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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (24 Mar 2017)

Housing Standards (Preparation and Storage of Food by Tenants in Receipt of Universal Credit or Housing Benefit) Bill - 2nd reading – Frank Field. Legislation

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Baroness Redfern: ...the other place—where, I am pleased to say, there was opposition support and no amendment of the Bill. I also thank the Department for Communities and Local Government for my briefings. I refer the House to my interests listed in the register. This Private Member’s Bill supports businesses, large and small, which make up our town centre communities across the country, creating...

Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...that I am an elected councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham and a vice-president of the Local Government Association. We support the Bill and wish it safe passage through your Lordships’ House. The Opposition Front Bench will not be tabling any amendments and I urge all other noble Lords not to do so. I very much agree with the opening remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Recommendations by GREVIO and the Committee of the Parties (24 Feb 2017)

Philip Davies: The Minister asked whether I would be minded to withdraw my amendment. For the benefit of the House, I would like to make it clear, through my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope), that I will be very happy to withdraw my amendment and will not push any of my amendments to a vote.

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

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what special provision is made for veterans aged under the age of 25 related to housing benefit eligibility, and how many veterans have benefited from such provision in each of the last three years.

High Speed 2 (Newton) (23 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...until 9 March. I will come on to talk about Newton in just a moment. The approach put forward by Sir David Higgins would allow HS2 trains to serve Chesterfield directly, which would have further benefits to neighbouring parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Sir David also identified the potential to create a connection back on to the HS2 mainline north of Sheffield, creating a loop...

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Nicky Morgan: ...the Dubs scheme has not been terminated but that the number has been set for this year. If that is the case, and the Dubs scheme will continue, that is welcome, but that should be clarified, not just for the benefit of Members but for those outside the House who show great interest, compassion and concern and who care about what is happening to the scheme. We also call on the Government to...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...a requirement to carry out a public consultation before making regulations under subsection (1). In addition, we have tabled an amendment that requires any regulations made under subsection (1) to be approved by each House of Parliament. Amendments 22, 23 and 28 seek to remove one of the key provisions of Clause 13: namely, the opportunity for applicants to agree pre-commencement...

Backbench Business: Road Traffic Law Enforcement — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (23 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...about restricting vehicle movement are best taken locally, although we recognise that having different standards in different places could be operationally quite difficult for road users. The hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse highlighted the THINK! Hang Back campaign, which actually had two strands. He mentioned the strand for cyclists, but there was a further strand of communication...

Armed Forces: Historical Cases (23 Feb 2017)

Steve Pound: For the benefit of the House, I want to make it absolutely clear that I was not in any way implying that the Assembly elections on 2 March are solely the result of the RHI issue. They are indicative of a wider feeling of distrust, which in many ways is being addressed by this debate today.

Business of the House (23 Feb 2017)

David Lidington: I am afraid that I cannot yet give the hon. Lady a date for the summer recess. In my experience, my hon. Friend the Deputy Leader of the House can barely be torn away from his desk, so assiduous is he in his commitment to his work in government and on behalf of his constituents. I will try to give the hon. Lady and the whole House notice of the summer recess dates as soon as I can. I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security (23 Feb 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: Today I am laying before Parliament amendments to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations to restore the original aim of the benefit, making sure we are giving support to those who need it most. PIP is a modern and dynamic benefit which contributes to the extra costs faced by people with disabilities and health conditions. It replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA), which no...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Growth (23 Feb 2017)

Sajid Javid: Further to my statements of 23 January 2017 and 2 February 2017 regarding the Growth Deal awards to the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the Northern Powerhouse, East of England, South East and London, I am today announcing the six individual awards to LEPs in the South West of England. Between them they will benefit from £191 million of Government support from the Local Growth...

Nutrition: Women and Girls - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Bates: ...paying tribute to my noble friend Lady Manzoor for securing this debate. The subject is dear to heart. She has devoted her professional life to it and brings that experience into your Lordships’ House. Her convening of the round table before Christmas enabled an exchange of views with the DfID officials who attended and was helpful in shaping our policy in relation to this issue. I...

Business without Debate: Aster Group Housing Association (22 Feb 2017)

Simon Hoare: ...available for this Adjournment debate. [Interruption.] Even Mr Speaker is leaving the Chamber just as I start my speech. I will begin by stating what I think we all know to be absolutely true: housing associations in all of our constituencies do the most phenomenal work, often in housing some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and they do so in a professional and engaged...

Local Government Finance (22 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...government, giving councils control of an additional £12.5 billion to spend on local services. The reforms are being made through the Local Government Finance Bill, which was introduced to the House last month. The Bill will enshrine in law our commitment to provide funding certainty by establishing a legal framework for multi-year settlements, which is a key feature of this...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, on this side of the House we are concerned about the whole issue of affordability. With the universal service obligation, we need to recognise that many people who would very much benefit from having access to broadband will not be able to afford it. I am speaking about low-income communities and communities with interests, such as people on pensions, or those who have a need to use...

Lancashire County Council (22 Feb 2017)

David Morris: I beg to move, That this House has considered local government funding and Lancashire County Council. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I have called for this debate because I am concerned that Lancashire County Council has trouble in managing its budget. It talks about Government cuts as an excuse to any problem, and I do not have confidence that it understands how...

Benefit Cap - Question (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Henley: My Lords, the evaluation of the 2013 benefit cap showed that more households are looking for and finding work. Capped households were 41% more likely to enter work than similar uncapped households. The evaluation found that very few capped households moved house, and those who moved generally only moved short distances. Statistics show that people moving into work is the largest single factor...

Lee Valley Regional Park (Amendment) (22 Feb 2017)

Stella Creasy: ...Kingston. The legislation that the hon. Gentleman proposes is fundamentally misguided, because he misses the point about the value of regional parks for London and other areas. I am talking about the benefits of maintaining and developing beautiful spaces for recreation, nature and enjoyment for all our constituents. I hope that, in the time available, I can set out the five reasons why I...


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