House of Commons debates

Monday, 7 June 2004

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to report to the House the death of Mr. Jim Marshall, Member for Leicester, South. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Benefits

      12 speeches

      How many people were registered as recipients of either disability, incapacity or sickness benefits (a) on the most recent date for which figures are available, (b) in 1999 and (c) in 1994.

    • Pension Credit

      25 speeches

      How many pensioners he estimates have gained financially as a result of the introduction of pension credit.

      Health and Safety Executive

      10 speeches

      What criteria he uses to assess the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Executive.

      New Deal

      6 speeches

      How many women in Warrington, North have benefited from the new deal for lone parents since its introduction.

      Pension Protection Fund

      18 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the decision to offer compensation to those members of occupational pension schemes who will not be covered by the proposed pension protection fund.

      Mental Health

      4 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the contribution of Work Link in Stockport to supporting people with mental health problems to move back into work.

      Jobcentre Plus

      6 speeches

      Pursuant to his oral answer of 26 April 2004, Official Report, columns 631-32W, on Jobcentre Plus (Scotland), how much has been invested in Jobcentre Plus in Scotland in the most recent...

      Income Support

      8 speeches

      How many people he estimates are not claiming the income support to which they are entitled; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Allowance

      8 speeches

      What progress has been made in piloting the standard local housing allowance in the private rented sector.

      Child Support Agency

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the operation of the Child Support Agency.

      Pension Payments

      6 speeches

      How many pensioners are receiving payment of their pensions at post offices in the Bolton, South-East constituency.

      Pension Credit

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the take-up of pension credit.

      Stockline Plastics Factory Explosion

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the Health and Safety Executive investigation into the Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow.

  • Iraq

    59 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on political and diplomatic developments relating to Iraq. Under a revised and accelerated timetable agreed on 15 November last...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I appeal to your theological erudition and ask whether "Jonah" is a proper parliamentary term? While you are thinking of the answer, Mr. Speaker, may I point...

  • Orders of the Day — Patents Bill [Lords]

    34 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Patents Bill [Lords] (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [ 28 June 2001 and 6 November 2003], That the following provisions shall apply to the Patents Bill [Lords]— Committal 1. The...

  • Joint Activities with the National Assembly for Wales

    69 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House approves the Third Report of the Procedure Committee, on Joint activities with the National Assembly for Wales, HC 582; and that the following Order be a Standing...

  • Nomination of Select Committees

    59 speeches

    I advise the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth).

  • Greyhounds (Welfare)

    15 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]

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