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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Living Wage:  NICVA Report (16 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: It is important that we approach the issue of the living wage with a degree of caution.  I encourage employers to consider the living wage.  It is important that people are paid well.  I think that we need to be slightly cautious about where we would go for a degree of compulsion for employers to pay a living wageThe first thing that we have to do is recognise that the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (12 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the sum was of unpaid wages involved in each of the cases where employers have been prosecuted for non-payment of the minimum wage since 1999.

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (12 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many non-criminal financial penalties were issued by HM Revenue and Customs to employers for underpayment of the minimum wage in each of the last six financial years; (2) how many employers were found by HM Revenue and Customs to have paid the minimum wage in each of the last six financial years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Diana Johnson: What steps the Government are taking to ensure the value of the minimum wage keeps pace with inflation and encourage firms to pay a living wage.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment since 1 October 2013; and of those how many have been identified under the Department's national minimum wage naming scheme.

Bills Presented — Recall of Elected Representatives: Service Charges, Gratuities and Cover Charges (Hospitality, Leisure and Service Sectors) (Statutory Code) (9 September 2014)

Andrew Percy: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a code relating to service charges, gratuities and cover charges in the hospitality, leisure and service sectors; and for connected purposes. The current position relating to tips, gratuities, service charges and cover charges is not clear or transparent for consumers, and is also unfair to employees, who often do not receive...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Pay (9 September 2014)

John Thurso: The House of Commons is an accredited London Living Wage Employer. In order to obtain our licence the House had to satisfy the Living Wage Foundation that no directly employed or contracted workers engaged to work on the Parliamentary estate are paid less than the London Living Wage (LLW). The House of Commons has gone further than its obligations under this licence by adopting a policy of...

Business of the House (10 September): Terms and Conditions of Employment (8 September 2014)

That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 30 June, be approved. —(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Priti Patel: This has been an efficient debate—the Bill was discussed at great length in debates on the Finance Bill. On that basis, I will not recap the purpose of the Bill or the clauses, which have been effectively discussed. However, it is fair, right and proper that I address the points made by Labour Members. Clearly, there is consensus in a number of areas—work has taken place in...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014)

Chris Bryant: Of course we voted for the overall benefits cap. I want to cut the cost of welfare in this country, but the best way of doing that is to ensure that the minimum wage and wages in general catch up with inflation. However, we have had inflation ahead of wages for every month except one since this Government came to power in 2010, which is making that a darn sight more difficult to achieve.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (5 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 246W, on the national minimum wage, how many of the firms named and shamed for breach of the national minimum wage up to 8 June 2014 were issued notices of underpayments once the firm had dissolved; what the time was between each underpayment and the time of...

Backbench Business: Achievement Gap in Reading (4 September 2014)

Barry Sheerman: When the hon. Gentleman and I were on the Select Committee looking at this subject we disagreed, and we will continue to do so. The increasing evidence of the larger number of home schooled children is a worry in any society. This week, we had a statement on what was happening to children in one town. I believe we have a duty as parliamentarians to know where every child is, what the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will increase the carer's allowance so that it is equal to the national minimum wage.

Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicholas Dakin: As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) on securing this important and timely debate, and the way she set out her case so clearly. Adult learning has long been a passport to fulfilment. It helps raise aspirations and transforms lives. I recognise the magnificent work of...

Massereene Barracks Shooting 2009 (2 September 2014)

David Lammy: For my constituents Mehmet Azimkar and Geraldine Ferguson, the horrific murder of Fusilier Drummer Lee Rigby would have been painfully reminiscent of the gunning down of two other unarmed young soldiers outside their barracks five years ago. Although Lee Rigby’s killers have been caught and, rightly, imprisoned for life, the murderers of Sapper Cengiz Patrick Azimkar and Sapper Mark...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Long-term Economic Plan (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Christopher Leslie: I am not sure whether I detected any concern from the Chancellor. But if he is concerned about this issue, why is it that under his plans it is always those with the lowest incomes, those in the poorest areas and those who are most vulnerable in society who end up being hit hardest by these measures? Will he now prioritise action to ensure that we have proper enforcement of a decent minimum...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxes on Households (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Steve Brine: Around 40,000 people in my constituency will benefit from the Government’s decision to raise the tax limit. That helps those on low and middle incomes to keep more of the money they earn in their pocket each month, which shows the Government’s good values in action. Will my right hon. Friend confirm how much more someone in my constituency on the minimum wage will save as a result...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 1 - Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour (2 September 2014) See 3 other results from this clause

Fiona Bruce: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship on this Committee, Mr Crausby, as indeed it was on the earlier Joint Committee. I will refer to some of the evidence and information given to the Joint Committee as I speak to the amendments tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate, and I shall comment on the contributions made in this Committee by the hon. Members for...

bill presented: Backbench Business — Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 September 2014)

Yasmin Qureshi: I congratulate the hon. Member for Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price) on securing this debate. I start with the point on which she finished, which is that the NHS is supposed to be free at the point of use. When we set sometimes exorbitant charges at different hospitals, we are effectively taxing the ill and their families. Members have talked about the families of patients in hospital for the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes when an employer whom it has deemed to have underpaid the minimum wage absconds without repaying the money owed; (2) what outstanding total of minimum wage arrears were unpaid because the employer had absconded in each of the last five years; (3) how many times HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has encountered...

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