Monday, 12 January 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many pensioners currently use a pension book.
How many pensioners in the Watford constituency are receiving pension credit.
Whether all pensioners who request a home visit from the Pension Service will receive one.
What plans his Department has to increase the take-up of pension credit.
What progress has been made in reforming housing benefit.
What assessment his Department has made of work opportunities for the long-term unemployed in the private sector in 2004.
What measures will be taken to address the problems surrounding the closure of final salary pension schemes.
When he next expects to meet representatives of staff in his Department's East Anglia offices to discuss restructuring plans.
What assessment he has made of how progress in tackling child poverty in the UK compares with developments in other European Union member states.
What plans he has to provide child care in schools to help people to move from welfare into work.
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Joan Ryan.]
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