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Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...and which was also tackled by the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Oldham, we announced at the spring Budget an additional £2 billion for social care. This will help to ease pressures on the NHS by supporting more people to be discharged from hospital and into care as soon as they are ready. We are giving the NHS the funding that it needs. The Five Year Forward View plan asked for annual...

Petition - Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women Born in the 1950S: Diesel Fumes: Islwyn (26 Apr 2017)

George Eustice: ...why transport has been the principal focus of our action on air quality, and it is why we have committed more than £2 billion to green transport initiatives. The autumn statement provided a further £290 million to support greener transport, including by supporting the early market for ultra low-emission vehicles between 2015 and 2020. The Department for Transport is working...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Dunlop: ...others, my noble friend Lord Trimble, the noble Lords, Lord Empey and Lord Alderdice, and my noble friend Lord Cormack. I extend my thanks once again to the parties opposite and to all others for their support for the Bill and agreeing to its faster than usual passage through this House. As we have heard, the Bill is short and modest in scope, but it provides the framework within which the...

Higher Education and Research Bill (26 Apr 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...range the Minister talked about: excellent teaching, sustained scholarship, cohesive academic community, learning infrastructure, knowledge exchange and—often forgotten—pastoral care, with universities actually supporting students to learn and not simply being part of some vague online community. As Research Fortnight said last year, “the title of university needs to be...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...-terms spending. It is estimated that 99% of schools across the country will have a per-pupil funding cut, and schools in the north-east will be particularly badly hit. I was appalled to note that the income per pupil of some schools in my constituency is projected to decrease by almost a quarter between the 2013-14 academic year and 2019-20. On average, that equates to a £305 cut per...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Support Payment (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Henley: Bereavement Support Payment is intended to help people with the additional costs immediately following a bereavement. Income-related benefits are more suited for longer-term assistance with everyday living expenses. Evidence from the Government’s public consultation exercise in 2011 suggested the financial impact of spousal bereavement was more acute in the early months; and so this new...

Scottish Parliament: Carers and Social Care (26 Apr 2017)

Alison Johnstone: I am proud to lead a debate that calls for greater recognition and support for all those who provide care, whether by working in our overstretched social care sector or by providing unpaid care, and I am proud to commit to the principle that high-quality social care should ultimately be free at the point of use. I thank all those who have provided well-evidenced briefings, as well as the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (26 Apr 2017)

...: The result of the division is: For 82, Against 28, Abstentions 0. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament believes that there remains a vast gap between the value of care and the support or pay that carers receive; further believes that nobody should face poverty because of the care they give; supports calls for the Scottish Government to provide more practical support to...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Baroness Kramer: ..., Lord Faulks and Lord Hodgson, in many ways illustrates the distortions that have happened in property markets in the UK, with huge consequences for many of our young people and many of those on lower incomes. There is a very big knock-on beyond just the initial misuse of bank accounts and investments. I made a much longer speech on the issue in Committee, which I shall not repeat, but we...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Employment income provided through third parties (25 Apr 2017)

Rob Marris: ...be lower under a Conservative Government—she has not actually said lower than what—this year, on projections which of course may or may not come to pass, taxation as a percentage of national income is likely to be at its highest ever level in peacetime. That is not exactly a low-tax Government. For the Government to try to pretend that they are a low-tax Government is...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Commons Reason and Amendment (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...and input from noble Lords across the House on the Bill, and in particular how they have helped strengthen the Bill and its related policy areas. It is quite clear that the Bill has strong cross-party support. I am glad that the Bill returns to this House for further debate on two amendments from the other place. I will deal with these amendments in turn. Given the volume of business we...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Workers’ services provided to public sector through intermediaries (25 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: ...Harrison). She told us what inspired her, but she also reminded many Conservative Members of how she inspired us to make the journey up to her beautiful constituency in the knowledge that we were supporting an outstanding woman who is rooted in and passionate about her community. She was generous about her predecessor, which was nice to hear. I had many friendly dealings with Jamie Reed...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Income tax charge for tax year 2017-18 (25 Apr 2017)

Peter Dowd: ...to taxpayers to ensure as little economic disruption as possible; we will therefore not attempt to block any measure in the Bill that has to be levied to ensure business as usual for our public services, such as income tax, and nor will we obstruct tax that is already in the process of collection. But of course we cannot give the Government carte blanche, as we have made clear. There are...

Unauthorised Overdrafts (Cost of Credit) (25 Apr 2017)

Rachel Reeves: ...others, were already in difficulty and trying to manage their debt from day to day. Overdrafts are among the most widely used credit products in the market and form part of a worrying trend in our economy. Our savings ratio as a nation is now at a record low of 3.3%. Our household debt-to-income ratio is at 145%, up 6% in the past year. Unsecured debt has grown by 10% in just 12 months. I...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Research: West Yorkshire (25 Apr 2017)

Jo Johnson: ...of Leeds; University of Huddersfield; University of Bradford; Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University. This funding was allocated on the basis of the research quality, and the business and charity income of these universities. HEFCE provided a further £6.3 million to these universities in that year to support knowledge exchange activities.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Travel (25 Apr 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...travel costs is available to claimants when they are required to attend the jobcentre for appointments other than mandatory fortnightly signing appointments. In addition, those claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support are not required to attend their local jobcentre on a regular basis. Jobseekers who have been claiming Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Informal Meeting of Ministers of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 3-4 April 2017, Valletta, Malta (25 Apr 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...setting out how work has to be incentivised over benefits and how activation is critical. The Social Protection Committee chair outlined a framework of six key themes, including the balance between activation and income support; the provision of individualised support; and the availability of affordable services. The final plenary of the informal considered the labour market as a vehicle...

Scottish Parliament: Poverty Alliance Survey (25 Apr 2017)

Angela Constance: .... Sadly, the figures do not come as a surprise, considering the United Kingdom Government’s failed austerity and continuing barrage of welfare cuts. We will continue to do all that we can to support people on low incomes and to tackle the underlying causes of poverty. Our fairer Scotland action plan sets out 50 concrete actions to tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland, and is...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: .... I will talk about the rape clause in due course, but it is worth noting that the policy intention of the changes—not an inadvertent consequence but the intention behind them—is to reduce the income of low-wage families with children. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has set out the stark reality of that: 600,000 households across the UK will be £2,500 a year worse off,...

Scottish Parliament: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Apr 2017)

Neil Bibby: ...speakers have said, a commitment was given as part of that agreement to devolve to this Parliament power over taxing the carriage of passengers from Scottish airports. That commitment, which was supported by all parties, should be honoured, and it is for that reason that Scottish Labour will vote to allow the Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill to progress beyond stage 1. As has been said,...


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