Monday, 12 November 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will reinstate the first eight weeks of maintenance payments by absent parents under the child support regulations; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to improve co-ordination between the benefits system and the support given to help people find work.
What plans his Department has to assist the transition from welfare to work for mothers with young children.
What actions he is taking to assist unemployed people over the age of 50 years.
If he will make a statement on the operation of the new pension service.
If he will ensure that the upper limits indicators for pension credit will be linked to the minimum income guarantee and rise proportionately each year.
What targets his Department has set to increase private pension provision.
If he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the new deal for lone parents.
What targets his Department has set local authorities for benefit fraud prosecutions for 2001–02.
What employment targets he has set in relation to lone parents.
If he will make a statement on the progress of the Jobcentre Plus pathfinder pilot scheme.
What targets his Department has to encourage private pension provision.
Mr. Secretary Blunkett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Straw, Mr. Secretary Reid, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Mrs. Secretary...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will know that under the Human Rights Act 1998 an order was made yesterday and laid before the House today, and it will be effective tomorrow. You will know...
[Relevant document: The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 6th November 2001, HC 339–i, on the Animal Health Bill.] Order for Second...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [ 28 June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Animal Health Bill:
3.—(1) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 4th December 2001. (2) The Standing Committee shall have leave...
4.—(1) Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on...
That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership Agreement between the Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Community and its...
That the draft Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 18th October, be approved.
That the draft Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 22nd October, be approved.— [Mr. McNulty.] Question agreed to.
Ordered, That Angus Robertson be added to the European Scrutiny Committee.—[Mr. McNulty.]
That Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr. John Hayes be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
That Mr. Laurence Robertson be discharged from the Education and Skills Committee and Mr. John Baron be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
That Alistair Burt be discharged from the International Development Committee and Mr. Robert Walter be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
That Mr. Parmjit Dhanda, Dr. Ian Gibson, Mr. Tom Harris, Mr. David Heath, Mr. Mark Hoban, Dr. Brian Iddon, Mr. Tony McWalter, Dr. Andrew Murrison, Geraldine Smith, Bob Spink and Dr. Desmond...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McNulty.]
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