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Scottish Parliament: Attainment Scotland Fund (Distribution) (28 Sep 2016)

John Swinney: I say two things to Mr Thomson. First, all council tax income that is raised in all local authority areas will be retained in those local authority areas. Secondly, the mechanism that I set out in my answer—the utilisation of the eligibility for free school meals, which is a development of our existing position of using the Scottish index of multiple deprivation—is designed to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Adrian McQuillan: ...the Bill through to its Final Stage and full implementation. The Bill was introduced as a result of a public consultation in which over 2,500 responses were received. That shows the vast public support for change to our licensing laws. I welcome the change to the Easter opening hours to allow later hours on the Thursday before Good Friday. Currently, premises and registered clubs with...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (European Union Referendum) (27 Sep 2016)

Fergus Ewing: ...as cash—and to send a strong message that rural Scotland is and will remain open for business. We are on track to meet our ambitious broadband targets, which will provide vital 21st century infrastructure to support the rural economy. In the past year, we have approved grants of more than 26 million for forestry development. [ Interruption .] That appears to be a matter of some...

Scottish Parliament: Feminine Hygiene Products (27 Sep 2016)

Gillian Martin: What kind of societal issue is access to period products? It is not just a single issue. It is, of course, a poverty issue. Households with low incomes will prioritise how they spend what little money they have. Top of that priority list will be food, then rent, then heat and power. Women managing a household for which getting food on the table is a struggle every week simply will not have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Jennifer Palmer: This is an extraordinarily complex matter. I thank my colleague Andy Allen for bringing the motion to the House, and I will certainly support it. It is vital that we have had the opportunity to discuss the issue. The most recent changes to the women's state pension age will have a direct impact on around half a million women across the United Kingdom. Nobody would disagree that spending...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Rural Bank Closures (26 Sep 2016)

Simon Hamilton: ...of that. Perhaps one of the most telling results from research carried out by the Consumer Council shows that it is predominantly the more vulnerable in our society — that is, the elderly, disabled and those on low incomes — who are most adversely affected by bank closures. Whilst, unfortunately, some branches in Northern Ireland have closed, many others have been refurbished...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Benefit Take-up (26 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: I am committed to ensuring that those people who have rightful entitlement are receiving all the benefits and other supports and services that they are eligible for. Since 2005, my Department has delivered benefit uptake programmes and, more recently, I launched the new three-year strategic plan, 'Supporting People - Maximising Income through the Uptake of Benefits’ which has a vision...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Petition: Campaign against the Harsh Introduction of Equal State Pension Requirements (26 Sep 2016)

Colin McGrath: ...benefits of employment until the 1990s. Such changes to their plans and pensions are having a major detrimental impact. Some women who have not been working in later years and were expecting an income from the state pension are now, aged 60, 61 and 62, having to turn to jobseeker's allowance and zero-hour contracts to make ends meet. Just think how many of us knew our grandmothers when...

Scottish Parliament: Local Taxation (22 Sep 2016)

Derek Mackay: ...penny that is raised in council tax will stay in that local authority area. How we propose to allocate revenues towards education is as was proposed in our manifesto, which is through the revenue support grant. What is fairly illustrative about that is that it is similar to how the mechanism of business rates works, and I have not heard the complaint that that mechanism has not worked to...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Staffing (21 Sep 2016)

Shona Robison: ...contribution that is made by health visitors, midwives and others through the healthier, wealthier children project, which we funded. We must ensure that everybody—NHS staff and their partners in income maximisation—sees tackling health inequalities as part of their role. I can commit to supporting the roll-out of the project; we can build it in through the workforce plans. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Discharges (20 Sep 2016)

David Mowat: ...their usual place of residence. The Department is not aware of a clothing grant for people who enter care homes and is therefore unable to consider reinstatement. Where a local authority arranges care and support to meet an adult’s eligible needs, it may charge them. Where care is arranged in a care home, a local authority must not, through charges, reduce the adult’s income...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (EU Referendum) (20 Sep 2016)

Gillian Martin: ..., we are talking about collaborations with not just EU but global partners. Both universities generate millions of pounds for the north-east economy, and a lot of that is a result of EU membership, through the grant support that funds much of the universities’ work and the EU talent that makes up their teaching, research and student bodies and lives in the area. The decision to leave...

Scottish Parliament: Eye Health Week (20 Sep 2016)

Miles Briggs: ...to pay tribute to our eye health professionals across Scotland—especially our optometrists and ophthalmologists—for their excellent work, and to commend the charities and associations that work to support people with sight loss in our communities, including national organisations such as RNIB Scotland, Optometry Scotland and Guide Dogs, as well as many local groups across the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: 'A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU' (19 Sep 2016)

Philip Smith: .... It faces even greater danger from potential tariffs if we no longer have single market access under existing terms. Our local economy shows no sign of recovery nine years after recession. Our net income from the EU is over 500 million per year, which will be slashed if future allocations are based purely on the Barnett formula. The enormity of the task ahead should concern...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Developing Countries: Tobacco (16 Sep 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The United Kingdom regularly supports other countries to develop tobacco control policies, sharing our expertise and experience. Most recently, the UK has provided support to other countries looking to implement standardised packaging. In addition, the UK Government is funding a project to strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Smoking: Developing Countries (16 Sep 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Government recognises the significant impact of tobacco use in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Tobacco use is the world’s single most preventable cause of disease and the number of tobacco users is increasing in LMICs. If current patterns of use persist, tobacco will kill about 1 billion people in the 21st Century. Evidence indicates that by 2030, over 80% of the...

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...is the prerequisite for economic prosperity. He also mentioned pensions, and the best possible protection for pensions comes from strong, sustainable employers and a buoyant economy, so it is important that action is taken to support that economy. My hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker) speaks with passion on this subject, and it is obviously of great interest to him. I have...

Conflict in Fragile States - Motion to Take Note (15 Sep 2016)

Lord Hussain: ...about the fate of his father. After the death of her husband, Bano moved into her brother’s house in the Lalbazar area here as her in-laws ill-treated and left her and children in the lurch and dependent on income hardly sufficient to feed the family. The plight and misery of Bano and other widows and orphans came to light”, during the study, which was, “carried out by...

Drug-Resistant Infections - Motion to Take Note (15 Sep 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...We are confident that the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on 21 September will not only raise awareness but pave the way for a positive declaration that will include a strong UN follow-up mechanism to monitor progress, locking in global commitments. Our commitment will continue to allow us to provide support to low and middle-income countries. For example, our 265 million...

Business of the House (15 Sep 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: The Wales Bill, which concluded its proceedings in this House on Monday evening, includes provisions to devolve an element of income tax powers to Wales. For those powers to work properly, they must be supported by a fair fiscal framework. May we therefore have an oral statement from the Treasury on this issue before the Bill reaches the National Assembly for Wales for the legislative consent...


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