Monday, 15 October 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to help people in deprived areas find work.
What support his Department is giving to help people with disabilities get back into work.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of action teams for jobs.
What progress is being made to reform social security regulations governing capital limits for pensioners.
What plans he has to introduce benefit payments for carers.
What assessment he has made of the numbers of people of working age who are able and willing to work but are neither working nor registered as seeking work or as claimants.
What proportion of people on the new deal for 18 to 24-year-olds, who were referred to drug rehabilitation centres in the last 12 months, went on to full-time employment in the north-east region.
What progress is being made in combating pensioner poverty.
What discussions he has had with pensioner organisations about initiatives to inform older people of their eligibility for pensions and benefits.
What plans he has to enable the hardest-to-help unemployed people find work.
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Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 28 June], That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ainger.]
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