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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (3 July 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: ...of evaluation was published on 15 December 2014. This evaluation made estimates of the proportion of capped households in scope for the cap who were in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income Support (IS), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or other benefit types over time. The evaluation uses a different methodology to the Official Statistics and does not provide a cumulative...

Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...being spent on complications such as blindness, stroke, heart disease, kidney failure and, ultimately, premature death, many of which are avoidable. Fundamental to this is that people with diabetes need to be supported and educated about their condition, so that they are engaged and encouraged to manage it effectively and reduce the risk of complications, for both their own good and that...

Britain and International Security (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Alan Mak: ...will ensure that this country remains at the forefront of technology for many years to come, particularly as the nature of the threat to our country changes. I am proud to say that our country spends 2% of our national income on our defence budget; long may that continue. Our defence budget is in fact the fifth biggest in the world, the second biggest in NATO, and the biggest in the EU....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Finance (2 July 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The Department plans to continue to provide funding for further education for adults. Across all our grant, loan and capital support for adult further education, we are making available over 3bn in 2015-16. For apprenticeships, Government and employers will continue to jointly invest in the training, reflecting the economic benefits that apprenticeships bring. For older...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (1 July 2015)

Lord Nash: ...to be entitled to additional childcare, the elected Government’s manifesto commitment is to increase the hours of free childcare to working parents of three and four-year-olds. There is already support for childcare put in place by the last Government. We have increased the child tax credit entitlement to 2,780 per year for families with one child, 480 more per year than...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Committee (1st Day) (1 July 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Nash: ...a), which states that a, “‘parent’, in relation to a child, includes any individual who … has parental responsibility for the child”. The Government’s intention with this new entitlement is to support hard-working parents with the cost of childcare and to enable them, where they want, to return to work or work more. As I announced at Second Reading,...

Sub-Saharan Africa (Corruption and the Economy) (1 July 2015)

Stephen Phillips: ...away, a mother sits in the stifling heat with her children engaged in whatever business she has, selling mangoes, or coconuts, or smoked fish to passers-by perhaps. She survives and provides for her family on an income of less than a dollar a day. There is no father, for he passed away some time ago from a virus with which many in the developed world live full and long lives. Whether the...

Colin Worton (1 July 2015)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...has also lobbied constantly and, more important, kept applying for a debate as well. It was really only the luck of the draw, so to speak, that my name came up. I am delighted that he has been so supportive of this case over the years. As I said, Colin Worton never had his name cleared properly. I welcome the statement of the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Minister Ford, of a couple of...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sarah Champion: ...still has a place, I can stand up and say, “Yes, definitively, it does,” because feminism is about equality, and that is still a long way off. In the last Parliament, I was extremely fortunate to be supported, guided and helped by my hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero) and her team. I tabled a ten-minute rule Bill on gender pay equality. I wanted companies...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Child Poverty (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...Commission, and next week to announce cuts that will make the problems much worse. The Child Poverty Act, which the Secretary of State, if I understood his statement correctly, now wants to repeal, received all-party support before 2010, and it put one of the most important duties on Government: to ensure that, in the 21st century, children do not grow up suffering deprivation or lacking...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Social Security Benefits (1 July 2015)

Karen Bradley: The Genuine Prospect of Work test is critical to the integrity of the benefits system. Where they are exercising EU treaty rights, EEA migrants are eligible for income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for a period of 3 or 6 months, depending on whether they have a right to reside as a jobseeker or as a worker who has become involuntarily unemployed. At the end of this period all EEA nationals...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Universal Credit (1 July 2015)

Damian Hinds: The government is committed to supporting families on low incomes, including through Tax Credits and the new Universal Credit. Universal Credit will significantly simplify the benefits system for claimants, and ensure that it always pays to be in work and to work more. Rates of these benefits, including the child element in Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, are available via .gov.uk

Written Answers — Department of Health: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (1 July 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...the existing list of medical conditions which provide eligibility to exemption from the prescription charge. Other extensive exemption arrangements are in place, in England, based on age and income, to support those who cannot afford to pay for their prescriptions. Additionally, for those who need multiple prescriptions and do not qualify for exemption, Prescription Prepayment...

City Deal Funding (Aberdeen) (30 June 2015)

James Wharton: ...do, and the fact that they are wonderful places that we are fortunate to represent in the House, produces the best reaction from those whom we want to persuade that our own particular constituencies deserve investment and support. The Government’s economic ambition is to create a fairer and more balanced economy by supporting policies that enable it to grow. We recognise the...

Welfare Reform (People with Disabilities) (30 June 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Justin Tomlinson: ...tight. On the point about George, universal credit will help, in that different disabilities can have different impacts from week to week. That would therefore allow somebody to maintain a certain income, and where they work extra, they have an income on that. We will be publishing them the mortality stats—I know the hon. Lady is keen to see them soon; we would all like to see them...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (30 June 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Steven Agnew: ...week ago, but the principles will be the same. It may be a case of reiterating rather than repeating everything. I made the point a week ago that Northern Ireland has the lowest average household income of any region of the UK. Just this week, the Office for National Statistics confirmed that, in the most recent calculations, that continues to be the case. That is despite the Executive...

Scotland Bill: Clause 26 — Employment support (30 June 2015)

Hannah Bardell: ...has some insight into what I was going to say. I will come on to that later in my speech. The people of Scotland deserve better. We need a streamlined system that looks holistically at how we support people back to work and what kind of employment they are offered, rather than the random approach that seems to take place much of the time at present. We need to look at people’s skill...

Scotland Bill: Clause 24 — Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation (30 June 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: ...and help to depress housing costs across the private rented sector. As the Joseph Rowntree Foundation noted, “investing in affordable supply will place downward pressure on rents and subsequently reduce the burden of housing costs upon the budgets of low income households living in the private rented sector in Scotland.” That point is hugely important. The Government have tried...

Scotland Bill: Clause 19 — Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits (30 June 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...the discussions taking place on the fiscal framework. Returning to carers, we recognise and appreciate, as everybody in the House will, the contribution of informal carers, who provide tremendous support to parents and other family members. Amendment 115 relates to the powers being devolved on the provision of the regulated social fund. Clause 20 will give the Scottish Parliament...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pension Schemes Bill: Second Stage (30 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Alex Maskey: ...access their defined contribution pension savings. Generally speaking, those are all positive measures that the Committee welcomes. The Committee received an oral briefing on 8 January and agreed to support a legislative consent motion, which related to the extension of pension flexibilities outlined in the Westminster Pension Schemes Bill to this jurisdiction. The Committee was also...

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