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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...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games 2014 (5 August 2014)

Shona Robison: .... I thank our partners for sharing that vision and for including those considerations in their planning and in dealing with the workforce, athletes and the public alike to deliver a truly accessible games. I am delighted, too, that, with our support, Pride House saw many visitors from across Scotland and the Commonwealth and was a great success. I offer special thanks to the people of...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...Governments have the joint goal of lifting the poorest in Malawi out of poverty. I have always been fair in giving credit to DFID for the good work that it does, and I have met the staff who work in Abercrombie house. Patricia Ferguson was right to mention that, as well as benefiting from some of the work that DFID does, we can complement some of the work that it does. I gave evidence to...

Scottish Parliament: Bunchrew Land Declaration (5 August 2014)

Dave Thompson: ...the public interest. Community Land Scotland also deserves our thanks for the work that it is doing on that vital issue. Fundamentally, land is a God-given, finite, gift that must be used for the benefit of all. I am confident that any moves towards more people-centred land governance will meet with majority support in the Parliament and I urge Labour in particular to put aside party...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (5th Day) (30 July 2014) See 8 other results from this debate

Lord Cormack: ...Lady Lister, talked about public money. Of course she is right to focus on that because we are talking about public money, but what is public money? It is the taxpayers’ money, and many of those who need to benefit from our legal system are taxpayers. It is incumbent upon every Government to ensure the defence of the realm, the policing of our streets—one could go on and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (30 July 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mitigate the impact of the under-occupancy charge on household debt.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (30 July 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the under-occupancy charge on child poverty.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Criminal Proceedings (30 July 2014)

Lord Faulks: ...been at all made to demonstrate the need for EU action in this area. Indeed the Commission’s own EM suggests that there is limited evidence to suggest there is a demonstrable problem with the current arrangements. This House, on the recommendation of the European Scrutiny Committee, had expressed similar misgiving about the need for the proposed legislative instrument and issued a...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Russia and Ukraine: Restrictive Measures (30 July 2014)

Baroness Warsi: I wish to update the House on the matter of restricted measures applied against Russia, in light of the situation in Ukraine. On 25 July, the European Council added 15 more persons and 18 entities responsible for action against Ukraine’s territorial integrity, to the list of those subject to an asset freeze and a visa ban. The European Council also widened the designation criteria in...

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (29 July 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...with other government departments, is fully involved with this strategy. In thanking the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, for his kind words about my potential role as the Minister for the IPO, I remind the House that my friend in the other place, Ed Vaizey, now is also a Minister of State in the business department as well as at DCMS. On arriving in the department, he gave me helpful...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Report (29 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...to affordable credit. We have invested 38 million in the Credit Union Expansion Project and are working with the Association of British Credit Unions to look at how credit unions might be expanded to benefit a broader section of the community. The Government’s commitment was underlined in a recent House of Commons adjournment debate. For the record, I would like to highlight...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (29 July 2014)

Lord German: ..., in the light of their recent Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report, what incentives they intend to make available to social landlords to encourage offers of alternative housing to be made to people affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy.

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