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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (8 Jun 2016)

Age discrimination and the national living wage – Holly Lynch. Westminster Hall debate; 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Gerald Jones: It is a pleasure to be called to contribute to this debate on the Gracious Speech. It is also a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith), who talked about how our public services are under pressure, and that is a subject to which I should like to return in my contribution. This Government’s record on protecting public services is woefully...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: My Lords, the gracious Speech included the words: “My government will hold a referendum on membership of the European Union”. Could the UK survive if it left the EU? The answer is: absolutely, yes. There is no doubt that we would as we are a hugely adaptable, flexible and resilient nation. I am openly Eurosceptic. The European Union is in urgent need of reform. Despite their huge...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, the gracious Speech is, of course, the second in this Parliament. We have already made good progress in many areas of policy though, at the macro level, it must be acknowledged that the EU referendum—which several noble Lords mentioned—dominates political attention. Matters will not return to normal until it is out of the way. Today’s debate has been a bit of a...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

John Healey: It will not surprise my hon. Friend to know that I will come on to that. He is right. We sometimes hear the Government say that they have built more social homes than we did, but 90% of the social homes built by this Government were commissioned by the Labour Government and largely funded by the Labour Government. I should know—I was the Minister who did it. My hon. Friend the Member...

Business of the House (19 May 2016)

Chris Grayling: First of all, on a very serious point, all our good wishes and sympathies go to the families of the passengers on the EgyptAir plane, who must be beside themselves with worry about what has happened. It is a deeply worrying situation. Clearly, if it turns out to be something more than an accident, we will want to discuss the matter in the House, but it is important that we await the outcome...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Stewart Jackson: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Walsall North (Mr Winnick), who was elected to this House for the first time on 31 March 1966, when I was one year old —I am sorry about his blushes. He has served with distinction since then, with a slight interruption in 1970. It is a pleasure to contribute to this debate, and to make observations about the legislation proposed in the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (18 May 2016)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: My Lords, first, it is a real pleasure to follow the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace, in supporting the Motion of the noble Baroness, Lady Smith. Indeed, I am sure I speak for the whole House in congratulating her on her first State Opening as Leader of the Opposition. Before I go any further, and on behalf of all noble Lords, I join my noble friend Lord King in extending our thanks to...

Outlawries Bill: Queen’s Speech (18 May 2016)

John Bercow: I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of Parliament, of which I have, for greater accuracy, obtained a copy. I shall direct that the terms of the speech be printed in the Votes and Proceedings. Copies are already available in the Vote...

Queen's Speech (18 May 2016)

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 use the opportunity of a strengthening economy to deliver security for working people, to increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and to strengthen national defences. My Ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and...

EU Referendum: Voter Registration - Question (12 May 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: Indeed, and that is exactly why we have been giving grants to civic societies to engage with the young. There have been several initiatives, one of which was the Make your Mark ballot: nearly 1 million young people aged 11 to 18 took part in deciding on issues such as mental health, the living wage and tackling religious discrimination. It is now statutory to teach democratic participation in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (12 May 2016)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have decreased their working hours in order to remain eligible for the carers allowance since the introduction of the National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes: Finance (12 May 2016)

Alistair Burt: The Government continues to engage with the care sector, including care providers, to understand their concerns about their financial viability and the sustainability of services. The trade bodies Care England and the United Kingdom Home Care Association have convened a provider Taskforce, with membership from the larger care home and home care operators and representatives from the Care...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (12 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The Government believes that it is essential for employers to ensure that their reward packages are competitive, in order to retain and develop the staff who are fundamental to their success. In a growing economy, the National Living Wage should represent an opportunity to invest in talented staff and improve productivity. The Government does not plan to operate a formal scheme to name...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Altmann: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lord Farmer on securing this debate today, and also thank all Members from all sides of the House who contributed to the discussion. This is a priority issue for the Government. When we talk about life chances, what we mean is a relentless focus—an all-out assault, as the Prime Minister calls it—on tackling the root causes of poverty...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Ben Wallace: May I thank the hon. Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) for securing this debate? It is great that we are having a debate about Northern Ireland’s economy. I am delighted that his speech was much shorter than the Upper Bann count on Saturday night. I was waiting and waiting for the final results of the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, and, for some reason, Upper Bann managed to...

Care Service Agencies - Question (11 May 2016)

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton: My Lords, what steps are the Government taking to ensure that personal budgets or direct payments are set at a sufficient level to enable disabled people such as me—I declare an interest—who employ personal assistants or carers to fulfil obligations as legal employers, for instance, to cover holiday pay, stakeholder pensions and, most importantly the national living wage? That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 May 2016)

David Cameron: First of all, I certainly join the right hon. Gentleman in wishing a very happy birthday to David Attenborough. Many of us in this House feel that we grew up with him as our teacher about the natural world and the environment. He is a remarkable man. I am proud to say that the royal Arctic survey ship will be named after David Attenborough. There was strong support for Boaty McBoatface. I...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Priti Patel: I welcome the debate and congratulate the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) on both securing it and making an incredibly thoughtful contribution. I want to put my tributes to him on the record, especially as I have spent time with him in Committee. He mentioned the early stages in the development of universal credit and the first Welfare Reform Act 2012. I was also on that Bill...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (10 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to discourage employers from cutting staff benefits on the grounds that implementing the national living wage compels them to do so.

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