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The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Child Tax Credit (Rape Victims) (23 Mar 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: The rape clause exception in the two-child limit on tax credits is not just unworkable, but inhumane. It betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Will the Minister act urgently and seek to persuade her colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions to reconsider the proposal in order to protect women’s rights?

Universal Credit — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: I beg to move, That this House has considered the roll-out of universal credit. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Rosindell, not least because I have been trying to secure a debate on this issue for several weeks, if not months, due to the sheer volume of universal credit-related problems that have been raised with me by constituents. It is no surprise that...

Scottish Parliament: Children Living in Poverty (22 Mar 2017)

Alex Rowley: ...8212;that is what people want to see. The previous Labour Government lifted more than 200,000 children in Scotland, and more than 1 million children in the United Kingdom, out of poverty by introducing tax credits. The cabinet secretary might want to take a targeted approach to child poverty and has argued that the Child Poverty Action Group’s idea of £5 on child benefit would...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Kezia Dugdale: ...the welfare state, the SNP wanted Scotland to leave the UK. When the last Labour Government introduced ground-breaking antidiscrimination laws, maternity and paternity leave, the national minimum wage, tax credits, rights at work and civil partnerships, the SNP was arguing for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom. When the UK Labour Government delivered a Scottish Parliament—the...

Non-Consensual Sex Exemption (Tax Credits) (20 Mar 2017)

Alison Thewliss: I rise to propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration: the introduction of the non-consensual sex exemption in respect of tax credits, which I will henceforth refer to as the rape clause. Since the two-child limitation of tax credits and universal credit was proposed in the summer 2015 Budget, I have pursued this matter...

Scottish Parliament: Cold Homes and Fuel Poverty (15 Mar 2017)

Shona Robison: Further to what I said to Pauline McNeill, we have established an independent panel of experts to review the definition of fuel poverty, as recommended by the Scottish fuel poverty strategic working group. The review, which is due to be completed in late summer, will look at whether changes are needed to help us to better target our efforts to eradicate fuel poverty in the forthcoming warm...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...with the public finances is even more called for than usual. I can agree that in the negotiations with the EU we should avoid a disruptive cliff edge, which would be to no one’s advantage. We will work hard to get the best deal for the UK. We want the greatest possible access to the single market and the minimum possible disruption for business, so we will provide as much certainty...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Hannah Bardell: ...Women’s Day, a day when women, and men, across the world celebrated women and their contribution to society, and highlighted how important it is to have an inclusive, gender-balanced workplace. I cannot think of a better day for the Chancellor to show how much we value the contribution that women make to the economy. Instead, he used his Budget to continue the hard Tory austerity...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Alan Brown: ...again, Scotland did not really feature in the Budget. It was mentioned twice: once in terms of increased productivity, and once with regard to Barnett consequentials. The way this Budget process works is that at no time do the UK Government ever ask the Scottish Government what they need. All that happens is that there are some panicked health and education allocations in the Budget,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Allowances (13 Mar 2017)

Jane Ellison: All taxpayers with incomes below £100,000 will currently receive an income tax personal allowance, and therefore will have benefitted from the sustained increases to this allowance since 2010. Next month, the personal allowance will rise to £11,500, cutting income tax for 31 million people, including taking 1.3 million of the lowest paid out of income tax altogether, compared to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Walkers Foods: Peterlee (10 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: In the event of the closure of a large employer the Department for Work & Pensions provide redundancy support through its ‘Rapid Response Service’. This support can include: A skills analysis to help identify transferable skills and training needs relevant to the local labour market; Job-focused training to help individuals develop vocational skills needed within the local...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Donaghy: ...Gloria Steinem as the guest speaker and where I think I made a speech about the Greenham Common women, or to South Africa—I was in Soweto in the late 1980s to witness the founding of NEHAWU, a healthcare workers’ union with a majority of women members—I learned three things: first, that it is inspiring to be among women who are dedicated and supportive of each other;...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: .... I was disappointed by the lack of ambition in yesterday’s Budget. I suppose that we should take some consolation from the Chancellor’s acknowledgement that the Government still have a lot of work to do. Perhaps when we have the combined autumn statement and Budget we will see more ambition from him. The Chancellor talked about improving productivity and ensuring that young...

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...it’s rubbish. Was the Leader of the House aware of the discussions around the gentleman's agreement in Surrey? Will he launch an inquiry or make a statement to the House? An MP was involved “who has worked really hard behind the scenes”, and there is a reference to a Member whom we both know very well. May we have a statement on what exactly is on offer under this deal?...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Karin Smyth: ...life been like since 2010? On health and social care, the Public Accounts Committee, of which I am a member, has asked for an end to the bickering about funding. The money is not enough for the programme of work that is expected, and the Government need to start being honest with the public about that. Today does not alter that position. In education, our children face school funding...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: The one place where I will not hear the voice of business is on the Opposition Benches. I committed at the autumn statement to review, with business, our R and D tax credit regime. We have done so and concluded that it is globally competitive. But to make the UK even more attractive for R and D, we have accepted industry calls for a reduction in administrative burdens around the scheme and...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Robert Halfon: We announced the review in November last year, with that final announcement on the levy. I am working closely with my hon. Friend the Minister for Employment at the DWP. I cannot say that we will come up with a magic solution, or that there is a magic funding pot, but there are other issues, such as those to do with benefits and so on—for example, if a single parent were working in a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...operating Full Service increased by 25.5% in the 12 months to January 2017. The remaining offices operating Live Service saw an overall fall of 1.5% in the count over the same period. Universal Credit will tend to increase the claimant count because it extends our support to find work to claimants who have never received this support before. For example, people who, in the past, only...


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