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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Housing (28 Jul 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: Our decision on social rent reductions was based on the need to put welfare spending on a sustainable footing, whilst protecting the most vulnerable. The housing benefit bill for the social sector in England rose by a quarter over ten years, reaching 13.2 billion in 2014/15. We believe that local authorities and private registered providers will be able to find and make efficiencies to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (25 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hollins: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact of housing benefit cuts, benefit caps and council tax on the health of benefit claimants, both those in work and unemployed, since 2008, taking into account the impact of debt on mental health and the need for women to receive a healthy diet before they conceive and while they are pregnant if they...

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Approve (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, I am pleased to open the debate on the regulations, in my first week in this post. In her first speech, the new Prime Minister recognised the hardships faced by poor households in Britain, families who, “can just about manage but worry about the costs of living”. As part of that, this Government are committed to tackling the problem of fuel poverty, and that is why I am...

Committee of Privileges: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (21 Jul 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...the advice of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel. Implementation of the agreed service changes at the trust is a matter for the local NHS, which is undertaking detailed work to assess fully the benefits and risks around bringing the changes forward. The process will look primarily at safety and quality, as well as capacity across the system, and will take local stakeholder views into...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Michael Ellis: ...will be very grateful to him for doing so in this place. He is very impressive in his representation of all communities in his constituency, and he is well known and recognised for that in the House. On a lighter note, my hon. Friend also spoke about the advantages of yoga. I know you, Mr Speaker, have often recommended Members to take up yoga in certain circumstances. I do not know...

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: My Lords, the NHS is Britain’s national treasure. It is something we are all proud of in this country, something we all benefit from and rely on from cradle to grave—yet it is an institution that is constantly under pressure and which faces enormous challenges. It is the largest employer in the country and the sixth-largest employer in the world. Across the board, with doctors,...

Farming: Impact of Brexit - Question for Short Debate (21 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, for this debate. I share the delight of other Members of this House that in the recent reshuffle it was neither an exit nor a Brexit but a clear remain vote for the Minister, and not only that but a promotion, so we are delighted and thank him. Whatever our opinions on Brexit, it is undeniable that British farming faces a period of...

EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...;s debate. It is clear that we want to maintain our access to—exactly as the Scottish Parliament resolution says— “Scotland’s place in the single market and the social, employment and economic benefits that come from that”. In order to help to prepare for the transition, the First Minister moved quickly to put in place a standing council of experts to provide...

Palestine: Children - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Mobarik: ...noble friend Lord Hamilton of Epsom raised the issue of Palestinian Authority civil servants. I assure him that only named civil servants from a pre-approved EU list are eligible, and the vetting process ensures that our funds do not benefit terrorist groups. We monitor any allegations of incitement closely and regularly raise instances with both the Palestinian Authority and the...

House Committee - Motion to Agree (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Balfe: My Lords, I wish to make two brief points which I have made before but which I do not think find much favour in the House. I notice that sub-paragraph (2) of the implementation report states that the House of Lords Commission is responsible for supervising, “the arrangements relating to financial support for members”. However, if you look further into these recommendations, you do...

European Union: Regeneration Funding - Question (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Kinnock: ...that comes into Britain from the European Investment Bank does not involve one penny or one cent of taxpayers’ money and that it is crucial for the maintenance of the development of universities, housing associations, schools and other essential public projects? Will he confirm that the future of our relationship with the EIB is gravely damaged by the decision to leave the European...

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

Martyn Day: ...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 other relevant benefits to new carers after a lone parent dies?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Refugees: Housing (21 Jul 2016)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) funding and (b) guidance his Department provides to local authorities to enable people who have recently been granted refugee status to benefit from rent deposit schemes if they are not considered to be in priority need for housing.

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: English Language Requirement (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...the impact of this duty. It details the problem under consideration, the rationale for intervention and the policy objective. It also evaluates the monetised and non-monetised costs and benefits of the preferred option, as well as considering risks and possible wider impacts of the policy. The Government has worked with relevant employers throughout the development of the draft Code of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education Student Finance (21 Jul 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...the parental home during their studies, 7,097; and for those studying overseas as part of their UK course, 9,654. Loans for living costs for new full-time students and continuing full-time students starting their courses on or after 1 August 2016 who are entitled to certain benefits. Maximum loans for living costs for new full-time students and eligible continuing full-time...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: English Language Requirement (21 Jul 2016)

Ben Gummer: ...the impact of this duty. It details the problem under consideration, the rationale for intervention and the policy objective. It also evaluates the monetised and non-monetised costs and benefits of the preferred option, as well as considering risks and possible wider impacts of the policy. The Government has worked with relevant employers throughout the development of the draft Code of...

Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...congratulate the right honourable Liz Truss MP on her appointment as Lord Chancellor, a great office of state whose origins may be traced to Anglo-Saxon times. In her study of the office, Diana Woodhouse observed that there were no qualifications for Lord Chancellor—that any man or woman could be Lord Chancellor, although in modern times it was always a senior and distinguished...

Beach Huts (20 Jul 2016)

Gavin Barwell: ...Christchurch (Mr Chope) on securing this debate and on raising the concerns of his constituents with his typical diligence. I thank him for his kind words about my appointment as the Minister for Housing and Planning. Two or three days into the job, I have already seen very clearly what we ask of our planning system. At the national and strategic level, it is the means by which we try to...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., and some 89% of buses now comply with accessibility standards. But, as we have said previously, there is a requirement to ensure 100% compliance. All this progress is down to operators taking decisions that benefit passengers. Again, that sentiment is shared by all noble Lords. It shows that deregulation of the industry has achieved a great deal for passengers. I am sure that many...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (20 Jul 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...charter consistently and are forecast to breach it in every year throughout their Administration. The point I am making is that the fiscal charter is almost redundant now, because it is so ineffective. Housing benefit did rocket, but the way to control welfare is by building the council homes again, so we are not pouring money into the pockets of private rented landlords.


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