House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 February 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Death of a Member

      1 speech

      I regret to have to report to the House the death of Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn, QC, Member for Perth and Kinross. I am sure that hon. Members in all parts of the House will join me in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Benefit Payments

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he will take to ensure regular weekly giro payments of benefits during the winter in Yorkshire.

    • Pensions

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to increase choice in pensions.

      Fraud Prevention

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the latest figures for social security fraud prevention.

      Child Support Agency

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the cost to the Child Support Agency of implementing an income disregard for parents with care to the value of (a) £5, (b)...

      Disabled People

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to reduce discrimination against disabled people.

      Social Security Reforms

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what savings will result from the social security reforms announced so far.

      Personal Pensions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he is taking to make personal pensions more attractive to older people.

      Poverty

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make it his policy to conduct a major survey of the incidence and extent of poverty currently prevailing in the United Kingdom; and...

      Pension Entitlement (Divorcees)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proposals he has for allowing divorcees who paid the reduced rate of contribution to share their husband's pension entitlement.

      Benefits

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if benefits will continue to be delivered through post offices.

      Fraud

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how he is planning to reduce fraud involving order books and giros.

      Habitual Residence Test

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he expects the Income Related Benefit Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 1994 (No. 1807) on the habitual residence test...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Maxwell Pensioners

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the latest position concerning the payment of pensions to members of the various Maxwell pension schemes; and what are the prospects for...

    • Retirement

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he will take to give people more choice in how to plan for their retirement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Day Nursery Facilities

      11 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what is the latest position concerning the setting up of day nursery facilities in the Palace...

    • Disabled People (Access)

      7 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission will authorise expenditure to make the Grand Committee Room fully and...

      Photographic Unit

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission will make it its policy to ensure that a House photographic unit is set up.

      Health Awareness

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what financial provisions are being made to improve health awareness throughout the House.

  • Business Of the House

    4 speeches

    To ask the Lord President of the Council how often he has (a) been able to advise the business of the House two weeks in advance and (b) been able to keep to it.

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you had any indication of a Government statement on the allegations in the Independent on Sunday about suppression of a report by the Equal Opportunities...

  • Opposition Day

    [7TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Health Care (London and South East)

      106 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I have not restricted speeches for either of today's debates. I leave it to the good sense of Back Benchers and Front Benchers to...

    • Regional Electricity Companies

      119 speeches

      I have to announce to the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

      2 speeches

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

      Defence Evaluation and Research Agency

      That the draft Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Trading Fund Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.—[Mr. Burns.]

      Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

      That the draft Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (Schedule 4) (Amendment) Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved.—[Mr. Burns.]

      Local Government (Northern Ireland)

      That the draft Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, which was laid.before this House on 9th February, be approved.—[Mr. Burns.]

      European Community Documents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing Committees).

      Israel (Agreement)

      That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 9th December 1994, relating to the conclusion of a Euro-Mediterranean...

      Scottish Affairs

      Ordered,That Mr. George Kynoch be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mr. Allan Stewart be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of...

      Environment

      Ordered,That Mr. Roland Boyes be discharged from the Environment Committee and Mr. Bill Olner be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Business Rates (West Suffolk)

      2 speeches

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

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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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