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Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...Karren Brady. Before I mention individual speeches, may I reject the persistent criticism from the Opposition about this being a thin Queen’s Speech? We focus on sugar-free drinks and the sugar tax, but the Queen’s Speech is packed with fantastic nuggets. My Bill will push forward the digital economy. The Department for Transport will focus on autonomous vehicles and on...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Baroness Jowell: can indeed distinguish between the fear of a free-for-all in immigration and the chance to give back to a small number of unaccompanied refugee children who have suffered unimaginable trauma their childhood. Tax credits, support for disabled people and social housing are all causes that will change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. They were all taken up by your...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

the Bishop of Durham: ...time comes to leave care, it is often traumatic. A move to provide care leavers with a personal adviser until they are 25 is therefore a very welcome proposal. With the passing of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, the focus for the rest of this Parliament will be on the implementation of these reforms, including the wider rollout of universal credit. I have always been a strong...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (19 May 2016)

John Finnie: ...gain promotion. Like Kezia Dugdale, we are delighted that it is a 50:50 Cabinet. Like many others, we want to thank Alex Neil and Richard Lochhead, who are leaving office. We thank them for their work and wish them the very best in the future. I had more dealings in the previous session with Mr Neil. As others have said, he drove through the equal marriage legislation, which is a great...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Tim Farron: ...this place, but we still stand. It is the system we have, and rather than take notice of an old convention between two establishment parties, I will take the side of the people, and if we can stop tax credit cuts by using the other place, we will jolly well use it, and if he wants to reform the House of Lords, we will be with him in the Lobbies. We heard the Leader of the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (18 May 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...for the Environment. Despite such demanding positions, one biographical note reflected: “King never had a strong public profile compared to other members of the Cabinet”. But the explanation for that does him great credit, because it reasons that he did not, “draw attention to himself by elementary errors or public gaffes”. That reputation for competence and...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Altmann: ...chances strategy will set out our comprehensive plan to tackle disadvantage and extend opportunity, as announced by the Prime Minister in his speech of 11 January. The strategy will describe how we are working across government to break down some of these barriers to opportunity and to transform people’s lives. This will be a cross-government initiative. We have already introduced...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Mark Durkan: ...difficult challenges. They create new products or find new applications for products; they find new markets and new customers. That is what creates new jobs, before all of us in politics claim the credit for that. What we have to do is make sure that we give these people the best possible environment in which to do that. The hon. Gentleman quoted Tom Hall of Allstate. I recall signing up...

Petition - Withdrawal of the Housing and Planning Bill: HMRC Office Closure (Walsall) (10 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...raised. Before doing so, it is worth recapping briefly on what we are trying to achieve with HMRC. The organisation provides an essential service to people in the United Kingdom, not only helping hard-working families with the benefits they need, but making sure that the taxes that fund our vital public services get paid. We want to help HMRC do that better. We want it to be faster and...

Backbench Business - Universal Credit (Children)Backbench Business (10 May 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: I know that the issue of in-work claimants is still at a fairly embryonic stage, but 40% of the DWP’s own staff are likely to be affected by that in-work conditionality approach. I know that various hon. Members have asked the DWP for answers on whether it will offer those staff the extra hours they need to avoid being sanctioned and having their tax credits and universal credit cut....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disabled People: Benefits (9 May 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: Again, I challenge the hon. Lady back on that. Any analysis of universal credit has to take into account the introduction of the national living wage, the extension of childcare, support for working parents and increases to the personal tax allowance. It is a simpler system. More generous childcare provision supports those who work for just a few hours and there will be a named contact. As we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Older People: Employment (9 May 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: Statistics published last month show that more than 600,000 people in their 50s and 60s are helped into work through the tax credit system, which provides vital in-work support. How many of those 600,000 will be eligible to receive in-work support under universal credit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 May 2016)

Stephen Crabb: Universal credit is transforming the welfare system so that work always pays. For the first time, we are providing tailored support to help people to get into, and make progress in, work. Anyone being moved to universal credit from tax credits will receive transitional protection, so that they are not a cash loser.

Business of the House (5 May 2016)

Chris Bryant: .... The use of food banks up by 19%. Absolute child poverty set to rise. NHS waiting lists up. Libraries closed. Net migration higher than it has ever been. There has been one Budget in which the Chancellor attacked working tax credits, and another in which he attacked welfare payments. Morale at rock bottom—in the NHS, the teaching profession and the police. Election rules bent to...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons (4 May 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...right-to-buy scheme, or they may be able to take up shared ownership offers. We have brought forward a package of amendments which significantly improves the operation of the policy by protecting work incentives and vulnerable tenants. I am very grateful to your Lordships’ House for recognising this and accepting the government amendment to enable the creation of exceptions for...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Nicholas Dakin: ...saddening; it’s such a wonderful course to be a part of and our nurses are absolutely vital in the care of society’s health and the maintenance of OUR NHS. If the bursary is scrapped, a lot of student nurses will end up working 70 plus hours a week (placement, study time, job/s). Is a student nurse working that many hours a week safe patient care?” Those words capture...

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The design of universal credit, which the noble Baroness is looking at, is very different from existing legacy benefits. It incorporates real incentives to work more and we are already seeing people who are on universal credit looking to work more, looking to do more hours and looking to earn more in a way that they were not on legacy benefits. At the same time as we have those reductions to...

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

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 25156, if he will publish the list of circumstances that would trigger natural migration from tax credits to universal credit.

Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: The hon. Lady will be interested to hear what I have to say in a few minutes about how the policy will work in practice to ensure not only consistency, but that it always pays to work. We have brought forward a package of amendments and statements of intent to ensure that the policy is fair and that it does not damage the incentive to find work and keep in work. In addition, we have committed...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Bhattacharyya: ...response to each threat to jobs, communities and businesses. Yet, when we examine the causes of the crisis, we discover that they are complex and often a result of our own previous decisions on supporting, taxing and regulating our industries. This was the case during the financial crisis, when our history as a trading nation, our reliance on financial services for tax revenues and a boom...

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