Monday, 4 February 1991
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners are now benefiting from the abolition of the earnings rule.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what evidence he has that under the current system levels of maintenance awards vary significantly around the United Kingdom.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress his Department has made in relocating work from London to the rest of the United Kingdom.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether his Department has made any estimate of the savings to the taxpayer as a result of efficiency scrutinies since 1978–79.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people will benefit from the introduction of the new disability working allowance.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what help has been given to Poland and Czechoslovakia to assist them with the setting up of social security systems.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what action Her Majesty's Government are taking to solve problems resulting from the increase of refusals of social fund grants and loans.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he intends to make any changes to child benefit.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will bring forward proposals for modifications to the income support system to enhance flexibility and support levels.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what recent representations he has received concerning the level of income support available to people in residential care homes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has of the cost-effectiveness of staff deployed on fraud work in his Department.
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement about the number of appeals he has made about the leniency of sentences.
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the number of cases prosecuted by the Crown prosecution service in 1990.
To ask the Attorney-General what legal advice he has sought recently from academic international lawyers on legal issues affecting developments in the Gulf.
To ask the Attorney-General whether he has any plans to meet the director of the Serious Fraud Office to discuss City fraud; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what weight is being given to sound economic management as a criterion for aid programmes to any country.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further consideration has been given to changes in technical aid to the Soviet Union in light of events in the Baltic states.
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your help, in view of the outrage that is felt in Northern Ireland, especially by the families of the Ulstermen who are serving in the Gulf conflict,...
Mrs. Alice Mahon, supported by Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Ms. Dawn Primarolo, Mr. Harry Barnes, Mr. Bob Cryer, Mr. Dennis Skinner, Ms. Mildred Gordon, Mr. David Hinchliffe, Mr. Harry Cohen, Mr. Bernie...
Ordered,That the draft Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Patnick.]
Ordered,That the Census (Confidentiality) Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Patnick.]
I beg to move, That this House, recognising the fundamental importance of the wellbeing of the family as the basis for a stable, responsible and free society, believes that Government policies...
[Relevant documents: Sixth Report of the Energy Committee of Session 1989–90 on Mining Subsidence ( House of Commons Paper No. 287) and the Sixth Special Report of the Committee of the same...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions)...
Ordered,That it be an Instruction to Standing Committee B that it have power to amend the Northern Irerland (Emergency Provisions) Bill so as to make, in relation to the whole of the United...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Nicholas Baker.]
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