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Police Grant Report (England and Wales): Local Government Finance (England) (10 Feb 2016)

Marcus Jones: ...from Whitehall is gathering momentum. Public services need to find innovative ways to save money and support services for local people. I take the opportunity to thank local government for its hard work and dedication across the country over the past five years. More savings need to be made as we finish the job of eliminating the largest deficit in our post-war history. The finance...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Alastair Ross: ...First of all, I will say that it is perhaps unfortunate that, I suspect, today's media coverage of this Bill will centre on the group 5 amendments. It is disappointing because of the considerable work that members of the Committee, departmental officials and other stakeholders have put into the Bill to try to make reforms that will make a real difference. There is a lot of good stuff in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Poverty (10 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: The impact of the work allowance change cannot be considered in isolation – it is part of a broader package of measures announced at the Summer Budget which were updated for the Autumn Statement. This included the increase to the personal tax allowance and introduction of the national living wage. Taken together, these reforms are designed to support people into employment and then...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (10 Feb 2016)

Lord Freud: ...that information has not been collected as part of the payment administrative systems. However, the Government is looking at ways to reform the current administrative system under Universal Credit so that it will systematically record nationality and immigration status of migrants who make a claim. The Government has made a radical series of changes over the last year to restrict the...

Scottish Parliament: Education (10 Feb 2016)

Stewart Stevenson: Finally, on how to deal with raising tax, Gordon Brown said on 30 April 2008: “We did not cover as well as we should that group of low-paid workers and low-income people who don’t get the working income tax credits”. In other words, the last time Labour upped the tax for basic rate taxpayers, Gordon Brown acknowledged that it didnae work. The evidence is that Labour hasnae...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Meacher: ...of moving into rent arrears. Into this mix comes the Government’s decision to cut housing benefit while simultaneously freezing the annual increases in already very low benefit incomes, which are then subject to council tax payments. Paul Nicolson has made this point very strongly in the media. The consequences of these decisions are the development of rent arrears, the draconian...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Ian McCrea: ...provides for the Minister for Regional Development to deliver the Randalstown to Castledawson dualling. That project is long overdue. Whilst there are some difficulties with land — and I know that work is ongoing in dealing with the landowners — it is, all in all, a long overdue project, and hopefully it will deal with the large volume of traffic that travels that way on a...

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...years education as well as in the traditional school years. We have a clear focus on quality and our early years education system is underpinned by the early years foundation stage statutory framework. The EYFS profile data results for 2014-15 already show a 14.6 percentage point increase in the proportion of children reaching a “good level of development” by age five in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Employment Bill: Consideration Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Phil Flanagan: I largely accept what the Minister says, but I still do not accept that teachers and nurses have to be employed on zero-hours contracts. There has to be some way of getting casual worker contracts — not necessarily through an agency — to meet the need for flexibility in the public sector. However, the target of the amendment is not the health service, the education system or the...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Third Reading (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: My Lords, I add my note of congratulation to the noble Baronesses, Lady Pitkeathley, Lady Hollis and Lady Drake, on the splendid work that they have done not just on this Bill but long before and since. They deserve the credit for these hard-fought and well-won amendments, as does the Minister. This has not been an easy Bill at all. Indeed, I do not want to spoil the tone but I join the noble...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Young People (9 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: Universal Credit gives greater incentives for people to move into, and then progress in work. Within legacy benefits single young people under 25 without children are not generally eligible for in-work support from Working Tax Credit and can face a severe withdrawal of benefits when they go into work. The introduction of Universal Credit represents a marked improvement in support....

Trade Union Bill: Committee (1st Day) (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...think that the Government’s response surely must be to see that the best way of increasing participation in union democracy would be to bring ballots into the 21st century by permitting the use of electronic and workplace ballots. Unions are the only organisation in the UK that are legally required to hold postal-only ballots. Postal ballots tend to be more expensive and lead to...

Local Services (Southend) (5 Feb 2016)

David Amess: ...about who actually runs it. Is it the wide number of local councillors split into seven different groups? Are they running it, or is it the council officers who are running it? I get so frustrated when I find credit being taken for things that I personally think are not truly down to the local authority. There does not seem to be much praise for central Government initiatives. If the...

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...? He was a long-standing servant of his community, including as a councillor for 15 years. I know that he will be greatly missed by all. It is a privilege to serve in the House today as the duty Work and Pensions Minister, and to respond to my hon. Friends the Members for Christchurch (Mr Chope) and for Shipley (Philip Davies). Their forensic, constructive and diligent work has certainly...

European Union Subsidiarity Assessment: Electoral Law of the EU (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

Lord Inglewood: ...that time served on the Legal Affairs Committee and the Constitutional Affairs Committee. It is a truism that it is very important that the European Union, and the European Parliament within it, works on the basis of conferred competencies. In other words, it can only do what it is permitted to do by the treaties that set the institutions up. As I mentioned, I served a considerable number...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 2 - Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016 (4 Feb 2016)

...) is amended as follows. (2) After section 32LC (inserted by section [Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016]) insert— “32LD Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity added, on or before 31 March 2016 The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is— (a) generated by an onshore wind generating...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service, hears appeals against the Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits. The table below shows the average length of time to administer appeals in respect of (a) personal independence payment (PIP), (b) employment and support allowance (ESA),...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits. The table below shows the proportion of appeals which were decided in favour of the appellant in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Social Security Benefits (4 Feb 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people called for Jury service were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) working tax credit and (e) child tax credit in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and what steps he is taking to meet the costs of undertaking jury service for such people.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the cost resulting from the reduction in the work allowance of universal credit relates to (a) new claimants to universal credit, (b) current recipients of universal credit and (c) current tax credit recipients naturally migrated onto universal credit.

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