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Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Justin Madders: There is a growing army of people in this country for whom the economy is no longer working. They will have looked hopefully at the Government’s plans for the next year and found that there is nothing there for them. It is simply not good enough that we have a Prime Minister who is happy to sacrifice an entire parliamentary Session tinkering at the edges because he is too afraid of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Inglewood: My Lords, I begin my short contribution to this debate by reiterating the declarations of interest that I have put in the register. While I have been a consistent, long-standing and, I hope, considered supporter of membership by this country of the EU, I have equally been a consistent and long-standing critic of a number of aspects of it. Of all these, perhaps the one that I have been the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 May 2016)

Barbara Keeley: The care sector faces a crisis made worse by the Chancellor’s failure to fund increases in the minimum wage properly. The 2% social care precept does not cover all the costs, so the Local Government Association asked the Chancellor to bring forward 700 million of better care funding from 2019 to this year and next year to help with the increased costs. Will the Chancellor listen...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness Henig: My Lords, I shall focus on security. I draw noble Lords’ attention to my interests as set out in the Lords register of Members’ interests. Security is a theme that runs through the gracious Speech, whether at the everyday level, delivering security to working people, or safeguarding national security. Those are reassuring words, so how could we not endorse them? My concern is that...

Debate on the Address: Europe, Human Rights and Keeping People Safe at Home and Abroad (24 May 2016)

Marie Rimmer: ...to get my speech flowing now that I have cut it so much. I wish to focus my remarks on justice and prison reform—a key aspect of keeping people safe in this country. It is a pleasure to serve on the Justice Committee under the chairmanship of the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), and along with the hon. Member for Banbury (Victoria Prentis), who has had to...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Chris Stephens: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb). I refer to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests and my position as chair of the Public and Commercial Services union parliamentary group. There is a slight disagreement between me and two Labour Members as to the best “Game of Thrones” characters to compare with the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, the gracious Speech is, of course, the second in this Parliament. We have already made good progress in many areas of policy though, at the macro level, it must be acknowledged that the EU referendum—which several noble Lords mentioned—dominates political attention. Matters will not return to normal until it is out of the way. Today’s debate has been a bit of a...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Barbara Keeley: The Gracious Speech has already been described as “thin” and “short on detail”, and although I understand the sensitivity of the timing in relation to the EU referendum that my hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) mentioned, that could have been avoided if the state opening had been delayed, as Labour Members suggested. The Government’s programme...

Prorogation: Her Majesty's Speech (12 May 2016)

Her Majesty’s most gracious Speech was then delivered to both Houses of Parliament by the Lord Privy Seal, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme has pursued a one-nation approach; helping working people by supporting aspiration and opportunity. My Ministers have continued in...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (12 May 2016)

John Bercow: I have further to acquaint the House that the Baroness Stowell of Beeston, one of the Lords Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command. For greater accuracy I have obtained a copy, and also directed that the terms of the Speech be printed in the Journal of this House. Copies are being made...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (12 May 2016)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will name those businesses that are known to have changed the terms and conditions of their low-paid workers in order to recover some of the costs of paying an increased minimum wage; and what steps they plan to take to discourage businesses from taking such steps.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 May 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: The national minimum wage was introduced by Labour. The national living wage proposed by the Prime Minister’s friend the Chancellor is, frankly, a corruption of the very idea. It is not, in reality, a proper living wage. My question was about the posting of workers directive proposals, which would prevent the grotesque exploitation by unscrupulous employers of workers being moved from...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: We have had an unexpectedly concise, but nevertheless interesting, debate is afternoon. I echo the remarks of others who have paid tribute to the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) for securing the debate and giving us this opportunity to highlight the impacts that the universal credit scheme will have on children. Right at the heart of this matter are the recent cuts to the work...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (10 May 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Holding answer received on 04 May 2016 It is for employers to decide how to manage increases in their wage bill. Many employers will be giving their staff a pay rise and maintaining other benefits. Employers need to ensure their pay and reward packages are competitive to retain and develop the people and talent they need for their business. Employers should be planning ahead,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage: Arrears (10 May 2016)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2016 to Question 26319, what the total amount of arrears recovered by HM Revenue and Customs for non-compliance with the national minimum wage was in 2015-16; how many (a) workers and (b) employers those arrears were related to; and how many of those employers (i) received a financial...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Social Care Budgets (10 May 2016)

Barbara Keeley: Indeed, good morning, Mr Speaker. A big challenge for local authorities and adult social care is how to fund the increases in the minimum wage that care providers have to pay. As my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah) just detailed, the 2% social care precept does not cover all the increased costs and, indeed, in some areas, it is not even being passed on to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care Integration (10 May 2016)

Liz McInnes: We recently had a Westminster Hall debate on care workers not even being paid the national minimum wage, and now we have private social care providers saying that they will not be able to afford the new national living wage. How does the Department intend to address this impending crisis?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled People: Benefits (9 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: The research of reputable organisations simply does not bear that out. The reality is that disabled children are not the only ones who will lose out under universal credit. A devastating report by the Resolution Foundation published just last week found that, even with tax allowances and the increase in the minimum wage, under universal credit half a million working families will be...

EU Immigration — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (5 May 2016)

Philip Hollobone: I would like to know the answer to that question as well. I am most grateful to my hon. Friend for posing it. Perhaps the Minister will clarify when he responds at the end of the debate, because my hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. We have had an attempt to reform how Britain’s membership of the European Union works. The Prime Minister has concluded some form of minor...

Backbench Business - Voluntary Sector: Faith Organisationsbackbench Business (5 May 2016)

Stephen Timms: I start by congratulating the hon. Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) on securing this debate. She has certainly kept the Backbench Business Committee busy in recent weeks and to great effect, not least on this occasion. I agree with everything she said, including her apposite criticism of the Government’s dreadful proposal to in effect turn Ofsted into a state regulator of religion. I...


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