House of Commons debates

Monday, 30 November 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Benefits Uprating

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has received about the recent uprating in benefits.

    • Delayed Payments

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will bring forward regulations to ensure that interest accrues on social security payments due to claimants that are delayed in the...

      Child Support Agency

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what long-term savings he expects to make as a result of the operation of the Child Support Agency.

      Blind People

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the cost of the extension of the severe disability premium to those living with a blind person, as announced in his benefit uprating...

      Disability Living Allowance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what review he has made of the adequacy of the administration of claims for disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Maxwell Pension Funds

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what success his Department has had in tracing money owed to the Maxwell pension funds.

      Disability Allowances

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he has taken to consult disabled people and their representatives on the design and promotion of the new disability living allowance...

      Low-Income Families

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has of the number of low-income families facing marginal deduction rates in excess of 100 per cent. (a) in 1978–79 and (b)...

      Invalidity Benefit

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on his proposed new medical control procedures for invalidity benefit from April 1993.

      Pensioners Charter

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he will now meet pension associations to discuss the implementation of a pensioners charter.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Women Priests

      12 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate has been made of the numbers of ordained clergy resigning posts within the Church of England in the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    • Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received on the new proposals concerning eligibility for legal aid; and if he will make a statement.

    • Magistrates Courts

      8 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what measures he intends to take to ensure the efficient administration of justice in magistrates courts.

      High Court (Commercial Division)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on delays in the Commercial Division of the High Court.

      York Crown Court

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to hold additional Crown court sittings in York.

      Legal Aid

      12 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will estimate the number of applicants who will be denied access to legal aid in consequence of the proposed changes to the...

  • Market Power (Green Paper)

    35 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about possible options for strengthening the law to curb anti-competitive practices in the marketplace. The Government are already committed to...

  • Bosnian Refugees

    43 speeches

    4 pm

  • Solicitors (Payments from Public Funds)

    6 speeches

    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,...

  • Points of Order

    25 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I realise that this is a subjective matter. It was not only during the excitable indignation of the shadow Chancellor that I felt that the volume in the House...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to statutory instruments.

    • Building Societies (Efta States)

      That the draft Building Societies (EFTA States) Order 1992 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

    • Companies (Disclosure)

      That the draft Oversea Companies and Credit and Financial Institutions (Branch Disclosure) Regulations 1992 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Copyright (Computer Programs)

      That the draft Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Boswell.]

  • Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill

    175 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — SOCIAL SECURITY BILL [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Orders of the Day — SOCIAL SECURITY BILL [Ways and Means]

    Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Social Security Bill, it is expedient to authorise payments out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund in respect...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

    • Double Taxation Relief

      That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Guyana) Order 1992 be made in the form of the draft laid before this House on 6th...

    • Private Streets (Northern Ireland)

      That the draft Private Streets (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.—[Mr. Mackay.]

  • Employment

    That Mr. Ian Bruce be disharged from the Employment Committee and Mr. Harry Greenway be added to the Committee.—[Sir Michael Nuebert, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

    • Home Affairs

      That Mr. Hartley Booth be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Dame Jill Knight be added to the Committee.—[Sir Michael Neubert, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

    • Social Security

      That Mr. Michael Bates be discharged from the Social Security Committee and Mr. Alan Duncan be added to the Committee.—[Sir Michael Neubert, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Petition

      Rail Privatisation

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of many of my constituents who are concerned that rail privatisation will lead to a poorer service for the travelling public. The petition is signed by Mrs....

      Macedonia

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Boswell.]

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