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Public Order Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 56 (7 Feb 2023)

Lord Anderson of Ipswich: ...SDPOs are more severe even than the TPIMs, successors to the once-controversial control orders that we impose on a tiny handful of dangerous terrorists and that I was much concerned with when I was Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Yet the Government estimate that 400 SDPOs will be imposed every year: 200 after conviction for protest-related offences under Clause 19, and 200...

Digital Pound (7 Feb 2023)

Carol Monaghan: ...will not include Government agencies aggressively targeting vulnerable individuals, for whatever reason? Several hon. Members have mentioned cash. We know that cash can give people financial independence, particularly if they are in a coercive relationship: not having somebody see every single spending decision they make gives them a slight amount of independence. What safeguards on the...

Saving for Later Life — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (7 Feb 2023)

David Linden: ...continue to get pensions policies that make our people poorer. That is why I fervently believe that the only way to ensure dignity and fairness in retirement for my constituents is with Scottish independence. For many of my elderly constituents sitting in their freezing homes this morning, perversely in an energy-rich country, that conclusion—that we need Scottish independence—is one...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Administration of Justice: Racial Discrimination (7 Feb 2023)

Mike Freer: To preserve the independence of the judiciary, the Lord Chief Justice, the Senior President of the Tribunals, and the Chief Coroner have statutory responsibility for judicial training, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and Coroners and Justice Act 2009 respectively, exercised through the Judicial College, which produces the Equal Treatment Bench Book.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Occupied Territories: War Crimes (7 Feb 2023)

Leo Docherty: The UK is a strong supporter of the International Criminal Court and we respect the independence of the Court. We do not consider that the ICC has jurisdiction in this instance as the UK does not currently recognise Palestinian statehood.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Programme Business Case (7 Feb 2023)

Pam Duncan-Glancy: ...of benefits are still administered by it, due to the Scottish Government delays. Last week, the UK Government agreed to extend existing agency agreements for carers allowance and the personal independence payment until 2025 and for other benefits including the industrial injuries payment—I appreciate the update given today—until 2026. In so doing, it made clear that any further...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (6 Feb 2023)

Lord Hannan of Kingsclere: ...the last three years since Brexit came into effect, if not the last six years since the referendum. We have been very slow to seize the regulatory and competitive opportunities afforded to us by independence. However, as I say, we live in an imperfect world. The real reason for the haste was given—with the frankness that a Back-Bencher is allowed and Front-Benchers are not—by my noble...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (6 Feb 2023)

John Glen: ..., and I can assure him that that is not the case. I would like to respond to my right hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire (Kit Malthouse), who made a number of observations about the independence of the OBR; its certification and validation role; and the iterative process and whether that compromised the apparent independence of the Treasury. He described economics as not just...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (6 Feb 2023)

John Glen: ..., and I can assure him that that is not the case. I would like to respond to my right hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire (Kit Malthouse), who made a number of observations about the independence of the OBR; its certification and validation role; and the iterative process and whether that compromised the apparent independence of the Treasury. He described economics as not just...

Social Security and Pensions (6 Feb 2023)

Amy Callaghan: I thank my hon. Friend for making that excellent point. On Friday, in my constituency, I met representatives of Pensioners for Independence, who cannot not understand why the UK Government are contributing such measly sums to our state pensions and our welfare system, and who see independence as a shining light and a way out of this despicable system. The people who have paid into the pension...

Social Security and Pensions (6 Feb 2023)

Amy Callaghan: I thank my hon. Friend for making that excellent point. On Friday, in my constituency, I met representatives of Pensioners for Independence, who cannot not understand why the UK Government are contributing such measly sums to our state pensions and our welfare system, and who see independence as a shining light and a way out of this despicable system. The people who have paid into the pension...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (6 Feb 2023)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has guidance on additional measures to take when a recipient of (a) Personal Independence Payment and (b) Disability Living Allowance who his Department has identified as vulnerable does not return a re-assessment form.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (6 Feb 2023)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's guidance is on steps to take when a recipient of (a) Personal Independence Payment and (b) Disability Living Allowance does not return a re-assessment form.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Personal Independence Payment: Long Covid (6 Feb 2023)

Paul Maynard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to review (a) the overall financial support offered to, (b) eligibility for Personal Independence Payment of, and (c) eligibility for Industrial Injuries Disablement benefit of those with long covid.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (6 Feb 2023)

Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Personal Independent Payment and (b) Disability Living Allowance claims were ended due to non-return of the re-assessment form in each year since 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Huntington's Disease (3 Feb 2023)

Emma Hardy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to assist Personal Independence Payment assessors making decisions on a person with Huntington's disease; and if he will publish a copy of that guidance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Huntington's Disease (3 Feb 2023)

Emma Hardy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) in the last five years, how many people with Huntington's disease (i) made a claim for Personal Independence Payment, (ii) were refused and (iii) were successful on appeal; (b) what was the cost of those successful appeals; (c) in the last five years, how many people with Huntington's disease in receipt of Personal Independence Payment...

Common Frameworks (Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Feb 2023)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...of co-operation within the United Kingdom, the Scottish Government do not believe in devolution and want to present everything through the prism of the SNP’s and the Green Party’s campaign for independence—even by trying to give the impression that they are already independent and complaining when they come up against reality. So, although civil servants in Scotland are...

Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 32 - Reserving contracts to supported employment providers (2 Feb 2023)

Florence Eshalomi: ...a range of peer-led accessible services. Their services support disabled people in accessing services and entitlements, challenging discrimination and exclusion, and having choice, control and independence. Amendments 92 to 94 would return to the broad definition of a supported employment provider set out in the Public Contracts Regulations by requiring 50% of employees to be disabled and...

Backbench Business: Cystic Fibrosis: Living Costs — [Carolyn Harris in the Chair] (2 Feb 2023)

Helen Whately: ...we will spend around £66 billion this financial year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. In fact, specific spending on the main disability benefits—personal independence payment, disability living allowance and attendance allowance—is more than £7 billion higher in real terms than it was in 2010. Significant amounts of money are going to those...


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