Monday, 4 April 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress has been made in providing employment opportunities for (a) young people and (b) disabled people since 1997.
How many people have been helped into work by the pathways to work pilot projects.
How many pensioners he estimates are entitled to pension credit and are not receiving it.
What steps he plans to take to encourage and help older workers into employment.
What estimate he has made of the number of pensioners over 75 years who have no known income other than the state pension.
If he will make a statement on who will be eligible for assistance from the financial assistance scheme.
If he will make a statement on the role that Jobcentre Plus and the new deals will play in delivering his future employment policies.
if he will make a statement on the impact on employment levels of the new deal in North Yorkshire.
What discussions he has had with trade unions on public sector pensions.
if he will make a statement on his Department's progress towards achieving full employment.
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ainger.]
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