Monday, 27 April 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many meetings she has had in the past three months to discuss disability-related benefits with organisations representing the disabled; and if she will make a statement. 
What estimate she has made of the number of people with disabilities who will be helped back to work as a result of the new deal programme. 
What assessment she makes of housing costs in setting levels of income support. 
If she will make a statement on Government actions to assist the poorest pensioners during the last year. 
What initiatives her Department is taking to promote good parenting. 
What is her Department's long-term policy on the involvement of the state in funding the mortgage costs of unemployed home buyers. 
What plans she has to reform the system of social security tribunals. 
What action she has taken to tackle organised landlord fraud since 1 May 1997. 
When she last met representatives of the National Association of Pension Funds to discuss the Government's proposals for pensions. 
How many people have not received their winter fuel payments. 
What representations she has received on the Green Paper on welfare reform since 26 March. 
What proposals she has to include capital from the sale of the matrimonial home in the assessment of child maintenance; and if she will make a statement. 
If she will calculate the impact of the measures contained in the Budget relating to VAT on fuel, and the consequent adjustments in benefits including the state pension, on the weekly income of a...
What are the terms of reference of her Department's review of housing benefit. 
When she expects to publish the review of the Child Support Agency. 
(by private notice): To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether she will make a statement regarding the resignation of Anthony Pointer as chief constable of the United Kingdom Atomic...
With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the Government's new anti-drugs strategy. I am pleased to lay before the House today the Government's White Paper, "Tackling...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. As some of us know only too well, you are, quite rightly, very stringent about your selection of subjects for private notice questions. My point of order, on...
(Clauses 1, 7, 10, 11, 25, 27, 30, 75, 119 and 147)
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 60, line 30, leave out 'subsection' and insert 'subsections'.
I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 136, line 32, at end insert— '(4A) This section shall not apply to properties which are subject to uniform business rate.'. I shall give my reasons...
I wish to present a petition signed by several hundred citizens of the United Kingdom, whose signatures were collected in just a few hours by Your Health magazine. The petition is considered to...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McFall.]
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