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International Women's Day — Debate (3 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I feel doubly fortunate to be able to make my maiden speech in this debate to mark 100 years of International Women's Day, first because it was introduced by my mentor, my noble friend Lady Gould, and secondly because I have been proud to call myself a feminist for some 40 of those 100 years. I was also fortunate to have as my supporters two formidable women, my noble friend Lady...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Welfare Reform Bill (9 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the gender impact assessment for the Welfare Reform Bill.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (14 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (a) men and (b) women who will be affected by the proposal to introduce a time limit for the payment of contributory employment and support allowance.

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2011 — Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I wish to speak particularly on the shift from the RPI to the CPI. The Minister in the other place acknowledged that no single index is perfect, and the noble Lord, Lord Freud, said something similar this evening. Given that, I argue that the criterion that we should use is which index best protects the living standards of some of the poorest members of our society. That is not the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (15 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many heterosexual couple households in receipt of housing benefit the benefit is paid to one person rather than jointly; and in how many of those cases payment is made to the woman.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (28 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number and proportion of (a) men, and (b) women, affected by the imposition of a time limit on contributory employment and support allowance who will be eligible for means-tested benefits in compensation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Tenancies (28 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) private tenancies, and (b) social housing tenancies, for dwellings occupied by couples are held (1) by men as individuals, (2) by women as individuals, and (3) jointly by couples.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit System (28 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government who will provide the appropriate budgeting support referred to in Universal Credit: welfare that works for people on low incomes who may have difficulties managing their financial affairs should universal credit be paid monthly; and what form that budgeting support will take.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (29 Mar 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many families in receipt of housing benefit the claimant is (a) a man, and (b) a woman; and in how many families the claim is a joint claim, excluding same-sex couples in both cases.

Economy: Personal Debt — Question (3 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, will the Minister comment on fears that a number of provisions in the Welfare Reform Bill could increase the level of personal debt? I am thinking of, for example, the effective abolition of the Social Fund and that suggestion that universal credit might be paid on a monthly basis, making even more difficult the juggling act of trying to get by on a low income.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (9 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government which benefits will and will not be treated as out-of-work income for the purposes of calculating the benefits cap proposed in the Welfare Reform Bill.

Jobseeker's Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011: Motion of Regret (10 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, being new to the House, I am no connoisseur of Merits Committee reports, but on reading its 27th Report over Easter, it struck me as being damning in its conclusion that the lack of information attached to the regulations was unacceptable. The noble Baroness, Lady Thomas of Winchester has confirmed that view. I am rather more familiar with the reports of the Social Security Advisory...

Child Poverty — Question (17 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to build on the reduction in child poverty in 2009-10 reported in Households Below Average Income, published on 12 May.

Child Poverty — Question (17 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I thank the Minister and I welcome the Government's commitment to the eradication of child poverty. However, given that improved financial support for children played a key role in the previous Government's achievement in reducing child poverty to its lowest level since 1985, will he comment on the Institute for Fiscal Studies' prediction that cuts in such support could contribute...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (24 May 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 May (WA 173), whether the average weekly wage earned by working families, upon which the benefit cap will be based, will include child benefit and child tax credit in the case of families with children.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (7 Jun 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the effect on the gross and net fiscal savings of time-limiting contributory Employment and Support Allowance for those in the Work-Related Activity Group, if the time limit proposed in the Welfare Reform Bill were applied after (a) two, (b) five, or (c) ten years instead of the proposed one year; and, in each case, what is their estimate of how...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (7 Jun 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the effect on the gross and net fiscal savings and on the number of recipients affected, if the initial 13-week assessment period were excluded from the calculation of the proposed one-year time limit on contributory Employment and Support Allowance proposed in the Welfare Reform Bill.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (20 Jun 2011)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 May (WA 399-400), whether they will estimate the number of households who would be subject to the proposed benefit cap, if (a) child benefit, and (b) any other relevant benefits or tax credits, were treated as part of the median income at which the benefit will be capped.


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