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Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) (24 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...agents and lettings agents, I do not believe that regulation is the right way to tackle this issue. Many letting agents do share the cost of providing a service between tenants and landlords where both benefit from the service. This is consistent with standard practice in other industries—for example, auction houses—and is not considered to be double charging. Letting agents...

Recall of MPs Bill: Clause 9 — Recall petition to be made available for signing (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Lansley: I want to express my support for the Bill as it finishes its passage through this House. In particular, I want to repeat the point made by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary that the Bill was introduced on the basis that the principal parties in this House went into the last general election with manifesto commitments to a form of recall, and that is substantially reflected in the...

Recall of MPs Bill: New Clause 2 — Recall condition: method of petitioning an election court (24 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...by other parties and in other Parliaments. [Interruption.] The hon. Member for Rhondda says that I do anyway, and he is probably broadly right, but I think this should be encouraged across the House. I was interested in new clauses 2 and 3. There is a need and desire to widen the ability for recall and to make it easier for constituents to remove Members of Parliament who they think have...

Wales Bill — Third Reading (24 November 2014)

Baroness Randerson: ...process. Before I sit down, I should like to thank all those who have participated in our debates on the Bill. It has been a personal pleasure for me to steer a Bill through your Lordships’ House to devolve new powers to the Welsh Assembly and Welsh Ministers. “Historic” is a word that is sometimes overused in political debate, but I believe we can justly claim that the...

Universal Credit — Question (24 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of a housing association. More than half of tenants affected by the bedroom tax are in arrears. We now learn that the Government propose to claw back those arrears by deducting a further 20% from those tenants’ benefits. For couples, this means a full 20 to 40 deduction a week from their benefit for living in homes that we allocated...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Carbon Emissions (24 November 2014)

Stephen Williams: ...for the carbon compliance element of the 2016 zero carbon home standard for new homes in due course. This will be based on further research and evidence exploring the practicalities, costs and benefits of the Government’s approach. This will also consider existing evidence, including that from the AIMC4 project in which a consortium of major house builders with the support of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Immigration Act 2014: Marriage and Civil Partnership (24 November 2014)

James Brokenshire: I am pleased to inform the House that, subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary secondary legislation, I plan to implement important new provisions under Part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014 to tackle sham marriages and civil partnerships on Monday 2 March 2015. Part 4 of the Act will give us a much stronger platform for effective, systematic action to disrupt and deter sham...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Social Security Benefits (24 November 2014)

Lord Freud: ...that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government. The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Immigration Act 2014: Marriage and Civil Partnership (24 November 2014)

Lord Bates: My hon Friend the Minister of State for Immigration and Security (James Brokenshire) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I am pleased to inform the House that, subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary secondary legislation, I plan to implement important new provisions under Part 4 of the Immigration Act 2014 to tackle sham marriages and civil partnerships on...

A1(M) (Hertfordshire) (21 November 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...23 and 27 of the M25. Smart motorways help to relieve congestion by using technology to vary speed limits, and they also allow the hard shoulder to be allowed as a running lane to create additional capacity. They deliver those benefits at a significantly lower cost than conventional motorway widening, and with less impact on the environment during construction. The project is already...

New Member: Zero Hours Contracts Bill (21 November 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: ...who came to see me highlighted just how little economic sense zero-hours contracts make for the taxpayer as well. From one week to the next, he may or may not be able to pay his rent and may need housing benefit support. That creates a total mess for the support systems that have to provide support to these people on very insecure work contracts. The cost to the taxpayer of sorting out...

New Member: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill (21 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Daniel Poulter: ...to reaffirm their commitment to and the value they place on all NHS staff, no matter what background or culture they come from. We want those staff to continue to practise in and work for our NHS to the benefit of patients.

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...to me to say that she has listened to the Government’s concerns—as indeed she has said today—that divorcees need sufficient time to adjust to their new circumstances and should not find themselves on benefits because of a lack of maintenance, as it was sometimes referred to. The proposed amendments would go some way to address concerns held by the Government about the...

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, I am delighted to be able to speak on behalf of the Opposition, particularly as a Labour and Co-operative Member of your Lordships’ House, to these amendments moved by the noble Lord, Lord Deighton. This Bill was last considered by your Lordships’ House on 24 October when we had the Second Reading debate. Both the noble Lord, Lord Newby, who spoke for the Government,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 November 2014)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether responsibility for designating a bedroom for housing benefit purpose lies with his Department or with the social landlord.

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014)

William Bain: ...we can have devolved management of the health, policing, universities and schools services, but we have the same rights, as citizens, to the most important elements of education, free health care, benefits, tax credits and a state pension. Any constitutional settlement for the future of the United Kingdom should not weaken the rights of citizens to those common standards, because to do so...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Digital Impact — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Baroness King of Bow: ...likely to be a place of opportunity. The internet will bring them opportunities that generations before them could only dream of. Rather than congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, if the House does not mind, I will quote her. At the beginning of her extraordinary film about children and the internet she says: “About a year ago, I realised that every time I looked at a...

Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society (20 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ...—both could open up competition and give customers greater choice and access to funding—but we must do so with caution. In November, we published a call for information inviting views and evidence on the benefits and risks of digital currencies so that digital currency businesses can continue to set up in the UK and people can expect to use them safely. I am the last person who...

Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

The Bishop of Worcester: My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, for securing this debate on a very important matter. The churches have long held, and maintained in this House, that those who have applied for asylum and who are not allowed to do paid work should be given enough financial help to maintain a decent basic standard of living for themselves and their families. Indeed, the most...

Business of the House (20 November 2014)

Neil Parish: ...Crude oil prices have dropped by 30%, but the price of heating oil has not come down by the same degree, and neither has the price of diesel or petrol. Many of my constituents live in hard-to-heat houses and have oil-fired heating, and we really need to get them the benefit of lower prices on oil.

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