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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...

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the number of roles advertised through the National Apprenticeship Service which pay below the apprentice national minimum wage.

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are not (a) contractually entitled to be paid and (b) receiving the apprentice national minimum wage.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay: Ethnic Groups (1 September 2014)

Jo Swinson: The Government encourages employers to pay the Living Wage when it is affordable and not at the expense of jobs. However our primary policy for supporting the low paid is the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which is carefully set by the independent Low Pay Commission at a level that maximises their wages without damaging employment by setting it too high. The NWW has benefitted all low paid...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Alex Salmond: Can he not understand what Unison said in its blog this afternoon about the threat from Westminster cutbacks to the health service in Scotland? People will be astonished that the Labour Party has come to the stage that it has to defend Tory cuts and privatisation of the health service so that it can defend the better together campaign. The contrast of the constitutional guarantee that...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: This Government’s ambition—to secure sustainable economic growth—has been consistent, and the current strength of our economy and labour market reflects the strength of our commitment to that ambition. Women are key to the strength and resilience of Scotland’s economy and they have made a huge contribution to the recovery that we are seeing. Women work in every sector...

Scottish Parliament: Progressive Workplace Policies (13 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Annabelle Ewing: The cabinet secretary will be aware that in the wake of the banking crash Westminster froze the minimum wage, which forced some of Scotland’s hardest pressed families to bear the burden of Westminster’s economic mismanagement. Is she able to confirm that any future independent Scottish Government of which she is a part will ensure that the minimum wage always keeps pace with inflation?

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jackie Baillie: It refused to take action on the living wage through procurement when it had a chance to do so. Its actions speak louder than its words. Experts say that the first post-independence Scottish Parliament will face a 6 billion deficit: 6 billion cut from public spending on such things as schools, hospitals and welfare. Labour has an ambitious programme. We will increase the minimum...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014)

Colin Beattie: For too long now, we have seen a major imbalance between the economies of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the regions of England and the economy of the south-east of England. Indeed, the south-east of England accounts for more than half of the annual economic output of the UK, and eight out of 10 jobs that are created in the UK are in London. Historically, Scotland has lost thousands of...

Scottish Parliament: Income Poverty (7 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Swinney: This Government takes low pay very seriously, and we are leading the way by doing all that we can to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from the living wage. Our commitment to supporting the Scottish living wage for the duration of this Parliament is a decisive long-term commitment to those who are on the lowest incomes. We want to encourage others to follow the example that we...

Scottish Parliament: Minimum Wage (6 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John Finnie: 7. To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the United Kingdom Government about equalising the minimum wage regardless of age, given the impact on youth employment. (S4O-03427)

Scottish Parliament: Trident (6 August 2014)

Jackie Baillie: I want people to hear this because it is constantly questioned. The base provides 270 million a year spend in the local area. I have not made these figures up. They are sourced from the EKOS survey done for Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire about the economic impact of the base. Because of the decision of the UK Government to make Faslane the base for the entire UK submarine fleet, the...

Youth Employment — Question (30 July 2014)

Lord Freud: Obviously we have looked at the living wage. If the figure suggested for the living wage were to be adopted, we would have to consider the impact on unemployment and the particular impact on youngsters, who would be hit worst. The NIESR estimated that adopting the living wage as opposed to the minimum wage would knock 300,000 youngsters out of work.

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

The Earl of Caithness: My Lords, I declare my interests as on the register. With other noble Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Plumb for initiating the debate. He rightly said that it followed on well from the previous debate. I add that it also follows on well from a debate we had not so long ago on investment in the rural economy, which is hugely important. In that debate we discussed broadband, which is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foreign Workers: Conditions of Employment (23 July 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: This report shows why we need an immigration system that is fair to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tough on those who abuse the system and flout the law. We are working across government to ensure the immigration system works in the national interest and will use the findings of this report, including those in respect of labour market regulation, to inform our approach. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage Regulations (22 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: Today, I publish a consultation document and draft consolidated national minimum wage (NMW) regulations for public consultation. The NMW regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came into force on 1 April 1999. Since then, the NMW regulations have been amended over 20 times. As well as the annual changes to the NMW rates, there have been a number of substantial changes to the rules...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Ramsbotham: I shall speak to Amendments 43, 44B, 45, 47 and 48 in my name and support without further comment Amendments 42F, 42G, 42J, 42K, 43, 43A, 44A and 45A, to which I have added my name, and about which the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, has spoken so eloquently. Later in the proceedings I shall speak on clause stand part, putting forward alternative proposals to those about which so many object so...

Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 July 2014)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: My Lords, since this Question and Answer show all the features of very careful preparation, I am sure that the Minister will be able to answer this. What percentage of the jobs that have been created are: first, part time; secondly, minimum wage; and thirdly, on zero-hour contracts?

Written Answers — Justice: Minimum Wage (21 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals have taken place relating to under-payment of the minimum wage in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years; and how many such tribunals found in favour of the employee.

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