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Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: After Clause 1 - Impact of section 1 on the social care sector (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: I very much agree with the right hon. Gentleman. He says that he has given up asking the Home Office for compassion, but I wonder whether he has seen, in the comprehensive improvement plan, that theme 2 involves a more compassionate approach.

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: After Clause 1 - Impact of section 1 on the social care sector (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: I am very pleased to follow the right hon. Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley), and I agree with the points that she made. Last month, the Home Office published its comprehensive improvement plan in response to the Windrush scandal, with a big focus on listening to what outside organisations say, presumably with the intention of taking some notice of it. Simply ignoring the...

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: £20 Covid-19 Payment (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: If she will increase jobseeker’s allowance by £20 per week in line with universal credit.

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: £20 Covid-19 Payment (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: The Select Committee’s report published today calls for new starter payments to claimants of universal credit to help tide them over the very difficult five-week wait for their first regular benefit payment, and for the £20 a week increase, which the Secretary of State has referred to, to be made permanent. How can it possibly be justified for people claiming jobseeker’s allowance and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2020 to Question 96745 on Universal Credit, what the timetable is for her Department to bring forward legislative proposals to address the issues raised by the Court of Appeal.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 October 2020 to Question 96745, whether the proposed legislation will be applied retrospectively to households whose Universal Credit was previously reduced by the unlawful approach to calculating their earned income.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Universal Credit claimants rented from a private landlord and had (a) dependent children and (b) no dependent children in (i) the most recent month for which data is available and (ii) the same month in 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Housing Benefit (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of state pension age received Housing Benefit for a private rented home in (a) the most recent month for which data is available and (b) the same month in 2019.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Finance (19 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to recommendation 6 of her Department's Policy Equality Statement of 17 April 2020, when she plans to reissue that Policy Equality Statement on No Recourse to Public Funds so that it addresses the point relating to the impact on British citizen children.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Question (13 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: What information the US Administration is required to provide to his Department on its activities at RAF Croughton.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (13 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted an extension to their Leave to Remain in the last 12 months with No Recourse to Public Funds conditions.

No Recourse to Public Funds — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: We have had an excellent debate. I am grateful to everyone who has contributed to it and to the Minister for listening and for the offers that he has made. The big expansion of no recourse to public funds came in 2012. It was an integral part of the hostile environment, or the “compliant environment” as it is now called, and the families we are talking about are, as others have said,...

No Recourse to Public Funds — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: The letter from the Home Office chief statistician dated 3 July, which is on the UK Statistics Authority website, states: “Home Office administrative data only captures information on whether visas are subject to NRPF conditions for in-country extensions.” I have asked how many there are, but received no answer.

No Recourse to Public Funds — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: My hon. Friend made a point in passing that I want to highlight. I do not know whether it is well known, but we are talking about a large number of British-born children whose parents cannot claim child benefit for them. I do not think most people know that is the case, but it is.

No Recourse to Public Funds — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: I beg to move, That this House has considered No Recourse to Public Funds. I begin by thanking the Backbench Business Committee for facilitating the debate in our first week back in Westminster Hall. It is great to be back, and it is very good to see you in the chair, Ms Nokes. I am very pleased to see the Members who have come to take part in the debate, and I am pleased to see the Minister...

No Recourse to Public Funds — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Any London MP who has done an advice surgery in the recent past would be very familiar with this issue. Under the “no recourse to public funds” policy, the family I spoke of and thousands of others were getting no help at all. Last Friday I visited the Deptford warehouse of the remarkable charity FareShare, which gathers surplus food from farms and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Test and Trace Support Payment (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with No Recourse to Public Funds are eligible to apply for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Outdoor Education: Coronavirus (8 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of outdoor education facilities affected by covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement.

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] (7 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: As has already been widely said, there is much to welcome in this Bill. Some important changes were made in the other place, and I pay tribute to the work that it did. I also appreciate the efforts that the Minister has made to work with my hon. Friends on the Front Bench, with me and the Work and Pensions Committee, and with others across the House to secure broad support for the measures in...

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] (7 Oct 2020)

Stephen Timms: I am extremely grateful to the Minister for those points and for the work that he has done, the responsive way that he has looked at the issue over the past couple of months and for the information that he has now provided. I will be very keen to hear from the Pensions Scam Industry Group whether it feels that the proposal that the Minister has now tabled will meet the points that it has been...


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