Monday, 13 January 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
What measures he has taken to encourage into work those in the most deprived communities who are counted as economically inactive.
What targets his Department has for getting people who claim incapacity benefit into work.
What plans he has to link housing benefit penalties to antisocial behaviour.
What his targets are for reducing the number of households that receive benefits and which are below the poverty threshold.
If he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the minimum funding requirement for pensions.
If he will make a statement about the effectiveness of action teams for jobs.
What level of savings fund is necessary for a person not to qualify for the minimum income guarantee.
What his estimate is of trends in average pension yields over the next decade.
If he will make a statement about the rate of saving for retirement in the United Kingdom.
What plans he has to help people affected by large-scale redundancies to find new work.
What progress he has made to check the validity of financial returns to the Child Support Agency by absentee fathers who use the services of accountants or other financial advisers.
If he will make a statement on his proposals for changes to the statutory retirement age.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Many of our constituents are puzzled—that is somewhat of an understatement and a polite word for it—as to why it was possible for the Ark Royal to...
Before I call the Opposition Front-Bench spokesman, I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I must announce to the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Increase of Endowment) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 11th December, be approved.— [Mr. Kemp.]...
That Helen Jackson be discharged from the Transport Committee and Ian Lucas be added to the Committee.— [Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Kemp.]
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