House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 January 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Occupational Pension Funds

      8 speeches

      TO ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the total value of occupational pension funds in the United Kingdom.

    • Child Support

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he expects to respond to the Social Security Select Committee's fifth report of Session 1993–94 on the operation of the Child Support...

      Incapacity Benefit

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress has been made in instituting medical tests for incapacity benefit.

      Habitual Residence Test

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many British citizens have to date been refused benefits because of the habitual residence test.

      Incapacity Benefit

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if his Department will withdraw the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) (Transitional) Regulations 1974 and the Social Security (Incapacity for...

      Bronchitis and Emphysema

      4 speeches

      Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to review the regulations on claims for benefit under the bronchitis and emphysema benefit scheme; and if...

      Benefits

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to improve benefits to widows and the elderly.

      Habitual Residence Test

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have failed the habitual residence test since its introduction; how many of those decisions have been appealed against; and how...

      Housing Benefit

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to place a cap on housing benefit for eligible tenants.

      Income Support

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many persons were in receipt of income support (a) on 1 December 1992 and (b) on 1 December 1994; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Pensions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proposals he has to improve the flexibility of personal pensions in retirement.

      Disabled People

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures the Government are taking to help disabled people.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster

    • Science and Research

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his estimate of the total amount spent on science and research in the United Kingdom; and if he will list the proportions paid for by...

    • Research Council Funds

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of research council funds in 1993–94 was allocated to the 12 institutions which are the largest consumers of those funds.

      Efficiency

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in what ways efficiencies in public services are being achieved.

      Charter Marks

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many public service units have been awarded a charter mark to date.

      Research Council Funds

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to announce the organisations which will be expected to apply for research council funds.

      Citizens Charter

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what further plans he has to make the citizens charter justiciable.

      Foresight Programme

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how the foresight programme is now developing.

      Scientific Equipment

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of scientific equipment used in Government laboratories is manufactured in the United Kingdom.

  • Child Support

    53 speeches

    With your permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the White Paper, "Improving Child Support", which I am publishing today. The Child Support Act 1991 established the...

  • Private Clegg

    2 speeches

    Madam Speaker, I am grateful for your indulgence and that of the House in this matter. I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of...

  • Points of Order

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have the Government asked for time to make a statement on Welsh national heritage? The Secretary of State for Wales is discussing with the Countryside Council...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    (Clauses Nos. 2, 5, 8, 15, 52, 64 and 91, Schedules Nos. 1, 4, 11 and 14, and any new Clause first appearing on the Order Paper not later than 19th January and designed to continue the statutory...

  • Scottish Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order 94H(1) (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings)),That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet: 1. on Wednesday 8th February at...

  • Petition

  • Private Clegg

    1 speech

    I have a petition to free Private Lee Clegg, a soldier whose strength, dignity and composure are awesome", to quote the Daily Mail of today. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bradford, South...

  • Traffic (Bedford)

    6 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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