Monday, 25 June 2001
The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the absence of Mr. Speaker from this day's sitting, pursuant to leave given on 21 June. Whereupon, Sir Alan Haselhurst, The...
The following Member made the Affirmation required by law: John William Patrick Smith, for Vale of Glamorgan.
The Secretary of State was asked--
What recent representations he has received on the level of the state retirement pension.
If he will make a statement on employment trends in the north-west in the last five years.
What consultation he will have on the proposed pension credit.
If he will take steps to require pension funds to facilitate full transferability of accumulated rights to other funds without deductions.
What measures he proposes to take to alleviate pensioner poverty in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on the level of the minimum income guarantee.
If he will make a statement on the application of the habitual residence test in assessing eligibility for income support.
What proportion of pensioners he expects to be on means-tested benefits in 2005.
If he will further devolve Employment Service employees to locally based offices; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has for ending age discrimination in employment.
If he will make a statement on means testing among pensioners.
What measures he is proposing to take to implement the programme outlined in the Government's response to the final report of the disability rights taskforce.
If he will make a statement on the compulsory purchase of annuities.
What response he has had to the consultation on the pension credit from people and organisations in the south-west of England.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on what action his Department is going to take following the riots in Burnley over the weekend.
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Will you give some guidance on protocol in the House? You may have noticed that several new Members of Parliament have tabled oral questions for the next...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 20 June], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...
The Queen's Speech and the detailed announcements that I shall make today build on the economic foundation of stability that, since 1997, has been our priority, which we shall never take for...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.--[Mr. McNulty.]
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