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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I hope that the whole House will join me in paying tribute to the late Rodney Bickerstaffe, the former general secretary of Unison who died last week. He will be remembered for his warmth and the esteem in which he was held throughout the Labour movement and throughout the community. More than that, he, almost more than anyone else, made sure that the national minimum wage happened in this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I wonder which planet the Prime Minister is on. Citizens Advice describes universal credit as “a disaster waiting to happen”. It has made that conclusion based on its work assisting tens of thousands of claimants with debt. Housing associations report an increase of up to 50% in the eviction of tenants in rent arrears due to universal credit. Can the Prime Minister and Department...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Halton Housing Trust reports a 100% year-on-year increase in the number of evictions. Half of all council tenants on universal credit are at least a month in arrears in their rent. This weekend, the former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, described universal credit as “operationally messy, socially unfair and unforgiving.” He is right, isn’t he? It is years behind...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: At last the Prime Minister recognises that there are problems. The Institute for Public Policy Research and the Child Poverty Action Group estimate that universal credit is going to put another 200,000 children into poverty. Last month, apparently, a dozen Conservative MPs wrote to the Work and Pensions Secretary calling for a pause. Perhaps they should have listened to people like Georgina,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The last Labour Government lifted a million children out of poverty. Gloucester City Homes has evicted one in eight of all of its tenants because of universal credit. The Prime Minister talks about helping the poorest, but the reality is a very, very different story. Not only are people being driven into poverty but, absurdly, the universal credit helpline costs claimants 55p per minute for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Sadly, universal credit is only one of a string of failures of this Government. Everywhere we look we see a Government in chaos. On the most important issues facing this country it is a shambles: Brexit negotiations that have made no progress; Bombardier and other workers facing redundancy; most working people worse off; young people pushed into record levels of debt; 1 million elderly people...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank the Prime Minister for the advance copy of her statement. Sixteen months on from the referendum, no real progress has been made. The Prime Minister delivered yet another definitive speech designed to herald a breakthrough that instead only confirmed the confusion at the heart of Government. If we want to judge the progress the Government have made since triggering article 50, we...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Thank you, Mr Speaker. It is staggering that, eight months after triggering article 50, the Government have made so little progress. The Secretary of State for International Trade said a deal with the EU should be the “easiest in human history” —[Interruption.] That is what he said. Now, the reality for this Tory Government is beginning to bite, but if things do not...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Rather than fighting over their own jobs, the reality is that millions of people’s jobs and living standards depend on the success of these negotiations. If this Government cannot negotiate a deal for Britain, they should make way for a team that can.

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Drop-out rates—

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: I share the Prime Minister’s sympathy for all those affected by Hurricane Irma in whichever part of the Caribbean they have suffered. I hope the Prime Minister will be prepared to look carefully at the speed of our response to Hurricane Irma, and that, if demands are made in the next few days or weeks from any country affected, Britain will respond as generously as we can in helping...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The United Nations committee says that the Government’s policies have caused “grave and systematic violations” of the rights of disabled people. We have seen punitive assessments and sanctions, cuts to disability benefits, and the bedroom tax that has hit disabled people, 4.2 million of whom now live in poverty. At the weekend, we were told that the public sector pay cap had...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the Prime Minister understand that inflation is now 2.9%, so anything less than that means that dedicated public servants are worse off again? They have been made worse off every year for the past seven years. Yesterday, the POA was not impressed either with the 1.7% offer, saying, “it is a pay cut. It is not acceptable.” As we discovered that prison officers and the police...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: There are 20,000—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: Thank you, Mr Speaker. There are 20,000 fewer police officers and 7,000 fewer prison officers than in 2010, 43% of police stations have closed in the past two years alone, and police budgets have been cut by £300 million, but the Chancellor is absolutely on the money on this one, literally. Last week, at the 1922 committee, he told Conservative MPs: “look at us, no mortgage,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The only problem is that more people in work are in poverty than ever before. More are in insecure work, and more rely on tax credits and housing benefit to make ends meet. Consumer debt is rising by 10% as wages are falling. Household savings are lower than at any time in the past 50 years. That is the Conservative legacy. A young woman called Aisha wrote to me last week. She says: “I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Institute for Fiscal Studies reports that English graduates have the highest student debts anywhere in the world. The poorest students now graduate with an average debt of £57,000. Who is responsible for that situation but the Prime Minister’s party and the Liberal Democrats? We are in the middle of an economic slowdown. The Office for Budget Responsibility says that there is a...


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