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Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Alan Mak: .... It is also a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friends the Members for Milton Keynes South (Iain Stewart)—he is no longer in the Chamber, but he made a moving, personal and powerful speech in support of the Bill—for Shipley (Philip Davies) and for North Devon (Peter Heaton-Jones). I hope to build on their important contributions. I also congratulate the hon. Member for...

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...time since the Second World War, one European country—Russia—has forcibly annexed the territory of another. Russia continues to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine, in contravention of its obligations. Russia is also supporting, in President Assad of Syria, a leader who has waged a brutal war against his people. In the wider Middle East and across parts of Africa and south...

Kashmir (19 Jan 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: terms of the direction that Members would like the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to take on future relations with India and Pakistan and the issue of Kashmir. The Scottish National party fully supports this motion, which calls on the Government to encourage Pakistan and India to commence peace negotiations to establish a long-term solution on the future governance of Kashmir. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hill Farmers (19 Jan 2017)

Helen Goodman: ...the Secretary of State. Of course, paying for environmental goods will only work as a strategy if the hill farms are financially viable. She knows that some of them are earning 14,000 a year, so income support mechanisms will still be necessary. Can she guarantee that in future trade negotiations she will not allow a flood of cheap New Zealand lamb that will put them out of business?

Scottish Parliament: Jobcentres (Glasgow) (19 Jan 2017)

Clare Haughey: I, too, thank Bob Doris for securing the debate, and I thank him and the members who signed the motion for affording us the opportunity to debate the issue. Jobcentres play an important role in supporting people who are seeking work. They are also an important point of contact for local businesses that are looking to recruit and for local and national initiatives that seek to support people...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Development (Funding) (19 Jan 2017)

Peter Chapman: I am basically saying that we must argue for roughly the same level of support as we have been used to. It is time for the SNP to accept that we will not be members of the EU after 2019 and to start planning for the future after Brexit. Starting that process will require a clear set of objectives. It will need guiding principles that inform policy throughout. There are serious concerns that...

Wales Bill - Third Reading (18 Jan 2017)

Baroness Randerson: ..., the Secretary of State and I served together in the National Assembly for very many years. We can be confident that they both fully understand how devolution works. The Minister has long been a stalwart supporter of greater devolution. As others have said, he has been responsible for the journey that the Conservative Party has taken. He has led that journey in Wales to making it a...

DWP Estate — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Chris Stephens: ...that the DWP does not have for Glasgow is required elsewhere? Yesterday, we were told in the main Chamber that work is the way out of poverty, but what consolation is that to the people in Glasgow who will find that the very places to find work are no longer there to support them? If the Government do not have the information that I referred to at the beginning of my remarks, why are they...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Working Class (18 Jan 2017)

Jo Johnson: Tuition fee loans and maintenance loans are available to undergraduate students for the full length of their courses, including those lasting for four years or more. Support available to those students with the lowest household incomes was increased by over 10% in the 2016/17 Academic Year. Non-repayable support is also available to students with children or adult dependants, and to students...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Gap (18 Jan 2017)

Daniel Johnson: Rachael Hamilton is right to raise the funding of the skills system. Indeed, one of the most important factors in closing the skills gap is supporting young people from low-income families to stay on at school or college. Why, therefore, is the Scottish Government cutting the budget for the education maintenance allowance by 10 million—or 25 per cent—as laid out in the draft...

Scottish Parliament: Health (18 Jan 2017)

Jackson Carlaw: ...credited to pupils for a free hot school meal is being used for that purpose and not for another, as was the practice in my local authority. My third point has been referred to already. I suppose that it touches on the point that Neil Findlay made. I do not resile from the fact that income equality is at the heart of health equality, which is why we believe in a strong economy and in...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy: DWP Policies and Low-income Households (17 Jan 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ..., which means taking action to help the most disadvantaged. We know—many Members have mentioned this today—that our approaches need to be joined up across Government to enable us effectively to support and transform the lives of the most vulnerable. That is why we have committed to bringing forward a social justice Green Paper this year, which will identify and address the root...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy (17 Jan 2017)

Ian Blackford: ...we say, “Not in our name”. Let me be clear: Europe has been good for the highlands and islands. Europe recognised the importance of investing in the highlands. Take the convergence fund, which was put in place in recognition of a lower level of support for Scottish crofters and farmers than was in place for most of Europe. Some €223 million of extra funding over four...

Digital Equipment Ltd: Pension Scheme (17 Jan 2017)

Corri Wilson: ...hardship for many of those pensioners and has resulted in them being unable to afford an ordinary living pattern, being on the verge of poverty and requiring Government subsidies in the form of income support benefits.

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Baroness Ludford: clean Brexit does not survive a moment’s scrutiny. It will be destructive, messy and antagonistic, as indeed the Government’s contemplation of “no deal” suggests. There is overwhelming public support for free trade with the EU to continue, and the only true free trade is inside the single market. That is why Mrs Thatcher created it, and the Conservative manifesto...

Leaving the EU: Infrastructure in Wales — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (17 Jan 2017)

Paul Flynn: ...on other things such as welfare payments. I cannot see why anyone should have a subsidy of 94,000, as one farmer in Wales gets regularly, even though he does not appear to be in need of subsidies. We should look at how income support is paid out. To make the farm industry stand on its own feet and be self-supporting, as happened in 1985 in New Zealand, we have to change the pattern...

School Funding Formula and Northern Schools (17 Jan 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...simply to attract an element of the funding formula. Of course, the biggest element of it depends on deprivation, whether measured by receipt of free school meals or by children in one of the lower IDACI—income deprivation affecting children index—bands. That is important to ensure that children from those areas are properly supported. The hon. Gentleman managed to mention...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (17 Jan 2017)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support and assistance the Government provides to families which experience reductions in their income as a result of the six-week waiting period for receipt of their first universal credit payment.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future Relationship with Europe (17 Jan 2017)

Rachael Hamilton: the continuation of common agricultural policy funding to 2020 will be forthcoming, and it should be the intention of Michael Russell—who I am sorry to see is not here today—to continue to support negotiations for industries such as the Scottish agricultural sector. It relies on support payments, which account for two thirds of total net farm income in Scotland. It is...

Courts and Tribunals: Administration Charges - Question for Short Debate (16 Jan 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...assist unrepresented parties by helping them to frame the way in which they present their case to the tribunal. Of course, this issue is dealt with differently in the courts, but in November 2014 the support strategy for litigants in person was launched. This involves work by a range of partners across the sector to improve the experience of vulnerable litigants in person in three...

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