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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage (10 Aug 2016)

Margot James: We recognise that employers will respond to the National Living Wage in a variety of ways depending on their circumstances, but the Government does not consider it acceptable for companies to use it as an excuse to cut staff benefits. In a growing economy, the National Living Wage should represent an opportunity to invest in talented staff and improve productivity. Employers need to ensure...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equal Pay (10 Aug 2016)

Margot James: The Government has published an impact assessment on the introduction of the National Living Wage here: _en.pdf In addition, more recent HM Treasury analysis[1] shows that the National Living Wage is expected to eradicate the gender pay gap for the lowest paid (at the 10th percentile) by 2020. [1]...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices: Living Wage (10 Aug 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether anyone over 25 who is participating in an apprenticeship is entitled to the National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Living Wage: Yorkshire and the Humber (26 Jul 2016)

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people in (i) Leeds North West constituency, (ii) the Leeds City Region, (iii) West Yorkshire and (iv) Yorkshire are paid less than the Living Wage Foundation's living wage.

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...has been a very helpful debate for me. It has been interesting and insightful, and provocative at times, and has also brought to my attention issues that I had not taken on board before. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, for tabling this debate. It has come earlier than I might have liked, because I have not had a chance to think about all the issues raised, but that is no bad...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Michael Ellis: If it were not for the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee we would no doubt still be in our original positions. Where we will be in due course is another matter altogether. I thank him for his support. My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) spoke about flooding in his constituency, which is clearly of considerable concern. He raised the difficulties involved with flash...

EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Ian Murray: That flies in the face of the arguments of economic, currency and political union with the United Kingdom; that is essentially Scotland turning its back on a much more successful Union, to be part of the European Union. What people have said quite clearly is that they want Scotland to be part of the UK and part of the EU. If where we want to get to in the negotiations is an independent...

School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

David Lidington: I would say to the hon. Gentleman that it was a Conservative Government who introduced the national living wage, and the Conservative-led coalition and the Conservative Government who have taken very large numbers of the lowest paid people in our society out of tax altogether. It was also a Conservative Government who led us to a situation in which there are 2.5 million more people in work...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bakery Products: Prices (21 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: The Government monitors overall food prices using the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). In the year to June 2016 food prices had reduced year-on-year by 2.9% and are over 7% lower than the peak in 2014. The Government’s new National Living Wage became law on 1st April 2016. Workers aged 25 and over, and not in the first year of an apprenticeship are legally entitled to at least 7.20...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (20 Jul 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: I think the argument is sound. Until we obtain a fiscal rule that reflects the reality of our economy and our future, we will not return to the dynamism that is needed to restore growth and to ensure that we have wages and jobs that are beneficial to the community overall rather than the low paid and insecure work that we have at the moment. Let me press on, because I do not want to strain...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Helen Hayes: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) with whom I serve on the Communities and Local Government Committee. My constituency benefits from a wide and diverse range of supported housing schemes, which play a fundamentally valuable role in enabling people, who would not otherwise be able to do so, to live independently —whether it is for a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: We are sent here to represent people. Many people in this country are struggling with low wages and insecure jobs—[Hon. Members: “You!”] I know this is very funny for all the Conservative Members, but I do not suppose there are too many Conservative MPs who have to go to a food bank to supplement the food on their family’s table every week. We should reflect on that....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure (19 Jul 2016)

Damian Hinds: The Government regularly assesses the impacts of its policies and will continue to do so. The Government’s economic plan is delivering jobs for the UK. Our reforms, including the introduction of the National Living Wage, are helping to transform the life chances of people across the country.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Living Wage (19 Jul 2016)

Luciana Berger: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency, (b) the Liverpool City Region and (c) England are paid less than the Living Wage Foundation's living wage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Business (19 Jul 2016)

Siobhain McDonagh: I welcome the right hon. Gentleman to his new position. He may recall that his predecessor cut corporation tax for business to allow the living wage to be introduced. As we speak, Marks and Spencer is consulting on cutting overtime payments and Sunday and bank holiday pay, in order to do just that. What will the Chancellor do to ensure that my constituent, Mrs M, does not lose 2,000 a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2016)

Philip Hammond: We have already had this question from the shadow Chancellor. Of course, we have introduced the national living wage, which will make a difference to people on low earnings at the bottom of the income scale. Interestingly, the hon. Lady perhaps hints at something else—questions of inter-generational fairness. The Prime Minister signalled early on in her tenure of office that that is one...

Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent (18 Jul 2016)

Caroline Lucas: Today’s vote and our decision about Trident are at the heart of what kind of future we want for ourselves and our children. However, it is also about the hard evidence and what we mean by safety in an uncertain and changing world. The theory that having nuclear weapons makes us safer is entirely unproven, and nor can it be proven. As David Krieger from Waging Peace writes: “In...

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Liz McInnes: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for securing and leading the debate on this very important issue and for her work chairing the Petitions Committee. I also thank the 130,000 signatories who have highlighted to Parliament their dissatisfaction and concern about the changes to the student loan...

Courts: Resourcing and Staffing - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I regret that the balance and good humour shown by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Saville of Newdigate, in his excellent maiden speech was not available to us during the testing times when we were discussing the legality of the war in Iraq and all the legislation that followed. I look forward to hearing a great deal more from him. I express my personal regret that the noble Lord,...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for initiating what has proved to be a very timely debate, given the commitment made by our new Prime Minister yesterday evening. I applaud the work the noble Lord has been doing over such a long time with the Big Issue and with fighting poverty. I congratulate him on his determination to use his time in this Chamber to continue that...

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