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Scottish Parliament: Glasgow the Caring City (21 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...that brings me to the overseas work that Glasgow the Caring City has been involved in over the past 15 years, much of which has been mentioned. Hanzala Malik mentioned the genesis of that work at the time of the Balkans conflict. The motion also rightly recognises the support that Glasgow the Caring City has been giving to Himbaza school in Burundi. That is just a flavour of the work that...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: ...shares of economic growth, prosperity and opportunity that I believe Scotland must have. The strategic group on women and work, which I chair, has, while engaging widely across the public and private sectors, played an important role in supporting our efforts to address those challenges, and our focus will be helped in the autumn when the Council of Economic Advisors publishes its report...

Scottish Parliament: Department for International Development (20 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John Scott: ...of world hunger and malnutrition in addition to key corporate services for the department; welcomes reports that the UK has at last become the first country in the G8 to spend 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) on overseas development assistance; considers that, while there are legitimate differences of opinion among political parties and between those campaigning on different sides...

Scottish Parliament: Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill (19 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Iain Gray: In the stage 1 debate, I quoted Albert Einstein, as I do whenever I am given the opportunity. Einstein said: “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” I doubt that Einstein ever had to worry about land and buildings transaction tax, and he certainly did not have to worry about landfill tax, so we can probably assume he was talking about the complexity of...

Scottish Parliament: Independent Retailers (19 August 2014)

Gordon MacDonald: ..., I believe, one of the cornerstones of a community in the same way as the primary school, the community centre, the post office and the pub. Their presence in a village, town or neighbourhood helps to support that community. In addition, many corner shops provide a range of services, such as a cash machine, a bill payment service, home delivery or even just a notice board, all of which...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...from the referendum, I also feel a real sense of hope. We have before us a precious opportunity to change course and build, not overnight but over time, a social security system that meets our needs—one that supports the needs of our economy by equipping people better for the world of work, one that supports the needs of individuals by ensuring that those who work get a decent wage...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014)

John Swinney: .... We have established the most business-friendly local taxation system in the UK, with our small business bonus scheme reducing or removing business rates for more than 92,000 business premises, and we have supported Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise at a time when the UK Government has scrapped its regional development agencies. We have undertaken a range of...

Scottish Parliament: Gaza (12 August 2014)

Sarah Boyack: ...Mason has just made, I do not think that colleagues in the chamber are setting out to be either for or against Israel or for or against Palestine. Quite a few members have made it clear that people support the two-state solution, in which Palestine and Israel would sit side by side as neighbours, trading with each other and respecting each other’s borders. However, the challenge is...

Scottish Parliament: Income Poverty (7 August 2014)

John Swinney: This Government takes low pay very seriously, and we are leading the way by doing all that we can to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the living wage. Our commitment to supporting the Scottish living wage for the duration of this Parliament is a decisive long-term commitment to those who are on the lowest incomes. We want to encourage others to follow the example that we...

Scottish Parliament: State Pensions (Independence) (6 August 2014)

Shona Robison: ...set aside money for their retirement, and it helps poorer pensioners in particular. In addition, we have committed to uprating guarantee credit each year by the triple lock. Guarantee credit ensures a minimum income guarantee in retirement, and again it supports poorer pensioners. Both those steps will provide a level of security for state pensions that, under current plans, will not be...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Humza Yousaf: ...of 50 years and that the next 50 years of their journey presented Malawi with an opportunity to reset its priorities, rethink its strategic focus and redefine Malawi as it makes progress. We want to continue to support the Malawian Government and its people on that second leg of their journey. On 6 July this year, Malawi celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence. I was delighted...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy Companies Obligation (30 July 2014)

Baroness Verma: The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is divided into three strands, of which the Carbon Saving Communities Obligation (CSCO) provides insulation measures to households in specified areas of low income. CSCO has a specific rural sub-obligation which ensures that 15 per cent of each supplier’s obligation is used to upgrade more hard-to-reach low-income households in rural areas. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy Companies Obligation (30 July 2014)

Baroness Verma: The ECO Affordable Warmth scheme obligates energy suppliers to meet targets by installing heating and insulation measures to low income, vulnerable households. By the end of April 2014, over 334,000 measures had been installed. The legislation allows energy suppliers to support a wide range of measures. Energy suppliers can choose which measures to deliver, with a view to meeting their...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Conservation (30 July 2014)

Baroness Verma: ...through ECO, Cashback and Green Deal to the end of May 2014. The ECO Affordable Warmth scheme obligates energy suppliers to meet targets by installing heating and insulation measures to low income, vulnerable households. By the end of April 2014, over 334,000 measures had been installed. The legislation allows energy suppliers to support a wide range of measures. Energy suppliers can...

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (29 July 2014)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I suppose I should declare an interest, being both a composer and a broadcaster. I am grateful to the Minister for underlining once again the Government’s support, commitment and gratitude to the creative industries. I am not surprised at that gratitude, since they bring in a huge amount of money to this country and, perhaps even more important, a huge amount of cultural...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Taxation: Childcare (29 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...and the scheme will be rolled out to all families with children under the age of 12 within the first year. The Tax-Free Childcare scheme was announced at Budget 2013, and will be available to up to 1.9 million working families, providing 20% support for childcare costs up to 10,000 per year for each child. As such, it will be worth up to 2,000 per child per year. Parents will...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Day Care (28 July 2014)

Lord Freud: ...investing in childcare in Universal Credit. Universal Credit will cover childcare costs for families where the lone parent or both parents in a couple work any hours, whereas Tax Credits childcare support is only payable past 16 hours worked per week. At Budget '14 the Government announced an increase in the rate of childcare support in Universal Credit from 70% (as per the current system)...

European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Lord Bowness: ...expertise are not to be decimated. The report looks forward as well as looking back, and one of the important activities of the committee will continue to be the sessions held with the ambassador of the incoming presidency and with the Minister for Europe. I suggest that that is an opportunity where the committee, on behalf of the whole House, is able not just to react to Government and...

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...brought forward the agri-tech strategy, which was mentioned by many noble Lords. However, as my noble friend Lord Selborne and the noble Lord, Lord Curry, pointed out, we cannot be complacent. The strategy was launched to support the agri-food sector, providing the UK food and farming industry with opportunities to increase productivity, grow the economy and give UK businesses a...

Health: Organic Food — Question for Short Debate (24 July 2014)

Baroness Jolly: ...five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with average consumption only 4.1 portions a day. Intakes of salt, sugar and saturated fat all exceed maximum recommended levels. We know that lower-income groups consume less fruit and vegetables than higher-income groups. Results from the latest report of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey show that only 24% of adults in the...

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