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New Member: Zero Hours Contracts Bill (21 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Jim Sheridan: ...;not guilty, your honour. I would also quite like to exonerate my local authority from engaging people on zero-hours contracts. Not only does it not engage people on zero-hours contracts, but it pays them the living wage.

Carbon Capture and Storage (20 November 2014)

Ian Lavery: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker. This has been an interesting debate, as was the previous one—you missed most of it, but we discussed scientists and whether we agree with different views on energy. I am from the ultra-modern school of the National Union of Mineworkers. I was a coal miner. I worked on the coal face and I really enjoyed that...

Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Catherine McKinnell: I congratulate the hon. Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) on his thoughtful and thorough opening speech, as well as my right hon. Friend the Member for Oldham West and Royton (Mr Meacher) on his remarks. In their absence I also congratulate the hon. Members for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) and for Clacton (Douglas Carswell) on securing today’s important debate. This debate...

UK Economy: Tourism — Question (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, would the noble Lord agree that the growth of the working poor is a matter of great concern? Will he join me in calling on all employers in the tourism industry to commit as soon as possible to paying all employees the living wage?

Business of the House (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liz McInnes: In Heywood, 123 people are employed by Capita to handle the distribution and filing of Department for Work and Pensions claimants’ files. Capita has refused to pay those staff a living wage, and even pointed to other examples of employers in the area that pay poverty wages to justify that decision. May we have a statement, or even a debate, on the Government’s attitude to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage/Living Wage (20 November 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Diana Johnson: What steps the Government are taking to (a) enforce payment of the minimum wage and (b) encourage firms to pay the living wage.

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Part 1A — Holding an interest in a company etc (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Bill Esterson: The Bill has the words “Small Business” firmly in the title, but the measures it introduces also cover employment. We did not discuss what the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr Djanogly) talked about at all, but a strong theme running through much of what we did talk about was the insecurity that is endemic in our society today, whether for small businesses or in employment. The...

Income Tax — Question (19 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Haskel: Did the Minister see the research recently which said that paying a living wage encouraged people to be more productive and raised the level of income tax? Why do the Government not just do it?

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: I am grateful to the Minister for answering some of the questions but, on amendment 8, it is not clear that the Low Pay Commission has the remit to look at enforcement of the national minimum wage to ensure that that is working properly; to ensure that the financial penalties are a deterrent; and to ensure that there is a greater link with the living wage. Therefore, I would like to test the...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit) (19 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to promote membership of a credit union for staff employed by the NHS, other care sector workers, and family members who live in the same household; to facilitate payroll deductions for staff employed by the NHS and other care sector workers who are members of credit unions and to report regularly to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014)

Caroline Lucas: Rents are sky-high and house prices in Brighton rose 13% in the last quarter alone. Nurses’ wages were recommended to go up by 1% yet the Prime Minister’s Government are blocking even this tiny rise. How does he expect hospitals like the Royal Sussex to be able to recruit enough nurses if they simply cannot afford to live in the area?

Housing Market (London) (18 November 2014)

Diane Abbott: I will happily give way to my hon. Friend before I sit down. The current London housing market is broken. The average house price in London is 600,000, nearly twice that in the rest of the country. The average monthly rent of a flat in London is over 1,500 a month and to put that into perspective, across the rest of the UK, landlords ask an average of just over 650. To...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — [1st Allocated Day] (18 November 2014)

Paul Murphy: No, I will not. The hon. Member for Leeds North West made it clear that the detail in new clause 2 was specifically designed to exclude small companies such as Brains and others. It is possible that those companies were frightened by the tactics of some hon. Members and others, or, worse, that they were frightened because the pubcos had told them that they wanted friends to defend their own...

EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] (18 November 2014)

Jim Shannon: They will have to be very generous in trying to entice us, but it will probably take more than they are prepared to offer at this time. There needs to be substantive change. There should be genuine change for the better. At the top of the shopping list should be tackling immigration and returning sovereignty to this Parliament so that we can legislate on behalf of those we represent. That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Apprenticeships (Child Benefit and Tax Credit Entitlement) (Research) (18 November 2014)

Jesse Norman: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a programme of research into the costs and benefits of extending eligibility for Child Benefit and Tax Credit entitlement to young people completing apprenticeships; and for connected purposes. The Government have made excellent progress over the past four years in increasing the take-up of apprenticeships. Across England,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (18 November 2014)

Natascha Engel: On Friday, the UK Youth Parliament held its sixth annual sitting in this Chamber. Last year, its members chose votes at 16, and this year they chose mental health services and the living wage, as their main campaigns. Could the House mark the importance of the Youth Parliament perhaps by having an annual debate on the subject chosen by it?

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Pay (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Margaret Curran: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether (a) all staff in his Department's offices in London and Edinburgh and (b) contractors who provide services in his Departments properties are paid the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 2 — Review of impact on childcare costs (17 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Maria Miller: It has been a privilege to have served on the Bill Committee, and I pay tribute to the two hon. Ladies who have led the debate. My hon. Friend the Minister has navigated us through the Bill with incredible style. She has listened to the arguments, acted on what she has heard and understood the importance of flexibility for parents in this scheme. The Minister also listened closely to the...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

The Earl of Sandwich: My Lords, the anti-slavery campaign lies at the heart of our democracy. It was the great cause, not only of famous parliamentary reformers, but of ordinary people who did not have the vote at that time yet who petitioned Parliament, lobbied and became the forerunners of today’s civil society. This subject regularly produces great passion in this House and it is no surprise that we are...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Suttie: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy of Cradley, who I know has done so much on this Bill. I am also greatly looking forward to hearing the maiden speech by the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, who is someone I have known for many years. We were in the European Parliament at the same time. Like so many of the previous speakers, I greatly welcome the Bill. It is an...

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