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Scottish Parliament: Finance (Income Tax) (20 Sep 2017)

Joan McAlpine: ...8217;s budget to force us into raising income tax, which they would condemn—in other words, it was a trap. Back in 2015, David Cameron was completely transparent about his intentions when he spoke to the House of Commons about the income tax powers in the Scotland Bill. He said: “I want the Scottish National party, here and in Holyrood, to have to start making...

Scottish Parliament: Tax Collection (Jobs) (20 Sep 2017)

Linda Fabiani: ...Chris Thompson, made clear, East Kilbride stands to lose between £16.3 million and £30.7 million from its economy. It is not just local representatives who have made the case that the HMRC business case for relocation is fundamentally flawed. A House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report from earlier this year is very critical about the lack of robust business planning, and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing: Domestic Violence (19 Sep 2017)

Baroness Gale: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in the benefit cap on housing availability for victims with children under two who have fled abusive partners and who are currently (1) residing in a refuge, and (2) residing in other forms of temporary accommodation.

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (19 Sep 2017)

...consulting with the poor, Umar established the first welfare state, Bayt al-Mal. It aided the poor, the needy, the elderly, orphans, widows and the disabled. Umar—radhiallahu anhu—also introduced child benefit and pensions for the children and the elderly. He was a person who listened to his community and was never afraid to make changes to benefit them. Umar’s...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (19 Sep 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...has been consistently expressed. That local aspect marks a key difference between our agency and what currently exists. For the agency, our aim is twofold—it is to give every person who is entitled to one of the benefits that we will be responsible for the information, advice and support in applying that they need, and to complement what is already out there and working well. Since...

Scottish Parliament: Homelessness (19 Sep 2017)

Kevin Stewart: ...have been fewer families in unsuitable temporary accommodation such as bed-and-breakfast accommodation. This Government has also invested heavily to ensure that Scotland has a new generation of affordable housing, with 69,000 affordable homes delivered, an end to the right to buy and more homes on the way. All those things help to provide warm, affordable homes and to reduce homelessness....

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Equality and Human Rights (19 Sep 2017)

Angela Constance: ...had listened to what I said, he would know that the EU charter and its principles of course have a direct impact on laws in Scotland as they stand and that they give us protections that we all benefit from. We do not want a UK Tory Government to erode those protections. Furthermore, we have to recognise that the European charter of fundamental rights complements and goes further than the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (18 Sep 2017)

Julie Elliott: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the top-up funding for supported housing tenants given to local authorities is sufficient to make up the shortfall in funding following proposals to limit the level of housing benefit given to supported housing tenants to the level of local housing allowance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Supported Housing: Housing Benefit (18 Sep 2017)

Julie Elliott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the likely effects of plans to limit the amount of housing benefit that can be claimed by people living in supported housing to the level of local housing allowance on the ability of vulnerable people to afford adequate accommodation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing (18 Sep 2017)

David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8560, what steps the Government is taking to reduce (a) the total sum of housing benefit being paid to private landlords and (b) the total sum of housing benefit being paid to private landlords providing unsafe and unsuitable accommodation.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Sep 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...in stages from October, in tandem with the expansion of the Universal Credit Full Service. We will start with the largest landlord groups, in order to ensure the highest possible number of tenants are able to benefit from the schemes, as early as possible. The Trusted Partner scheme allows social landlords to play a key role in engaging with their tenants who are Universal Credit...

English Baccalaureate: Creative and Technical Subjects - Motion to Take Note (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Nash: ...shown, as mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, that it is pupils from a disadvantaged background, who may suffer from not having that core cultural capital at home and who particularly benefit from gaining a high cultural capital from academic and arts subjects. I begin by reminding noble Lords of the facts surrounding the recent history of our education system. Schools...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Jim McMahon: First, let me congratulate the Members who brought this debate to the House. I was keen to take part, because I bring a specific perspective, having been a councillor for 13 years before arriving here and being a parliamentarian. I came in in a by-election, when Parliament was in a quite interesting place. We were obviously going through the referendum period, and I think that had a...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Guto Bebb: ...potential site of a small modular reactor in Trawsfynydd already has enhanced connectivity to the national grid. I take seriously the opportunity to build a small modular reactor in Trawsfynydd, and I am pleased to say to the House that I will visit there on Tuesday with a Minister for the northern powerhouse. We understand that although the consequences of a decision on Wylfa Newydd or a...

Local Housing Need - Statement (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Best: ...both the Local Government Association and the Town and Country Planning Association. Earlier, I welcomed the Government’s White Paper, not least because it reversed some of the worst bits of the Housing and Planning Act, as it now is, but also because it was entirely positive about trying to build more homes. I believe the Government are absolutely sincere in wanting to up the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Update on Primary Assessment in England (14 Sep 2017)

Justine Greening: ...in March this year, the primary assessment and accountability system has a crucial role to play in ensuring that every child, no matter what their background or where they go to school, benefits from a high-quality primary education. Last October, I set out my intention to establish a settled, trusted primary assessment system. To help us move towards this, we published earlier this year...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Trade Matters (14 Sep 2017)

Liam Fox: EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) – Provisional Application The Government wishes to inform the House that on 21 September 2017, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada will be provisionally applied. The date of provisional application was confirmed by the European Commission to EU Member States in the last meeting of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Business Rates Relief Schemes (14 Sep 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...of good practice, the pace of providing relief to ratepayers has not been acceptable. I have written today to those authorities that have not fully implemented all three schemes asking them to rebill businesses that are set to benefit from relief as soon as possible. From Tuesday 3 October, I will publish a list of those authorities that have notified us that they have rebilled for each of...

Scottish Parliament: Community Justice (14 Sep 2017)

Michael Matheson: ...causes of offending and ensure that people get access to drug, alcohol, mental health or other appropriate services. We remain committed to supporting local authorities in delivering robust community sentences that deliver tangible benefits for our communities. Funding for criminal justice social work remains at record levels. We invested an additional £4 million in community...

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 - Motion to Regret (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...from which it emerged and the substantive effect of the policy it embodies. On process, yet again the Secondary Legislation Committee, composed of highly experienced Members from all parts of the House, finds cause to be highly critical of the lack of information on or a clear understanding of the policy objective and intended implementation of the radical changes embodied in the rules. As...


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