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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014)

Steven Agnew: ...less able to get that extra finance that many of us had access to during our student days through part-time employment.  We are all well aware of increased living, energy, food and travel costs.  Parental incomes, of course, are hit by wage freezes and increased unemployment.  The use of payday loans is something that we have talked about in the Assembly.  We obviously...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Prices (26 September 2014)

Baroness Verma: Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. As the original impact assessment for the scheme made clear, the scheme grew in part out of a concern about affordability of energy bills and accessibility of appropriate tariffs for those on low incomes. The scheme is now hugely successful. This year the Warm Home...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Parliament: Work Experience (26 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Verjee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend further to support young people from low-income families in accessing government internship and work experience opportunities within the Palace of Westminster.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Entry Clearances (26 September 2014)

Lord Bates: ...adequate funds available to cover the cost of their travel to and stay in the UK, without taking employment or accessing public funds. Entry Clearance Officers take into account the individual’s income and outgoings to see whether they have enough money to fund a trip to the UK as well as having suitable accommodation. Relatives and friends can offer this support by providing...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Correction to Lords Written Answer (26 September 2014)

Baroness Verma: An error has been identified in the written answer (HL1757) given on 08 Sep 2014. The correct answer should have been: Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. The Warm Homes Discount will increase to give eligible low-income bill payers £140 money off their energy bills, helping over 2 million people...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014)

Nelson McCausland: ...vulnerable people.  Housing for homeless people and providing homes for people with a mental or physical disability are examples of how my Department daily provides services that protect the most vulnerable.  The Supporting People programme provides assistance to 17,000 vulnerable people, helping them to live independently.  The annual Supporting People budget of £74...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Dolores Kelly: The SDLP supports the motion and opposes the amendment.  The SDLP has a long record of defending the rights of the most vulnerable in society and is totally opposed to the introduction of these punitive cuts.  On that note, I commend my colleagues who supported a Bill in Westminster to mitigate the most detrimental effects of the iniquitous bedroom tax.  It would be wrong not...

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...

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