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Clinical Technology Appraisals (Nice) (1 September 2014)

George Freeman: ...careful guidance tonight, Mr Speaker? I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood (Eric Ollerenshaw) for his tireless campaigning on this subject, his leadership in the House and his work on the all-party group on pancreatic cancer. He has been a tireless campaigner on behalf of patients affected by pancreatic cancer, which is a terrible disease. I know that the...

bill presented: Mitochondrial Replacement (Public Safety) (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Gwynne: ...integrity of the eventual decision that the debate should be based on the facts. When debating such matters, we will naturally hear a number of contradictory assertions. I hope that the Minister can reassure the House about some of those issues we have discussed. The first concern raised is that the process has been rushed through. Anybody involved in the development of the techniques...

bill presented: Backbench Business — Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Guy Opperman: ...at Hexham hospital and in the region. I will start my short speech by pointing out that I have probably spent more time in hospitals as an acute patient than virtually any other Member of the House, and I have certainly had my life saved on two separate occasions. More particularly, I have seen on the many occasions that I was visited by family and friends the degree of worry in the wards...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefit Assessment (Charges) (1 September 2014)

Frank Field: Might the Minister extend that invitation to other Members of the House who are equally concerned about the charges made on our poorer constituents so that they can make benefits appeals? I am talking about ESA. Can he justify a group who are among the top 1% of salary earners in this country charging our constituents these extraordinary rates, in order that our constituents may try to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (1 September 2014)

Anne Begg: ...which I hope the Minister will look into. First, people are waiting so long that the sum they eventually get from the DWP puts them above the capital limits, which can affect their income-related benefits and cause problems with their housing benefit. Secondly, there seems to be some sort of computer glitch that means that when somebody is on ESA and is then awarded PIP the ESA stops and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Migrants (Benefits) (1 September 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...for at least three months and can then claim for only a maximum of six months. Shortly, we will further limit the claim time from six months to three months. In addition, EU jobseekers cannot now claim housing benefit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefits (Expenditure) (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Emma Lewell-Buck: The Government claim that they are tackling what they call dependency on welfare. In the north-east, the number of working households claiming housing benefit has shot up by two thirds because wages are failing to keep up with rent. Will the Secretary of State admit that without action to tackle low pay or deal with soaring rents, the welfare bill will continue to rise?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (1 September 2014)

Tony Baldry: One can see the advantages of the introduction of universal credit to those whose lives are toughest, but will my right hon. Friend tell the House what the benefits to both employers and businesses might be once universal credit is fully implemented?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Rachel Reeves: ...is working, and a record 5 million people are earning less than a living wage. In-work poverty is an injustice and an indignity to those who suffer it, but it also costs the taxpayer through the benefit system. Will the Secretary of State tell us by how much the spending on housing benefit for people in work is expected to increase between 2010 and 2018?

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Summer Recess (DCLG Work) (1 September 2014)

Eric Pickles: I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose for the summer recess. Helping people move up and up the housing ladder As part of our long-term economic plan, the coalition Government are working to increase housing supply, build more affordable homes, support the private rented sector and champion home ownership. On 26...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Buildings (1 September 2014)

Theresa Villiers: My Department has accommodation at three locations: 1 Horse Guards Road, London, Hillsborough Castle (Co. Down), and Stormont House, Belfast. The London office relocated from 11 Millbank to 1 Horse Guards Road in February 2013. This move enabled the Department to secure significant savings of just under 1m per annum. In July 2014, the Northern Ireland Office’s (NIO) footprint...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Benefits Changes (Impact on Poverty) (21 August 2014)

Margaret Burgess: ...statistics that show that the reduction in poverty in Scotland that has been seen in recent years is now being reversed. One million people in Scotland are now living in relative poverty after housing costs, including more than 200,000 children. That is simply unacceptable in a country as wealthy as Scotland. Separate analysis shows that Scotland could potentially see its welfare budget...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Kenneth Gibson: ...after the first “agrees” in the Scottish Government motion, including the first line, which says: “agrees that Scotland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is rich in human talent and benefits from vast natural resources”. Sadly, the other unionist amendments are in similar vein. I wonder what makes people so unable or unwilling to see the obvious...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jenny Marra: ...and women. A crusade was led by women across the UK—including many unrecognised working-class women—that resulted in the equal pay act, which was introduced by Castle. The act began life not in the House of Commons, not in a Parliament building, but in an industrial dispute in Dagenham in Essex. Most of us know the story of the female car seat machinists at the Ford plant in...

Scottish Parliament: Department for International Development (20 August 2014)

Margaret Mitchell: ...than 43 million people in other countries with clean water, better sanitation or improved hygiene conditions, and it reached more than 11 million people with emergency food assistance. The chair of the House of Commons International Development Committee has acknowledged that almost half the UK’s aid programme is delivered from the department’s headquarters in Scotland, where a...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Retailers (19 August 2014)

Gordon MacDonald: ..., but to other small businesses, because the large conglomerates tend to have national contracts for maintenance and servicing and international suppliers, which results in the loss of the local economic benefit that is generated by having a locally owned store. The other issue that I mentioned is the overprovision of grocery stores. I will use an example from my constituency to highlight...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Festivals (14 August 2014)

Sarah Boyack: ...is as exciting and challenging as ever. However, the world has changed and many other cities, jealous of Edinburgh’s success, are keen to emulate our international festival and generate the economic and cultural benefits that come from such a flagship event. We have had only nine directors of the festival since 1947, and it is appropriate to acknowledge the work that Jonathan Mills...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ..., is the bedroom tax. Yesterday, the Welfare Reform Committee considered and, I am glad to say, agreed to support the section 63 order to transfer to the Scottish ministers the power over expenditure on discretionary housing payments. That welcome step means that we can now ensure that no person in Scotland need be adversely affected by the bedroom tax. However, it is, is it not, a...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (13 August 2014)

...cuts are still to come and that all three of the main UK unionist parties are determined to pursue this cuts agenda; recognises that an additional 100,000 children will be pushed into poverty, after housing costs, by 2020 as a result of these policies; also recognises that, by 2018, thousands of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants in Scotland will lose some or all their disability...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games (Legacy) (7 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Shona Robison: ...core Commonwealth values of humanity, equality and destiny; and look forward, reflecting on the need to maintain momentum and drive and to build on the strong foundations that are now in place for the benefit of Scotland. From the outset, the legacy was central to the planning of the games. With more than 50 national legacy programmes in place, people across Scotland and the Commonwealth...

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