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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (1 Mar 2016)

Action to help people on the living wage in London to own their own homes. – Lord Kennedy of Southwark. Oral questions

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: I think the hon. Gentleman is waving a red herring, to be fair. Let me move on to the specifics of the Bill. I regret that the same effort that is rightly being put into ensuring that our social security system remains contribution-based is not being put into preventing the exploitation of workers and stopping UK-based employment agencies recruiting solely from abroad, undercutting wages for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (5 Feb 2016)

Sam Gyimah: Single parents will be able to access the extended entitlement in the same way as two parent households. A single parent will need to earn a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage. In addition, their income should not exceed 100,000. This will include employed and self-employed parents.

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Kelvin Hopkins: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. If we withdrew, we could eliminate the net loss of our contribution to the budget—some say 19 billion, others 14 billion, but either way it is in the billions—and still subsidise regional and other policies, and tailor them to our national and regional needs. I turn now to the sham of so-called “social Europe”. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: British Food (4 Feb 2016)

Simon Hoare: In supporting Dorset food and exports internally and across the world, will my right hon. Friend pay particular tribute to some notable producers in my constituency: Fudges, the Blackmore Vale dairy, Sixpenny Handley brewery and the Langham estate? Without wishing to outdo my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham), I should also add to that list the manufacturer of Dorset...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (4 Feb 2016)

The First Minister: —and earning 21,000 is looking forward to a 100 increase in the minimum pay rise as a result of John Swinney’s decision. That minimum pay rise will go up from 300 to 400 in April. Every single penny of that extra 100 will be taken away by Labour’s proposals. As Gordon Brown once said, there is hardly a nurse, teacher,...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (4 Feb 2016)

The First Minister: We are protecting our national health service, we are investing in social care, we are paying a living wage to every social care worker in our country, we are maintaining the number of teachers in our schools, we are investing in improving attainment and we are protecting household budgets because, unlike Willie Rennie, I do not think that people on incomes as low as...

Scottish Parliament: Carers (Scotland) Bill (4 Feb 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: I am afraid that I do not agree with that. Given that we are talking about care today, I might reflect on the fact that we are providing a substantial package of support—some 250 million—half of which will go towards ensuring that those who work in the care sector are paid the living wage. I would have thought that Ms Lamont would welcome that, but I have heard scant welcome...

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued)8.49 pm (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Bates: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, in particular. Raising our sights to talk of love on day 4 of the Immigration Bill in Committee at quarter to 10 at night sends the mind wandering. It is good. We welcome those who wish to make a life in the UK with their family, to work hard and to make a contribution, but family life must not be established here at the...

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) on securing a debate that is close to my heart. I was a councillor before I entered Parliament, and I saw at first hand the effects of the Government’s policies because I was in charge of a 22 million budget. The Chancellor will often talk...

UK-EU Renegotiation (3 Feb 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am grateful to the Prime Minister for sending me a copy of the statement 45 minutes ago—an hour ago; I am sorry—and I am pleased that he has now decided to finally update the House. However, it is a bit unfortunate that despite his trumpeting of the sovereignty of national Parliaments in his EU negotiations, the Prime Minister did not think to come and update our own Parliament...

[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] — Fuel Poverty (3 Feb 2016)

Callum McCaig: Thank you, Sir Roger. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this debate and congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) on securing it. We have had an interesting discussion that has taken in both aspects of the issue. First, there is the issue of direct fuel poverty—how we insulate our homes and pay for our bills, and how we can make that better. Secondly, there...

Scottish Parliament: Women’s Employment (3 Feb 2016)

Annabelle Ewing: If I have understood correctly, the member’s supplementary question principally concerns the issue of the gender pay gap. Of course, the gender pay gap is unacceptable. It is unacceptable that we are still talking about it in 2016. In Scotland, the gap has decreased from 9.1 per cent in 2014 to 7.3 per cent in 2015, but of course it is still unacceptable that there is any gender pay...

Scottish Parliament: Highlands and Islands Enterprise (Fair Work) (3 Feb 2016)

Rob Gibson: I do not know whether the cabinet secretary has sought HIE’s views on the impact on hotels of changing to the Scottish Government’s version of the living wage for hospitality workers, as the Scalloway hotel in Shetland has announced that it has done.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1 (3 Feb 2016)

John Swinney: That was a very revealing intervention, because the detail matters. On 1 April, a citizen of this country who was going to have their tax raised by Labour—but who will not have it raised by the SNP—would have the right to expect that what is being promised by Labour can actually be delivered. What Jackie Baillie must do in her speech today is explain how the legal, practical and...

Enterprise Bill [Lords] (2 Feb 2016)

Kevin Brennan: We have had a very good debate, with 25 speakers from the Back Benches. I congratulate everybody on their contributions. I will not go through them all because of the time available, but I will say it has been a very interesting debate. A lot of Members have tried to categorise or describe the Bill. My hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Ms Eagle) said at the outset that it is easier to say...

Childcare Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (2 Feb 2016)

Lord Nash: My Lords, I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Jones, Lady Pinnock and Lady Howarth, who have spoken in the debate. Their contributions in today’s debate emphasise the extensive knowledge and experience of childcare policy across the House. This is a widely supported manifesto commitment, much anticipated by parents who want the Government to provide more help with their childcare costs....

Gender Pricing (2 Feb 2016)

Paula Sherriff: Once again, I completely agree. If there is no discernible difference or advantage to purchasing a product designed for women, but the consumer is led to believe that there is, we must ask questions about advertising standards and whether consumers are able to make properly informed choices. What is it about a multipack “for her” ballpoint pen that makes it more custom-fit or...

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Rachel Reeves: I absolutely agree. The reality is that the 300,000 women who are suffering the maximum 18-month delay have lost out on 12,000 of pension. Official statistics show that only six in 10 women aged 55 to 64 have any private pension at all. For those who do, the average size of their pension pot is only 57% of that of a man of the same age. Women such as Barbara, Margaret and others whom my...

Immigration Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (1 Feb 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I was pleased to add my name to these amendments. They strike me as being reasonable and modest, and a very strong case has already been made by the noble Baroness, Lady Doocey, and the noble Lord, Lord Alton. ILPA also makes the case for allowing payment to be made by instalments: “The sum at stake, the 200, 150 for students may appear modest. It is not. Factor in...


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