House of Commons debates

Monday, 13 November 2000

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • UK/Australia Pensions

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement about the ending of the social security agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia and its effect on pensioners reaching pension age after 28 February 2001 who...

    • Pensions Upratings

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the relationship between the indices used to calculate annual pensions upratings and patterns of expenditure by pensioners. [136108]

      State Pension

      8 speeches

      What recent representations he has received on the level of the state pension. [136109]


      18 speeches

      What plans he has to help pensioners who do not qualify for the minimum income guarantee and who are in receipt of modest occupational pensions.[136110]

      Winter Fuel Payments

      12 speeches

      If he will make a statement on winter fuel payments. [136111]


      8 speeches

      What contribution he made concerning age discrimination in his capacity as Minister with responsibility for older people to the framing of the European Union directive on discrimination in...


      17 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the amount of money fraudulently obtained from the benefits system since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [136113]

      Pension Funds

      10 speeches

      If he will estimate the amount which a person retiring would need to have invested in a pension fund in order to be better off than a person retiring on the basic state pension. [136114]


      8 speeches

      What measures he is taking to help pensioners on low incomes. [136115]

      Social Fund

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the resources available to the social fund.[136116].


      4 speeches

      What steps he is taking to improve provision for carers. [136118]

  • Opposition Day


    • London Underground (Public-Private Partnership)

      174 speeches

      [Relevant Documents: the Seventh Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1997–98 on London Underground, HC715-I, and the Government's response...

    • Millennium Dome

      128 speeches

      Before I call the hon. Member for East Surrey (Mr. Ainsworth) to move the Opposition motion, I should inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      Control of Fuel and Electricity

      47 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Energy Act 1976 (Reserve Powers) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2449) dated llth September 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12th September, be approved....

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Fees and Charges

      That the draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 19th June, be approved.—[Mrs. McGuire.]

  • Committees

    1 speech

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

    • Education and Employment

      That Mr. Phil Willis be discharged from the Education and Employment Committee and Mr. Richard Allan be added to the Committee.

    • Foreign Affairs

      That Mr. David Wilshire be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr. John Maples be added to the Committee.


      That Mr. Robert Syms be discharged from the Health Committee and Mrs. Marion Roe be added to the Committee.[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petition

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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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