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Durham County Cricket Club — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...for City of Durham too, should that be appropriate—and will do so as soon as it can be arranged to everyone’s convenience. The hon. Gentleman can then ask her those questions directly. The ECB support included making an advance on the annual fee payment of nearly 1.3 million, with which it intended Durham to be able to meet pressing ongoing salary, HMRC and operating...

Social Care - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Viscount Hanworth: ...were subject to an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading. In 2011, the company was in crisis on account of its inability to meet its annual rent bill, and it was begging the Government for support. In the event, the Government did not have to intervene, for the reason that the ownership of many of the care homes was transferred to the landlords, some of whom had links to social care...

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Ben Bradshaw: ...that we took when we were in government, and plaice and sole are doing well too. We need to spread that good news around the rest of our waters, because it translates into real people’s lives and incomes in regions such as mine. In the last 12 months, the markets of Brixham and Plymouth experienced record landings in terms of value. First, I should like the Minister to assure all of...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Ruth Cadbury: ...this Chamber. It was a privilege to have been a member of the Women and Equalities Committee for the inquiry, although I subsequently stood down due to my Front-Bench role. Many of us have been strong supporters of LGBT rights for many years, but until the Committee’s inquiry I knew relatively little of the extent of the issues facing transgender people. We heard moving accounts of...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: Objective of education administration (1 Dec 2016)

Robert Halfon: ...have a duty to ensure that their areas have sufficient education and training provision. They also have a duty to publish a transport statement setting out what arrangements they consider necessary to support young people to access education or training. The hon. Gentleman mentioned education maintenance allowance. We took the view that we want to give funds to those who most need it, and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: Education (1 Dec 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...and cultural education. This includes:300 million over the next four years for a network of music education hubs 29 million a year until 2018 for the Music and Dance scheme which provides support for talented young musicians and dancers to attend world-class institutions 4.1 million a year until 2018 for cultural education programmes 500,000 a year until 2018 for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Poverty Unit (1 Dec 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...symptoms. There is clear evidence that work is the best route out of poverty. Working age adults in non-working families are almost four times more likely than those in work to be living on a low income. And the Child Poverty Transitions Report (Jun 2015) found that 74% of poor children in workless families that moved into full employment exited poverty. This is why we are reforming the...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Pay: Wales (1 Dec 2016)

Alun Cairns: ...the national average. Boosting productivity growth and protecting jobs is crucial for creating a sustained rise in living standards. That is why this Government is investing in infrastructure, supporting job creation and reforming markets. The UK Government is also taking targeted action to continue to raise incomes through a number of measures such as increasing the personal allowance...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (1 Dec 2016)

Willie Rennie: Gently, I say that the First Minister did not answer my question. Momentum for a Brexit-deal referendum is building. I hope that, in time, she will come to support it. I am interested in what else she might say to the chancellor. Look at what we are facing: NHS boards are contending with unprecedented budget cuts and councils are facing a 500 million funding crisis. No doubt the First...

State Pension Age: Women (30 Nov 2016)

Alex Cunningham: ...and was on the verge of losing her home. We heard about another who is struggling to keep her sick husband out of care, so that they can hang on to their family home, and is doing so without the state pension income that she was planning to use to keep them going in her retirement. Many Members have outlined similar cases, which are repeated reminders of the Government’s failure....

ESA and Personal Independence Payments — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...and respect. It is about choices. I want to pick up on the point that other Members have made about what other discretionary funds people might be able to draw on. I was going through the Minister’s earlier speech last night, and the flexible support fund was mentioned. We need to understand some things about that fund. First of all, it was investigated recently for fraud. The former...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Vat (30 Nov 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...and Impact Note in January. Issues specific to rural businesses will be assessed as part of this process. The consultations have gathered evidence on both the nature and deployment of financial support to assist businesses with the transition to Making Tax Digital. For those businesses who are digitally excluded it is the intention of the Government to exempt them from Making Tax Digital...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (30 Nov 2016)

David Lammy: ...by the recent reduction in the benefit cap in (a) the constituency of Tottenham, (b) the London Borough of Haringey and (c) in total are in receipt of (i) jobseeker's allowance, (ii) employment support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) housing benefit and (v) another benefit.

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Nov 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...has doubled; and queues at food banks are rising every day. If the Prime Minister really believes the economy is doing well, why are her Government forcing through 2 billion of cuts to in-work support, cutting the incomes of working people and leaving many households over 2,000 a year worse off?

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement (30 Nov 2016)

Derek Mackay: ...business confidence and investment intentions. The forecasts set out by the OBR anticipate that Brexit will lead to investment being postponed or cancelled, higher inflation squeezing households’ real incomes and reduced trade with the EU. That is expected to lead to lower economic growth, lower wages and lower tax revenues and, in turn, higher borrowing and debt. As a result of...

Scottish Parliament: Education (30 Nov 2016)

Patrick Harvie: My colleague Ross Greer began by recognising the dedication and talent of ASN teachers and support staff, and I am sure that we can all recognise that. He also set out why we need to raise the necessary revenue so that we can support them better to do their jobs. The Scottish Government’s approach, including its delivery plan, recognises that ASN is an issue that needs to be considered...

Scottish Parliament: Local Democracy (30 Nov 2016)

Colin Smyth: ...2016-17, the Scottish Government grant from the UK Government increased, albeit by a far too low 0.7 per cent, the Scottish Government imposed a 4.5 per cent cut in the revenue grant to local councils. On the day that income tax powers worth 12 billion will be passed to the Parliament, I can reflect on the fact that, in my decade as a local councillor, I have never once had the power...

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...and be bolder this evening. Indeed, it is thanks to him that we have been able to give power and resources to our great cities. One theme that ran through the debate concerned living standards and income distribution. This was touched on by the first speaker, the noble Lord, Lord Livermore. I agree with what he said about the need for a better-informed, tolerant, broad-minded discussion...

Refugee Family Reunion (Immigration Rules) (29 Nov 2016)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...Vaz) for that work. The same Committee, in HC 24, its seventh report of this Session, on the migration crisis, stated: “Family reunion of migrants has been shown to have benefits in terms of integration and support networks, in addition to the human rights requirements of allowing families to be together, and there is clear scope for further measures to facilitate women and children...


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