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Business of the House: Sale of Park Homes (30 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Brandon Lewis: ...wants to write to me or contact me outside, I will happily take the matter forward and give her a formal response. The 2013 Act was the biggest shake-up in park home legislation in 30 years. The Government were pleased to support it during its passage through both Houses. It marks our commitment to ensuring that park home owners are protected and that their rights are fully respected. One...

Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...not just the language, but also the internal workings of some of these quite complex cultures and nations. The noble Lord, Lord Wright, knows all about this because he is one of them. The background to the incoming new Government is seen very differently from Baghdad. On top of everything else, the professional classes are absent. Even if they take the right political decisions and have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Refugees and Migrants (Search and Rescue Operation) (30 October 2014)

Jeremy Lefroy: In 2005, the European Union unanimously pledged to give 0.7% of gross national income to overseas development assistance. The EU, with the honourable exception of the UK and a number of other countries, will singularly fail to meet that pledge. Is today’s announcement not putting the cart before the horse? Should the EU not be investing in measures such as those outlined by the Minister...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Church Commissioners (Investment Guidance) (30 October 2014)

Tony Baldry: The Church Commissioners have investments of just over £6 billion. From that is generated an annual income of about £100 million, most of which is devoted to clergy pensions, and the rest to helping poorer dioceses across the country, such as Durham and Liverpool, and supporting their mission work. The Church Commissioners are advised by the Ethical Investment Advisory Group. I...

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Birt: I can only say that, on our long walks together, he felt extremely passionate about it and it caused him to move home. He had lots of chapter and verse to support his feelings. Though many on the yes side of the Scottish referendum campaign behaved with propriety and conviction, others acted dishonestly and with menace. The noble Baroness, Lady Liddell, brought that out extremely forcefully....

Cavity Wall Insulation (29 October 2014)

Amber Rudd: ...can be approached; it may be able to assist. Ofgem may help to trace that company. If Ofgem cannot help, a consumer may obtain further guidance from a local trading standards office or seek professional legal advice. For vulnerable or low-income consumers, Citizens Advice may prove a useful contact. I note that the hon. Gentleman referred to his local citizens advice bureau. Nevertheless,...

Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill (29 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...the minds of all Members on ensuring that we get the guidance absolutely right. The shadow Financial Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Cathy Jamieson), made it clear that we support the principle of increased flexibility for people in retirement and the reform of the pensions market so that people get a better deal. We are therefore not against the principle...

Public Bill Committee: Affordable Homes bill: Clause 3 - Review of the availability of affordable homes and the intermediate housing market (29 October 2014)

Andrew George: ...properties to help people who are struggling because of the exorbitant  and, some might say, extortionate rents that are often charged in the private rented sector. A disproportionate amount of their income, as they see it, is simply thrown down the drain and they get no benefit from their expenditure in the form of a return on their investment as do the many people who are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Automated Credit Transfer (29 October 2014)

Steve Webb: ...Overseas) 47,522,463 £209,098.84 EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND (ESF) 288 £1.27 CARERS ALLOWANCE (CA) (inc Overseas) 27,066,880 £119,094.27 INCAPACITY BENEFIT (INCAP) 10,093,974 £44,413.49 INCOME SUPPORT (IS) 146,845,498 £646,120.19 INDUSTRIAL INJURIES (IIDB) 11,975,719 £52,693.16 OVERSEAS DIVISION (ODIIDB) 73,828 £324.84 JSA 30,546,139...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 October 2014)

Steve Webb: Universal credit prepares claimants for the world of work in which around 75% of employees are paid monthly and in arrears. Monthly payment of benefit, which includes support for childcare costs that have been paid out, makes for more straightforward reporting and helps households to budget on a monthly income, which eases the transition into paid work. Moving to a system of...

Music Education — Question for Short Debate (28 October 2014)

Baroness Jolly: ...hubs to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole class ensemble teaching, and to help ensure that children from lower income backgrounds have access to instruments and tuition, hubs of discounted instrument hire and lessons for children who are in receipt of free school meals. I join other noble Lords in...

UK Visa Applications (Malawi) (28 October 2014)

Tom Greatrex: ...with schools or Churches and other organisations. They are not part of that wealthy elite. In many cases, they struggle to secure a visa when they have a legitimate reason to visit the UK and are support the underlying Government policy on aid and development in Malawi. He makes that point very well. A recent example, provided to me by the Scotland Malawi Partnership, is the experience of...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Esther McVey: ...the rights of disabled people. I am pleased to say that even in these very tough economic times, this Government have continued that progress and continued to maintain this country as a world leader in the support it gives to disabled people, spending £60 billion a year on benefits and support for those who face the greatest barriers to enable them to participate fully in society. We...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 19 - Introduction and definition (28 October 2014)

Steve Webb: ...pension  scheme models. As the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East said this morning, the Institute for Public Policy Research conducted research with employers and consumers, finding that “there would be strong public support for a collective pension…it appealed across different income levels, life-stages and ages.”, and that...

Education for Young People with Disabilities (UK Aid) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (28 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Tom Brake: ...planning for inclusive learning extremely difficult. Linked to that, the evidence base on learning outcomes for inclusive education for children with disabilities focuses largely on high-income countries—particularly the US and UK—and there are challenges in identifying good-quality evidence from low and middle-income countries. Finally, there has been a lack of the political...

Personal Independence Payments (28 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...earlier this year was not adequate. My predecessor, the right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning), put a lot of work into dealing with that, working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support. I think we have got that part of the process working well, as is right, because it is important that we make timely decisions for those with terminal illnesses and give them support. The...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 5 - Review of impact on childcare costs (28 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Catherine McKinnell: ...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 this Government, families with children have seen the biggest falls in income relative to those without...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (28 October 2014)

Steve Webb: ...there is appetite for legislation that allows for greater risk sharing and risk pooling. The defined ambition and pensions flexibility reforms are about putting the saver first and addressing people’s desire for greater certainty about income in both the saving and paying out phases. I should add that the defined ambition legislation will not restrict individuals in accessing the new...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Ghana (28 October 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: ...economic development in the country. Those discussions included how we could help to foster growth in the agricultural sector in ways that will benefit poor farmers. I visited sites where DFID is supporting initiatives to do this. In Ghana, DFID has three projects whose primary aim is to enable poor farmers to earn more income. One is centred on two irrigation schemes that will...

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