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Commons Chamber
Elections Bill
Report stage - Mon 17 Jan 2022
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Eleanor Laing (CON - Epping Forest) funded schools;(f) local authorities;(g) the Department for Work and Pensions;(h) HM Passport Office - Speech Link
2: Chris Clarkson (CON - Heywood and Middleton) No EU state allows British citizens to vote in its parliamentary elections. - Speech Link
3: Chris Clarkson (CON - Heywood and Middleton) on the costas, but many are ordinary people who have worked hard, saved and decided to enjoy their retirement - Speech Link
4: Valerie Vaz (LAB - Walsall South) That is happening despite the continuing hurt of the Windrush generation having to prove they live here - Speech Link
5: None has approved draft guidance, the Secretary of State”. - Speech Link
6: None Amendment 42, page 57, line 3, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”. - Speech Link
7: None Amendment 43, page 57, line 7, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”. - Speech Link
8: None may take whatever steps the Secretary of State”. - Speech Link
9: None for the purpose of enabling the Secretary of State”. - Speech Link
10: None by, or provided to, the Secretary of State”. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Business of the House - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Leader of the House

Mentions:
1: Thangam Debbonaire (LAB - Bristol West) theme of Home Office failures, yesterday the Home Affairs Committee published yet another report on the Windrush - Speech Link
2: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) many measures and supporting the Bill’s Third Reading, which will help us to ensure safer borders.On Windrush - Speech Link
3: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) Other things have been done, with regard to 990-year leases, removing the retirement sector exemption - Speech Link
4: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) The state is not there to do absolutely everything; there is always a role for charity. - Speech Link
5: Jessica Morden (LAB - Newport East) Among other things, it highlights how the Department for Work and Pensions lost control of universal - Speech Link
6: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) I therefore defend what was done by the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Treasury in - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
2nd reading - Mon 19 Jul 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) Gentleman had read the Wendy Williams report about Windrush. - Speech Link
2: Paula Barker (LAB - Liverpool, Wavertree) global leader not to let the Government get away with undermining the sacrifices and achievements of the generation - Speech Link
3: Patrick Grady (SNP - Glasgow North) For 17 of those years, it has been led by the remarkable Rema Sherifi, until her recent retirement. - Speech Link
4: Allan Dorans (SNP - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock) On benefits, foreign-born people are less likely to receive key Department for Work and Pensions out-of-work - Speech Link
5: Claudia Webbe (IND - Leicester East) generation, the Government are intent on expanding the damaging hostile environment. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Windrush Day 2021 - Thu 01 Jul 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Helen Hayes (LAB - Dulwich and West Norwood) generation for years to come.We celebrate today the remarkable Windrush generation—British citizens - Speech Link
2: Bell Ribeiro-Addy (LAB - Streatham) We do not honour the Windrush generation if we carry on like this.We do not honour the Windrush generation - Speech Link
3: Abena Oppong-Asare (LAB - Erith and Thamesmead) Successive Governments have failed the Windrush generation. - Speech Link
4: Margaret Ferrier (IND - Rutherglen and Hamilton West) Successive UK Governments have pursued an approach to state pensions whereby recipients in some countries - Speech Link
5: Claudia Webbe (IND - Leicester East) ravaged by war and made an immense contribution to shaping the country we live in today.The British state - Speech Link
6: Kit Malthouse (CON - North West Hampshire) Day, we came together to celebrate the Windrush generation. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Queen’s Speech - Tue 18 May 2021
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (LAB - Life peer) companies to prevent the spread of illegal content and activity online.The Bill is presented as a once-in-a-generation - Speech Link
2: Lord Dobbs (CON - Life peer) he gave his life for: a proposition—a dream—that was worth dying for then, just as it is worth a new generation - Speech Link
3: Lord Vaux of Harrowden (CB - Excepted Hereditary) These numbers represent people losing their life savings, their pensions, their house deposits. - Speech Link
4: Lord Clement-Jones (LDEM - Life peer) The DDCMS Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden, has recently set out 10 tech priorities. - Speech Link
5: Lord Moynihan (CON - Excepted Hereditary) users.Eighthly, Tracey Crouch MP is one of the very brightest and most knowledgeable Sports Ministers of her generation - Speech Link
6: Earl of Arran (CON - Excepted Hereditary) Tasmania this year became the third Australian state to do so. - Speech Link
7: Lord Bellingham (CON - Life peer) case to answer, that his case had been thoroughly investigated, and that he should get on with his retirement - Speech Link
8: Baroness Kennedy of Shaws (LAB - Life peer) It should be remembered by everyone in this House—we are the last generation that really remembers this - Speech Link
9: Baroness Harris of Richmond (LDEM - Life peer) I hope she will take this proposal back to the Secretary of State for consideration. - Speech Link
10: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (LAB - Life peer) No one can suggest that the Windrush Compensation Scheme is going well. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Safe Streets for All - Mon 17 May 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Nick Thomas-Symonds (LAB - Torfaen) That lack of trust is shown in the way the Home Office has so badly mishandled the Windrush compensation - Speech Link
2: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) worst, and light years away from the reformed institution that we have repeatedly been promised since Windrush - Speech Link
3: John McDonnell (LAB - Hayes and Harlington) home to many people, nothing to address low pay and poverty on a scale that we have not seen for a generation - Speech Link
4: Tim Loughton (CON - East Worthing and Shoreham) contribution to the UK, but too often our immigration system is bureaucratic and complicated, as the Windrush - Speech Link
5: Tom Randall (CON - Gedling) I send my best wishes to his predecessor, Councillor Kay Cutts, on her retirement; she can look back - Speech Link
6: Stephen Timms (LAB - East Ham) The Work and Pensions Committee report on the Department’s response to coronavirus recommended last June - Speech Link
7: Kieran Mullan (CON - Crewe and Nantwich) The law requires them to ask the state to provide justice for them, and the state must not let them down - Speech Link
8: Colleen Fletcher (LAB - Coventry North East) well-funded public services are to protect and promote good health, address inequalities, educate the next generation - Speech Link
9: David Lammy (LAB - Tottenham) Why will this Secretary of State not act? - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Debate on the Address - Tue 11 May 2021
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker - Chorley) Address, which are: tomorrow—better jobs and a fair deal at work; Thursday—a bright future for the next generation - Speech Link
2: Katherine Fletcher (CON - South Ribble) For example, I think of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when faced with another zingy piece - Speech Link
3: Ian Blackford (SNP - Ross, Skye and Lochaber) I have some friendship with him: he and I served together when he was the Pensions Minister six years - Speech Link
4: Peter Bottomley (CON - Worthing West) coming to the south coast and living there as happily as those in more mature households, who may be of retirement - Speech Link
5: Peter Bottomley (CON - Worthing West) The decision was supposed to be made by the Minister of State, because the Secretary of State is the - Speech Link
6: Meg Hillier (LAB - Hackney South and Shoreditch) tough talk from the Home Secretary on this, and then we hear talk about how she is going to support the Windrush - Speech Link
7: John Redwood (CON - Wokingham) state money intelligently and making state interventions intelligently where only the state can go in - Speech Link
8: David Evennett (CON - Bexleyheath and Crayford) We are now looking at a new generation. - Speech Link
9: Bob Stewart (CON - Beckenham) veterans, who to this day still dread a knock on the door and being hauled off to Northern Ireland from retirement—many - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Commonwealth Countries: Reciprocal Pension Agreements - Mon 01 Mar 2021
Department for Work and Pensions

Mentions:
1: Lord Singh of Wimbledon (CB - Life peer) Minister agree that reciprocal pension arrangements can help restore the image by, for example, allowing retirement - Speech Link
2: Baroness Sherlock (LAB - Life peer) The Minister told me during that debate that she did not know how many of the Windrush generation are - Speech Link
3: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) I regret that I do not have figures for how many Windrush victims have been impacted. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) the UK was a member state will continue to have their state pensions uprated. - Speech Link
5: Lord German (LDEM - Life peer) Can the Minister accept that dignity in retirement should exist for all UK pensioners regardless of where - Speech Link
6: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) The state pension is the foundation of support for them. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Gardner of Parkes (CON - Life peer) My Lords, what consideration are Her Majesty’s Government giving to unfreezing the state pensions of - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Future of Pensions Policy - Tue 08 Dec 2020
Department for Work and Pensions

Mentions:
1: Rob Roberts (IND - Delyn) It is time such attitudes around pensions and planning for retirement changed. - Speech Link
2: Rob Roberts (IND - Delyn) That clearly shows that widespread advice and education regarding pensions and retirement are urgently - Speech Link
3: Rob Roberts (IND - Delyn) The bottom line to keep in mind is that pensions are there to provide retirement income first and foremost - Speech Link
4: Jonathan Edwards (IND - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) Some are campaigning for bridging pensions or early access to their state pension. - Speech Link
5: Damien Moore (CON - Southport) I asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about that last week. - Speech Link
6: Wendy Chamberlain (LDEM - North East Fife) As such, it is vital that we make sure the state pension is strong, not only for this generation of retirees - Speech Link
7: Kirsten Oswald (SNP - East Renfrewshire) significant inequality built up and, for instance, a disproportionate impact on groups such as the Windrush - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard) - Tue 27 Oct 2020
Department for Work and Pensions

Mentions:
1: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) As I have said, the Bill makes technical changes for 2020-21 which will ensure that state pensions can - Speech Link
2: Lord Randall of Uxbridge (CON - Life peer) I have mentioned before that there is deep concern that members of the Windrush generation who spent - Speech Link
3: Baroness Sherlock (LAB - Life peer) Again, do the Government know how many of the Windrush generation are affected by this measure? - Speech Link
4: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) The long-standing policy of successive Governments for over 70 years has been that UK state pensions - Speech Link


Grand Committee
Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
2nd reading - Tue 13 Oct 2020
Department for Work and Pensions

Mentions:
1: Baroness Stedman-Scott (CON - Life peer) rates, the existing provisions will apply and state pensions will be frozen. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Greengross (CB - Life peer) People who continue to work over the age of eligibility for a state pension do not need their pensions - Speech Link
3: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (CON - Life peer) It ensures that state pensions can potentially be uprated, despite the likely fall in earnings. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Drake (LAB - Life peer) But the reality is that the state pension will remain the dominant source of retirement income for millions - Speech Link
5: Baroness Altmann (CON - Life peer) It is right that the Bill gives the Secretary of State discretion to increase the state pensions by an - Speech Link
6: Lord Randall of Uxbridge (CON - Life peer) raised before in your Lordships’ House, Monica Phillips, who emigrated to the UK in 1959 as part of the Windrush - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
2nd reading (Hansard) - Wed 22 Jul 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) Ask anyone faced with the need for a spouse visa, who becomes part of a Skype family.The Windrush review - Speech Link
2: Lord Russell of Liverpool (CB - Excepted Hereditary) generation, there is much room for improvement.There are three areas where accurate and reliable data - Speech Link
3: Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (CON - Life peer) it is increasingly difficult for people over 50 to get a job, and at a time when we are raising the retirement - Speech Link
4: Baroness Sherlock (LAB - Life peer) Oh dear.There is some common ground on state pensions, where both sides want aggregation and for pensions - Speech Link
5: Lord Dholakia (LDEM - Life peer) The Labour Government in the 1950s, at the time of Windrush, set up an interdepartmental committee to - Speech Link
6: Baroness Redfern (CON - Life peer) said, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our immigration system so that all EU and - Speech Link
7: Baroness Prashar (CB - Life peer) Apparently not; the Windrush scandal shows that. - Speech Link
8: Lord Wei (CON - Life peer) hope we can see migrants—such as me and my own family, who came here from Hong Kong in my father’s generation—as - Speech Link
9: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) I guess that there is a further irony, in that a first-generation Irish immigrant Front-Bencher is winding - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Finance Bill
2nd reading - Fri 17 Jul 2020
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Agnew of Oulton (CON - Life peer) have returned to public sector jobs to help fight the effects of this pandemic will face no adverse pensions - Speech Link
2: Baroness Andrews (LAB - Life peer) This is the voice of Generation Rent, for whom the prospects of owning their own home have disappeared - Speech Link
3: Lord Holmes of Richmond (CON - Life peer) That would benefit state and citizen alike. - Speech Link
4: Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (LAB - Life peer) In the 1980s, a generation was left aside as mass unemployment wreaked havoc in communities. - Speech Link
5: Baroness Altmann (CON - Life peer) It has also been an effective tax increase on pensions for companies sponsoring a defined benefit scheme - Speech Link
6: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (CON - Life peer) field and it helps in the climate change scenario.I also welcome what the Bill does in relation to Windrush - Speech Link
7: Baroness Uddin (Non-affiliated - Life peer) Coronavirus is the biggest crisis of our generation and I recognise that the Government have provided - Speech Link
8: Lord Goddard of Stockport (LDEM - Life peer) It was only in 2018 when he had retired that he became aware that a loan charge had been made to his retirement - Speech Link
9: Lord Moynihan (CON - Excepted Hereditary) We have a generation of young people heading into the summer holidays who are some 60% less fit than - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Finance Bill
Report: 2nd sitting - Thu 02 Jul 2020
HM Treasury

Mentions:
1: Stephen Flynn (SNP - Aberdeen South) the converse, the Federation of Small Businesses has emphasised the importance of the relief for the retirement - Speech Link
2: Jesse Norman (CON - Hereford and South Herefordshire) eligibility criteria set out and to protect the Exchequer.New clause 20 seeks to mitigate potential pensions - Speech Link
3: None In 1999, Tony Blair promised to end child poverty within a generation, and the Government set ambitious - Speech Link
4: None Friend the Health Secretary, because I had been contacted by a constituent who had come out of retirement - Speech Link
5: Claudia Webbe (IND - Leicester East) The cruelty of this Government over the last decade has transformed the Department for Work and Pensions - Speech Link
6: Andrew Griffith (CON - Arundel and South Downs) British businesses such as Rolls-Royce are leaders in this field, providing engines to the first generation - Speech Link
7: Matt Western (LAB - Warwick and Leamington) The children of this next generation will not enjoy the same benefits as that those of us who grew up - Speech Link
8: Sarah Olney (LDEM - Richmond Park) It would have been unthinkable at any other time for an entire generation of schoolchildren to have missed - Speech Link
9: Jesse Norman (CON - Hereford and South Herefordshire) have returned to public sector jobs to help fight the effects of the pandemic will face no adverse pensions - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Eighth sitting)
Committee Debate: 8th sitting: House of Commons - Thu 18 Jun 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) That is one of the lessons learned, of course, from the experience of the Windrush generation. - Speech Link
2: Robert Goodwill (CON - Scarborough and Whitby) important ones such as contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit and, of course, retirement - Speech Link
3: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) He was questioned, quite memorably, by the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, who provided an - Speech Link
4: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) The UK is no longer an EU member state. - Speech Link
5: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) That is exactly what Wendy Williams suggested in her Windrush lessons learned review, yet today we have - Speech Link
6: Holly Lynch (LAB - Halifax) People will suddenly find themselves subject to the hostile environment.Of the Windrush generation, it - Speech Link
7: None generation are in place, we simply cannot consent to any extension of the hostile environment to this - Speech Link
8: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) I also thank my officials at the Home Office and those at the Department for Work and Pensions who have - Speech Link