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Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...reassurance to the noble Lord. The commitment to deliver further powers for Scotland is of course in keeping with this Government’s record in decentralising power. As my noble friend the Leader of the House has indicated, this Government have made huge progress in devolving both responsibility and funding schemes to a local level. Local enterprise partnerships and the ambitious city...

Cavity Wall Insulation (29 October 2014)

Hywel Williams: ...may be forgiven for quoting at length, page 52 of the report states: “Consumer magazine Which? reported in April 2011 that it had invited eight companies to assess for cavity wall insulation (CWI) a house that its expert surveyor deemed unsuitable for this due to cracks in the external walls and its location in an extremely wet and exposed area”. That is typical of many of the...

Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill (29 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...As all contributions have made clear, this is about individual choice and opening up the marketplace. As retirement changes, many people may, for example, opt to buy an annuity later in life, allowing them to benefit from higher annuity rates. It is for individuals to buy products that are best suited to their particular circumstances. In response to my hon. Friend the Member for...

Railways (Public Sector Operators): National Audit Office (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Richard Bacon: ...Audit Act 2011 set up the chair of the National Audit Office, there were two chief concerns: to strengthen the governance of the National Audit Office in a way which, it was widely agreed, it could benefit from; and to ensure at the same time the continued statutory independence of the Comptroller and Auditor General in exercising his statutory functions. The CAG is an officer of the House...

Morecambe Bay (Tunnel) (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Robert Goodwill: ...is why we have been determined to secure significant levels of investment in infrastructure, and in road, rail and other public transport services. We are committed to ensuring that this investment benefits all parts of the country, from north to south. Before setting out how much we are doing to deliver real change for transport in the north, I must make it clear that the tunnel my hon....

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Chilcot Inquiry (Costs) (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Keith Simpson: ...have delayed his promotion to the Front Bench. I am also grateful that the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy), the main Opposition spokeswoman on this subject, made it—just in time—for the debate. The full house we have here today enables me to range fairly widely over the important subject of the Chilcot inquiry. I should explain that when I applied for the debate, the Clerks...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (29 October 2014)

Public Accounts: Fraud and error in Housing Benefit. 2:45 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...Ian Adams, Director, Financial Operations and Customer Services, Islington Council; Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, DWP, Mike Driver, Director General (Finance) and Steve Buckingham, SRO for Housing Benefit, including Fraud & Error, DWP

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (29 October 2014)

Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authorities in (a) Wales and (b) the UK returned unused discretionary housing payment to his Department in 2013-14.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (29 October 2014)

Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much each local authority in (a) Wales and (b) the UK returned to his Department in unused discretionary housing payment funding in 2013-14.

Music Education — Question for Short Debate (28 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Eaton: ...just described as being part of life in a bygone era. I share the desire expressed by all noble Lords here today that we wish to see all children enjoying a good music education, because we have heard the benefits that this brings. Learning an instrument, singing in a choir, learning to enjoy listening all have a very important role in children’s academic, creative and social...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Coalfield Communities (28 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Penny Mordaunt: ...speeches that have made the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner) and his hybrid car look positively “with it”; speeches that have been focused on the past or on smearing members of the upper House. There was not a pipsqueak from the hon. Members for North West Durham (Pat Glass) or for Wansbeck (Ian Lavery) about the achievements of businesses in their constituencies and how...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (28 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Harris and the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, have undertaken a service to your Lordships’ House by tabling this amendment for debate today. There is no doubt that, alongside the advantages that modern technology brings, it also brings new dangers for children. Looking across your Lordships’ House, I suspect that when any of us went out to play as kids,...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 16 other results from this debate

Esther McVey: ...to congratulate the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes) on her maiden speech. It was delivered with humour, confidence and skill. I look forward to her future contributions in the House. I would also like to pay tribute to her predecessor, Jim Dobbin, a Member of the House who was much respected and well liked in all parts of the House. He will be sorely missed. Returning...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 15 - Regulatory own fund schemes exempt from indexation (28 October 2014)

Steve Webb: ...the register of independent trustees. Clause 15 amends the provisions in the 1995 Pensions Act so that schemes set up as regulatory own funds, or ROFs, will be exempt from the requirement to index benefits. Specifically, clause 15(3) inserts a definition of a regulatory own fund that refers directly to article 17 of the relevant European Council directive, 2003/41, so as to link with the...

School Governors (Appointment) (28 October 2014)

Neil Carmichael: ...through a changing landscape. There are more schools with increasing autonomy than ever before, and that direction of travel is continuing. That is quite right, because there is support across this House for academy status, and other schools are beginning to benefit from more autonomy. The structures behind those schools are changing as well, with the introduction of the regional...

Personal Independence Payments (28 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Michael Connarty: The Minister must accept that if housing benefit is not backdated, people can be left with a substantial debt, even if they get PIP on appeal.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 5 - Review of impact on childcare costs (28 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: Clearly, the facts speak for themselves. The House of Commons Library has estimated that, since 2010, families with newborns could be up to 1,725 worse off over two years—the year during pregnancy and the first year of a newborn’s life. There is also a new analysis of the households below average income statistics, which were published earlier this year and show that, under...

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