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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 October 2014)

Public Accounts: Fraud and error in Housing Benefit. 2:15 pm
Witnesses: Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, DWP, Mike Driver, Director General (Finance) and Steve Buckingham, SRO for the Fraud, Error and Debt Programme, DWP

High Speed 2 (Compensation) (21 October 2014)

Cheryl Gillan: ...been expressed to me by colleagues, and, indeed, Mr Speaker, about the fact that compensation has only currently been offered to owner-occupiers. Owners of second homes or those living in social housing receive no recompense, in spite of having to endure years of disruption and intrusion in an identical fashion to homeowners. If HS2 goes ahead, I would like to see four main changes on...

Bosnia and Herzegovina — Question for Short Debate (21 October 2014)

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port: My Lords, I rise with some diffidence to follow the impassioned speech of the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown. I am sure that I speak for the whole House when I say that I would not want him to think for a moment that any of us think that he should have spoken in any way other than he did about a cause that is so engraved on his heart and a people to whom he gave a significant part of his energy and...

Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Viscount Ridley: ...B would now be able to collect a different customer at the hospital and take him back to district A. As far as I can tell from Hansard, when exactly these measures were discussed and passed in this House in 1998 for London, one organisation that was widely praised in the debate for its support of the measures was the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It therefore surprised me to hear today that it is...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Anne-Marie Morris: .... I think that my hon. Friend is right to opt for a higher percentage. I hear the argument about it being too high, but on reflection I am confident it is the right figure. We are concerned in this House, this goldfish bowl, about how the British people see us, and some are worried that others with adverse views might endeavour to misuse the Bill. I am the first to agree that every country...

Domestic Energy Efficiency (21 October 2014)

Graham Jones: .... When the ECO was devised, the architects of the scheme aimed to improve the energy efficiency of dwellings exactly like those in Haslingden and Hyndburn. However, since the last time I spoke in the House on the subject, the help provided for home energy efficiency has been significantly reduced. In terms of energy efficiency, Hyndburn has some of the poorest-quality housing stock in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Clause 2 (Functions of the Authority) (21 October 2014)

Steven Agnew: ...160; I think that that is a good thing. We are moving away and should move away from the situation where schools sit empty for two months during the summer and in the evenings. In some cases, I have community groups meeting in my constituency office because they have nowhere else to go that they can afford. I think that we should use schools for the benefit of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Boiler Replacement Scheme (21 October 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...news that they want to get out there. The difficulty is that, so many times, it is covered up by other things and does not make the headlines. Across Northern Ireland, over 15,800 homeowners have benefited. The scheme offers owner-occupiers a grant of up to 1,000 to replace inefficient boilers, is available to those who earn less than 40,000 a year and have an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: EU Funding: Drawdown (21 October 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...leads on, regeneration and community development, can be greatly enhanced by the additional resources of somewhere in the region of €269 million that the programme brings. I will be seeking to maximise the benefits of the programme for communities that my Department works most closely with, given the relationship that my Department has with the community and voluntary...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Mitigation Proposals (21 October 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...about people who have a disability, people who have problems in relation to disability living allowance (DLA) and people who have problems regarding other elements of welfare reform. I can assure the House, not just the Member, that I am listening and genuinely interested in ensuring that we do not use the poor and those who have challenges and issues as some political pawn, as was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Social Housing: 50:50 Policy (21 October 2014)

Mervyn Storey: ...is a valid question, and it was asked the first time that I was before the Assembly as Minister. In many respects, it goes to the heart of the way in which my Department, in conjunction with the Housing Executive, addresses the issue of housing in Northern Ireland. All social housing in Northern Ireland is allocated on the basis of need, and that ensures that the allocation of...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) (21 October 2014)

Philip Davies: ...8212;is that they have much closer family units, where families are much more likely to do things such as eat meals together. They have also historically been spectacularly ungenerous to single mothers in the benefits system and the housing allocation system. If we want to tackle issues such as teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies, it would be much better to look at the benefit...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Clause 2 (Functions of the Authority) (21 October 2014)

Trevor Lunn: ...are a fairly innocent attempt to move things on a wee bit, remind the Department and take the opportunity of the new set-up across the boards and the new authority. It is an opportunity to tidy up a few things. We had hoped that it would find approval across the House. Maybe I am naive. Maybe I am not old enough yet, but I did not expect this level of opposition...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Off-street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Bill:  Second Stage (21 October 2014)

Danny Kennedy: ...to examine some of the issues, and I found that helpful. I am not a fan of accelerated passage generally. I think and hope that there is enough time to have the Bill properly scrutinised. It is the duty of all Committees of the House, particularly, in this case, the Regional Development Committee, to scrutinise the Bill and its impact. In conversation with the Chairman...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Relationships and Children’s Well-being (21 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

David Burrowes: ..., we top the league of instability and family breakdown. There needs to be a shift, but it is not one that the Government can engineer; there needs to be a cultural shift, which will allow us properly to promote the benefits of marriage and committed relationships. I do not want to give a commentary; in many ways, we all agree about the problems, the challenges we face, and the good steps...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: My Lords, I am happy to move my amendment when the House and the Government are in such a contented mood. I thank all those who have stayed. This is, I believe, the third time I have proposed this amendment, or at least some version of it, to the House. As the Minister knows, last year my Labour colleagues and I moved an amendment to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill which...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility (20 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Sadiq Khan: I, too, thank all those involved in the passage of the Bill through this House. I will keep my comments, like the Bill, short. Of course we all want to see even more people volunteering. We all want even more social action. We all want even more heroism from the great British public. The Bill, however, will not be the reason for any of that happening. The Bill received great fanfare from the...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Third Reading (20 October 2014)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Soubry for working very hard on this, and the noble Lord, Lord Astor. I have been a supporter of the credit union movement my whole adult life and, as a Labour Co-op Member of your Lordships’ House, I am delighted that the campaign has proved successful and that members of the Armed Forces community will soon be able to benefit from this development, as will the Armed Forces...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Early Intervention:  Cross-departmental Work (20 October 2014)

David Ford: In a general sense, sometimes we do not see the significant benefits of cross-departmental work because our Departments are set up in silos. Mr Agnew has highlighted the fact that we need Departments to work together better. That applies across a variety of different areas, and there is no doubt that, as we look at the resource problems that we face and the variety of difficulties...

Banks: Bridging Finance — Question (20 October 2014)

Lord Newby: My Lords, that is obviously the case for many people who have been in the same house for a long time. Some people entering retirement who still have a mortgage may require a mortgage if they are moving to a smaller property, but it is almost by definition going to be a smaller mortgage than the one they previously took out, given that there will have been some capital appreciation. One of the...

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