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Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Frank Doran: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley). We served together on the House of Commons Commission for a number of years and learned a lot about each other. I was first elected in 1987. I have to say it was an accident, because I did not expect to win. I took a Conservative seat that had only ever once been won by my party, when Donald Dewar won it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Zero-hours Contracts (26 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: I wholeheartedly disagree with the hon. Gentleman. I am proud that we are taking forward measures in that Bill to protect workers on zero-hours contracts. I am very proud of the work we have done to enforce the national minimum wage, which of course is one of the key protections for workers on low pay. Of course we always need to keep employment law under review, and the employment status...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arts: Pay (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 5.27 of the Low Pay Commission Report 2015, if he will take steps alongside stakeholders in the entertainment industry to produce and publish national minimum wage guidance for that sector.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 228233, during the 15 inspections in February how many breaches of the national minimum wage were identified following each business inspection; and what remedies have been sought for employees following each such inspection.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Pay: Blackpool (26 March 2015)

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people in employment in Blackpool South constituency were earning (a) the minimum wage or below and (b) the living wage or below in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013, (v) 2014 and (vi) 2015.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, I begin by craving the indulgence of the House. My noble friend Lord Stevenson caught my ear; I was present at the memorial service, and the defence of the arts by Lord Attenborough was a brilliant speech, reprinted in the programme. On either side of it were sayings from Mahatma Gandhi and a Shakespeare sonnet. As far as I was concerned, the service was a work of art in itself on...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bates: I do not want to get this wrong. I probably need to look to my left for some inspiration, which I have relied on heavily during the passage of the Bill, because this is at such a critical stage. It is pointless to say, as I normally do, that I will write to the noble Baroness. It is a very reasonable question and we should have an answer to it. On employment tribunals, overseas domestic...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Ian Swales: I know that the shadow Minister was not a key part of the previous Government, but does she believe that the right shoulders to bear the burden were those of people on minimum wage, who were paying 1,000 in tax? The highest rate of income tax was 40% for every single day but one that Labour sat on the Government Benches.

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: It is a great pleasure to close this debate on Second Reading. I would like to thank everyone who has spoken for their contributions, particularly the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr Love), who has served this House with such distinction. I wish him well. We have had an interesting debate. I should like to set it in the context of the Chancellor’s Budget last week. A number of points...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what liaison his Department has had with HM Revenue and Customs since June 2011 to ensure that companies accepting Work Programme participants pay National Minimum Wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Pay (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2015 to Question 220731, how many of the 94 investigations in the care sector have resulted in (a) prosecutions for non-payment of the national minimum wage, (b) recovery of fines following conviction for non-payment of the national minimum wage and (c) repayment of unpaid wages to workers affected by non-payment of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Minimum Wage (25 March 2015)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the workforce was paid no more than the minimum wage in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Kirklees, (c) Yorkshire, (d) London, (e) England and (f) the UK in each of the last five years.

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Clause 3 — Companies: duty to publish report on payment practices (24 March 2015)

Toby Perkins: The Minister questioned whether the amendments will have the support of the Opposition. They will do, of course; we proposed a good deal of them, so it would be rather foolish for us not to be supporting them at this stage. The Minister is right to say the Bill arrives back in this House in stronger order than it left it. It looks far more like the kind of small business Bill I was talking...

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015) See 10 other results from this debate

Christopher Leslie: Perhaps we can ask Hansard for a transcript later. I would certainly be interested to read that. When we look at the Chancellor’s plans—and those of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions—we see that he is thinking about cutting for the next three years at twice the level we have seen over the past three years. The Chancellor realised how toxic his plans were shortly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Visas: Income Threshold (23 March 2015)

Richard Burden: The Minister has just asserted that the purpose of the minimum income threshold is to ensure that a spouse from overseas who comes to live here is not a burden on the taxpayer. However, at 18,600, the threshold is more than 3,000 higher than the living wage. Does he not think that it should be reviewed to ensure that the original purpose of the minimum income threshold is what...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (23 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) enforce the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (both as amended). We have doubled EAS resource this financial year and will increase resource again for the financial year 2015/16. This additional resource is being used for targeted enforcement in high risk areas in...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 March 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Luciana Berger: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. We have heard some wonderful valedictory speeches, and I wish all those right hon. and hon. Members well in their future endeavours. We also heard some very impassioned speeches from my hon. Friends. My right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Brown) told us about unemployment in the north-east, and said that there was more of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Pay and Work Rights and ACAS Helplines (20 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: Advice and Guidance services currently provided by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline will transfer to Acas from 1 April. The Acas Helpline will, in addition to their usual services, answer queries on: The National Minimum WageWorking for an employment agencyWorking hours, rest breaks and holidaysAgricultural workers’ rightsWorking for a gangmaster. The new arrangement will...

Amendment of the Law (19 March 2015) See 14 other results from this debate

Stephen McCabe: I have been in this place 18 years and I can think of few events that make it clearer why people have lost faith in our politics than yesterday’s Budget—little effort to address the main issues, just shameless grandstanding by a man more concerned with fitting his policies to scriptwriters’ gags than addressing the needs of our communities. Just days before the end of this...

[Sir Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — backbench business — Local Newspapers (19 March 2015)

John McDonnell: Individual newspapers and managements attended the meeting that the Minister convened with different sectors of the industry. The meeting demonstrated that, with good management, it can be done. An element of creativity and community engagement is needed, but the core of success is always quality journalism. If a company undermines the quality of its product, the whole operation will...

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