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Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...hours are of high quality and, of course, the workforce is key to that. The noble Earl, Lord Listowel, has moved an amendment requiring the Secretary of State to, “lay a report before both Houses of Parliament setting out her strategy for developing the early years workforce”. We covered this issue in an earlier group of amendments. I set out that strategy and some of the...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (1 July 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Nash: ...range of support to all families, especially the most disadvantaged. All families are of course entitled to 15 free hours of early education for three and four year-olds. Recognising that some children were missing out on the benefits of early education, we extended this to the most disadvantaged two year-olds. In particular, I know that the noble Earl will have welcomed that this includes...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 July 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Caroline Dinenage: ...for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero) for securing this important debate on equal pay and the gender pay gap. It has been a fantastic debate and we have had some excellent contributions from across the House and some outstanding maiden speeches. I have listened with great interest to all the points that were made. I thank the hon. Member for Ashfield and the hon. Member for Cardiff South and...

Tyne and Wear Metro (1 July 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: ...hon. Friend the Member for Houghton and Sunderland South spelled out the important role that modern rolling stock can play in ensuring a punctual service, and how an expanded and integrated network could benefit businesses in her constituency. It is clear that the Tyne and Wear Metro plays a crucial role in supporting the local economy, and my hon. Friends are rightly ambitious for their...

Davies Commission Report — Statement (1 July 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made in the other place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport. “I would like to make a Statement about the Airports Commission’s final report, published earlier today. I received a copy yesterday evening and I have had copies put in the Library of the House and the Vote Office....

Operational Productivity in NHS Providers — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (1 July 2015)

Ben Gummer: ...will necessarily change over the five years. NHS England is confident that it is achievable, but it will take some incredible heavy lifting by all of us and, dare I say it, the dropping of political shibboleths throughout the House—if one can drop a shibboleth; I am not sure. The hon. Gentleman raised the issue of provider deficits, which is a problem across the system. He will know...

International Students: Post-study Visa — Question (1 July 2015)

Baroness O'Cathain: My Lords, some time ago, as a member of a digital study that we were doing in this House, a group of us went to Imperial College. We were told categorically by graduate students there that they would have to leave within two or three months of finalising their studies. The Minister is saying that they do not have to do that, so why do we not get that message across? I am hearing that from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Child Poverty (1 July 2015)

Caroline Lucas: In a recent answer to me, the Secretary of State admitted that the proportion of the social security budget spent on 18 to 21-year-olds on jobseeker’s allowance in receipt of housing benefit is just 0.1%. When he enacts his nasty and punitive policy to remove that entitlement, what will happen to those people and their 2,400 dependent children? Does he simply not care that they are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Davies Commission Report (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Dugher: ...manner throughout, and we welcome the fact that he has now produced a clear recommendation. The report states: “A new Northwest Runway at Heathrow delivers more substantial economic and strategic benefits than any of the other shortlisted options, strengthening connectivity for passengers and freight users and boosting the productivity of the UK economy.” It also states that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 July 2015)

David Cameron: ...we are increasing them in this Parliament, but when we look at helping self-employed people, it is important to look at all the aspects of being self-employed—how people interact with pensions, benefits, maternity leave, public authorities and social housing rules. That is why I am asking Julie Deane, the founder of the fantastic Cambridge Satchel Company and a model for how...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — English Votes for English Laws and North Wales (1 July 2015)

Nicholas Dakin: ...-border rail services to Manchester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and Crewe, in addition to all rail services wholly within Wales, and is controlled by the Welsh Government. The UK Government have stated that Wales will benefit from HS2 because of additional capacity and reduced journey times on the west coast main line. Because of that it was considered a UK-wide project and no Barnett...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People (1 July 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which groups will be exempted from proposals to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (1 July 2015)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value of payment of housing benefit was in (a) the UK, (b) West Midlands and (c) Coventry in the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (1 July 2015)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the forecast total value of housing benefit payments that will be made in each of the next five years.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Comber Greenway (30 June 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...to the comments and issues raised by Members. On a general note, I have made very clear my commitment to cycling. I think that that is acknowledged by everyone. My commitment has been motivated by the benefits for individuals and communities that I have seen cycling deliver elsewhere. The health and lifestyle benefits are well understood. I note the attendance of the Health Minister,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sammy Wilson MLA: Conduct Investigation Report (30 June 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...with courtesy and respect. Our new code provides that Members should show respect and consideration for others at all times and should work responsibly with other Members of the Assembly for the benefit of the whole community. While the new code also upholds Members' right to freedom of expression, Members are nonetheless required not to subject anyone to unreasonable and excessive...

Mental Health: Young People — Question for Short Debate (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bradley: ...required for children and those in transition to adulthood. Another welcome move is the banning of the use of police cells for children detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. I am very pleased that the Minister assured the House that the use of police cells would be at zero by 23 June 2016, but will he also ensure that open adult psychiatric wards are not used as places of...

City Deal Funding (Aberdeen) (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

James Wharton: ...happy to meet the hon. Lady and her colleague to discuss this matter further, and I look forward to my officials working with those on the ground who want to deliver this city deal, so that we can all benefit from its ultimate success. Question put and agreed to. House adjourned.

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Helen Goodman: ...people getting into work. Work Choice has not worked well. Access to Work has been cut. The number of disability employment advisers has been cut. Those things are not going as Members across the House would like. We must acknowledge the fact that, in any society at any time, some people will always be dependent on such benefits. I was disappointed that the Minister thought that he could...

Scotland Bill: Clause 26 — Employment support (30 June 2015)

Hannah Bardell: We have had a fascinating debate, and it has been a pleasure to participate in it. It seems to me that there is much agreement across the Benches on this side of the House. The hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) made some important points about tailoring work programmes in de-industrialised areas, and I certainly agree with much of what she said about West Lothian. Although...

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