Monday, 10 February 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on his policy towards saving for retirement.
What his policy is on the need for refugee doctors in receipt of jobseeker's allowance or income support and undergoing training courses provided by the national health service to be available...
How many incapacity benefit recipients lose part of the benefit because they receive armed forces pensions.
What plans his Department has for the European Year of Disabled Persons.
If he will make a statement on progress on the setting up of the Pension Service.
What estimate he has made of the number of people who will receive the (a) minimum income guarantee and (b) pension credit in the next financial year; and if he will make a statement.
What initiatives he plans to ensure that the long-term unemployed get assistance to acquire basic skills.
If he will make a statement on the treatment by the Child Support Agency and the benefits system of parents who voluntarily choose to share the cost of child maintenance.
When he expects a new Jobcentre Plus office to be opened in Burnley.
What percentage of pensioners are claiming means-tested benefits.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the rate of unemployment in the north of England.
What plans he has further to assist people on carers' allowance to take part-time work.
What assessment his Department has made of the effect which the new deal has had on youth unemployment.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Many traditions and conventions pertain in the House. Although many are written down in Standing Orders, many are not. I have noticed that, in the past few...
[Relevant document: the Third Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, on the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords], HC 233.] Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [ 28 June 2001 and 29 October 2002], That the following provisions shall apply to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]—...
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...
Ordered, That Mr Peter Atkinson be added to the Procedure Committee.—[Keith Hill.]
Ordered, That Mr Mark Lazarowicz be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and David Hamilton be added to the Committee.—[Keith Hill, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [ 28 June 2001 and 29 October 2002], That in accordance with the report [6th February 2003] from Standing Committee E, the Order of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Fitzpatrick.]
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