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Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Nigel Dodds: ...given the general view that “Devolution never did anything for us; local Government in Northern Ireland never achieved anything.” Leaving aside the big prize of peace and stability, we must reiterate the benefits of devolution; it is important that they get repeated over and again. One thing that is slightly reassuring is that, while in the run-up to January everybody said,...

Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review - Question for Short Debate (24 Apr 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...on the Minister when he comes to respond that this is a very well-considered report, which has come from a very interesting area in the political spectrum and has received support all round the House. As many people have picked up, it needs a lot more of a response from the Government than we have seen so far. I hope that when the Minister responds, he can fill in some of the gaps in the...

UK Convergence Programme - Motion to Approve (24 Apr 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of noble Lords one detailed but vital point. It is the Government’s assessment of the UK’s economic and budgetary position, and not the convergence programme itself, that requires the approval of the House. There is one further point which I should stress now. It is that, as the UK is outside the eurozone, we cannot be subject to any sanctions under the EU fiscal rules...

Clerk of the Parliaments - Retirement of Sir David Beamish KCB (24 Apr 2017)

the Bishop of Southwark: ...and add my own on behalf of the Lords Spiritual. Sir David Beamish has combined wise counsel, trusty support and firm friendship for all on these Benches, and my colleagues and I have greatly benefited from his guidance. In addition to the impressive list given by the Leader of the Opposition, he has also witnessed as Clerk the first two female Lords Spiritual. As your Lordships’...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (24 Apr 2017)

John Healey: ...political decisions made over the last seven years that have made the causes of homelessness so much worse. Rapidly rising homelessness is just the tip of the iceberg on seven years of failure on housing: rough sleeping doubled, home ownership down, house building falling, private renters ignored, housing benefits bills ballooning, and now the lowest level of new affordable homes to rent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Assured Shorthold Tenancies (24 Apr 2017)

Daniel Zeichner: If the Minister had visited Cambridge recently, he would have seen the manifestation of the housing crisis in the number of people sleeping on the streets, which so depresses residents and those people. When I recently visited Wintercomfort, one of the leading charities, it told me that landlords are increasingly unwilling to let to people on housing benefit because of insecure employment....

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing Rent Arrears (24 Apr 2017)

Anna Turley: That seems a huge number: nearly a quarter of people in social housing in rent arrears. In one ward of my constituency, nearly half of our social housing tenants—46% of them—are in rent arrears. One single mum has seen her rent jump from £8 to £70 a week because of the benefit cap, and the bedroom tax is still wreaking devastation. Is this not a damning indictment of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (24 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of building council housing as a means of reducing housing benefit expenditure.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (24 Apr 2017)

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allow local authorities to issue housing benefit payments to claimants on more than one date in each month to prevent rent arrears from accruing.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing (24 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that housing benefit is paid direct only to landlords, or letting agents, who are Propertymark Protected.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People (24 Apr 2017)

David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds on local authority spending on temporary accommodation and other support in (a) Tottenham constituency, (b) the London Borough of Haringey, (c) London and (d) the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Homelessness: Coventry (24 Apr 2017)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit for unemployed 18 to 21-year olds on levels of homelessness in (a) Coventry South constituency and (b) the City of Coventry.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 Apr 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Department for Work and Pensions does not plan to publish estimates of the operational costs of implementing the benefit cap policy, nor the costs of providing support to capped claimants. The benefit cap was lowered on the 7th November from £26,000 to £20,000, except in London where it was lowered to £23,000 (a lower cap applies to single adult households). To help...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Cross government Prosperity Fund 2017 update (24 Apr 2017)

David Gauke: I wish to update the House on how the Prosperity Fund has supported global and UK prosperity in its first year and its plans for future years. As we leave the European Union the Prosperity Fund is a vital part of how the UK will be a global, outward-looking nation that is confident on the world stage and has strong, fruitful relationships with countries around the world. On 21 July 2016 I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Publication of the Tailored Review of Arts Council England (24 Apr 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...and strengthening the use of cultural investment as regeneration capital; strengthening the assessment of the impact of its funding; and ensuring that its funding is fully accessible in order to benefit everyone and not just the privileged few. There are recommendations too for DCMS, on providing stronger assurance that the Arts Council is investing public money effectively, and reviewing...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

John Glen: It is a privilege to be able to contribute to this debate, and I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Ealing, Southall (Mr Sharma) for bringing it to the House this afternoon. I also pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy), who has done so much throughout this and the previous Parliament in the field of infectious diseases. In the work he does not only in this...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates (20 Apr 2017)

Roger Gale: I am grateful to all hon. Members on both sides of the House who have contributed to this debate, which will have been watched by many people around the world. We are proud to live in a country that has a reputation for fairness and non-discrimination. There is an injustice, and my hon. Friend the Minister knows that. To say that the situation has been widely publicised and that it has been...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: ...Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 82 of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, entitled UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, if he will make it his policy to scrap the housing benefit cap in favour of more fundamental reform of the housing market.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mortgages (20 Apr 2017)

Martyn Day: ...ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the banks buy-to-let mortgage terms and conditions on the ability of private landlords to rent to those in receipt of housing benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Arcadia Group: Pensions (20 Apr 2017)

Lord Henley: ...of work-based pension schemes, including funding issues, is a matter for the independent Pensions Regulator. The recent BHS settlement shows that there is a system in place for protecting the benefits of members of occupational pension schemes. The government remains confident in the effectiveness of the Regulator however, we have recently launched a consultation on Defined Benefit...


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