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Bank Branch Closures (30 Jun 2016)

Gareth Thomas: It would be naive to suggest that the world of banking has not changed with the rise of apps and internet banking. However, this debate is important, not least because the continuing closure of bank branches is emblematic of insufficient access to affordable credit, both for individuals—particularly those who, for whatever reason, are in challenging financial circumstances—and for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: Living Wage (30 Jun 2016)

Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that the costs of social care do not rise as a result of the introduction of the national living wage.

Zero-hours Contracts - Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, for raising this important subject. Noble Lords need only look at the breadth of experience on the Benches opposite on this subject to know that a lesson on employment has been received and inwardly digested by myself. I should make a declaration. The noble Lord, Lord Monks, referred to wobbly contracts; I started...

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (29 Jun 2016)

Deidre Brock: The Somme: the first time this world had seen mechanised warfare and the industrial destruction of human life. “Lions led by donkeys” it was said of the British forces in the Crimean war, but that was never more true than at the Somme. We cannot see the war that those who were living a century ago saw, nor can we hope to understand the horror, the pride, the loss and the...

Uk Economy (29 Jun 2016)

Ian Blackford: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin). It is always a fantastic honour to listen to the eloquence of one of my oldest friends in politics. We have a responsibility to act in a way that does not talk down the economy, and collectively to support measures to create financial stability leading to sustainable economic growth. I commend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: I echo the words of the Prime Minister concerning the 36 who died and the 100 injured in the vile terrorist attack at Ataturk airport. I am sure that our consular services will be doing everything they can to assist those affected. I thank him for referring to the memorial service in the Somme on Friday; I look forward to being with him for the memorial service for those who died in that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (29 Jun 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to raise the national living wage to the same rate as the living wage set by the Living Wage Foundation.

Scottish Parliament: Gender and the Workplace (29 Jun 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: I am sure that the member thought that that was a tremendously clever question. No, is the answer; I was not aware of that fact, but through my work with the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth unemployed workers centre—which is an important organisation that is based in my constituency—I am aware of the tremendously negative impact that the introduction of the fees has had on the ability of...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (29 Jun 2016)

The Presiding Officer: The result of the division is: For 30, Against 93, Abstentions 0. Amendment disagreed to. The next question is, that amendment S5M-00607.2, in the name of Alex Rowley, be agreed to. Amendment agreed to. The next question is, that motion S5M-00607, in the name of Jamie Hepburn, as amended, be agreed to. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament welcomes the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Implications for Scotland) (28 Jun 2016)

Willie Rennie: I have lost elections. I took my loss in Dunfermline in 2010 very hard and very personally. However, no election defeat has made me feel like I felt in the early hours of last Friday. There was a deep sense of loss—loss of part of my soul and of what I had believed to be the soul of this country. Outward looking, compassionate, tolerant, open and generous: those are the attributes that...

Finance Bill: Taxable benefits: application of Chapters 5 to 7 of Part 3 of ITEPA 2003 (27 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: This Government are committed to a very substantial investment in our railways—the biggest rail building programme since Victorian times. As a Government, we have great ambitions; we intend to spend 60 billion on transport infrastructure over the course of this Parliament. Turning to supporting testimonials, a point was raised about the definition of “customary”. To...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Disability-Related Premiums) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 — Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Carer Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 — Discretionary Support Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (27 Jun 2016)

Peter Weir: I beg to move That the draft Discretionary Support Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved. I seek the Assembly’s approval for the Discretionary Support Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. The regulations are being brought in under articles 135 and 136(5) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 and will make provision for the introduction of discretionary support...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (27 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Bell: A lot of work has been undertaken on the work that Professor Evason took forward. I pay tribute to her and specifically to the working group for the recommendations that we have. When we go into a period of proper scrutiny of what has occurred, it will be evident what we have done for the people of Northern Ireland who are at the coalface, very often living hand to mouth. What has occurred...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (27 Jun 2016)

Declan Kearney: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhaire, as ucht na deise labhartha. Thank you for the opportunity to speak. Go raibh maith agat, a chara, agus gum gach rath ortsa san Aireacht r at os do chomhair amach anseo. I am honoured to replace my friend and comrade Mitchel McLaughlin in the Assembly and to represent South Antrim. I pay tribute to his role as an architect of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage: Clacton (27 Jun 2016)

Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of the workforce in Clacton constituency are in receipt of the national living wage.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Landlord Registration Scheme (20 Jun 2016)

Michelle Gildernew: I will keep an eye on the time. Come back to me in a minute or two. I welcome the fact that we have the energy performance certificate, but I cannot understand why we do not have an unfitness certificate. That was talked about, and there was a decision to prioritise the properties in the poorest condition with a date being kept under review. Unfortunately, we can see the dampness in many...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Steve Double: I thank my hon. Friend for that—I was about to make the point that over the past 10 years or so Cornwall has received around 600 million in economic development aid. But we need to remember that that is not EU money. The EU does not actually have any money—there is no magic EU money tree. It is our money, which we give to the EU. It converts it into euros, then converts that...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I, too, thank your Lordships’ EU Committee for its excellent reports, and the noble Lord, Lord Boswell. The reports have focused on key issues arising from the Government’s negotiations and have addressed that vital question of plan B. Since their publication, events have overtaken us. With just seven days left, the shape of the campaign has been pretty well determined....

Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Mike Kane: I beg to move, That this House has considered further education colleges and skills in Greater Manchester. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. May I beg your indulgence and that of other Members? As this debate is about Greater Manchester, we should pause for just a second to reflect that today is the 20th anniversary of the devastating IRA bomb in our city. I remember...


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