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Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Mary Glindon: ...sugar tax. I have great reservations about the tax, and I believe that my concerns are not unfounded. In his Budget statement earlier this year, the Chancellor admitted that the estimated amount of income from the levy would be half that which was originally predicted. The Chancellor acknowledged the excellent work being done by the soft drinks industry to combat the level of sugar in soft...

Transport: Remote Island Communities in England - Motion to Take Note (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Rosser: ...or the level of passenger fares by air or sea. They may be able to show that the benefits to the economy of the Isles of Scilly of improved transport links at lower fares and charges would be a lot less than any additional costs of securing those improved links at lower fares and charges. They may be able to show that the gross disposable income per head and gross value added figures for...

Health: Obesity - Question (20 Jul 2017)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...ring-fenced and the grant will remain in place for 2017 and 2018. We have also been committed to the Healthy Start scheme and provided an estimated £60 million-worth of vouchers to families on low incomes across England in 2015-16. These can be exchanged for fresh or frozen fruit, veg and milk, and provide free vitamins that support intake during pregnancy and early years. An average...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: National statistics on the number of children in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: National statistics on the number of children in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: National statistics on the number of children in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: National statistics on the number of children in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pay (20 Jul 2017)

Stephen Barclay: ...months to May. In their Spring Budget Forecast, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) also expected wages to increase in each year of their forecast. The Government is taking action to support incomes. This includes increasing the National Living Wage, raising the personal allowance and freezing fuel duty.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pay (20 Jul 2017)

Stephen Barclay: ...tables. Using their forecast for consumer price inflation and average earnings, the level of real earnings is expected to rise by 1.6% from 2017 Q2 to 2019 Q4. The Government is taking action to support incomes. This includes increasing the National Living Wage, raising the personal allowance and freezing fuel duty.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Part-time Education (20 Jul 2017)

Jo Johnson: ..., the economy and employers. Government regularly assesses the reasons for the decline in part-time undergraduate numbers since their peak in 2008 but does not hold data on their household income background. We are committed to helping people from all backgrounds enter higher education in a way that suits them and we have taken action to support those who to choose to study part-time....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Subsidies (20 Jul 2017)

Tim Farron: The average hill farm has an annual income before CAP payments of minus £10,000, and therefore hill farming as a sector is under enormous pressure, despite the fact that it is utterly fundamental to food security, to the protection of our environment and, indeed, to the maintenance of the landscape that has just won the Lake District world heritage site status. Will the Secretary of...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (19 Jul 2017)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: My Lords, briefly, I support my noble friend Lady Drake and the powerful case she has made for the public service dashboard. I will also speak to the proposal that pension guidance functions should include the state pension. Decisions around receipt of the state pension are not necessarily a straightforward matter. As we know only too well, there has been some confusion over the age at which...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...are being added to this body. We are beginning to recognise that it is no longer going to be called the single financial guidance body for debt but the “signposting to other financial guidance support services”. That may well be where we end up, although I think that that would be sad. Amendment 5 adds to the list of functions set out in Clause 2(1) what I call the “debt...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

Robert Halfon: ...spoke powerfully about what he wanted to do to improve the prospects of part-time students, and he recognised that the figures had declined. I welcome that and urge him to do everything possible to support part-time students, particularly single parents on low incomes who may fear going to university because of the size of the loan. What does value for money mean when it comes to a...

Pensions - Statement (19 Jul 2017)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...was, “pretty close to having ground to a halt”. John Cridland himself acknowledged in his report that inequality in pension outcomes remains, with certain groups in particular at risk of lower incomes in retirement. There are significant variations in life expectancy across socioeconomic groups. Yet in this Statement, the Government have confirmed their intention to accept the...

Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Jack Lopresti: ...’s policy on the armed forces as stated in the Gracious Speech: “My ministers will continue to invest in our gallant Armed Forces, meeting the NATO commitment to spend at least two per cent of national income on defence, and delivering on the Armed Forces Covenant across the United Kingdom.” For me, the key words are investment, commitment and covenant—words that we...

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Chris Ruane: ...Many families in Wales, and indeed the UK, are financially worse off than they were 10 years ago. On average, a family is £1,400 worse off. Voters are sick to their hind teeth with austerity, which does not work. Low and middle-income earners are taking all the pain, and the high-income earners are making all the gain. Even Tory Ministers now accept Labour’s analysis of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (19 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: National statistics on the number of children in relative low income are set out in the annual "Households Below Average Income" publication. The number and proportion of children in relative low income is not available at local authority or constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: This Government recognises and appreciates the valuable support that carers provide to those with care needs. Since 2010 the rate of Carer’s Allowance has increased from £53.90 to £62.70 a week, meaning an additional £450 a year for carers. Carer’s Allowance is excluded from the benefit freeze and is uprated annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index. ...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The Government is committed to providing support for those library services that want to explore new approaches. The Libraries Taskforce’s Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 strategy document, good practice toolkits and blogs promote a range of examples of innovative practice already underway in libraries in England. These include alternative...


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