Monday, 20 June 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many pensioners are living in poverty in the south-west.
What assessment he has made of the potential impact of compulsory saving for pensions on pension credit.
What recent representations he has received relating to his policy of direct payment of pensions and benefits into bank accounts.
If he will make a statement on the Child Support Agency.
What steps he is taking to increase the take-up of council tax benefit.
If he will list the occupational pension schemes whose members have been affected by the wind-up of their scheme and will not receive assistance from the financial assistance scheme.
What steps his Department is taking to help claimants of incapacity benefit into work in Lancashire.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of women who receive a full basic state pension in their own right.
If he will meet Ministers in the National Assembly for Wales Government and in Westminster to discuss economic inactivity in south Wales valleys.
If he will make a statement on the transfer to child tax credit of the remaining families with children in receipt of income support and income-based jobseeker's allowance.
If he will make a statement on support for carers.
What representations he has received on behalf of MG Rover pensioners about the security of their pensions.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about the European Council held in Brussels on 16– 17 June. This European Council was essentially about two subjects: the consequences...
[Relevant documents: The Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2004–05, HC80, on Anti-Social Behaviour, and the Government's reply thereto, Cm 6588.] Order for Second...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(6) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Committal 1....
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...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Heppell]
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