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Business of the House: Disability Employment Gap (8 Jun 2016)

Owen Smith: ...for disabled people. Let me quote a few Government Members and then I will give way to the hon. Member for Sherwood (Mark Spencer). I will first quote the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), who said before abstaining on the vote: “To secure my trust, I need to believe in the White Paper and that the £100 million will go some way to help those people. That is my...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Universal Credit Work Allowance (6 Jan 2016)

Owen Smith: ...enacted through the Universal Credit (Work Allowance) Amendment Regulations”. The commission is right and the Opposition agree, just as we agreed when the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) and her colleagues urged the Government to go into reverse last time.

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): Welfare Cap (16 Dec 2015)

Owen Smith: ...fair and cannot be right. It may not even be legal. We are seeking advice as to the legality of that move. I suspect that is not what the Chancellor told the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) or other Tory Back Benchers when he reassured them that he was making good the tax credit cut, even if it meant breaching the welfare cap.

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons): Welfare Cap (16 Dec 2015)

Owen Smith: I rise in the spirit of the intervention made by the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) and to say that I absolutely welcome the decision by the Government today to breach the welfare cap in order to reverse-ferret on the cut for 3 million recipients of tax credits—low-wage workers right across Britain. It is an excellent thing the Government have done and we will be fully...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme No. 3): New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 (27 Oct 2015)

Owen Smith: ...is not just listening that is required. Change is required.”—[ Official Report, House of Lords, 26 October 2015; Vol. 765, c. 1005.] Let me also cite the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), who I thought spoke brilliantly, eloquently and forcefully last week. I shall quote just one part of her speech. She said: “To pull ourselves out of debt, we should not be forcing...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Owen Smith: ...the speeches has been the message that politics is always about choices: what are we going to prioritise; who are we going to stand up for; and what, as the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) said in her brave and heartfelt speech, do we stand for? This debate has laid bare those fundamental choices. The simple question that the Government must face tonight, and the simple...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Owen Smith: ...assessment—of what this Government are going to do to our constituents, and to Conservative constituents, across this country. I referred earlier to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen), who made a scintillating speech. I will quote a few words for the delectation of the Chief Secretary. She said that these measures were “betraying who we are”—that is, who the...


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