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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Diverticulitis (20 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is an income replacement benefit, available for people with health conditions or disabilities, including diverticulitis who face barriers to work. People claiming ESA are offered support through the Personal Support Package to help them move closer to the Labour Market. The package is for people with health conditions and disabilities, with a range of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS2: Chesterfield Canal Land Purchase (19 Apr 2018)

Andy McDonald: The Secretary of State is supporting the sale of Network Rail’s property assets. The Federation of Small Businesses says that this will put small companies out of business because the new private owner will rapidly rack up rents, which will restrict key developments in places such as Chesterfield. Does he not see that the sell-off will lose the railway valuable and vitally important income?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Support Payment (19 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) is paid as an initial larger payment followed by up to 18 smaller monthly instalments. It provides targeted support to help with the immediate costs of bereavement rather than being an income replacement for on-going living expenses. The period of payment is not intended to equate to the period of grief following a bereavement. The Government has made a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income (19 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: National statistics on average net weekly household income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. Average incomes are not available at constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. However figures at a regional level are available as a three year rolling...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (19 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department has previously investigated claims that Housing Benefit (HB) has been suspended or terminated as a result of a sanction being applied and has been unable to identify any evidence to support this assertion. No new evidence has been presented to suggest that this is happening. When a sanction is applied entitlement to benefits will continue but benefit will not be payable for a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Self-employed (19 Apr 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities use the minimum income floor for universal credit to calculate the eligibility of self-employed claimants for council tax support.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Self-employed (19 Apr 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will commission research into the number of self-employed council tax support claimants who have lost (a) part and (b) all of their entitlement to council tax support since the introduction of the minimum income floor by local authorities.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Police Funding (19 Apr 2018)

Nick Hurd: ...funding in real terms. This was achieved by a combination of protecting the Government grant to PCCs in cash terms (compared to 2017/18) so PCCs retain the full benefit from any additional local precept income, and increasing flexibility to raise precept without calling a referendum (in England). The vast majority of PCCs used the additional flexibility to increase precept, resulting in an...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Response to the Resolution of the House, 28th March 2018 (19 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...made that day. This Government recognises the vital role of local government in delivering the front-line services which communities across the country rely on. I am writing to the House to confirm the support this Government is providing to ensure Councils have the resources they need to deliver vital local services. In February, the 2018/19 Local Government Finance Settlement set out the...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ...However, we have seen the same uplift, and that is because of aspects of social security and the impact of things such as the removal of child tax credits or the cuts to all the various social security supports. Over the past few years, similarly, poverty in general has risen slightly in England, Wales and Scotland, although Scotland has the lowest poverty rate, at 19%. Important impacts...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...been a success story for Scotland in recent years, and the Scottish Government have set out an ambitious strategy for renewable investment with the powers at their disposal. We firmly believe that supporting long-term energy security and environmental protection should be a key priority for any responsible Government. A robust and sustainable strategy for energy security would not only...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...that we all want continuing free movement of goods between this country and the European Union. That is not in contention; it is a major objective of the Government in their negotiations. Those who support the amendment, which refers to “a customs union”, not to the existing customs union, should explain how the alternative customs union that they envisage would differ from the...

Access to Fertility Services: Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (18 Apr 2018)

Paul Beresford: ...him the name of an extremely competent hypnotherapist who will help him through his flight problems, if he would like. With a special word, she will keep her fee to about half of the normal one. I support the Bill for all the positive reasons that everyone has given, but I have an additional personal reason for doing so. About two summers back, I was undertaking a parliamentary police...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: May I add my support to the Prime Minister for the action that she took at the weekend regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria? In Cornwall there is huge disparity between average house prices and average wages. Many working families earning between £15,000 and £20,000 a year would need to earn 10 times their income to buy an open-market house, and the average salary in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Expenditure (18 Apr 2018)

Stephen Barclay: ...form part of the ring-fenced national depreciation budget and the Department does not set depreciation budgets for the NHS provider sector. Individual providers fund depreciation spending through income received from NHS commissioners in return for the provision of healthcare services. In terms of future NHS capital investment, the Autumn Budget 2017 announced £3.5 billion of new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (18 Apr 2018)

Anna Turley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support vulnerable people who will become ineligible for pension credit and other passported benefits as a result of the April 2018 state pension increase taking their income above the standard minimum guarantee threshold for pension credit.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Education (18 Apr 2018)

John Glen: ...coordinates the UK’s Financial Capability Strategy. This is a 10-year strategy which aims to gather evidence on the most effective interventions to improve people’s financial capability, and support and coordinate initiatives that are proven to work. As part of this strategy MAS will shortly publish plans to commission projects to help working age adults manage their money,...

Scottish Parliament: Artificial Intelligence (18 Apr 2018)

Ivan McKee: ...Clearly, a lot of things will happen in such a transition and it will be very difficult for individuals and their families. At this stage, it is worth talking briefly about the role that a universal citizens basic income might play in smoothing out the transition. It would give people a support network and also the confidence to be able to take risks, identify opportunities and start up...

Children and Young People: Obesity - Question for Short Debate (17 Apr 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...;100 million in 2018-19 for a new healthy pupils capital fund, with appropriate distribution for the DAs under the Barnett formula. I can reassure the noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, and other noble Lords that regardless of the income from that levy, the funding is guaranteed for the coming year; off the top of my head, I think it is £320 million. I will ask for confirmation from...

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Database of Rogue Landlords and Property Agents) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (17 Apr 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...from 47% in 2006 to 27% in 2015. In addition, 82% of private renters are satisfied with their accommodation and stay in their homes for an average of just over four years. The Government want to support good landlords. That point has been widely acknowledged. However, a number of rogue landlords knowingly rent out accommodation which is unsafe and substandard. Overcrowded and poor-quality...

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