Monday, 26 April 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress he is making towards his target on funded pension provision.
What steps he is taking to provide pensioners with information about pension credit.
What recent representations he has received on public confidence in private pensions.
What plans he has to help people who work for short periods to build up pension rights.
What assessment he has made of the Government's progress towards eradicating child poverty.
How many people are still to be contacted about conversion to direct payment of benefits and pensions.
How many pensioners have applied for the savings element of pension credit in the last year; and how many of these were eligible.
If he will make a statement on the reform of housing benefit.
If he will make a statement on the operation of Jobcentre Plus in Scotland.
What assessment he has made of the effect that changes to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in October will have on disabled people's access to services.
If he will make a statement on the take-up of pension credit.
How many fathers have been prosecuted for providing false information to the Child Support Agency in respect of their income in each of the past five years for which figures are available.
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
'The Secretary of State shall, within 6 months of the commencement of the Act, present to Parliament a report setting out legislative proposals to implement anti-social behaviour orders, child...
I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 2, line 3, leave out from 'Chancellor' to end of line 5.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 3, line 25, leave out clause 5. The amendment would preserve the status quo, which requires the Lord Chief Justice's agreement to be sought and obtained...
I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 3, line 38, after 'shall', insert 'within his discretion'.
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 4, line 13, leave out clause 7.
I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 4, line 38, at end insert 'contained in binding treaties ratified by the United Kingdom.'. Under clause 8 the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland is...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 18, line 3, at end insert— '(aa) a statutory officer (within the meaning of section 70 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978) who is...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on...
That the draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 25th March, be approved. That the draft Criminal Justice Act 1988...
That the draft Merchant Shipping (Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims) (Amendment) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 24th March, be approved.
That the Local Government Finance (England) Limitation of Council Tax and Precepts (Alternative Notional Amounts) Report (England) 2004–05, which was laid before this House on 25th March,...
That the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 18th March, be approved.
That the Value Added Tax (Buildings and Land) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 778), dated 17th March 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th March 2004, be approved.—[Joan...
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. 10243/03, Commission Communication: Towards more accessible, equitable and managed asylum systems; welcomes the Commission's endorsement...
Ordered, That this House, at its rising on Friday 30th April, do adjourn till Tuesday 4th May 2004.—[Joan Ryan.]
Ordered, That Tony Cunningham and Mr. Colin Breed be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Sandra Osborne and Nick Harvey be added. .—[Joan Ryan.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Joan Ryan.]
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