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Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (25 Jul 2016)

Lord Nash: Parents on apprenticeships with three- and four-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare under the Childcare Act 2016 in the same way as other working households. They will need to be earning the equivalent of 16 hours work per week at the apprentice national minimum wage rate. The national minimum wage rates are set out at the GOV.UK website. Apprentices will need to meet...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Siobhain McDonagh: The vote to leave the EU a few weeks ago is a great indication that there are millions of people in our country who feel that they are being left behind, not sharing in the growing prosperity of others. And they are right. Unemployment may be down according to certain definitions, but poverty certainly is not. For one of the first times in UK history, low wages mean most of Britain’s...

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

David Winnick: In view of what the Leader of the House said earlier, may I remind him that it was a Labour Government who introduced the national minimum wage against strenuous Tory opposition? I remember it well because I voted for the change. In view of the further situation in Turkey—the state of emergency, the thousands more teachers, academics, judges, journalists who are now being suspended...

Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, I first commiserate with the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen of Elie, in having to lie upon another bed of nails. Through him, I also congratulate the right honourable Liz Truss MP on her appointment as Lord Chancellor, a great office of state whose origins may be traced to Anglo-Saxon times. In her study of the office, Diana Woodhouse observed that there were no qualifications...

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...

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

Helen Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 131167 relating to changes to the student loans agreement. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard, this afternoon. It may come as a surprise to some people that we are debating this issue in July 2016, as the decision was taken last autumn, but the reason is very simple: it took students some time to realise...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (18 Jul 2016)

Catherine West: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been brought against companies which have failed to pay the national minimum wage in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2016)

David Davies: The Minister will be aware that some people who provide social care are booked to do just a few minutes at each job and spend much of the day travelling at their own expense. This does not breach minimum wage legislation, but does the Minister agree that it is none the less wrong and that we should try to address it?

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...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (14 Jul 2016)

James Heappey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will undertake an assessment of the potential effect on business of introducing a minimum wage of £17.50 per hour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jul 2016)

David Cameron: The right hon. Gentleman is right that democracy is a splendid thing—I have to agree with him about that. Let me answer very directly on exploitation in the workplace. It is this Government that, for the first time, has introduced a national living wage—that is a huge change. It is this Government that has massively increased the power of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. There...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Poverty (13 Jul 2016)

Damian Hinds: Work is the best route out of poverty, which is why this Government is focused on getting people into employment. Since 2010, 2.5 million more people are in work and average household incomes are at a record high. We are reforming the tax and benefit system to ensure work will always pay more than a life on benefits. That is why we are raising the tax-free personal allowance to £11,500...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment 148, page†2,†line†33,†leave out “subsection (2)(b) does” and insert “subsections (2)(b) and (2)(c) do”. The amendment restores the Assembly’s competence by enabling it to legislate in an ancillary way in relation to reserved matters. Amendment 149,...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Baroness O'Loan: My Lords, the referendum is done. No matter the analysis and debate about what was said in the pre-referendum debate, we are where we are. The EU Committee on 4 May last set out graphically the complexity of the consequences and processes of withdrawal and the various dynamics of the environment in which withdrawal will be negotiated—the fact that our future relationship with the EU...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jul 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: I think today it would be appropriate if we paused for a moment to think of those people who lost their lives in the bombings in Baghdad and Medina in recent days—the people who have suffered and their families at the end of Ramadan; it must be a terrible experience for them, and I think we should send our sympathies and solidarity to them. I join the Prime Minister in wishing Wales...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, I am proud to speak from the Liberal Democrat Benches, where we have a leader whose position is secure and who has the support of all of us. I am also proud that it was a Liberal Democrat MP, Tom Brake, who took the only real action to secure the position of EU citizens living and working here. Yet these are small consolations to me today because I have such concern about the effect...

Courts and Tribunals Fees (4 Jul 2016)

Richard Burgon: It is a pleasure to respond for the Opposition. I am following in the footsteps of a very learned gentleman: Baron Falconer of Thoroton. In terms of my legal career, I am not quite so learned. Before I was elected to represent my constituents, I was a lawyer for 10 years in my home city of Leeds. In eight years as an employment lawyer, I saw—like my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Young People: Minimum Wage (4 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to raise the rate of the national minimum wage for people under 25 to the rate of the national living wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Minimum Wage (1 Jul 2016)

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 25631, whether HM Revenue and Customs has completed its investigations into the six social care companies; and what recent assessment he has made of the extent of National Minimum Wage compliance in the social care sector.


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