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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Glasgow East (28 Jun 2017)

David Linden: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of working tax credit payments in Glasgow East constituency.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...too-short 28-day move-on period between the ending of Home Office support and the provision of mainstream social security and housing, which leaves many destitute, and will be even more problematic under universal credit, paid only after six weeks; inadequate support to learn English, other than for resettled Syrians; and restrictive family reunion rules, identified by the UN refugee...

Debate on the Address: Universal Credit: Lowestoft (27 Jun 2017)

Peter Aldous: I have a constituent who was an ESA claimant. He was required to take part in a work capability assessment. His WCA was carried out, and it was decided that he no longer had limited capability for work and work-related activity. His ESA claim was thus disallowed. His appeal against that decision was successful, but as income-related ESA had been abolished and he had been required to...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Mark Harper: ...speaks for the Scottish National party, because while she was on her feet the First Minister caved in and accepted that there will not be a referendum on Scottish independence until after Brexit. The credit should go both to the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition in Scotland; they can share the credit for having helped to save our Union, which is incredibly important. It is...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...contributions and shortly afterwards—four days, in fact—the Prime Minister annulled those proposals. We cannot therefore expect too much from the finance Bills to come. However, we hope that the proposals on tax avoidance will be reinforced. We have pressed on this issue ever since the Government appeared to be a somewhat late convert—I am talking about a decade...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Hain: ...for three consecutive years, and we now share bottom place with Italy in the G7 growth league. Even Greece is forecast to grow faster than Britain next year. Slower economic growth means lower tax revenues and higher government borrowing. The OBR expects borrowing this year to be higher, not lower, than last year and the budget still to be in deficit by the time of the general election in...

Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...country for everyone. Frankly, this just does not stack up. As a result of seven years of austerity under this Government, we have escalating levels of poverty, including 7.4 million people who are in working households, 4 million children and 4.2 million disabled people, while one in seven of our pensioners are living in poverty, which is an increase of 300,000 since 2010. At the same...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

the Earl of Home: ...of the views of others. It is true that most Omanis are Ibadi rather than Sunni or Shia—which in a way makes it easier, for they are a quieter lot of people—but the Government of Oman have worked hard to teach the virtues of tolerance by bringing together all the citizens of their country to discuss religious issues. In an interesting article in the Times on 10 June, Michael...

Debate on the Address: Telephone Calls to the DWP (21 Jun 2017)

Chris Stephens: ...in the past seven years, as many Members of Parliament can see. I believe the answer to the questions that I have just asked the Minister is no. The reason I continue to campaign on this telephone tax is that it adds insult to injury. It is just one more financial kick in the teeth when people are paying for access to information and support. When every penny counts, call charges hit hard,...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Seema Malhotra: ...things show every prospect of going backwards. Is it not devastating that we, as a developed country, risk creating a homeless generation with people being unable to get on to the housing ladder or living in cramped accommodation where they work? Our children and our families deserve better. Destitution in the UK is on the rise. A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation a year ago...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (1 Jun 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...challenge that we face. I will remind members why the bill is needed. The statutory child poverty targets in the bill have existed before, but they were removed last year by the UK Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 in favour of measures that relate to worklessness and educational attainment. Although I agree that worklessness is linked to poverty—as, indeed, is...

Scottish Parliament: Protecting Workers’ Rights (31 May 2017)

Dean Lockhart: ...parental leave and maternity pay; in fact, such rights in the UK go far beyond their European equivalents. Moreover, since 2010, more than 4 million of the lowest-paid workers in the UK have been lifted out of tax altogether, giving those workers the right to keep more of their hard-earned wages. The UK Government has also extended perhaps the most fundamental of all employment...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Benefits (30 May 2017)

Angela Constance: ...we have made excellent progress since the election. We are building on four years’ experience of delivering the Scottish welfare fund and using discretionary housing payments to mitigate the bedroom tax. We are also building on experience of the smooth devolution of DHPs at the beginning of April, and we have made progress with the Department for Work and Pensions to agree the...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...again, they tell me that they want the chance to contribute their talents and skills through meaningful employment. I will focus on that. In doing so, I will say something about the environment in which we all work to give some context to the scale of the task that we are undertaking and, more important, the scale of the challenge that disabled people face every day. In 14 weeks’...

Scottish Parliament: Food Banks (9 May 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...charities, as well as churches, also operate food banks. In 2017, food banks are almost a feature of the welfare landscape, except that they are run and funded not by the state but by the wonderful work of charities such as the Trussell Trust, Glasgow City Mission and the Simon Community Scotland—and too many others to mention. Nobody I know wants food banks to remain in permanent...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...discrete pieces of legislation. I am also grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, who took from me the responsibility of analysing in particular the problems with regard to the controversial digital tax proposals. These are controversial, of course, because quite clearly a lot of people considered that their interests had not been taken sufficiently—if at all—into account. Both...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...that the bodies it is responsible for regulating follow these principles. There is a series of ways of doing that, including publishing advice and guidance, and carrying out investigations to ensure that the operation is working effectively. Before I conclude, to underline the seriousness of the situation we now find ourselves in, let me give the House a couple of examples of the...


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