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School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

Martyn Day: When my constituent, Mrs Clark, became a kinship carer on the tragic death of her daughter, the backdating of child tax credit payments beyond three months was only done after a protracted process culminating in two appeals to the Adjudicator’s Office, adding to the stress on the family. Will the Leader of the House set aside Government time for a debate on the payment of child and...

Women and Equalities: Welfare Policy: Gender Equality (21 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: Engender has said that, since 2010, £26 billion of cuts to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions have been made, and that 85% of that figure has come from women’s income. The statement made yesterday by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions confirms that the two-child policy and, presumably, the rape clause are carrying on. They will also have an effect on women’s...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: ...go, there are very few options for people who depend on the support they offer. In Scotland we are limited as to what we can do about the LHA cap. We have already spent in the region of £100 million mitigating the bedroom tax, until we are able to abolish it. The welfare powers that the Scottish Parliament is receiving do not extend to changing the rules on local housing allowance. As...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Damian Green MP) has made the following Written Statement. Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Damian Green: Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is fundamentally about helping people to build better futures for themselves and their families. Universal Credit has been...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...the list of reserved powers. Amendment 98,†page†59, leave out line 24. This amendment removes the reservation of hovercraft from the list of reserved powers. Amendment 141,†page†59,†line†28, leave out “, reserved trust ports or”. This amendment is consequential upon amendment 140. Amendment 142,†page†59,†line†37, leave out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (11 Jul 2016)

Shabana Mahmood: My constituency has the third highest level of child poverty in the country, and 13,600 families currently receive tax credits, leaving them vulnerable to the Government’s cuts to universal credit. In his aborted bid for the Tory leadership, the Secretary of State said that he had a “strong grasp of…the social and economic divisions in our country”. If that is true,...

Junior Doctors Contract: Points of Order (6 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier, in my question to the Prime Minister on tax credits, I specifically mentioned the two-child policy and the rape clause. I am sure he did not mean to mislead the House in his answer, but he said that the Scottish Parliament would be getting specific powers on welfare to cover those particular issues. In fact, that is not the case. The...

Scottish Parliament: Children (16 Jun 2016)

Daniel Johnson: ...Smith for that comment and echo the comments on the matter from right across the chamber. The importance of breastfeeding is well understood and we must make every effort to ensure that every child benefits from it. Labour has taken the early years seriously for some time. Expanded childcare, the introduction of paternity leave, increased maternity leave and pay, tax credits and the sure...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Polak: ...that progress towards this has already begun; Britain’s world-leading tech sector gives us a competitive edge that is not just transforming our daily lives but driving the whole economy forward. Not only does the UK have one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the G20 but you can register a company within 48 hours for as little as £15 and have access to the second largest...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (9 Jun 2016)

Sam Gyimah: The Government uses a range of information from a number of different sources to consider the affordability of childcare, including: our ‘Childcare and early years survey of parents’ (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years- survey-of-parents-2012-to-2013), independent surveys, such as the Family and Childcare Trust Annual Childcare Cost Surveys...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Maurice Corry: ...the past few years since the implementation of the military covenant in 2011 that several key elements of welfare benefits are now firmly in place for our armed forces, both for serving personnel and for veterans. Those include child benefits, statutory sick pay, the armed forces independence payment, PIP, the sure start maternity grant, job allowances, tax credits, childcare costs,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (6 Jun 2016)

Shailesh Vara: ...West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i) Personal Independence Payment (PIP), (ii) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and (v) tax credits between January and December 2015; however, HMCTS is unable to confirm how many of those appeals were successful as the appeals cleared within a given period will not correlate to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (6 Jun 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-Tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Pay to Stay (6 Jun 2016)

Marcus Jones: The taper is designed to ensure that it always pays to work. I reassure the hon. Lady and her constituents that many things—child benefit, tax credits, personal independence payments—are not taken into account under this policy.

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Creating a Fairer Scotland (2 Jun 2016)

Christina McKelvie: According to the Child Poverty Action Group, “Child poverty is caused by a range of factors which work together and result in inadequate household resources.” Factors that contribute to insufficient income include low wages, underemployment and worklessness. Households in Scotland in which no one is in paid employment are those that are most likely to experience poverty. There are...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: EU Nationals (1 Jun 2016)

Greg Hands: ...the draw of our welfare system. But net migration remains too high and there is still more work to do. Data recently released by HMRC showed recently-arrived EU migrants paid £2.5 billion more in tax than they received in tax credits or child benefit in 2013/14.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (27 May 2016)

Anne Main: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of annual claims made for (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit by EU nationals who remain in the UK for less than one year in each of the last three years.

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Lucy Powell: ...in the face of that agenda. It is almost laughable. Yes, let us support social workers by lifting the quality and the status of the profession, and let us enable quicker adoption for those who want to give vulnerable children a great start in life. We also welcome the care leavers covenant. But let us not kid ourselves that the context has not got much, much harder. Huge cuts to...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...take forward good ideas from across the chamber if we believe that they can help achieve our goals. As I have already made clear, the defining mission of this Government will be education. That is because we want every child to have a fair chance in life and because we know that a good education is the foundation of that. However, we also know that ensuring equality of opportunity for...


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