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Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 December 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...been supplied by this country, assisting the police in oppressing human rights and demonstrators. Behind all that lies the huge influence of Saudi Arabia, which went into Bahrain with military force in order to support the Government there. The human rights record of Saudi Arabia is beyond appalling—there are public executions and very few rights for women—yet it remains a...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Business Investment (Outer-City Estates) (18 December 2014)

Graham Allen: ...is and will always be effective partnership working, not just in the locality but also between the local and national levels. Convention forbids me from naming them, but I will put on the record my appreciation of the support and creativity that particularly officials, but also Ministers, have shown. That has been immensely encouraging and helpful. I will give two small examples of what I...

Business of the House: Local Government Finance (18 December 2014)

Kris Hopkins: ...power. As planned, we have kept the overall reduction to 1.8%—lower than last year, and one of the lowest levels of reduction under this Government. If we include the funds the Government have provided to support local transformation, the overall reduction is even lower, at 1.6%. Councils facing the highest demand for services continue to receive substantially more funding, and we...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups (18 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each commissioning support unit received in income from clinical commissioning groups since 2013-14.

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: National Security Strategy/Strategic Defence and Security Review (18 December 2014)

David Cameron: ...first production Joint Strike Fighter test and evaluation aircraft enabling the first front-line squadron to become operational by 2019. The first of three Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft was deployed to support operations in Afghanistan this year well ahead of schedule. Along with procurement of 589 multi-role Scout armoured vehicles, nine Voyager aircraft, the A400M Atlas...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (18 December 2014)

Esther McVey: ...general approach on both the directive applying existing employment directives to seafarers and the proposed regulation on the European network of employment services (EURES). On seafarers, the UK supported the proposal as a whole but tabled a statement setting out concerns around the legal basis. On EURES, the UK supported as this met the Government’s domestic goals. This dossier...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...published a review of food aid that reached a similar conclusion. We should also note that food aid is not just a UK phenomenon. Other countries have also seen a large increase in the provision of support through food banks. In Germany, for example, food banks support about 1.5 million people every week. There has also been a large increase in the number of food banks in countries such as...

International Money Transfer Charges (17 December 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...from UK residents that are sent to their family and friends in developing countries. Annual remittances from the UK amount to more than 15 billion. In the specific case of Somalia, remittances support nearly 3.5 million people and account for approximately half of Somalia’s gross national income. Since I came to this job earlier in the year, I have therefore personally been...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 December 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: Once again, we are debating the bedroom tax—the policy that I believe will come to define this Tory-Liberal Government and their four-year-long assault on people with low incomes who live with disabilities and health problems. The bedroom tax has caused real hardship for some of the most disadvantaged people. More than 70,000 households in Scotland are currently liable for the tax, 80%...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Priti Patel: ...the tax treatment changes depending on how the payments are made. Where pension schemes can make cash payments to individuals, the tax legislation clearly sets out how those payments are taxed. Any one-off cash payment would be liable to income tax and national insurance contributions, as they are what are known as relevant benefits. It has been put that those payments cannot be subject to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arts: Liverpool (17 December 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: .... The Arts Council’s Relationship Managers are in contact with The Black-E and they are clear that they will continue to do all that they can to keep the dialogue open with the organisation, supporting staff, management and funding partners to maintain its continued development. The Arts Council have supported The Black-E through recent years including when it was recently successful...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Palestinians (17 December 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...remains to be done. Efforts are complicated by the dangers of unexploded ordnance concealed beneath the rubble. The UK pledged 20 million for early recovery and reconstruction in Gaza, including support for short-term employment schemes that provide an income to local people to assist with rubble clearance and infrastructure repair.

Pension Schemes Bill — Second Reading (16 December 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: .... The noble Lords, Lord Beecham and Lord Davies of Oldham, and others asked about the impact on the Exchequer. A number of noble Lords slightly implied that we were doing all this only to get a small amount of additional income. I can assure noble Lords that the public finances are not in such a bad way that we have completely to reorder the way we do pensions to get a short-term benefit....

Bills Presented: Clause 34 — Insurance against payments made in response to terrorist demands (16 December 2014)

David Hanson: ...right that we do not pay ransoms and that insurance companies are not allowed to do so. The Bill proposes to make it illegal to make payments on ransom insurance policies, and that is an argument I support and do not wish to argue against this evening. However, I do want to ask him a couple of questions. Will the Minister tell the Committee how he has consulted with insurance companies on...

National Minimum Wage (16 December 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...after his less happy experience on Friday 28 November. I appreciate his frustration about Fridays. I have a vivid memory, from fairly early in my time as an MP, of spending an annoying Friday supporting a Bill promoted by the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Mark Lazarowicz) on climate change and having the same experience of a couple of Members talking it out. The hon. Member...

Kew Gardens — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dan Rogerson: ...Minister in September that unrestricted resource funding for RBG Kew will be maintained until April 2015 at 2013-14 levels. Kew was provided with an additional 1.5 million to honour that. We fully support Kew’s efforts not only to balance the budget, but to increase commercial and other sources of funding. That approach not only reduces reliance on Government funding, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Post Office Card Account (16 December 2014)

Steve Webb: ...is not viable, and for them the Post Office card account provides an important lifeline. The account is used by around 2.5 million people, including over 1.3 million pensioners. It was introduced to support the move from order books to direct payment into an account, and it was due to come to its natural conclusion in March 2015. I am pleased to announce that the Government have agreed a...

National Parliaments (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (15 December 2014)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...the strategic agenda for the next five years, refer to the need for that role to be developed. I do not intend to dwell long on the Government's response to our report, which was broadly very satisfactory and supportive. However, one point requires comment. The noble Baroness, Lady Quin, referred to it and I shall do likewise, but in slightly less polite terms. In their response to...

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