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

The Earl of Caithness: My Lords, I declare my interests as on the register. With other noble Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Plumb for initiating the debate. He rightly said that it followed on well from the previous debate. I add that it also follows on well from a debate we had not so long ago on investment in the rural economy, which is hugely important. In that debate we discussed broadband, which is...

Euro Area Crisis Update (EUC Report) — Question for Short Debate (23 July 2014)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for chairing our committee and the production of this report, which, given the spread of views on the committee, is very fair and accurate. I think that the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, began to get slightly worried that he found himself agreeing with me on too many issues. The report is, as the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, has suggested,...

Economy: Productivity — Question (23 July 2014)

Lord Haskel: I welcome what the Minister says but is it actually working? Thanks to the Government’s policy of the job-rich, low-wage, low-skill, long-hours economy, as a nation we are producing fewer goods and services than we did six years ago. With such a policy, how do the Government intend us to pay our way in a competitive world, reduce our balance of payments deficit and raise living...

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

Lord Ramsbotham: I shall speak to Amendments 43, 44B, 45, 47 and 48 in my name and support without further comment Amendments 42F, 42G, 42J, 42K, 43, 43A, 44A and 45A, to which I have added my name, and about which the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, has spoken so eloquently. Later in the proceedings I shall speak on clause stand part, putting forward alternative proposals to those about which so many object so...

Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 July 2014)

Lord Freud: The self-employment figures are up strongly, but I need to point out that 60% of the gain in self-employment since 2010 has been in higher-skilled, managerial and professional jobs. It is interesting, when you look at real, living wages, that recent settlements have moved above inflation. There is a lot of variation within the pay settlements, and those in finance and business services have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Child Care (21 July 2014)

Barbara Keeley: As well as congratulating the new Education Secretary and her team on their new roles, may I say that I hope they will ensure that their Department pays the London living wage to all who work there, like some other Departments? Early intervention grants to Salford have been cut by 50% since 2010 and, overall, Salford city council has had 100 million cut from its budgets. The situation...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench business — Middle East and North Africa (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Grahame Morris: I was going to come on to the Oslo accords and their consequences. I know that my hon. Friend raised issues earlier relating to some of the things that had happened—the reactions and so on—but we have to move on. It is 20 years since Oslo. On the undertakings given, particularly in respect of the withdrawal from Gaza, we are talking about illegal settlements that were set up by...

Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Ian Murray: I am pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). This is the fifth debate in a row in which I have answered for the Opposition on this subject, and my hon. Friend has always been the last to speak and has been curtailed in his contribution. I hope that he will not listen to his doctor, because we would certainly miss the passion and anger he brings...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Food Banks (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Hugh Bayley: Three weeks ago, the Living Wage Commission chaired by the Archbishop of York recommended that the voluntary adoption of the living wage by employers could do much to reduce poverty and dependence on food banks. What advice and encouragement is the Church giving to parishes to become advocates and champions in their communities in order to persuade employers to adopt the living wage?

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, this has been a wide-ranging debate. I wish the noble Lord, Lord Flight, well in his campaign to wrest control of supply from the other place; he has to reverse more than a century of history and quite significant political obstacles before he achieves that objective. We have had very interesting contributions. Of course, I particularly enjoyed that from the noble Lord, Lord Lawson....

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

Toby Perkins: The Minister is not the first to confuse the two. We welcome the fact that this is the first of the Government’s Bills to have small business in its title, and it contains a number of measures that we will support. Indeed, on pub companies, late payments, zero-hours contracts and takeovers, the Bill demonstrates the extent to which the Labour party has set the political agenda. However,...

Welfare Reform (Cumbria) (16 July 2014)

Jamie Reed: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Mr Dobbin, in this brief debate. The social cost of the current Government’s welfare reforms is extremely high and is being keenly felt in west Cumbria. The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent in March 2012 and has now been in force for more than a year. This debate, however brief, is crucial in assessing some of the...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Youth Employment (15 July 2014)

Chris Bryant: Well, the Minister for Employment is in the Department for Work and Pensions. Be that as it may, let us get on to the matter in hand. The truth is that the economy is improving and Opposition Members are as delighted about that as Government Members. I say that because many Opposition Members represent seats where what this country has suffered economically over the past few years is felt...

Business of the House (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers): Respect Policy (14 July 2014)

Tom Brake: I am grateful for the contributions of all colleagues and for the support that they have expressed. I will speak briefly in support of the motion. I thank the Chair of the Committee on Standards and the members of the Committee for their detailed and thoughtful report. During the debate, the Chair set out fully the background to the report, and the consideration and reasoning of the Committee...

Bill Presented: Childcare Payments Bill (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Chloe Smith: My hon. Friend puts it extremely well, and perhaps makes my next point for me, which is that the previous Government failed to deal with the problem of child care costs, and it is the present Government, in particular the Minister for Women, my right hon. Friend the Member for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan), who are doing so. The Under-Secretary of State for Education, my hon. Friend the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Low Pay: Kilmarnock (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency who are paid at a rate below the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Written Answers — Treasury: Low Pay (14 July 2014)

Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of employees hired under the employment allowance scheme are paid below the living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation.

Business of the House: Industrial Action Update (10 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Michael Dugher: May I begin by thanking the Minister for advance sight of his statement in the nick of time? Let us be clear: we on these Benches have said repeatedly that no one wants to see strikes, not least because of the impact they have on children, parents and all of us who rely on our vital local public services. The Minister is right to say that it is hard-working people who suffer the consequences...

Business of the House (10 July 2014)

Angela Eagle: I thank the Leader of the House for announcing next week’s business, and for ensuring that access to our debates for those with disabilities remains possible, despite the works that inevitably have to go on during the recess. I realise that we will hear a statement shortly, but will the Leader of the House confirm the arrangements for next Tuesday’s sitting, and whether he will...

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