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

Alex Attwood: I express my best wishes to Peter Robinson in light of his current ill health. I hope that he makes a full recovery. This might bring a slight smile to the Minister's face — it might be the only one in the next five or 10 minutes — but, when he was here at Further Consideration Stage, I said that, whilst there was definitely a new broom handle, it was still the same old brush....

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

Mervyn Storey: I beg to move That the Welfare Reform Bill [NIA 13/11-15] do now pass. Before proceeding, first of all, I express our sincere thoughts, best wishes and prayers to the First Minister and my party leader, Peter Robinson. We continue to remember Peter at this time, as well as Iris and the family, and we trust and pray that Peter will make a speedy recovery. No one more than I knows how much we...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Welfare Penalties (12 May 2015)

Oliver McMullan: I, too, congratulate the Minister on her appointment. Does she understand that the majority of children in poverty live in a household where one or two parents are in work, and, in the light of that, will she ensure that those families are less dependent on welfare by providing those in the public sector with a 1% increase in their basic wage?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Economic Recovery (11 May 2015)

David McNarry: I thank the Minister for her answer. I have always recognised, congratulated and acknowledged her performance as a Minister. However, 20% of our 18- to 24-year-olds are unemployed, and 80% of that age group earn less than the living wage. Given the news that we have had this morning, what is your message to young people when we have evidence of fluctuations in the economy?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Christopher Hazzard: I was not referring to that at all. I was talking about selling off natural assets to the highest bidder; I was not talking about Belfast harbour. If you want to look at fracking or anything else, perhaps that would be closer to home. If we are truly to build an economic alternative to austerity we must repatriate economic powers from Westminster and empower the people of Ireland. I know...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, we live in a strangely surreal world with regard to this Finance Bill. My noble friends and noble Lords on the government side will recall when they were in the other place long days and nights spent on Finance Bills, watching dawn break across the river as we struggled with the issues presented by their depth and significance. This Finance Bill went through the Commons in one day....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Pay: Blackpool (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people in employment in Blackpool South constituency were earning (a) the minimum wage or below and (b) the living wage or below in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013, (v) 2014 and (vi) 2015.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, I begin by craving the indulgence of the House. My noble friend Lord Stevenson caught my ear; I was present at the memorial service, and the defence of the arts by Lord Attenborough was a brilliant speech, reprinted in the programme. On either side of it were sayings from Mahatma Gandhi and a Shakespeare sonnet. As far as I was concerned, the service was a work of art in itself on...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 March 2015)

Shabana Mahmood: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I was coming on to exactly that point. This is a question about living standards: what is happening to the poorest in our society and where the burden should ultimately rest for sorting out the nation’s finances after the global financial crisis. At the Budget last week, the Chancellor would have had us believe that people are on average 900...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015)

Lord Bates: My Lords, holding overseas domestic workers in modern slavery is totally unacceptable. This Bill will help stop such abuse. The Bill will mean that those who traffic overseas domestic workers or hold them in servitude can receive a life sentence. The Bill will mean that the slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour offence will reflect the circumstances of vulnerable victims, and it...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015)

Shabana Mahmood: I will come on to what we announced yesterday, but we are not going to raise VAT. That is as clear as it gets, and the hon. Gentleman knows that. I remind the Committee that VAT is the tax that hits everyone, with the same rate paid by the pensioner as by the millionaire. For many pensioners and those on the lowest incomes, it is the biggest tax that they pay. It is also the tax that hits...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: It is a great pleasure to close this debate on Second Reading. I would like to thank everyone who has spoken for their contributions, particularly the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr Love), who has served this House with such distinction. I wish him well. We have had an interesting debate. I should like to set it in the context of the Chancellor’s Budget last week. A number of points...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Low Pay (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the workforce was paid at least the living wage in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Kirklees, (c) Yorkshire, (d) London, (e) England and (f) the UK in each of the last five years.

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (24 March 2015)

Cathy Jamieson: I was just about to say that I know the Minister is courteous and accommodating, so I understand that the delay might have been unavoidable. As he quite often does, he has anticipated a number of the questions and points I intended to raise—indeed, the whole thrust of my remarks is just how familiar some of the documents and the issues they cover are, given that they have been discussed...

The Shrewsbury 24 (24 March 2015)

David Anderson: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. Like me, he worked in the mining industry, which saw some of the most horrific accident and death statistics going back centuries. We fought against that and turned it around in the mining industry. The people in the building industry were trying to do exactly what we did. They wanted to bring to the building sites the sort of legislation and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (24 March 2015)

Stephen Farry: I strongly welcome the motion, which acknowledges the existing work of government and other stakeholders in society. In particular, it reinforces some of the themes that I have sought to pursue and address during my period in office. The debate reflects two overlapping objectives of developing skills and maximising economic participation. The first is that of investing in higher level...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay (24 March 2015)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West to Question 217417, how many of the 215 people paid less than the living wage employed on two major contracts reside in Scotland.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Low Pay (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Tom Greatrex: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the workforce was paid at least the living wage in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each of the last five years.

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015) See 15 other results from this debate

Chris Leslie: May I first take the opportunity to note the many valedictory speeches by right hon. and hon. Members who have chosen to step down at the forthcoming general election? They brought back many good memories of my time working with them. My right hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South West (Mr Darling) reminded us of the necessary steps he took after the global banking crisis, which, of...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Nurses and Midwives: Fees (23 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Gwynne: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Havard. It is also a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan). We recently had the pleasure of serving for 13 hours that we will never get back on the Committee for the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, which my hon. Friend the Member for Eltham (Clive Efford) promoted. It is quite a...

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