Monday, 21 October 2002
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 16 October], That Mr. John Hayes be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr. Peter Luff be added to the Committee—[Mr. Woolas.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many complaints were recorded against doctors carrying out home visits to assess people receiving disability benefits in (a) 1981, (b) 1991 and (c) 2001.
What plans he has to increase winter fuel payments to over-60s.
What plans he has to increase the flexibility of delivery of the new deal for clients and providers.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the new deal for disabled people.
If he will make a statement on progress towards payment of pensions and benefits through the universal bank and post office card accounts.
If he will extend the categories of those people with disabilities who may undertake supported permitted work.
What his targets are for the reduction of benefit fraud.
What procedures are undertaken by the Child Support Agency to check the accuracy of declarations of income by absentee fathers who employ accountants or other financialadvisers.
What assessment she has made of the role of the new pension centres in increasing benefit take-up.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the terrorist attack in Bali on Saturday 12 October. In his statement to the House on Tuesday last, my right hon. Friend the...
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, to debate a specific and important matter that requires urgent consideration, namely, Xthe proposed strike...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you had a request from the Secretary of State for Defence to make a statement clarifying the press reports that have created great anxiety among a number of...
'(1) The Secretary of State shall commission a reputable and appropriate qualified body to carry out a rolling study of the effects of this Act on— (a) the prevalence of smoking in the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10207/01, Commission Communication of the implementation of the European Union Action Plan on Drugs (2000–2004); welcomes the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 11th July, be approved. —[Jim Fitzpatrick.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]
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