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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (24 Jul 2017)

Damian Hinds: The information requested is not available. Tax-Free Childcare provides support to parents for their childcare costs. We estimate that around 2 million working families will have access to the scheme. Parents cannot receive support from Tax-Free Childcare where they are in receipt of Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit. However, families who are eligible for both will...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Children: Poverty (24 Jul 2017)

Alun Cairns: The poverty threshold as measured by the UK Government and the European Union is 60 per cent of median household income. Statistics are published as part of the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Households below Average Income (HBAI) release. The HBAI statistics are not produced on a constituency basis. Estimates of child poverty by constituency are published by HM Revenue &...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Justin Madders: ...tackled. I do understand that the Government will shortly be coming forward with plans to tackle some of the abuses in the leasehold sector, but it is vital that they create not only a clear and fair framework for new builds, but a strategy to deal with the rotten mess that developers have created. There appears to be some self-awareness at last by developers that leasehold homes are...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Chris Stephens: .... The highest proportion of indices of multiple deprivation data zones in Scotland are in the city. We are talking about intergenerational poverty, rooted in the Scottish Office plan to encourage skilled workers to leave the city in the 1960s, followed by the systematic and planned destruction of the industrial base of Scotland in the 1980s. That was combined with the explicitly political...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Jul 2017)

Damian Hinds: The Real Time Information (RTI) system ensures that we get Universal Credit claims right by providing us with accurate and timely details of earnings from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. The HMRC database holding the PAYE data reported in real time receives the data from employers, holds it and passes on relevant data for Universal Credit claimants to DWP. The system is working well...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The department has not made an estimate on this specific question. Benefits-related free school meals currently provide help to non-working families and those who are not able to claim the additional working tax credit that is available to low-income working families. My Department is working closely with other government departments to establish the criteria for determining entitlement to...

Bills Presented: Exiting the European Union: Sanctions (19 Jul 2017)

Meg Hillier: ...which we have both been members, and for Nigeria; I sense that she shares not just my love for it, but my frustration that that wonderful country still faces so many challenges. I look forward to working with her over the coming years. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Northampton South (Andrew Lewer) on his speech. He has described his interesting and illustrious predecessors, but...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Public Sector (19 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: We do not hold any data on the number of public sector workers subject to the benefit cap. Households are exempt if entitled to Working Tax Credit, (essentially, lone parents working 16 hours per week and couples working 24 hours per week between them where one partner works at least 16 hours per week) or in Universal Credit if earning £520 per month. Households can be exempt from the...

Brexit: Trade in Goods (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2017)

Lord Marland: ...brought up with the simple tenet that the country and people do better when government does least. If ever there was a moment in our time when this exists, it is now. Government for those in business is a burden. It taxes us, it legislates us, and it puts hurdles in the way of our business prospering. It is therefore no surprise—I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Livingston...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Homelessness (18 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: I am replying to both questions as assessments of the effect of the benefit cap are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The new, lower, tiered benefit cap was introduced from 7 November 2016. The change reduces the total amount a working-age household can receive in benefits to £20,000 for couples and lone parents (£13,400 for single adults with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Jul 2017)

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) households have received Universal Credit and then reverted back to legacy benefits or tax credits.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Care Leavers: Working Tax Credit (18 Jul 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many care leavers are in receipt of working tax credit.

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hollick, for his work as chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee, a position he stepped down from at the end of the last Parliament. This report of the last inquiry of his tenure gives much food for thought. It also provides evidence, should it be needed, of the value that your Lordships bring by providing a long-term perspective on the policy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (17 Jul 2017)

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on families with more than two children claiming universal credit and child tax credit.

Bill Presented: Passchendaele (13 Jul 2017)

Paul Sweeney: ...of State for Scotland. I can only hope that it will provide more ample support for my trembling limbs. Dick Buchanan was the embodiment of the finest political traditions of my constituency: he was a proud railway worker, socialist and trade unionist. During his tenure as a councillor on the Glasgow Corporation, it was not unknown for him to turn up at the city chambers from the Cowlairs...

Public Sector Pay Cap - Question for Short Debate (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: ...debate that generates more light than heat, because these events remind us how much we depend on our public services. In 2015, the Chancellor announced that the Government would fund public sector workforces for a pay award of 1% for four years. In the debate on the Queen’s Speech, the Government voted down a Labour amendment to end this 1% pay cap. Self-inflicted heat was generated...

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Neil Gray: ...of speeches, including, obviously, that of my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock), who has just taken over as the Scottish National party spokesperson on fair work and employment. She made a good speech about the situation in Scotland. The hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) discussed his past as a teacher and previous initiatives. He is right: social...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Minority Groups (11 Jul 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The exceptions to the policy to limit support to a maximum of two children in Child Tax Credit were debated by the UK Parliament during the passage of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. The government’s view is that the exceptions legislated for in Child Tax Credit cover the circumstances where parents or carers are not in the same position to make choices about the number of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Working Age Benefits: Wolverhampton (10 Jul 2017)

Emma Reynolds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) Wolverhampton North East constituency qualified for (i) working tax credits and (ii) child tax credits in each financial year from 2009-10.


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