Monday, 25 November 2002
The Secretary of State was asked—
What representations he has received regarding incapacity benefit assessments carried out by SchlumbergerSema.
What assessment he has made of the most recent employmentstatistics.
What action he plans to take to assist older people living below the official poverty line.
What plans he has to improve health and safety in the workplace.
If he will help unemployed people with their travel-to-work costs when they first obtain a job.
If he will make a statement on the take-up of stakeholders pensions since their inception.
If he will make a statement on housing benefit reform.
What plans he has to improve the take-up of benefits for pensioners.
What steps his Department is taking to support employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities; and if he will make a statement.
What his targets are for the reduction of household poverty.
What assessment he has made of the most recent unemploymentfigures.
If he will make a statement concerning the work of his Department in assisting the Selby coalfield taskforce.
If he will bring forward proposals to extend child care provision for those in work.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the progress of the firefighters' dispute.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the NATO summit in Prague on 20 to 22 November. With my right hon. Friends the Foreign Secretary and the Defence Secretary, I...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will see on today's Order Paper that under our new arrangements for the delivery of ministerial statements to the House, there are five statements down to be...
Mr. Secretary Prescott, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Secretary Margaret Beckett, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Milburn, Ms...
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Liberal Democratic party.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 24th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be...
That the Excise Duties (Personal Reliefs) (Revocation) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2691), dated 28th October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th October, in the last Session of...
That the draft Release of Short-Term Prisoners on Licence (Amendment of Requisite Period) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 29th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)(Consideration of draft deregulation orders),
That the draft Regulatory Reform (Removal of 20 Member Limit in Partnerships etc.) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 24th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be...
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. 12839/02, the Commission Strategy Paper and Report on progress towards accession by each of the candidate countries with Addenda 1 to 13,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Derek Twigg.]
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