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Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Rea: ...affected by the changes needed to protect public health. To divert from the general to the particular, the marketing of harmful food products could be curtailed and their composition improved by regulation and taxation—for example, of their sugar content. Here, I echo other noble Lords. The voluntary approach, the responsibility deal, has not worked, although it has been in place for...

Business of the House (26 Nov 2015)

Chris Bryant: ...for Members to be able to consider it and decide whether they want to table amendments to it, rather than their having to table manuscript amendments on the day. Mr Speaker, just like you, I came into work this morning with a sword. I am delighted to announce that, last night, thanks to the efforts of the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley), who is still in his seat, the hon....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working households in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) universal credit have marginal deduction rates of (i) less than 70, (ii) between 70 and 80, (iii) between 80 and 90 and (iv) more than 90 per cent on earned income above the level of the applicable disregard.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Public Finances (Update) (26 Nov 2015)

John Swinney: yesterday’s United Kingdom spending review and its implications for Scotland, I will provide an update on the fiscal framework that will underpin the Scotland Bill, the outlook for devolved taxes, and our non-profit-distributing and hub investment programme. Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his spending plans for the period 2015-16 to 2020-21. Those spending...

Scottish Parliament: Women and Social Security (26 Nov 2015)

Clare Adamson: ...abuse. The cumulative effect negatively impacts on not only women’s lives but those of their families and the people they care for. Although the committee welcomed reports that there are more women in work than ever before, we cannot escape the fact that £26 billion-worth of cuts have been made to benefits, tax credits and pay and pensions since 2010. According to the House of...

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: Is the Minister therefore saying that people do not need to be earning a minimum weekly income at the national living wage, because tax credits would make it up? Or is he saying that people have to get an income equivalent to 16 hours worked at the national living wage, and then they will get tax credits and the 30 hours? These are important questions. This Bill has already been in the Lords....

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ..., it builds on it. It sets out far-reaching changes to what the state does and how it does it. It reforms our public services so that we truly extend opportunity to all, whether it is the way we educate our children, train our workforce, rehabilitate our prisoners, provide homes for our families, deliver care for our elderly and sick, or hand back power to local communities. This is a big...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ...were also promised that if sacrifices had to be made to tackle the deficit, we were not to worry, because we were all in this together. No, we are not. Eight-five per cent. of the money saved from tax and benefit cuts in the last Parliament came directly out of women’s pockets. Disabled people were hit 18 times harder than anyone else. Moreover, 4.1 million children now live in...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Banks: Loans (25 Nov 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in accessing finance. The first requires the major banks share information on their SME customers with other lenders through designated Credit Reference Agencies. This will improve the ability of challenger banks and alternative finance providers to conduct accurate risk assessments and level the playing field between providers. The...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: HMRC Office Closures (24 Nov 2015)

Greg Mulholland: ...the case in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. Here, there are just a few loyal, new Tory MPs keen to curry favour by saying what a wonderful thing the proposal is, alongside some hard-working constituency MPs who have talked about the damage that it will do to their constituency—all credit to them for doing so. More importantly, the Government have not made the case for...

Scotland Bill — Second Reading (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...the SNP does is subservient to its goal of independence. We must never forget that. That is what it is doing. If it agrees, it is a tentative agreement. It is done just because it is expedient to do so at the time. As the noble Lord, Lord Lang, said, we have had three Scotland Bills. The tax-varying powers in the 1998 Bill were never used. The second Bill in 2012 led to the Calman...

Fuel Poverty (24 Nov 2015)

Phil Boswell: ...factors can be addressed in a number of practical ways, and that in turn will help to prevent fuel poverty. Low household income can be tackled through a number of measures. A living wage for everyone in work, not those just over the age of 25, would allow young individuals and families to afford the rising costs of fuel. Unfortunately, the cuts to working tax credit and child tax credit...

Community and Voluntary Sector Funding — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (24 Nov 2015)

Tulip Siddiq: My hon. Friend has been talking about the notion of the big society. In the more affluent bits of my constituency there is a lot of social capital and invisible capital. The big society has worked there, but does my hon. Friend agree that in the more deprived areas of our constituencies it will not work? We cannot expect people who are choosing between putting the heating on and eating, and...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident (24 Nov 2015)

Brendan O'Hara: ...of continuing past glories regardless of cost. The fact is that we cannot afford it. Pride, it seems, will not let us back down. We would rather cut benefits from the disabled. We would rather take tax credits away from the working poor, as long as the bottomless pit of Trident is fed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme (24 Nov 2015)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...the fresh start that Mr Cochrane-Watson talked about, because it has been a lot more temperate and polite than one might have expected. Moving into the future, I hope that we manage to convince the British Government — as we did on welfare, tax credits and extra money for services here — that our priority is to improve the quality of life of those we serve. In that regard, I...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Alison Johnstone: ...nowhere to escape to. It is widely recognised that United Kingdom Government cuts have had a disproportionately negative impact on women. House of Commons library research showed that 74 per cent of the £14.9 billion-worth of cuts to 2012 to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions came from women’s income. It is no wonder that women feel insecure. That insecurity makes...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...;in seems to be allowing some people to suggest, in social media, that it is a very clever thing, and that a big line is to be drawn in the sand at the end of 2016, because many of the more nefarious and controversial aspects of the current Welfare Reform and Work Bill are meant to kick in in 2017. The sunset clause, however, will apply only to the decision-making powers that are now being...

Isil: National Security and Defence (23 Nov 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...many years’ operational service putting their lives on the line being sacked days before becoming eligible for full pensions. Does the Prime Minister not agree that changes proposed by the Chancellor to tax credits breach the spirit of the armed forces covenant? Will he confirm that the plan to cut the annual income of a corporal with two children by £2,300 a year will now be...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Banks (23 Nov 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: The Government has taken significant steps to support stakeholder banks. We more commonly refer to stakeholder banks as mutually-owned financial service firms such as credit unions, building societies and mutual savings banks. The Government has encouraged the growth of the credit union sector by increasing the maximum interest rate that credit unions can charge on loans from 2% to 3% per...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to (1) freeze certain benefits and tax credit amounts for four years; (2) reduce the level of the benefit cap; and (3) change child tax credits and the child element of universal credit.

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