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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (9 February 2015)

Impact on low income taxpayers of the changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme – Lord Beecham. Oral Questions

Museums: Funding — Question for Short Debate (26 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Viscount Eccles: ...163;2.5 million will leave the Bowes operating far below its potential; 25% of 2.5 million is more than 600,000, whereas the museum expects less than 400,000 this year. Meanwhile, the Bowes has increased its income and raised money from charitable trusts and from Arts Council-sponsored programmes. It is a Catalyst participant and has crowdfunded through Kickstarter and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Access to Benefits (26 January 2015)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...area who choose to come here without a job to start will not be able to access universal credit. We have introduced several restrictions to benefits to ensure that our welfare system focuses support on those who are contributing to the economy. These include strengthening the habitual residency test, banning access to housing benefit for new EEA jobseekers, and introducing a three-month...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service (26 January 2015)

Michael Penning: ...questions together as they are seeking information on the costs and benefits of running the employment tribunals. Jadu Ltd was awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to establish, and support, a digital exemplar service including an online form and a payment system for employment tribunals in February 2013. That contract was for 1.2m including VAT and provided delivery of...

Economy and City Link: Coventry (23 January 2015)

Jim Cunningham: ...on. That brings me to the bigger picture, which is that the Government are throwing taxpayers’ money at subsidising companies that pay low wages. We are seeing people pushed off JSA to become self-employed, often earning very little indeed and needing substantial income support. There is no training, support or career development—it is all about being able to keep unemployment...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...of programmes over a number of years are essential to securing good development outcomes. That is why we have committed to budgets over four years and why a Bill such as this, which commits us to spending 0.7% of our national income, is so important. There is otherwise the risk that the international development budget will fluctuate and fail to provide our partners with certainty when...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Parking: Fees and Charges (23 January 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The figures published by the RAC Foundation are based on data returns published by my Department. Council returns’ suggest that profit (“net income”) on parking services was 635 million in 2013-14. Penalty charge income from on-street parking was 343 million. The RAC Foundation observe that some councils’ operational costs have fallen due to greater...

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure — Motion to Direct (22 January 2015)

The Bishop of Derby: ...use the capital of their general fund in order to fund their historic pension obligations. The Pensions Measure 1997 conferred the original power on the commissioners to spend capital in order to support their responsibility to pay pensions for clergy service before 1998. The original power came to an end in 2004, and has been extended twice since then, on each occasion for seven years....

Scotland: Draft Legislation — Statement (22 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord McAvoy: ...powers agreed by the Smith commission will be delivered, and the next Labour Government will include a new Scotland Bill in our first Queen’s Speech. Labour created the Scottish Parliament in 1999, we supported more powers for the Parliament in 2012, and we will create a powerhouse Parliament with these new powers when we are in government. Labour made it clear at the outset of the...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...on innovative city deals. As we have heard, the settlement funding assessment is to reduce by 13.9% on average in 2015-16. This comprises the local share of business rates and the revenue support grant, which itself is to reduce by 27%. This means a real-terms cut of 2.6 billion next year, contributing to 20 billion of savings required of councils by the end of next year. It...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal (22 January 2015)

Ben Wallace: ...response accepts that. We will work to improve our communications and ease of access to enable the green deal to change people’s behaviour across the board. I do not need to be reminded that there is an election coming up shortly. Energy efficiency is bound to be a high priority for the incoming Government, whatever their political persuasion, because is the most effective way to...

National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Adonis: ...and I hope that today’s debate will promote consensus in working towards this goal from all sides of the House. Although the value of investing in infrastructure is increasingly understood and supported by politicians and the public alike, we have got to make it happen, and my argument is that it will not happen on the scale required unless it is better planned, better led and better...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Draft Scotland Clauses (22 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Russell Brown: ...of occasions, the powers agreed by Smith will be delivered, and the next Labour Government will include a new Scotland Bill in our first Queen’s Speech. Labour created the Scottish Parliament in 1999, we supported more powers for the Parliament in 2012, and we will create a powerhouse Parliament with these new powers when we are in government. Labour made it clear at the outset of...

Bill Presented: Onshore Wind Turbine Subsidies (Abolition) Bill (21 January 2015)

Nigel Adams: ...taxpayers. It is fair to suggest that renewable energy should be subsidised to some degree to help stimulate a market, and I agree with that. I am not against all renewable energy subsidies, but we should be supporting technologies that are effective in producing power when we need it and not just when the wind blows. There are technologies that get a relatively poor deal from the subsidy...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (21 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...who has had to leave work because of their health condition. PIP is obviously not designed to deal with the costs of that. Those costs will be dealt with by other benefits—for example, employment and support allowance. All new claims for PIP are backdated to the date of the claim. I recognise, of course, that that presents a cash-flow problem for people, which is why we are working...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Children (21 January 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...Child Programme is the key evidence based, universal public health service for improving the health and wellbeing of children, through health and development reviews, health promotion, parenting support, screening and immunisation programmes. The programme has a strong evidence base, which is set out in Health for All Children (Hall and Elliman, 2006). To ensure the programme...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Smoky Coal: Legislation to Ban its Burning (20 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Gordon Dunne: I welcome the opportunity to speak on what has been a good and thorough debate, although a lot of Members are somewhat reluctant to give their real opinions and thoughts. I am happy to support my good colleague Sammy Wilson, a former Minister, who calls on the Minister to ensure that any change to the legislation has no adverse impact on levels of fuel poverty. Since the early 1990s, coal...

North Sea Oil and Gas (Employment) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (20 January 2015)

Frank Doran: ...Laing, the leader of Aberdeen city council, announced in December her plan to host a summit in Aberdeen to consider the challenges facing the industry. That summit will be held on 2 February. It is supported by Oil and Gas UK and will be attended by the UK and Scottish Governments, as well as by industry experts. That announcement caused the various other bodies with an interest to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions (20 January 2015)

Lord Freud: ...and expect that this will lead to increased competition on costs and charges to the benefit of the consumer. The recent pensions flexibility reforms are also an opportunity for the retirement income industry to develop new products that meet the evolving needs of consumers. The new flexibility will help consumers choosing to select an annuity or another option to access their pension...

Government Support for Artists — Question for Short Debate (19 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Maclennan of Rogart: ...up, and could be a means of enforcement of the rights of artists. Copyright is the mechanism through which writers, composers and music creators are paid for their work. Royalties provide essential income for creators so that they can grow and invest in themselves and their businesses. Therefore, it is essential that the copyright framework remains strong so that composers, creativity and...

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