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Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...by referring noble Lords to my interests in the register: I declare that I am an elected councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham and a vice-president of the Local Government Association. We support the Bill and wish it safe passage through your Lordships’ House. The Opposition Front Bench will not be tabling any amendments and I urge all other noble Lords not to do so. I very...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Justice: Justice update (24 Feb 2017)

Oliver Heald: ...-leading justice system which is proportionate and accessible. In 2015/16, the courts and tribunals system cost £1.9 billion to run and we recovered only £700m of that through fees and other income. The best way to protect access to justice in the long term is with a properly funded justice system. The income fees generate is necessary for an effective courts and tribunals system...

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...to the events in Syria and the region—our largest ever humanitarian response to a single crisis—and we are one of the few EU countries to meet our commitment to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid. We have also committed over £100 million of humanitarian support to help alleviate the Mediterranean migration crisis in Europe and north Africa. I am proud...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

the Archbishop of York: ...a greater focus on homes to rent and it is important that that includes genuinely affordable social homes to rent, which is the only affordable housing tenure suitable for those on the lowest incomes. Affordable housing not only benefits individuals who would otherwise be unable to secure a home but contributes to the diversity of local places, encouraging interaction across social...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy (23 Feb 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...confirmed plans to reform the Energy Company Obligation, which is worth £640m per year and requires the large energy suppliers to improve household energy efficiency. In 2017-18, 70% of the support under the scheme will be directed at low income households. This represents an increase from £310m to £450m of funding per year. Energy companies are also required to provide...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (23 Feb 2017)

Jesse Norman: The Government recently confirmed plans for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) policy for 2017-18. In 2017-18, 70% of the support under the scheme will be directed at low income households. This represents an increase from £310m to £450m of funding per year, under the Affordable Warmth Obligation. The policy also includes elements designed to incentivise delivery to non-gas homes,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To provide local government with greater certainty over their income in the medium term, the Government has offered a guaranteed budget for every year of the Parliament. 97 per cent of eligible local authorities have accepted this four year offer and the Government's settlement for local government provides councils with more than £200 billion over the lifetime of this Parliament to...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Bruce Crawford: ...say that today is yet another historic day. Today, we set a budget for Scotland’s health service, education services, emergency services and local councils that contains about £11 billion of commitments supported by money raised from income tax. As the weeks and months turn into years, I am confident that we will witness many more historic days as the Parliament goes from...

Nutrition: Women and Girls - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Bates: .... The economic consequences of undernutrition in affected countries represents a loss to GDP of 10% year on year, whereas every pound spent on reducing stunting has an estimated £50 to £60 return in increased incomes and economic growth. Therefore, tackling malnutrition is critical to reaching at least 11 or 12 of the global goals. Eradicating disease, ending extreme poverty and...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...with other pieces of draft EU legislation, there is now a horrible feeling that the clock is ticking and that time might run out before the directive can be transposed into UK law. Therefore, we very much support the noble Lord in his bid to bring more certainty to the lives, and the incomes, of our much-valued creators. I would like to raise two further points. First, the amendments as...

Local Government Finance (22 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...to move to a system of more regular revaluation. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced earlier, he is working closely with the Chancellor to determine how best to provide further support to businesses that are facing the steepest increases as a result of the revaluation. We expect to be in a position to make an announcement at the time of the Budget, just two weeks from...

Cerberus Capital Management: Purchase of Distressed Assets (22 Feb 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...which had difficulties making decisions because of the political connotations and political constraints, and that it was better that those loans were moved from NAMA to another body. Indeed, there was support for that in Northern Ireland. It was seen as a way of freeing up the market. Having taken the loans on and written them down, and with the Irish taxpayer having been responsible for...

Public Bill Committee: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (22 Feb 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: ...assumes that the board of trustees is happy with the Bill. I do not know whether the hon. Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset knows that. Secondly, are we talking about generating additional income or replacing what was in the past Government revenue support? Presumably Kew has land and other property that is surplus to its own requirements, and which it is quite happy to lease out to...

Police Grant (22 Feb 2017)

Mark Hendrick: ...other areas where tough choices are already being made so that necessary savings can be delivered. My constituents tell me repeatedly that they do not want resources to be taken out of policing, and have therefore supported increases in the policing precept. Further cuts will have an impact on officer numbers, as about 80% of the constabulary’s total budget consists of staffing and...

Council Funding and Social Care — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Diana R. Johnson: ...are not self-funders—as my right hon. Friend said, only 7% in the city are self-funders, compared with 45% nationally—which means that the care homes rely on the amount of money that Hull City Council pays. The homes cannot generate extra income for themselves. It is worth pointing out that the cost of booking into a Travelodge in Hull is £456.75 a week, although that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Tynemouth (22 Feb 2017)

Alan Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants subject to the lower benefit cap in Tynemouth are in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) housing benefit and (e) another benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers' Benefits (22 Feb 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: The Government is spending record amounts on supporting carers, including those in Scotland, through the benefit system. Carer’s Allowance itself provides a measure of financial support and recognition for people who give up the opportunity of full-time employment in order to provide regular and substantial care for a severely disabled person. Means tested benefits such as Income...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Married People: Tax Allowances (22 Feb 2017)

Jane Ellison: The Marriage Allowance was introduced in April 2015, to recognise the importance of marriage in the tax system and support those on low incomes. Over 1.6 million couples have successfully applied for the Marriage Allowance, with around one million applying so far in this tax year. The Government is committed to raising awareness of the savings the allowance will bring to eligible couples....

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (22 Feb 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...and their families and I have learned a great deal. I assure the Parliament that I will continue to listen to and learn from those who use the benefits system and those who work with them to provide vital support and help. What has emerged is a rich seam of evidence—a solid foundation on which we can continue to build as we take each step towards having this new public service for...

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease (Gordon’s Fightback Campaign) (22 Feb 2017)

Christina McKelvie: ...what people did. My family went through a range of emotions: loss, anger, fear, anxiety and heartbreak. The benefits system then—as now—was almost impenetrable. With our family losing a significant amount of income, my mum went to work at night and we looked after my dad when she was out. What a huge difference a fast-track benefits system would have made to my family at that...


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