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Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...Morgan) and for Sheffield, Hallam (Mr Clegg) and my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) for securing this important debate. As a girl who went to a secondary modern, I wholeheartedly support their article in last week’s Observer making it clear that grammar schools are not the answer to social mobility. I was proud to be part of the previous Labour...

DFID’s Programme in Nigeria — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

Patrick Grady: ...coming up next week. As we have heard from a number of Members, Nigeria captures many of the challenges of delivering aid and international development in the world today. It is classed as a lower-middle-income country and it is in a period of economic and developmental transition, and therefore there are significant inequalities across the country, as my hon. Friend the Member for East...

Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: .... Member for Angus (Mike Weir) set out cases in which constituents have a reduced annuity in their retirement. I have a great deal of sympathy with them, as I know the difficulties that a reduced income in retirement causes. The Government recognised that, which is why annuitants should receive 100% of their losses. I will, if I may, finish with some figures, because I need to clear up the...

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Topical Questions (23 Mar 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: We are consulting on proposals to extend the support that is available under the help with fees schemes. We propose that the gross monthly income threshold for a full fee remission should increase to £1,250, which is broadly the level of the national minimum wage.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Letting Agents (23 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Social letting agencies can support vulnerable people and people on low incomes to access and sustain tenancies in the private rented sector. We want to prevent people reaching crisis point, and for those who are already homeless to be able to move out of temporary accommodation or hostels to a settled home as quickly as possible. There are a number of different models of social letting...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Developing Countries: Smoking (23 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat held an application process to select 15 low to middle income countries to receive support to develop their tobacco control plans. The FCTC Secretariat will inform successful applicants by the end of March 2017, and publish the results on their website. The project will commence work with those selected countries in year two of...

Universal Credit — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: a new benefit that is being introduced to replace the means-tested social security benefits and tax credits for working-age individuals and families, including working tax credit, child tax credit, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income support, income-related employment and support allowance, and housing benefit. By using real-time information on claimants’...

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Funder of the last resort (22 Mar 2017)

Richard Harrington: ...This is a problem that really does not exist. The hon. Gentleman says it is all left to chance. Well, it is not left to chance. We have a finite number of Master Trusts that exist now thanks to the support of the Government and the Opposition for the Bill, which I hope will be enacted as quickly as possible—I think everybody wants that—so it is a finite problem. I am not an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: East Ham (22 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance or the equivalent claimants in Universal Credit for any attendance above their fortnightly signing appointment. In addition, those claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support are not generally required to attend their local Jobcentre regularly. Throughout our planning we calculated distances and journey times to Barking using a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity: Children (22 Mar 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...A Plan for Action addresses inequalities through a number of measures. The soft drinks industry levy and reformulation programme are expected to help reduce childhood obesity for those with lower incomes. Our plan also delivers school based interventions including the expansion of healthy breakfast clubs for schools in more deprived areas through £10 million per year funding from the...

Scottish Parliament: Children Living in Poverty (22 Mar 2017)

Angela Constance: The Scottish Government is committed to maximising incomes and tackling poverty and inequality. That is why we have taken a number of actions to help low-income households, in the face of the United Kingdom Government’s austerity agenda and welfare cuts. Let me give the member—and the chamber—some specific examples. We are investing massively in childcare and early years....

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Rosser: ...savings required, can the Government say where those efficiency savings will actually come from, and when? In July 2015, the Government stated that they would meet the properly measured NATO pledge to spend 2% of national income on defence every year of this decade. However, concerns have been expressed about how the 2% spending target is measured—not least by the House of Commons...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...of improvements required to reach each of the target dates increases over time. Today, the energy company obligation regulations are being debated in the House of Lords. They seek to increase the proportion of support directed at low-income homes. Although the ECO policy has reduced in size compared with the scale of recent years, support for low-income households has been protected. In...

International Development: Forestry - Question (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Bates: My noble friend and I have had a number of discussions on this. Of course, because Chile is not ODA eligible due to its middle-income status, it is difficult to do that. However, we have corresponded and are looking at ways, through the Cabinet Office, to extend technical support and advice to the people of Chile, who are of course great friends of the UK and who we want to support in their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (21 Mar 2017)

Tracy Brabin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of total annual expenditure paid to students by Student Finance England was spent on non-repayable support paid to students from low income families in England in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate: Fees and Charges (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...on the Ministry of Justice consultation hub website. In 2015/16, the Government spent around £1.9 billion on our courts and tribunals and recovered only around £700m through fees and other income. The new probate fees are fair and proportionate in that they are linked to the value of the estate. Our plan to raise the threshold under which no probate fee is payable from...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Whitty: ...amendments, which may well shorten proceedings this evening. My main concern is that all public authorities should interact in order to deal with the problem of fuel poverty. Take, for example, the support that the fuel poor get from the warm home discount. There is a certain group, mainly the elderly that is automatically subject to the provisions of the warm home discount. However, there...

Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...collect in 2017-18 will be very different from what they collected in 2016-17. If, for 2017-18, we were simply to uprate the existing tariffs and top-ups by inflation, as we have done in the past, authorities could find their income from business rates substantially changed for reasons quite unconnected to their efforts to secure growth but due to revaluation. Therefore, when we set up the...

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