Stephen Lloyd: Will the hon. Lady give way?
Stephen Lloyd: That is an important point. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that a key area in the Bill—within the black box that was discussed earlier—is the fact that the Department will pay providers upwards of £14,000 to help into work people who have been away from work for a while and to sustain them in work over a couple of years? Does he agree that that is a positive step?
Stephen Lloyd: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman. On the future jobs fund, does he agree that the percentage of people who went into paid work afterwards was incredibly low? One of the reasons why the Government have decided to focus more on apprenticeships, where they have invested much more money, is that with apprenticeships the jobs that people get tend to stick.
Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Gentleman see nothing untoward about more than 5,000 families in the UK receiving more than £25,000 a year in housing benefit, which is equivalent to earning a salary of £80,000 to £90,000 a year?
Stephen Lloyd: Given the breadth of the Bill, I intend to focus on the work aspects. The right hon. Member for Croydon North (Malcolm Wicks) is no longer in the Chamber, but I trust that he will not mind if I, too, quote Beveridge, who famously said: “Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.” As we all know, those words...
Stephen Lloyd: I agree with every word that the hon. Lady said. How are we to help people back into work when they have been receiving incapacity benefit, jobseeker’s allowance or a similar benefit? As I said when I intervened on the right hon. Member for Croydon North, the Bill will provide much more money for training providers to give them an incentive to focus on people who have been on benefit for a...
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what funding his Department provided to residential schools to cover the costs of meeting the mobility needs of pupils when participating in community activities as set out in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) what funding his Department provided to...
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies have taken up the regional employers national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses since June 2010.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will establish separate UK flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation of the European Aviation Safety Agency's regulations on the same subject.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess whether changes to pilots' flight time limitations proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency provide levels of safety equivalent to existing levels.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies have made use of the regional employers national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses since June 2010.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has engaged Unum in the (a) design and (b) administration of the (i) work capability assessment and (ii) appeals process.
Stephen Lloyd: On that point, does my hon. Friend agree that it is incredibly significant that both the Arab League and countries in the area such as Qatar support the engagement and the UN resolution?
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what transitional arrangements (a) there are and (b) he plans to introduce for those who are moved onto jobseeker's allowance following a work capability assessment where the change results in a difference in benefit payments.
Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Financial Services Authority in relation to the regulation of independent financial advisers.
Stephen Lloyd: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd) for giving me an opportunity to speak in her Adjournment debate. I concur with everything that she said. I will take a limited time, because we want to listen to the Minister, but I wish to focus on a couple of separate matters. I add that my hon. Friend the Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) expressed specific concerns to me...
Stephen Lloyd: Hear, hear.
Stephen Lloyd: In my constituency, the average family household earns £27,500. According to the BBC’s calculator, if the household contains two children under 16 and both parents are working, the family will be just over £700 per annum better off as a result of the Budget.
Stephen Lloyd: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, after 13 years of Labour Government, there are 2 million children in households where no one works?