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Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (15 Jun 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: By 2019-20, the government will be spending around £6 billion on childcare support – a record amount - to help with the costs of childcare, including childcare in the school holidays. A single parent is able to access the 30 hours free childcare entitlement if they are earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week. This entitlement is available...

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Henley: My Lords, recruiting is a problem for trade unions to address; I do not believe that there are the obstacles that the noble Lord suggests. There has also been considerable reminiscence—again, I make no objection to this. We went back to 1968 and heard about the activities of the noble Lord, Lord Lea, who was involved in the 100th anniversary. Those were the years, I seem to remember, of...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Peter Grant: None of our countries can be proud of the fact that slavery was there to be abolished in the first place. In fact, I said in a Westminster Hall debate not that long ago that although I was born just inside what is now the boundary of the great city of Glasgow and consider myself to be part Weegie—by birth if not by residence—and although I am intensely proud of a lot of what...

Written Answers — Treasury: Living Wage (14 Jun 2018)

Jo Stevens: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employers who were found to have been paying below the national living wage but not prosecuted in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Scottish Parliament: National Council of Rural Advisers (14 Jun 2018)

Rhoda Grant: The cabinet secretary alluded to the gender pay gap. The report says: “Women living in remote rural Scotland have the lowest annual income of any group, and the largest median gender pay gap at £5,076 when comparing annual median wages. This means that in remote rural Scotland women earn 17% less on an annual average than men.” That is down in part to seasonal, part-time and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Anna Soubry: The right hon. Lady represents an area of the country that I know quite well; I am from north Nottinghamshire—from Worksop—and I also represent the constituency of Broxtowe. It is often quite peculiarly unique, and perhaps a little bizarre, that those who complain most about immigration are in areas where there is actually very little of it. That is the point: it is about the...

Vaccinations: Developing Countries — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Alistair Burt: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans, and I thank all colleagues for taking part in today’s debate and for the way it has been handled. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb) for the way he introduced this debate—indeed, others have mentioned the passion with which he spoke. Such passion is appropriate for the...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Hugo Swire: I congratulate the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) on securing this important debate. Anyone looking into this Chamber from outside will be surprised by the lack of Members taking part in this debate on an important issue—a non-political issue, almost, that affects all of us and our high streets all over the country. Perhaps Members feel that there is no point in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Staff (13 Jun 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: The majority of social care in England is delivered by private companies who determine the pay rates of their staff including care assistants. The National Minimum Wage is the legal minimum employers must pay their workers. The Government is committed to creating an economy that works for everyone, and ensuring workers are paid fairly. Since the introduction of the National Living Wage, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (13 Jun 2018)

Baroness Buscombe: This Government believes that works provides people with the best opportunity for getting out of poverty and into self-reliance. This is why it is committed to collective action that tackles the root causes of poverty and disadvantage through a range of policies that encourage people to move into and progress in work including Universal Credit, the National Living Wage, tax changes, and up to...

Scottish Parliament: Early Learning and Childcare (Expansion) (13 Jun 2018)

Daniel Johnson: The minister will, no doubt, be aware of the recent National Day Nurseries Association survey in which four out of five independent and voluntary sector nurseries said that the amount of money that they receive for the current funded places—£3.72 an hour per child—is too low. They said that they are £2 an hour per child short, which is no surprise if we consider the...

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable Growth Commission (13 Jun 2018)

James Kelly: I can tell Mr Mackay that what is needed is a real debate and a real plan to transform the fundamental issues and to grow the wages that are stagnating in Scotland, but we did not hear any mention of the living wage in the cuts commission report. Perhaps that is because the Government did not even discuss it with the trade unions. There is no social justice at the heart of that report....

Scottish Parliament: Childcare Provision (2020 Target) (12 Jun 2018)

Jenny Gilruth: The NDNA survey flagged up the issue of the living wage. Can the minister confirm that the Government’s plans on early learning and childcare expansion include a commitment to ensure that all childcare staff will be paid at least the living wage? I remind members that I am the parliamentary liaison officer to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

Scottish Parliament: Student Support (12 Jun 2018)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: This Government has made to people who want to study at college and university in Scotland the firm commitment that access must be based on the ability to learn, and not on the ability to pay. We have restored free education for first-time undergraduates, which helps more than 120,000 students who study in Scotland every year. The chair of the independent review of student support, Jayne-Anne...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Jun 2018)

Greg Clark: Since our last departmental questions, we have taken further steps to implement our industrial strategy. In early May, we launched UK Research and Innovation, with a budget of £6 billion a year, to drive forward our growing investment in research and development. The Prime Minister announced four missions that our grand challenges will achieve, including to save 20,000 lives a year...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2018)

Catherine West: Is the Minister aware that most cleaners in Whitehall Departments are now paid the London living wage? Will he cut through PFI bureaucracy to bring the Ministry of Defence into modern times and pay cleaners the London living wage?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Living Wage: Young People (8 Jun 2018)

Cat Smith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people between 16 and 24 years old are paid less than the living wage, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to letting agents (7 Jun 2018)

Melanie Onn: I recognise that for the most part the clause mirrors the prohibitions applying to landlords. It is important that letting agents, which are often the professional guide to the amateur landlord and often operate on behalf of the landlord, developing close relationships over many years while in the pay of the landlord, have the propriety of their conduct considered closely. The same principle...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Ruth Cadbury: The right hon. Lady is right. There is absolutely no reason why the Government and Heathrow airport cannot draw a straight line east and west of the third runway site for at least six to 13 miles. Irrespective of the NATS wider flight path revisions, by the time the planes are overhead in my constituency, they are locked into a final approach and there can be no variation. Therefore, if we...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords (7 Jun 2018)

Melanie Onn: The hon. Gentleman raises a valid point. It is certainly the case that landlords often find themselves feeling that they have no other option but to put a prepayment meter in to avoid ending up as the recipient of all the bad debt that may well have been run up. However, I think it has become a bit of a choice for some in the sector, particularly at the lower end of the market, and by doing...


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