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Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015) See 15 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: I am sure that there is no need for me to give way to the hon. Lady again so that she can congratulate us on the fact that, on average, 75% of those new jobs are full-time employment. There are some other facts that Opposition Members might like to celebrate. I am talking about the fact that the UK was the fastest growing major economy in 2014; that more than 760,000 private sector businesses...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Liz McInnes: Recent figures produced by the TUC have shown that 40% of workers in my constituency earn less than the living wage, with women particularly badly affected—53% of women workers earn less than £16,000 a year. What is the Prime Minister going to do to ensure that workers in my constituency start to feel the recovery?

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (4 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Hugh Bayley: They are the rough sleepers, for example, whose numbers have increased by 55% under this Government; the homeless, whose numbers have increased by 26%; sofa surfers; adult children and grandchildren still living with their parents or grandparents; and families in grossly overcrowded conditions. York has one of the strongest economies in the north of England. Under the Labour Government the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Carers: Pay (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Ian Paisley Jnr: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that all care workers receive at least the living wage for every hour that they work.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Preston (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Mark Hendrick: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff employed at the Tax Credit Office in Preston are currently paid (a) more and (b) less than the living wage.

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Costs (Reformed Welfare System) (3 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Helen Goodman: That, of course, is the great conundrum. I hope to come on to demonstrate to the hon. Gentleman how the Government have intensified the housing crisis rather than eased it by bringing about the happy day when we have enough homes. What is happening is that people are renting because they cannot afford to buy, and they cannot afford to buy because house prices are rising faster than they can...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Jon Trickett: This has been an interesting debate, although it has not always been of the highest quality. A number of contributions stay in my mind, but I will not have a chance to deal with them all. My hon. Friend the Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) pointed out that £67,000 is a full-time salary and that this is a full-time job. That was a recurring theme. I remind those who say it is not...

Modern Slavery Bill — Report (2nd Day) (25 February 2015)

Lord Hylton: My Lords, I apologise for the absence from this debate of my noble friend Lady Cox. She is overseas on one of her many expeditions. I thank those noble Lords who have put their names to the amendment, perhaps in particular the noble Baroness, Lady Hanham, with her expert knowledge of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where, sadly, so much abuse of domestic workers has taken place....

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry (25 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Julie Hilling: Low wages are a problem not just in the north-east but in the north-west and across the country. A third of hourly paid workers in my constituency are paid less than the living wage, and 57% of part-time workers are paid less than the living wage, which means that they depend on other taxpayers to support them so that they can get to a point where they receive a living wage.

Gaza — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] (25 February 2015)

Michael McCann: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hood, in particular because you are one of the few Members of the House who can properly pronounce my constituency’s name; I will say it now as a hint for any Members who wish to refer to it during the debate—East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow. I am pleased to be having this important debate today. I was motivated to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage (25 February 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Jim Sheridan: What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on practical steps to encourage employers to pay the living wage.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Phil Flanagan: I thank the Member for giving way again. He talks once more about making work pay and lauds the fact that our unemployment figures have gone down. However, if he actually drills down into the details, what he will see is that, while employment statistics may well have gone down, what are filling the gap are low-pay, part-time jobs, zero-hour contracts and complete underemployment. People...

Nature: Clause 47 — Pensions guidance (24 February 2015)

Gregg McClymont: The Minister raced through his text, much to the chagrin of the whole House I am sure, as we were enjoying it so much. Let me pick up on a couple of issues. We are dealing with the part of the Bill that has created some complexities because, to put it politely, it dovetails with the 2014 Act. If we were being less kind, we would say that some tensions are created because we cannot examine...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 February 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: This amendment is intended to close a gap in the law, which currently does not provide sufficient avenues for all victims of modern slavery to seek remedies for damages and the suffering that they have endured. Again, I have to thank Parosha Chandran and Klara Skrivankova for their contributions in working on this amendment. I would also like to say how much I appreciate the work of all the...

Isil: New Clause 8 — Child sexual exploitation (23 February 2015)

Nicola Blackwood: There is much to debate in this group of amendments and I particularly welcome new clauses 8 and 9, but for the sake of brevity I will stick to my new clause 27 and the associated clauses, which seek to resolve the much debated problem of child abduction warning notices applying unequally to children in care and those out of care. New clause 27 is a probing amendment, so I shall not press it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant: Reductions (23 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Peter Weir: I support the amendment in my name and that of my colleagues. As the Minister said, we have had quite a wide-ranging debate. At times, I was a little bit taken aback by some of the issues that were raised, which seemed to stretch the elasticity of the debate and go a little bit beyond what is down in black and white. For instance, the proposer spent a reasonable amount of time talking...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (16 February 2015)

Phil Flanagan: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I welcome the opportunity to speak in the Budget debate and the agreement that was finally reached on the Budget. It is not an easy Budget. We certainly have a difficult task ahead in protecting public services. It is quite clear that we have received no gifts from those who are trying to drive our agenda in London. The task of balancing our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (16 February 2015)

Michaela Boyle: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Second Stage of the Budget Bill. If we are to build a better, more democratic, just, fair and prosperous economy for our children, economic power is not optional; it is essential. The alternative is increased austerity, income inequality and poverty. The general election in Britain will not...

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 February 2015)

Baroness Berridge: ..., it is a relief to sit down to write a speech on this issue and think that just about everything has been said, so I shall be succinct but expand briefly on a point I have raised before. As I have lived in Stockport and fought in vain to represent it in the other place, I was particularly pleased to see that the first woman bishop to be appointed was the Bishop of Stockport. I welcome...

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