Results 1–20 of 1871 for speaker:Jack Dromey

Work and Pensions: State Pension Errors: Retired Women (14 Sep 2020)

Jack Dromey: Up to 130,000 women who have been denied their pension entitlements through pension underpayments are awaiting justice. An investigation is under way; when will it finally conclude so that those women, many of whom are in their twilight years, get the justice that they deserve? To make a bad situation worse, the Government pledged in their manifesto that they would honour the triple lock; we...

Work and Pensions: State Pension Errors: Retired Women (14 Sep 2020)

Jack Dromey: Up to 130,000 women who have been denied their pension entitlements through pension underpayments are awaiting justice. An investigation is under way; when will it finally conclude so that those women, many of whom are in their twilight years, get the justice that they deserve? To make a bad situation worse, the Government pledged in their manifesto that they would honour the triple lock; we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (9 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2020 to Question 65109 on State Retirement Pensions: Females, what time limits apply to claiming previously underpaid state pension in cases where a female pensioner is now deceased.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (7 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to determine the circumstances in which interest is added to back payments of a state pension.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (7 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether entitlement to a Category D pension requires a person to make a claim.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (7 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a married woman is entitled to draw an immediate category BL pension when her husband reaches state pension age in cases where her husband has deferred taking his own pension.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (6 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of married women (a) entitled to and (b) in receipt of a state pension through the National Insurance contributions of a their (i) husband, (ii) late husband or (ii) ex husband; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (6 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to use the Government’s administrative data to identify married women who are not receiving the level of state pension to which they are entitled; how many of those women have been identified; what the average value is of those backdated state pension payments, and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (6 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a widow is entitled to claim back underpaid state pension for periods before she was widowed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (2 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the underpayments of state pension to women who have not received their full state pension will be passed on to the (a) surviving spouse and (b) beneficiaries of a will where a female pensioner is deceased.

Written Answers — Treasury: State Retirement Pensions: Females (1 Jul 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax liability is for women who receive back payments of underpaid state pension in a single financial year; and if he will make a statement.

Work and Pensions: Women: State Pension Uplift (29 Jun 2020)

Jack Dromey: Case after case is being uncovered of retired women being underpaid on their pension. To this day, many do not know about the Department’s mistake, and some have tragically died before learning of it. This must be properly investigated. Crucially, those women deserve justice. When will the Department work out how many women have been affected, and who they are? Will it bring forward a plan...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (24 Jun 2020)

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) members of civil partnerships and (b) members of same sex marriages are able to claim a Category BL pension based on the contributions of a civil partner or spouse; and if she will make a statement.

Covid-19: Economic Package (12 May 2020)

Jack Dromey: If 800,000 businesses have benefited from the welcome job retention scheme, the 800,000-strong world-class automotive industry will be key to recovery, including Jaguar Land Rover, whose Jaguar factory lies at the heart of my constituency of Erdington. Does the Chancellor recognise that the continuation of the job retention scheme for as long as is necessary, together with welcome measures to...

Pensions (4 May 2020)

Jack Dromey: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Following on from what the Pensions Minister said, our country is gripped by the greatest crisis since 1945, and in the great battle to save jobs and livelihoods I too have nothing but praise for the DWP staff, who, together with key and essential workers throughout our country, have been utterly magnificent in rising to the challenge of protecting the public and...

Income tax (charge) (16 Mar 2020)

Jack Dromey: A dark cloud is descending on our world, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the globe. We have only to see what is happening in Italy to recognise just what could be coming to our own country. The health service, the police service and social care, already stretched by 10 years of austerity, are stretched even further. None the less, now is not the time to...

Work and Pensions: Workplace Pensions (9 Mar 2020)

Jack Dromey: Auto-enrolment, the creation of the last Labour Government, has transformed the lives of millions, with 10 million more now saving into a workplace pension, but 5 million people are still not covered because they are too young, because they earn too little or because they are self-employed. The hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) is right that 8% cannot be the summit of...

Local Government Finance (England) (24 Feb 2020)

Jack Dromey: Forty-one per cent. of children in Birmingham are growing up in poverty. Nearly half a million Birmingham citizens live in some of the most deprived areas of Britain. Birmingham is on track for £784 million-worth of cuts to its budget. Its workforce has been cut in half. Children’s centres and youth centres are closing, with catastrophic consequences for the city. The Secretary of State...

Policing (England and Wales) (24 Feb 2020)

Jack Dromey: May I start by paying tribute to two very fine maiden speeches we have heard tonight? The hon. Member for Newbury (Laura Farris) captured in poetic terms the beauty of her constituency. She also captured the tragedy of Hungerford. I know parts of her constituency well. For many years I represented, in the old Transport and General Workers Union, the workers at the Atomic Weapons...

Policing (England and Wales) (24 Feb 2020)

Jack Dromey: Under the hon. Gentleman’s Government, national debt has doubled, but it also comes down to this simple reality: ultimately, political choices were made back in 2010. Choices were made about cutting the police that should never, ever have been made. I stress again what I said at the start: the first duty of any Government is the safety and security of their citizens. Is the hon. Gentleman...


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