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Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees (28 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: The Government does not assign a budget to departments specifically for the cost of refugees arriving in the UK. The cost of refugees might include asylum support, housing benefit, education, health care, and food and clothing. These costs are spread throughout government and are dealt with by various Government departments.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare State: Children (28 Jul 2015)

Lord True: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of (1) child benefit, (2) child tax credits, (3) free school meals for Year 1 and Year 2 children, (4) Universal Credit First Child Premium, (5) Working Tax Credit Childcare element, (6) working tax credit lone parent element, (7) housing benefit family...

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...occasion, as we should have done given the current daily anxieties in the media and among the public, so I shall ask some of those questions again today. This is a matter of great concern in this House, not least because of the work that has been put in by our Select Committees. I congratulate my noble friend Lady Prashar on her elegantly worded Motion and on taking on this urgent question...

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Judd: ...? The Bill once again seems to concentrate on supply and building more infrastructure rather than reducing demand. I always think the lack of real, deep commitment on this front is well illustrated by both Houses at Westminster. We should be a model to the nation of energy responsibility and use, and this starts at the personal level. Too often when I walk through this building at a late...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Living Wage: Lone Parents (22 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: By 2017-18, 8 out of 10 working households will be better off as a result of the personal allowance, living wage and welfare changes in this Budget. 17.7m households will benefit in total. The effect on any given household will depend on their specific circumstances, such as precise housing costs. Treasury analysis in the Budget document shows that an example lone parent, who is...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: My Lords, we have had a remarkably high standard of debate here this evening. I was encouraged to make that remark but, in all sincerity, I really appreciate the comments that all Members of the House have made this evening. My own maiden speech coincided with that of my good friend the noble Lord, Lord King, and I recall his comment that the general standard of discussion in this House was...

Public Transport (Greater Manchester) (21 Jul 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...Manchester for its assistance to me in preparing for the debate. This debate is particularly timely, as devolution to northern cities as part of the Government’s much-vaunted northern powerhouse initiative offers a huge opportunity for improvements in Greater Manchester’s public transport. My aim for this debate is to make my own contribution on what I and my constituents would...

Petitions: Lambeth and Southwark Milkspots (21 Jul 2015)

Helen Hayes: ...recall those specialist midwives to perform general midwifery, with the aim of skills-sharing, and to replace them with midwives who have been given basic training, with no obvious expert support. The health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies are proven, but women, particularly in deprived areas, need support to establish it, and to overcome the initial pain and challenges...

Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Finance Bill (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: ...want to respond to a number of other points. The hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) suggested that changes to inheritance tax were only to protect the rich. As a result of rising house prices, inheritance tax increasingly hits people with normal family homes and, without action, the number of estates facing an IHT bill was forecast to double from about 35,000 in...

Euro Area (21 Jul 2015)

John Redwood: I beg to move, That this House has considered the UK’s relations with the Euro area and further Euro integration. I am grateful to have secured this debate, because it is time that our Parliament discussed the big moves under way on the continent of Europe, which take the form of a major policy statement by the five presidents of the European Union on how they wish to make rapid...

Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ..., we are about to debate one next—that contain measures that affect only England or only England and Wales. To try to suggest that there is nothing in the Government’s programme that would not benefit from the introduction of a new regime to deliver English votes for English laws is incorrect. As I said, we are very happy to hear about concerns that anyone may have about what...

Severn Bridges (Tolls) — [Mr James gray in the Chair] (21 Jul 2015)

Richard Burden: ..., and they are essential to the Welsh economy. As we have heard, 80,000 vehicles use the crossings every day. It is important that the toll price should provide a fair balance between the cost of better infrastructure and the benefits to the people using the bridge. It has been made clear in this debate that the costs of the Severn crossing tolls seem unfair. Road users relying on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: DWP Data (21 Jul 2015)

Debbie Abrahams: ...On 30 April, the Information Commissioner ruled that the Department for Work and Pensions should publish data on the number of people in receipt of employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit who have died since November 2011, including those who had been found fit for work. The Government have since appealed the decision, stating in their appeal that the publication would be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Enterprise Zones (21 Jul 2015)

Tom Pursglove: I thank the Chief Secretary for his answer. I can advise that, in Corby, we are busily getting together to put in a bid. Corby is also taking in very considerable housing growth. Does he agree that areas that are taking in such growth should also receive the benefit of new jobs and new infrastructure?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Press (21 Jul 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...Review European Journal of Social Security European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology Freedom of Information - England Gazette - Law Society Health & Safety Bulletin Health Service Journal Housing Studies Housing Theory & Society Human Rights Practice Inside Housing - UK International Journal of Housing Policy Journal of Community Care Law and Practice Journal of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 Jul 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether housing benefit paid to claimants living in supported exempt accommodation will be excluded from calculations of a household's income for the benefit cap under the provisions proposed in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 Jul 2015)

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.153 of the Summer Budget 2015, if he will publish the criteria to decide who the most vulnerable housing benefit claimants are.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People (21 Jul 2015)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...the Government will (a) publish a public consultation and (b) consult with the Social Security Advisory Committee on how vulnerable 18 to 21 year olds will be defined under the proposed changes to housing benefit rules.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Scotland (21 Jul 2015)

Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Scottish households have backdated housing benefit claims in excess of four weeks.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People (21 Jul 2015)

Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on 18 to 21 year olds in need of housing support.

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