the Select Committee, he has been persuaded after having had the benefit of hearing the good reasons why we reached the conclusion that there should be a reasoned opinion and why the report was created in the way that it was. As the noble Lord, Lord Boswell,...

European Union: United Kingdom Renegotiation — Statement (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...kind of relationship with the European Union might be able to establish the advantages but do not have an opportunity to influence the rules and how they apply. However, there are people in this House, the other House and the country at large who have long-standing principled views about the European Union that I very much respect. For the first time in over 40 years, we are giving...

Business of the House (4 Feb 2016)

Chris Grayling: ...in this, unless there is an MP4 concert coming up, but that is not something I know about. The business for next week is as follows: Monday 8 February—Motions relating to the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 and the State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016—that certainly doesn’t have any jazz in it—followed by debate on a motion on the future of the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Poverty (4 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a guaranteed minimum level of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Reviews (4 Feb 2016)

Neil Gray: ...Work and Pensions, with reference to the contribution made by the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth on 27 January 2015, Official Report, column 259, what the terms for the one year review of cuts to housing benefit will be.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Supported Housing: Warrington (4 Feb 2016)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the proportion of the actual cost of living in supported accommodation that will be met by discretionary housing payments in Warrington when housing benefit us capped at the rate of local housing allowance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Supported Housing: Local Housing Allowance (4 Feb 2016)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 28 January 2016 to Questions 24029 and 24048, what (a) financial assessment, (b) cost-benefit assessment and (c) impact assessment his Department has carried out on the proposal to cap the cost of local housing allowance for people living in sheltered and supported housing.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing Benefit (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of times a universal credit claimant has been paid housing benefit and housing costs at the same time resulting in an overpayment of housing benefit.

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (4 Feb 2016)

..., as we saw very clearly from Jackie Baillie. Apparently, the rebate, which is a total con, has all been worked out. I do not even know whether Kezia Dugdale knows how much it costs to administer housing and council tax benefit schemes every year. [Interruption.]

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued)8.49 pm (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, in moving the amendment, I thank those noble Lords, from all sides of your Lordships’ House, who encouraged me to table it, and especially the co-signatories, my noble friend Lady Cox, the noble Baroness, Lady Nicholson of Winterbourne, and the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth of Drumlean. The amendment provides a presumption that a person will be granted asylum when a judge of the...


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