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Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Rob Marris: ...to borrow money, as the last Government did, to meet their promises, such as an £8 billion rabbit out of a hat for the NHS, or they will have to put up taxes. However, they have restricted themselves in the Gracious Speech so that they cannot put up income tax, VAT or national insurance contributions. Growth will not get them out of the hole, so I therefore suspect that they will cut...

Outlawries Bill: Queen’s Speech (27 May 2015)

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons: My Government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. It will adopt a one nation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving new opportunities to the most disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together. My Government will continue with its long-term plan to provide economic...

Queen’s Speech (27 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. They will adopt a one-nation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving new opportunities to the most disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together. My Government will continue with their long-term plan to provide...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Basil McCrea: ...in health, which is what I talked to the First Minister about, demand is growing at 6% per annum. That is a good thing, and it is because our people are living longer and we can do more for them. But our income goes up by 1%, and it is not possible politically to go and close hospitals or other buildings. I heard the Minister of Health say that we should not be wedded to buildings, which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...as to ensure that our system is fair to the taxpayers who fund it and is sustainable into the future. The Bill represents a concept and a contract with individuals and families who are in need of support. For those who are able to work, we believe fundamentally that work should always pay, and, for the most vulnerable in society, we believe that our welfare system should provide the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Tourism VAT (19 May 2015)

Phil Flanagan: ...the reason is the exchange rate, but another part of it may well be that the licensing laws here are fairly restrictive at times. Therefore, there is a range of issues that we need to sort out to support our tourism sector, and it is important that we listen to the views that are put forward by representative bodies such as Pubs of Ulster and the Hotels Federation, which do very good work...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts (18 May 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...on. The most stark example is the consensus across the five parties of the Northern Ireland Government on the implementation of further cuts through the reduction in corporation tax. Everyone who supports that policy and says that it will be good for our economy should go to each of the community and voluntary sector bodies that will, again, be the most vulnerable to those cuts because,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pensions Bill: Final Stage (11 May 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions, a measure intended to ensure that most employees have access to a simple, low-cost pension scheme that will provide an additional source of pension income. With Executive agreement, I plan to introduce a further Bill prior to summer recess that will deal with private pensions. The present Bill forms part of a wider, ongoing process of change...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Rural Development Programme (28 April 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...nature. However, a number of key issues need to be addressed, particularly in relation to areas of natural constraint (ANC). The Commission requested that the method used for the calculation of income forgone and the additional costs for the exclusion of disadvantaged areas are detailed. It also wants a bit more detail on the programme's environmental and climate change objectives and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (27 April 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...) 2015 be approved. The uprating order is an annual order that sets out the rates of contributory and non-contributory benefits, together with the various allowances and premiums, that make up income-related benefits. Generally, the annual amounts from April each year are based on the increases in the general level of prices over the 12 months ending the previous September, measured using...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015)

Jonathan Bell: ...fear of families having to find £400 if there were to be an additional water charge. Trevor Clarke's contribution was very strong. We look towards not only efficiencies but affordability. We want to support where we can, and we want to protect where we can. We also want to move forward in a range of other areas of government to ensure that the burden comes off the family. We want...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015)

Leslie Cree: .... A bit like their pals when they flip-flopped on tuition fees at the first sign of getting in through the door of Number 10, the Alliance Party is content to call for water charges, yet it supported the Bill that extended the period of time that DRD would pay a subsidy to Northern Ireland Water to protect the public from added pressure. The Alliance Party will have the opportunity to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (21 April 2015)

Judith Cochrane: ..., which could be exacerbated with continued public-sector reform? Is it simply that nowadays staff are struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities outside work? Most families now need two incomes, which results in much more pressure on juggling priorities at home. We therefore need to look more at what workplace flexibility is offered to see whether it can help to reduce...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...on three key economically inactive groups: people with work-limiting health conditions or disabilities who are included within the wider long-term sick and disabled category and who, with the right level of support and reasonable accommodations from an employer, should be able to work; and lone parents and carers who are included within the wider family commitments category, who are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015)

Alex Maskey: ...down wages and makes more profit for big businesses, the friends of the Tories. The motion asks all parties in the Assembly to restate their opposition to the austerity policies at the root of all this and to call on any incoming British Government to immediately pursue a policy of economic stimulus. For Sinn Féin's part, we will continue to oppose austerity as an economic policy,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Credit Unions: DETI Support (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...concern. The Department for Social Development and my colleague Minister Storey have been looking at ways in which they can work with the credit union movement to allow people who are perhaps on low income to access financial products. That Department is engaged in running two pilots to try to see what support is required by credit unions that may need help in relation to the provision of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Universities: Globally Competitive (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...Northern Ireland is fundamental to future economic prosperity. To compete successfully on the global stage, teaching must be of the highest quality, the learning environment must be flexible and supportive, and the research base must be dynamic and impactful. To ensure that, the sector's financial sustainability is crucial. However, the financial position that our higher education...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015)

Bronwyn McGahan: Go raibh maith agat. I support the motion. As part of today's debate regarding the report of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on the Assembly Committee's priorities for European scrutiny, it is important that we put a strong focus on the need to initiate a debate on the importance of continued European Union membership for the North of Ireland and...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015)

Malcolm Bruce: ...up the framework for what became the Scotland Act 1998, which he and I helped to deliver. I had one disagreement with him, however, and I think that the outcome shows that I was right. It was about the voting system. I supported it, as did he in the end, but we had an argument about whether the additional Members should be elected on the basis of a second vote or an adjustment of the first...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: ...of young people going to university, including record numbers of girls and of young people from poorer backgrounds. That is exactly the sort of change and development that I thought the Labour Party supported. We have recognised that there is a need to improve skills below university level. As I was saying, we have supported the creation of university technology colleges and overseen the...

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