Results 1–20 of 60 for speaker:Rachel Maclean

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I welcome the acknowledgement of Opposition Members that they agree with the principles of this much-needed reform, which is changing a broken welfare system. I am not standing up here pretending that everything is perfect. The system before was not perfect either. We are not blind to the stories of human suffering that we have heard this afternoon; they are profoundly devastating when we...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: As my hon. Friend says, the programme is being rolled out cautiously. We spend a lot of time in our areas working with constituents to make sure they are not negatively affected. It is our job to ensure they get the help they need. I cannot vote for the motion tonight because it targets the most vulnerable people aspiring to escape the cycle of poverty in which they are trapped by the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection (18 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the collection rates were for warrants of control by HM Courts and Tribunals Service on Warrants of Control for each year since 2008.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Arrest Warrants (18 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many warrants of arrest have been (a) issued by HM Courts and Tribunals Service and (b) executed by civilian enforcement officers in each of the last three years.

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: This is indeed an important Bill. I look forward to serving on the Bill Committee and to helping it to become law. We have heard a number of things about the narrative and the tone from the Opposition. I say to the hon. Member for Luton North (Kelvin Hopkins) that I have nothing to do with hedge funds or with rich people in the City—unless we are talking about the city of Birmingham...

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. I am sure that members of the Treasury team are doing everything they can on those points, and I welcome the work that they are doing in that regard. I have also seen small businesses in my constituency being affected by such practices. I do not condone them at all. We all want to see a country where good work is rewarded, and where employers...

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: The hon. Lady is talking about people who have lost their jobs who have been discriminated against. All our hearts would go out to someone in that situation, but is she aware that the tax-free threshold for people who have been discriminated against is not affected by the provisions in the Bill? Such awards will be wholly tax-free under the Bill, so does she agree that discrimination is not...

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: The hon. Lady is being extremely generous in giving way. I just wish to put on the record that discrimination awards will not be affected by the Bill. I have a copy of the Bill here: there is full exemption for compensation awarded by an employment tribunal relating to discrimination awards. She is talking about a case of a mother who is discriminated against, and none of us would wish to see...

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Does my hon. Friend agree that a small business owner with just a couple of staff has to go through a lot of stress in the whole process of making someone redundant? We should not forget that small business owners are people as well, often quite low paid because they are sacrificing salary. That can lead to mental health issues, stress and anxiety.

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that under this Government we have made the largest strides to close the tax gap that we have seen in recent years, which means that we are collecting more from rich people and tax avoiders than ever before?

Finance Bill: Termination payments etc: amounts chargeable on employment income (11 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: Why is the hon. Gentleman discussing removing the power of unfair dismissal when that is neither covered by the Bill nor proposed by the Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Nursing (10 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: What steps he is taking to broaden routes into nursing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Nursing (10 Oct 2017)

Rachel Maclean: I welcome the fact that there are currently record numbers of nurses working in the NHS, but what is the Secretary of State doing to provide assurances to hospitals, such as the Alex in my constituency, that have faced issues with recruitment and retention? I very much welcome the new routes into nursing, including degree apprenticeships. What further actions does he propose to take?


1 2 3 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.