House of Commons debates
Monday, 10 December 2012
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions
The Secretary of State was asked—
- Housing Benefit (13 speeches)
What his plans are for the future of housing benefit for people under 25 years old.
- Universal Credit (6 speeches)
What steps he is taking to prevent fraudulent universal credit claims.
- Workplace Pensions (10 speeches)
What steps he is taking to increase take-up of workplace pensions.
- Housing Benefit (12 speeches, 1 annotation)
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit rules on married disabled people living in specially adapted two-bedroom properties.
- Enterprise Allowance (8 speeches)
What plans he has to increase access to the new enterprise allowance.
- Work Programme (21 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Work programme in reducing long-term youth unemployment in (a) Leicester and (b) the UK.
- Housing Benefit (4 speeches)
What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the implications of his proposed changes to housing benefit.
- Disability Living Allowance (5 speeches)
Whether it is his policy that people with cystic fibrosis should be eligible for disability living allowance.
- Universal Credit (6 speeches)
What evaluation of the implementation of universal credit he plans to undertake.
- Work Capability Assessment (8 speeches)
What assessment he has made of Professor Harrington's third review of the work capability assessment.
- Access to Work Scheme (Disabled People) (6 speeches)
What plans he has to improve the Access to Work scheme for disabled people.
- Benefits Cap (7 speeches)
For what reason people who receive carer’s allowance are not exempt from the benefits cap.
- Jamjar Budgeting Accounts (4 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the potential utility of jamjar budgeting accounts in (a) smoothing the transition to universal credit and (b) increasing financial inclusion.
- Topical Questions (38 speeches)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
- Same-sex Marriage in Churches (95 speeches, 1 annotation)
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will make a statement on same-sex marriage in churches.
- Remploy (72 speeches)
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister if she will make a statement about the end of Remploy.
- Winterbourne View (31 speeches)
With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement about Winterbourne View. The scandal that unfolded at Winterbourne View was devastating. We were all rightly shocked, angered and dismayed...
- Point of Order (2 speeches)
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. First, may I apologise for jumping the gun earlier? You were not in the Chair at the time, but I had not realised there was a statement to follow the two...
- Financial Services Bill (Money) (No. 2) (0 speeches)
Qu een’s recommendation signified. Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Financial Services Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated...
- Financial Services Bill (Ways and Means) (2 speeches)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Financial Services Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums in...
- Financial Services Bill (Programme) (No. 4) (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Financial Services Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 6...
- Financial Services Bill (1 speech)
Consideration of Lords amendments
- Clause 1 — Deputy Governors (38 speeches)
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
- Oversight Committee (59 speeches)
Amendment (b) proposed to Lords amendment 3 .—(Chris Leslie.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 224, Noes 293.
- Clause 6 — Extension of scope of regulation (21 speeches)
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 59.
- Clause 27 — Powers in relation to recognised investment exchanges and clearing Houses of Parliament (4 speeches)
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 98.
- Business without Debate — Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
- Representation of the People (0 speeches)
That the draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes (No. 2) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 October, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
- European Union Documents (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
- Single Market Act II (0 speeches)
That this House takes note of European Document No. 14536/12, a Communication from the Commission: Single Market Act II - Together for new growth; and supports the Government’s aim of...
- Business of the house (12 December) (0 speeches)
Ordered, That at the sitting on 12 December, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14— (1) opposition business may be proceeded with for three hours, and shall then...
- Environmental Audit (0 speeches)
Ordered , That Ian Murray be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Chris Evans be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
- committees (1 speech)
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 9 to 11 together. Ordered,
- Justice (0 speeches)
That Chris Evans be discharged from the Justice Committee and Andy McDonald be added.
- Public Administration (0 speeches)
That Michael Dugher be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Mr Steve Reed be added.
- Transport (0 speeches)
That Julie Hilling be discharged from the Transport Committee and Sarah Champion be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
- Schizophrenia Care (8 speeches)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)