House of Commons debates

Monday, 19 June 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Disabled People

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what action his Department is taking to tackle discrimination against disabled people; and if he will make a statement.[27598]

    • Mortgage Interest

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate he has made of the effect of his proposals to alter the present system of help with mortgage interest payments under income support...

      Absent Parents

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what measures he has taken in respect of those absent parents who as well as contributing to the upkeep of their absent children have negative...

      State Pension

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what recent representations he has received over the state pension. [27604]

      Arcola Street Social Security Office

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to visit Arcola street social security office to discuss the payment of benefits. [27605]

      Family Policy

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security which minister is responsible for the co-ordination of family policy within his Department. [27606]

      Fraud

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps his Department is taking to reduce social security fraud. [27607]

      Incapacity Benefit

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has had with regard to the incapacity benefit. [27609]

      National Insurance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he proposes to meet the chief executive of the Contributions Agency to discuss national insurance contributions. [27610]

      Benefit Reductions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many claimants have had their benefit reduced as a result of adjudication officers ruling that they are not available for work because their...

      Old Age Pensions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he last met a group of pensioners' representatives to discuss the level of old age pensions and other entitlements. [27614]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    • Value-for-money Audits

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission what funds will be provided to the National Audit Office for value-for-money audits. [27642]

    • Statisticians

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission what is the current number of statisticians employed by the National Audit Office. [27643]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Hourly Wages

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons employees employed directly or on contract, receive hourly wages of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    • Expenditure

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission whether he will make a statement on the current year's expenditure of the National Audit Office. [27644]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Pensioner Incomes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what has been the real average increase in pensioner household income since 1979; and what was the increase for the average household of the...

    • Mortgage Interest

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what recent representations he has received regarding changes in benefit to meet mortgage interest payments. [27618]

      Mortgage Interest

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what modifications he will introduce to his proposals for paying mortgage interest in the light of the Loughborough university and Policy...

      Benefits

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security by what machinery or method he obtains the views of recipients of social security benefits; and if he will make a statement. [27626]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Business Questions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what percentage of requests for debate at business questions resulted in parliamentary debates. [27632]

    • Privy Council Office

      4 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement on the work of the Privy Council Office. [27633]

      Divisions

      4 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council how many Divisions have taken place in the House since January; and what was the figure for a comparable period in 1994. [27634]

  • Halifax Summit

    64 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the Halifax summit, which I attended with my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, my right hon. and learned Friend the...

  • Points of Order

    18 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. As someone who came to this place from local government, I am well aware that councillors are forbidden to take part in a debate or vote on a motion in which...

  • Opposition Day

    [14TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Bmarc

      114 speeches

      I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. Given the number of hon. Members who are seeking to speak, I must limit speeches from Back Benchers to 10 minutes.

  • Overseas Aid

    75 speeches

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

  • Gipsies (Essex)

    6 speeches

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

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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