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Businesses: Rights and Responsibilities - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I follow other noble Lords in thanking my noble friend Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts for bringing forward this timely debate. It comes only a week or so after the launch of the Green Paper which has been much referred to by noble Lords, and which I will refer to in due course. I brought that Green Paper to this House on behalf of my right honourable friend only a week after my...

Post-study Work Schemes — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (8 Dec 2016)

David Anderson: I thank the Chair of the Committee for his kind words. He is absolutely right. It is clear that the tone that is now set in this country is one of saying, “We don’t want strangers anymore.” We are not welcoming and that is abhorrent for people. I know that the Scottish people, people from my part of the country, and certainly people from where the Minister is from are not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Liverpool City Region (8 Dec 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people working for her Department or its executive agencies in the Liverpool City Region on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wages Foundation; and how many such people are employed on zero-hours contracts.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions (8 Dec 2016)

Lord Freud: The Government is committed to helping people achieve financial security in later life and is reforming the pension system as part of its efforts to encourage a culture of saving. Automatic enrolment was introduced to enable most people in work to save for later life. It has been a great success to date with over 6.8 million eligible workers enrolled by more than 290,000 employers since it...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Beecham: My Lords, I refer to my interests as a Newcastle City councillor and vice-president of the Local Government Association, inasmuch as parts of the amendments to which I shall refer would impact on local government. I wish to speak to the two amendments in this group in my name and those of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Bristol and the noble Baroness, Lady Howe. Fixed-odds betting...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Ivan Lewis: We have to face up to the fact that a growing proportion of our population have lost faith in this place and in our collective ability to address their concerns and offer them hope for a better future. Brexit was a shock-and-awe wake-up call from too many who feel that mainstream politics is broken and does not work for them. Of course, some voted against the notion of pooled sovereignty and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage (7 Dec 2016)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for its policies of the recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its November 2016 Global Economic Outlook that caution was needed in rolling out increases to the living wage on account of their potential...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Dec 2016)

David Lidington: If the Government have been targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, it has been to get them back to work in record numbers and to provide a boost to the pay of people on low incomes through the introduction of and the increase in the national living wage. I wish the hon. Gentleman was prepared to welcome and celebrate those achievements.

Household Food Insecurity — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

George Eustice: I very much agree with the hon. Gentleman. He will be aware that the Department for Education launched the school food plan two or three years ago. Hardwired into that, as well as giving schools quite specific criteria about the type of healthy and nutritious food they should have as part of their school meals, was the idea that all schoolchildren should visit a farm, so that they can see how...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage (6 Dec 2016)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed increase in the national living wage announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement on the UK's international competitiveness.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Living Wage (6 Dec 2016)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to ensure that small manufacturing businesses have access to grants and other Government schemes to assist them with the proposed increase in the national living wage announced in the Autumn Statement 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Shipping: Pay (6 Dec 2016)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Director of Labour Market Enforcement will have responsibility for enforcement of the (a) national minimum wage and (b) national living wage in the shipping industry.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Employment (6 Dec 2016)

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are engaged in employment paying the living wage.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (6 Dec 2016)

Caroline Nokes: The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 has frozen the majority of working-age benefits for four tax years, from 2016-17 to 2019-20. These benefit rates will therefore remain the same. These reforms to working-age benefits are part of the Government’s commitment to incentivise work for those who can in a high-wage, low-tax economy. This includes increasing the National Living Wage to...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Living Wage: Wales (6 Dec 2016)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for the Government's policies on Wales of the recommendation by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its Global Economic Outlook of November 2016 that caution was needed in increasing to the living wage on account of the potential effect on employment of such...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Maree Todd: I was eager to participate in today’s debate on renewables because I am a passionate supporter of the industry. The need for clean energy is indisputable, and the potential for green energy around the Highlands and Islands is unrivalled. We have suffered centuries of depopulation in the Highlands and Islands but, if we could harness that energy potential, it could transform the region...

Scottish Parliament: Social Care Charging (6 Dec 2016)

Colin Smyth: I will come to that point but, as Joan McAlpine knows, the policy was supported by the SNP councillors. When she responds to the debate, I hope that the cabinet secretary will say whether the Government supports the commitment to the abolition of charges or, at the very least, set out a timetable for extending free personal and nursing care to those who have a diagnosis of dementia. Labour...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Supporting People (5 Dec 2016)

Oliver McMullan: Go raibh maith agat. I thank the Minister for his answer. Does he expect the introduction of the living wage to have any impact on the Supporting People budget?


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