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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (1 May 2014)

(i) Second Report of the Welsh Affairs Committee: The impact of changes to housing benefit in Wales, HC 159, 2013-14 (ii) Third Report of the Welsh Affairs Committee: The Work Programme in Wales, HC 264, 2013-14. 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cystic Fibrosis (10 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...published in May 2015. I am sure we will all await the review with interest. It has the potential for interesting and exciting breakthroughs. I hope the hon. Lady will forgive me for responding to her points about benefits by saying that I will draw them to the attention of my colleagues at the Department for Work and Pensions. The issue is not in my remit, but her points have been noted...

Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Tom Brake: We have learnt two more stunning twitcher facts this afternoon. They will go down on the record and in years to come people will read my right hon. Friend’s contribution and benefit from his expertise on bird watching. My right hon. Friend also explained that Malta was not on his holiday list until it addressed the issue of turtledoves and the wall of lead that birds fly into as they...

[Katy Clark in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Domestic Violence (Police Response) (10 April 2014)

Angela Watkinson: ...and sympathetic; others were disbelieving and dismissive. Even police cautions did not moderate the man’s behaviour. At least every incident was recorded and the file on him grew, but every time the woman went home to her own house she suffered continuing intimidation and harassment, until it became unbearable and she was forced out. My main point is that whether or not the police...

Business of the House (10 April 2014)

Andrew Lansley: ...of Sophie Jones, followed by a general debate on freedom of thought, conscience and religion around the world. The subjects for both debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee. Friday 2 May—The House will not be sitting. The provisional business for the week commencing 5 May will include: Monday 5 May—The House will not be sitting. Tuesday 6...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Careers Guidance (10 April 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...experience of the world of work, a clear view of the labour market and a good understanding of progression routes through education, including apprenticeships and university. The guidance highlights the benefits of pupils having face-to-face discussions to explore career ideas with a range of people including alumni, careers advisers, coaches, mentors and other inspiring individuals. There...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Human Rights and Democracy Report (10 April 2014)

William Hague: I have today laid before the House a copy of the 2013 Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on human rights and democracy (CM 8842). The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government are doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Rural Areas (10 April 2014)

Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of need in rural communities for discretionary housing payments beyond 2014-15.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (10 April 2014)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of social housing tenants affected by the implementation of the under-occupancy penalty have been given exempt status in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Means-tested Benefits (10 April 2014)

Steve Webb: ...will still require means-tested support, and at a given level of retirement income an individual's eligibility will depend on a number of factors. These include the level and nature of their housing costs, whether they are single or in a couple, whether they have additional needs associated with caring or severe disability and whether they reached state pension age before or after the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales long haul rates of duty (9 April 2014)

David Rutley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone, as we debate the Bill on the Floor of the House. One thing we have learned is that if Scotland made the mistake of voting yes, at least those wanting to leave could do so at a lower cost, given the benefits coming through from the proposal on APD.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax (9 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Alison McGovern: ...is a huge challenge and a risk for the world’s future. If even the IMF, which is not known for taking lefty positions, is able to conclude that we must tackle inequality, I think that this House should be able to accept the challenge and seek to find ways to address the significant inequality in our own country. The top of the economy in the financial services sector is fragile in...

Convergence Programme — Motion to Approve (9 April 2014)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...came into office. We have a record number of people who want to work full time but are being forced to work part-time. Families will be 974 worse off by the next election as a result of tax and benefit changes. After three years of flatlining, it is good that we finally have some growth. However, for millions of people, this is no recovery at all. There is much more that could be...

Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Nicky Morgan: ...under chairmanship, Mr Weir. May I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper) both on securing the debate and on presenting his case so eloquently? I was also in the House when he spoke in the Budget debate, which I think was his first debate as a Back Bencher for a while. He spoke incredibly eloquently then and it is a pleasure to hear him again today on the...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, first, I thank each and every Member of your Lordships’ House who has taken part in this debate. Indeed, reflecting on the words of my noble friend Lady Sharp, I, too, was surprised when looking into this to find that it had been so long since your Lordships’ House had debated such an important subject. It was the Government’s view that it was something that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 12 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...subject in which many right hon. and hon. Members have taken a long-standing interest. Clause 11 introduces a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners. We have targeted the benefit of the measure on married couples and civil partners with the lowest incomes, when one member of the couple has an income below their personal allowance of 10,500. The clause...

Rural Crime — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (9 April 2014)

Damian Green: ...the police, takes account of local circumstances to address the specific needs faced by rural forces. The point about specific needs has been made several times during the debate, and I am happy to assure the House that the formula is designed to recognise the extra difficulties caused by sparsity. I also recognise the importance of ensuring that we update the formula to reflect the needs...

Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment — Question (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Freud: ...we are looking at—which are running on the Budget scoring at 490 million—are both observable and unobservable; in other words, from people moving or from people taking up jobs and coming off benefits. There are various figures around. The BBC last week talked of 6% of people moving in 11 months; the JRF report, which the noble Lord has just cited, talked about 6% in six...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (Wales) (9 April 2014)

Chris Ruane: ...involved. Another individual in my constituency, who is wheelchair-bound, waited for six months, but her case had still not been sorted out. In that time, there were knock-on effects to other benefits and funding was taken off her; she lost her mobility allowance and so she lost her car. There she was, with mental health issues, in a wheelchair and stuck in a house. Things that help people...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: New Towns: Ebbsfleet (9 April 2014)

Nicholas Boles: The Government does not impose a particular level of affordable housing for housing schemes. The percentage of affordable units will be a matter for local decision making taking account of the local authorities local plans and site viability. Unrealistic Section 106 agreements result in no development, no regeneration and no community benefits.

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