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Upcoming Business – Commons: General Committee (3 September 2014)

Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014. 2:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Alex Salmond: .... The contrast of the constitutional guarantee that independence gives to the health service is quite a different matter. We can guarantee a fairer Scotland because we can guarantee that the minimum wage rises in line with inflation. We can guarantee to ensure greater gender equality in the boardroom and in the workplace. It will be a fairer Scotland because we can outlaw outrages such as...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: ...rewarded. Well-rewarded and sustained employment can be the best route out of poverty and the best way to tackle inequality. On Monday, I published “Unlocking Scotland’s Full Potential: boosting skills, wages, equality and growth”—a clear statement on the great value that we place on sharing our economic growth equally. Through equality of opportunity, we can create...

Scottish Parliament: Progressive Workplace Policies (13 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Annabelle Ewing: The cabinet secretary will be aware that in the wake of the banking crash Westminster froze the minimum wage, which forced some of Scotland’s hardest pressed families to bear the burden of Westminster’s economic mismanagement. Is she able to confirm that any future independent Scottish Government of which she is a part will ensure that the minimum wage always keeps pace with inflation?

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jackie Baillie: It refused to take action on the living wage through procurement when it had a chance to do so. Its actions speak louder than its words. Experts say that the first post-independence Scottish Parliament will face a 6 billion deficit: 6 billion cut from public spending on such things as schools, hospitals and welfare. Labour has an ambitious programme. We will increase the minimum...

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

Colin Beattie: ...given the increasing poverty that exists thanks to Westminster’s economic initiatives. I will give an example. The low-paid lose out year after year as a result of Westminster’s refusal to peg rises in the minimum wage to inflation. To give a comparison, in 2010-11 Scotland ranked 16th out of 29 for inequality. Given our high levels of GDP, our strong public finances and the...

Scottish Parliament: Income Poverty (7 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

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...

Minimum Wage (6 August 2014)

Minimum Wage

Scottish Parliament: Trident (6 August 2014)

Jackie Baillie: ...about real people who deserve to know whether they will have jobs if Scotland becomes independent. My local community needs to know what the likely impact will be. The jobs at Faslane are not low-paid, minimum-wage jobs. The people there are highly skilled workers, on good salaries. They account for one quarter of the full-time workforce in West Dunbartonshire. Their loss would have a...

Youth Employment — Question (30 July 2014)

Lord Freud: Obviously we have looked at the living wage. If the figure suggested for the living wage were to be adopted, we would have to consider the impact on unemployment and the particular impact on youngsters, who would be hit worst. The NIESR estimated that adopting the living wage as opposed to the minimum wage would knock 300,000 youngsters out of work.

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (29 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 — Motions to Approve (29 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 — Motions to Approve

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 – Viscount Younger of Leckie. Orders and Regulations; 3:30 pm

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 – Viscount Younger of Leckie. Orders and Regulations

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

The Earl of Caithness: be more than 200 a tonne. Farmers are losing out. There are low profits in farming. Even in an average year, let alone a bad year, some farmers are earning the equivalent of only two-thirds of the minimum wage. Is my noble friend on the Front Bench content with that situation? Is she really happy that some farmers, who are producing so much for the economy and who keep us alive,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foreign Workers: Conditions of Employment (23 July 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...use the findings of this report, including those in respect of labour market regulation, to inform our approach. The Government has already taken action to increase the maximum penalty for National Minimum Wage underpayment from 5,000 to 20,000 per employer, and will now introduce primary legislation so that the penalty can be applied on a per worker basis, substantially...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage Regulations (22 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: Today, I publish a consultation document and draft consolidated national minimum wage (NMW) regulations for public consultation. The NMW regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came into force on 1 April 1999. Since then, the NMW regulations have been amended over 20 times. As well as the annual changes to the NMW rates, there have been a number of substantial changes to the rules...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...whom this age group needs. As I found when inspecting private sector prisons, companies were tempted to take risks with staffing to preserve their profit margins, which led to problems over safety. Furthermore, because of the wages that such companies pay to unskilled employees there is a very high turnover of junior staff, which is the very antithesis of a key point in successful working...

Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 July 2014)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: all the features of very careful preparation, I am sure that the Minister will be able to answer this. What percentage of the jobs that have been created are: first, part time; secondly, minimum wage; and thirdly, on zero-hour contracts?

Written Answers — Justice: Minimum Wage (21 July 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals have taken place relating to under-payment of the minimum wage in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years; and how many such tribunals found in favour of the employee.

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