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Reconciliation: Role of British Foreign, Defence and International Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Coventry: ...towards the interests of others, with the result that the common interest is upheld and everyone flourishes. Of course, as the most reverend Primate says, this theological framework is by no means universally shared, but it lends wisdom to policy-making none the less. The success of reconciliation depends on the quality of the values held by stakeholders—values so evident in this...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (14 Dec 2018)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of universal credit claimants living in households without internet access in (a) Brent Central and (b) England.

Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement - Statement (13 Dec 2018)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: Can the Minister help me on a specific point not touched upon to date, which has to do with the introduction of universal credit and the managed migration? As proposed, the timing of that looks likely to mean that people will stay on legacy benefits, including housing benefit, for longer than would otherwise have been the case. To what extent, if at all, was that reflected in the Statement?

Young People - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: ...The single most important thing we can do to empower these young people is to help them into a job, an education course or on to a training programme”. On all these counts, the Government deserve credit. Despite all the problems, it is the case that youth unemployment in the UK is at 11.5%. In France it is almost double that, at 20%; in Italy it is 30%; in Greece it is 43%; and the EU...

Local Government Funding Settlement (13 Dec 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...Tory costs for local authorities will cost the Scottish Government £435 million next year. On pilots, the extra administration costs of dealing with the hard-hearted and shambolic roll-out of universal credit has meant that Highland Council, a pilot area, has run up costs of more than £2.5 million, which is directly attributable to the costs of universal credit. The council leader and I...

Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...The purpose was to devise a plan for a Scottish Parliament. In spite of subsequent claims to the contrary, neither the SNP nor the Tory party supported the convention officially, although, to their credit, individual Tories and nationalists did. The report of that convention became the blueprint for the Scottish Parliament—almost every detail in the report was incorporated into the Bill...

Business of the House (13 Dec 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...Parliament? We have had a number of statutory instruments given in the business for next week. I note that the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has said that she will look at the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018. Can the Leader of the House confirm that those regulations have now been withdrawn? We will also have the Draft Markets in Financial...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2018)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding the Government has allocated for transitional payments for people moving onto universal credit; and by what process claimants will receive such payments.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phone Coverage (13 Dec 2018)

Liam Byrne: .... We heard yesterday that download speeds in Gloucestershire, for example, are 2,000 times slower than they are in Birmingham. Frankly, it adds insult to injury for those struggling to get on to universal credit, which is of course a digital-only benefit. The National Infrastructure Commission and Ofcom think that it is going to cost something like £11 billion to bring our networks into...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries (13 Dec 2018)

David Linden: We know that the roll-out of universal credit and the shutdown of many jobcentres has put a huge amount of pressure on libraries. What discussions has the Minister had with his colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions about the impact on libraries of the UK Government shutting those jobcentres?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2018)

Emma Dent Coad: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of delaying managed migration of existing social security claimants to universal credit on the cost to the public purse of universal credit transitional protection; and whether those estimates constitute a saving to the public purse.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2018)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit being paid into a single bank account on the (a) independence of women and (b) balance of power in their relationships.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Appeals (13 Dec 2018)

Dan Carden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the appeal process works effectively across the full-service universal credit process.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Slough (13 Dec 2018)

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2018 to Question 195084 on Universal Credit: Slough, if he will publish that information for claimants of benefits by nationality at the point of National Insurance number registration.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2018)

Chi Onwurah: ...of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people at risk of experiencing rising debt as a result of the six week transitory wait from legacy to universal credit.

Scottish Parliament: Two-Child Benefits Cap (Mitigation) (13 Dec 2018)

Richard Leonard: 2. Yesterday, Derek Mackay said that the Scottish Government will continue to “mitigate the worst impacts” of the Tory Government’s social security cuts. Is the two-child cap on tax credits and universal credit not one of the worst impacts?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Citizens (Access to Benefits) (13 Dec 2018)

Willie Coffey: ...has no right to reside in the United Kingdom. What can the First Minister and the Scottish Government do to help European Union citizens who are residing in Scotland who have wrongfully been denied universal credit through the habitual residency test?

Scottish Parliament: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (13 Dec 2018)

Christina McKelvie: ...in Scotland who goes hungry, is homeless or is denied dignity or equality is a person whose rights are being denied. We are all entitled to those rights and many more. On Monday this week, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was 70 years old. Its formal adoption by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 was a momentous achievement for humanity. Just 30 articles long,...

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...chairmanship, Mr Gapes. It is a pleasure to respond to the hon. Member for Warrington South (Faisal Rashid). I am pleased that he secured this debate, and I agree with him that the NHS is a great credit to our country. I know that the Opposition spokesman will have heard me say yesterday—I will repeat it—that the Government and I, as Minister for Health, greatly value the staff who...


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