Results 1–20 of 25073 for housing benefit

Scottish Parliament: Celtic’s European Cup Win (50th Anniversary) (25 May 2017)

James Dornan: ...the ball to Bobby Murdoch—the greatest midfielder of all time—whose shot is stuck into the back of the net by Stevie Chalmers. There is utter mayhem in Lisbon on the pitch, in the stadium, in most houses in Scotland and, I suspect, in houses of football supporters around the world—especially in my house, of course. I remember a number of things about the match, outside of...

Scottish Parliament: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 May 2017)

John Scott: ...their use, which therefore leads to a lack of case law, which in turn prevents the law from being developed, meaning that the uncertainty continues. The uncertainty that the bill seeks to remedy stems from a House of Lords judgment that was made in the 1920s, to which the minister referred. It stated that, once someone had been given a third-party right, it was irrevocable. In other words,...

Scottish Parliament: National Parks (24 May 2017)

Maurice Corry: ...was an issue in my ward of Lomond North, and a constant battle is going on there. That is being addressed, but Kate Forbes is right, and the effect has been to put up the value of the small number of houses there. Another reason why they are going up in value is the expansion of Faslane, but that is another issue altogether. It is worth noting that many countries have a larger number of...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...I would be able to afford a new contract for the next two years. At this point, I have to check my privilege. I have never known poverty—I have generous friends and a family to lean on for support, and I have equity in my house. However, at the end of that phone call I knew a new kind of terror that I had never experienced before. As it happened, the organisation managed the...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Support for Young People (17 May 2017)

Adam Tomkins: ...Mr Macpherson for giving way. Is he giving his speech in favour of the proposition that the Scottish Government should exercise its powers under section 28 of the Scotland Act 2016 to create a new benefit to support unemployed 18 to 21-year-olds in pursuit of housing?

Scottish Parliament: Affordable Housing (North-east Scotland) (17 May 2017)

Kevin Stewart: The Scottish Government has provided an additional £8 million to support a 124-unit key worker housing project on surplus public sector land at the former Craiginches prison site in Aberdeen. That project is due for completion in March 2018, and public sector workers who provide an essential service—national health service staff and teachers in particular—will benefit from...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...have made has been to make it a 200-mile limit. We are the only party to have consistently, always and invariably opposed the common fisheries policy. Donald Stewart, the then leader of the SNP, spoke in the House of Commons in 1983 against the common fisheries policy when it was a matter for debate. Alan McCartney wrote an excellent paper in the 1990s on the precise point that Finlay...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Adam Tomkins: ...the same party that, more than 20 years ago, enacted the ground-breaking and internationally celebrated Disability Discrimination Act 1995. It is a UK Government that spends more than £50 billion on benefits to support disabled people, a more than £6 billion increase on what the previous Labour Government spent—that is 2.5 per cent of gross domestic product and more than 6...

Scottish Parliament: Outdoor Education (16 May 2017)

...and the National Trust for Scotland, in the provision and promotion of outdoor education; believes that outdoor education should be seen as an important component of the curriculum, with meaningful benefits to both pupils' learning and their health; considers that sites such as Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire, which is run by the National Trust for Scotland, the RSPB’s Mersehead...

Scottish Parliament: Keeping Children Safe Online (11 May 2017)

Jamie Greene: I know. It is fair to say that, as well as all the benefits that technology brings, it brings many dangers, and we have spoken about those at great length. Just this week, I welcomed to the Parliament’s education service a group of primary 7 students—11 and 12-year-olds—from Glengarnock primary in North Ayrshire. Knowing that I had this debate coming up, I asked how many of...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Richard Leonard: ...people a way out of a failing economy in which working people are being made to pay the price of a crisis that they did not create. Wages, which were once rising gradually, are no longer increasing. Housing costs and even the price of food are rising and cannot be afforded and, for too many people, fuel poverty is going up, not down. We have the poor, the working poor and the public...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Douglas Ross: ...crisis since its creation in 2013, from problems with call handling to the cancellation of the i6 project. It is a force that, by Police Scotland’s own admission, has an “elephant-sized deficit” that it is “going to eat ... one bite at a time.” It is a force that is trying to get its own house in order but, under the proposals, it will have to deal with a...

Scottish Parliament: Food Banks (9 May 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...just walk in and get food—of course they cannot, as a referral is needed; and that only people characterised as skivers use food banks, which is not the case. In 2013, Lord Freud, a Tory millionaire, told the House of Lords that there is “no evidence” that the growth of food banks is linked to growing poverty and hunger rather than merely people wishing to get free food....

Scottish Parliament: Crofting Law Reform (2 May 2017)

Gail Ross: ...boy John Mason talked about land use and said that people in cities were sympathetic towards crofters, given the issue that they face, as did Humza Yousaf. Mr Mason made the valid point that a strong population in the Highlands and Islands benefits the whole of Scotland, which is fantastic. He also touched on the committee’s internal debate about what language to use. It is very...

Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech (27 Apr 2017)

Her Majesty’s most gracious Speech was then delivered to both Houses of Parliament by the Lord Privy Seal, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government has pursued a programme that has delivered stability, security and strong leadership, and begun the task of making Britain a country that works for everyone. My...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I have further to acquaint the House that the Leader of the House of Lords, one of the Lords Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command. For greater accuracy I have obtained a copy, and also directed that the terms of the Speech be printed in the Journal of this House. Copies are being made...

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret (27 Apr 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...thought that the Labour Party was in favour of leaving the European Union, although having heard the tortured exposition of Labour’s policy earlier this week that is anyone’s guess. But I reassure the House that this Government not only understand the difficult choices that need to be made to ensure that our NHS has the resources and personnel that it needs to thrive, but, if...

Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...about delaying superfast connectivity or pandering to the communications providers. To the contrary, it is because we do not want to be involved in protracted legal disputes. The fact is that the House can legislate for whatever speed it likes, but it will make a difference to people up and down the county only if it is implemented properly. That means that the Bill must be legally...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...Government. I have two other things to say before we hear from the Minister as he winds this Bill up. The first concerns a little of what the noble Lord, Lord Willetts, said and what was said around the House. We need to use the fact that we have been rebuffed again on this issue to try to get the case right. That would be a good thing to do. Although the statistics are important, I will...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: ...not a matter for the Chair, and I am sure that colleagues will be greatly reassured to hear me say that. The wider issues are ones for us all. The hon. Gentleman, who has now served in this House without interruption for three decades, the overwhelming majority of which, by his choice, has been as a Back-Bench Member, has demonstrated once again, not least for the benefit of Members...


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