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International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Philip Davies: No, I am not giving way again. The last intervention was so poor that I do not think it justifies another one. My right hon. Friend the Member for Meriden mentioned opinion polls and public support for these things. A YouGov-Cambridge poll in 2011 made clear the public’s opinion. The following question was asked: “Along with spending on the NHS, the international aid budget is the...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Jim Murphy: ...Members believe that if the Bill becomes law, it will secure a vital marker in a journey that can be traced back through the establishment of the Department for International Development by the incoming Labour Government in 1997 and the adoption of this target by the Government back in 1974. In supporting the Bill, I wish to make four brief arguments: aid is needed; aid, properly targeted,...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Gurkha Pensions (11 September 2014)

Damian Collins: ...Gurkhas to the British armed forces, their service to this country and the amount we have benefited from that service. We should also consider what outstanding historical issues need to be resolved. I supported the Gurkha campaign to give Gurkhas the right to live and settle in the United Kingdom. Service to this country through the armed forces should in itself be a means of qualifying...

Regeneration (South-East Wakefield) (10 September 2014)

Jon Trickett: ...two areas, it was primarily but not exclusively the women who said, “We’re not going to have this sort of despoliation of our community for generations to come.” They came together and, with the support of many other agencies, created two wonderful country parks on those two pitheads. At another, South Kirby pit, local entrepreneurs and business people are now creating...

Outdoor Sport and Recreation — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (10 September 2014)

Tracey Crouch: ...a happy, healthy tomboy. The upside of being part of a pre-computer generation was that we were outside all the time. The downside was that many of the clubs and organisations that exist today to support youngsters did not exist when I was growing up. As many hon. Members know, I am the manager of a girls’ football team. I am proud to have been involved with Meridian girls football...

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 2): Transport for London Bill [Lords] (9 September 2014)

John McDonnell: ...in the best possible way. I understand what my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) is saying, but it does not mean that the sole way in which TfL can raise income streams is simply by a sell-off; it can enter into proper partnerships with limited companies. The hon. Member for Harrow East mentioned, on a grander scale, the ability to have shareholders...

Money Transfer Organisations (9 September 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...that annually, such remittances from the UK amount to more than £15 billion. It is a vital lifeline for many, and I assure her that we understand that. In the specific case of Somalia, remittances support 3.4 million people and account for approximately half of Somalia’s gross national income. That is why, since I came into my new ministerial role earlier this year, I have made...

Cyprus — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 September 2014)

Gareth Thomas: ...tragedies arising from the events in 1974. Furthermore, communities that had lived together for hundreds of years were torn apart. A considerable number of people are still missing, which I alluded to earlier; homes invested with incomes and considerable emotion had to be deserted, almost at a moment’s notice; and many cultural and religious sites, including many churches, are unused...

Bills Presented — Recall of Elected Representatives: Service Charges, Gratuities and Cover Charges (Hospitality, Leisure and Service Sectors) (Statutory Code) (9 September 2014)

Andrew Percy: ...there is no requirement for them to be distributed. For many people, particularly in constituencies such as mine, where wages are generally low and there are minimum wage jobs, the measure will provide a way to top up their incomes. It is not right for employers to be able to cream off a percentage of that. The Bill will be good for employers in a number of ways. Someone asked me the other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Cuts Agenda (9 September 2014)

Nelson McCausland: ...be detrimental to the most vulnerable.  Those cuts will be the result of the inaction of Sinn Féin and the SDLP. There is also an increasing body of evidence, such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on minimum income standard for the UK in 2014 and the Institute for Fiscal Studies report 'Green Budget 2014', that supports the positive aspects of welfare reform and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Afghanistan (9 September 2014)

Philip Hammond: ...across Afghanistan and proving increasingly effective. Nowhere is that clearer than in the successful security operations to protect both rounds of presidential elections in April and June. With minimal support from ISAF, they prevented insurgents not just from significantly disrupting the elections, but from prosecuting a single high-profile attack on either polling day. Significant...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Nursery Schools (9 September 2014)

Graham Stuart: I will come on to funding and raising the status of early years. If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I will come back to that, but he is right. Nursery schools do a particularly good job of supporting children from poorer homes—that is worth saying. The Government’s educational reforms have two main aims: to raise standards for all and to close the gap in attainment. If we have...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Greater Manchester (9 September 2014)

Mark Harper: ...to March 2014 which is the latest available. 3. The number of benefit sanctions applied is the number of sanction or disallowance referrals where the decision was found against the claimant for those in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), employment and support allowance (ESA) in the work-related activity group, or income support (lone parents). 4. The following reasons for...

International Mining Industry (8 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Matthew Hancock: .... The hon. Gentleman observed that some countries had used mining to take themselves out of poverty. He mentioned Rwanda, Zambia and Brazil, but it is also true that Botswana, which became an upper-middle-income country in 2007, was one of the world’s poorest countries when I visited it for the first time in 1996. Its success has been due largely to well-managed mining revenues from...

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...for self-employed women, I challenge the assertion that the process is burdensome. As we have heard, the Bill is about simplification and introducing a degree of efficiency to NICs. Primary legislation and supporting regulations, and a revised claim process, will ensure that expectant mums are no worse off than they were under the previous class 2 arrangements. Right hon. and hon. Members...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Victims and Survivors Service: Funding (8 September 2014)

Martin McGuinness: ...midday on 12 September 2014.  The Victims and Survivors Forum was consulted on the skills and qualities needed for the role, and its views were taken into consideration in finalising the necessary skill sets for the incoming commissioner.  Given the highly respected person that Kathryn Stone was as Victims' Commissioner and the huge amount of support that there was for her...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Council Tax (8 September 2014)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in receipt of (a) war disablement pension, (b) war widows pension, (c) war widowers pension, (d) guaranteed income payments, (e) survivor's guaranteed income payments he estimates pay increased council tax bills as a result of recent changes to council tax support in England.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carer’s Allowance (8 September 2014)

Mark Harper: The primary purpose of Carer’s Allowance is to provide a measure of financial support for people who give up the opportunity of full-time employment in order to provide regular and substantial care for a severely disabled person. It is not, and was never intended to be, a carer’s wage or a payment for the services of caring. It is also not intended to replace lost or forgone...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Sharon Hodgson: ...congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) on introducing the Bill and making the case for it. He is sincere in his personal opposition to the bedroom tax. I am therefore pleased to support him in trying to do something about it. Like the hon. Gentleman, and like all hon. Members—I am sure this applies not only to Opposition Members—many dozens of constituents...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (5 September 2014)

Katy Clark: ...answer of 24 June 2014, Official Report, column 180W, on social security benefits, if he will conduct an estimate of the saving to the public purse generated by the reduction of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit for individuals in receipt of a pension income of more than £85 per week in 2013-14.

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