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Business of the House (26 Nov 2015)

Chris Grayling: Cardiff West then. The hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan) made that joke yesterday. What the shadow Leader did not say is that he wants a two-day debate on the autumn statement next week, although after yesterday I think the Opposition have probably heard quite enough about the package. The hon. Gentleman asked about the tax credits changes. Of course, the statutory instrument will...

NHS: Food Banks — Question (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, decisions about such schemes are rightly made locally. The Government’s policy approach is that economic growth, productivity and employment offer the best route to give people a better future and reduce poverty. We implemented a long-term economic plan which is working. The employment rate is at a new record high and earnings are growing. We also announced that a new national...

Women and Equalities: Gender Economic Inequality (26 Nov 2015)

Nicky Morgan: As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said at our party conference last month, we cannot have true opportunity without real equality. I am very proud that we now have more women in work, more women on boards and the lowest pay gap on record across the UK, but we must continue to make progress. Women will be the main beneficiaries of the new national living wage and the rise in the...

Scottish Parliament: Care Careers (Men and Young People) (26 Nov 2015)

Alex Rowley: Does the minister recognise that low pay is a major barrier to recruitment and retention in the sector? Is she willing to consider the Government’s role in introducing a living wage across the care sector, as that would seem to be the correct way to move forward?

Scottish Parliament: Care Homes (Abuse of Patients) (26 Nov 2015)

Richard Simpson: Pay staff the living wage.

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

John Lamont: Yesterday, the chancellor clearly set out the position on tax credits. I will leave it to him and his explanation for that, rather than get involved and reopen that issue. When we speak of a jobs miracle, it is not an idle boast. It can be seen in our constituencies and in every corner of the country. It is also not a dry statistic, but the reality of thousands more people with the security...

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: I think that that is right, and there was a hint of that, I think, from the hon. and learned Member for South East Cambridgeshire (Lucy Frazer) when she was talking about the importance of the rate that is being paid in order to ensure that there is childcare provided in her area. Although Cambridge is not as expensive as Islington, I imagine that it is another area where childcare is likely...

Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Mendelsohn: My Lords, we support the thrust of the argument presented by the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham, that it is very important to put some significant measures behind the attempt to arrest late payments. We are supportive of the Small Business Commissioner trying to do something, but we are realistic that the evidence and pattern demonstrate that it will insufficient. I will identify one particular...

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: My Lords, I refer the House to the Autumn Statement made by my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons, copies of which have been made available in the Printed Paper Office, and the text of which will be printed in full in the Official Report. The following Statement was made earlier in the House of Commons. “This spending review delivers on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: I thought this would help the Chancellor. Mao is rarely quoted in this Chamber. The quote is this—[Interruption.]Behave. “We must learn to do economic work from all who know how, no matter who they are. We must esteem them as teachers, learning from them respectfully and conscientiously. We must not pretend to know when we do not know.” I thought it would come in handy for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Nov 2015)

David Cameron: I thank my hon. Friend for her remarks. There will be condolence books in No. 10, and in the Treasury and the Security Service, where Chris Martin also worked. She is absolutely right to say that families are the best welfare state that we have. They bring up our children, they teach us the right values and they care for us when we are sick and unwell. We want to help families, and the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Low Pay: Northern Ireland (25 Nov 2015)

Ben Wallace: Tackling low pay is part of the Government's plan to move to a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society. 100,000 low-paid people in Northern Ireland, 13 per cent of the workforce, will directly benefit from the National Living Wage from April next year. A full-time worker on the current National Minimum Wage will be 1,200 better off as a result. The Government’s plan is...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contract Cleaning (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the FCO's cleaning contractor, Interserve, pays the London Living Wage to its employees.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Living Wage: National Insurance Contributions (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the additional national insurance contributions that will be made in the first year of the introduction of the National Living Wage; and what assessment they have made of whether that source of revenue could be used to fund the extra cost of publicly-funded social care.

Fuel Poverty (24 Nov 2015)

Phil Boswell: On behalf of all the speakers, I thank you, Mr Hamilton, for your excellent chairmanship. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Drew Hendry) for securing this debate on such a critical issue. I also thank other hon. Members for their excellent contributions. My hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) reminded us about the...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Naseem Shah: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that comment. Although I agree that the third sector is doing a valuable job and is working hard, if one considers the Tory Government’s proposed 300 million-plus cuts to the Big Lottery Fund, which I will refer to later, that will put my comments in context. In communities such as my constituency of Bradford West, where more than 26% of children are...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Living Wage: Young People (24 Nov 2015)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people earn below the living wage.

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: House of Lords: Living Wage (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: To ask the Chairman of Committees whether any staff of the House of Lords are paid less than the recommended Living Wage for London, and if so, how many and in which departments they work.

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Mark Durkan: Several of them were. Some would have had cost implications, but many were cost neutral. That was one of the arguments that the Minister made at the time. We checked whether the British Government were consulted by the Minister or anybody else and asked whether there would be a problem if the amendments were passed, but the British Government made it clear that they were not consulted and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Living Wage: Young People (20 Nov 2015)

Andy McDonald: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual change in tax revenue from extending the national living wage to those aged between 18 and 25.

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