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Trade Union Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...discussion about why London buses but not rural buses are included. During the recent strike of 2015, TfL achieved a partial service, but this resulted in 7.5 million fewer journeys. Workers on low incomes rely disproportionately on the bus service in London; around 40% of people using buses are on concessionary fares and some 50% of bus passengers have an annual household income below...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2015-16; Vote on Account 2016-17; and Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Vote (8 Feb 2016)

Mervyn Storey: .... There is certainly a case to ramp up skills investment in the coming years to maximise the potential benefits associated with a lower rate of corporation tax. I also state my commitment to provide a further 20 million for skills after the May election. I am also supportive of an additional 20 million to help to address pressures in our schools. That will be funded from...

Social Security (8 Feb 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...to accusations that the Government are building inequality into the system. After April 2016, the new state pension will be uprated annually at least in line with earnings, as per the triple lock, and we all support that. However, my understanding is that an existing pensioner will have a triple lock on only the first 119.30 of their basic state pension, with a consumer prices index...

Riot Compensation Bill: Clause 3 — Regulations about claims procedure (5 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...not be covered by the Bill, particularly bearing in mind the impact on the public purse. We agree that it would be unfair for legislation intended to help those in the greatest need not to provide support to people who have lost their homes, so we support the proposed exception to the prohibition on compensation for consequential losses to permit individuals to recover the additional costs...

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...Abuse, Exploitation and Crime, I have the ambition to end those terrible crimes. We owe it to victims of domestic and sexual violence to do everything we can to afford them the protection and support they need. I will work closely with victim support services and police and criminal justice agencies to ensure that we are doing just that. Many points have been raised today and I will do my...

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations: Yemen (4 Feb 2016)

Edward Argar: ...political make-up. Yemen faces many challenges, as we have heard. It is the most populous country in the Arabian peninsula, with a population of almost 30 million, but it is also one of the poorest, with an annual income per head of less than $1,500. Yemen does not have the advantage—although these days perhaps it is a diminishing advantage—of oil revenues to swell its coffers...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Malawi: Malnutrition (4 Feb 2016)

Nick Hurd: DFID has a significant programme of ongoing support in health, education, agriculture, water and sanitation and economic development, particularly in rural areas and with the private sector, for growth, jobs, incomes and food insecurity. We support increasing access to justice for women and vulnerable groups, accountability and governance reforms. The UK was one of the first development...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: ...Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service from appellants in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England regarding (i) Personal Independence Payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance and (v) tax credits were successful in the latest period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Social Security Benefits (4 Feb 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people called for Jury service were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) working tax credit and (e) child tax credit in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and what steps he is taking to meet the costs of undertaking jury service for such people.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Poverty (4 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...;t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a guaranteed...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Financial Services (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...these meetings services that help to address financial exclusion are often discussed. Post Office offers a wide range of financial services products, many of which are of benefit to those on low incomes or who are otherwise excluded from the traditional banking sector, and growth in financial services is a key opportunity to help make the Post Office network more sustainable. With...

Scottish Parliament: New Global Goals (4 Feb 2016)

Iain Gray: ...school pupils and local community leaders. That took place on the eve of the UN summit meeting at which the development goals were discussed, as part of a final call for commitment from politicians to support those goals. Heather met Kezia Dugdale towards the end of last year to ask for this Parliament to consider a motion, which we are now doing this afternoon. I have always been proud of...

Scottish Parliament: Carers (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (4 Feb 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: ...to our seeking to do so. I have also made a wider commitment to engage with carers and their representative organisations, which will help us to get guidance right. I am happy to say that we will support amendment 14, which was lodged by Rhoda Grant. It is important that carers can access information and advice, when they need it, on the bereavement support services that are available to...

Scottish Parliament: Carers (Scotland) Bill (4 Feb 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: ...so with genuine respect for Scotland’s carers. I welcome the insight that has been shown and the helpful and informative contributions that have been made. There is a clear sense of cross-party support for the bill and, more important in many ways, there is a clear sense of collective support for Scotland’s carers. I thank all those who have been involved in the bill’s...

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (4 Feb 2016)

Richard Simpson: ...that Scotland needs to go further than it has done so far to tackle alcohol overconsumption. I continue to believe that most of the proposals in the bill can yield real benefits and deserve the Parliament’s support. I am very disappointed that the Scottish Government has signalled its opposition to all 10 measures in the bill, alongside the majority of the Health and Sport Committee,...

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued)8.49 pm (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Bates: ...to the Immigration Rules in July 2012. These amendments would seriously dilute those reforms. Amendment 232 would require the Secretary of State, within six months of Royal Assent, to amend the minimum income threshold requirement for sponsoring a non-EEA national partner and any non-EEA national dependent children to settle in the UK. This is set at 18,600 a year for a couple, with...

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Low of Dalston: My Lords, I support the Motion of the noble Lord, Lord Kirkwood. I will speak particularly on the backdating aspect of the regulations. Limiting backdating of housing benefit payments to one month is likely to put vulnerable people at risk of rent arrears and subsequent eviction, and possibly homelessness. Crisis, the charity for single homeless people, wrote to tell me that it is concerned...

Public Finances: Scotland (3 Feb 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...will play a constructive role in Westminster and bring ideas forward in a positive spirit.” Now is the ideal opportunity for the SNP to fulfil its election promise to my relatives and to the people of Scotland, by supporting Scottish Labour MSPs who voted today to increase income tax to escape Tory cuts to Scotland’s public services.

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance and Multinational Companies (3 Feb 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...163;7.2 billion of taxes, which is a great deal for the British taxpayer. Let me be clear: HMRC investigates tax impartially. No organisation or individual gets preferential treatment because of their size or because of their income. Let me remind hon. Members, including the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge), that during the tenure of the Labour party in government, the...


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