Monday, 9 January 2006
I regret to have to report to the House the death of Rachel Squire, Member for Dunfermline and West Fife. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a...
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many recipients of inactive benefits moved back to work in the last year for which figures are available.
If he will make a statement on the Child Support Agency's policy towards those deemed to be the parent without care who claim they are not actually the parent.
What role his Department has played in negotiations on the reform of public sector pensions.
What assessment he has made of the Pensions Commission's second report.
What recent meetings he has had with the chief executive of the Child Support Agency.
How many workers who were members of the failed pension scheme at ASW Sheerness have received compensation from the financial assistance scheme.
What estimate he has made of the average proportion of pensioners who will be eligible for means-tested benefits between 2005 and 2050.
What steps he is taking to ensure pensioners receive the benefits to which they are entitled.
What progress has been made in tackling child poverty since 1997.
What estimate he has made of the number of drug addicts receiving incapacity benefit.
If he will bring forward legislation to reform the pension system in the current Session of Parliament.
What research he has conducted into the impact of negative stereotypes on people with disabilities.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the pathways to work pilots; and if he will make a statement.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Following a debate on elite athlete funding during the Report stage of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill, the hon. Member for Loughborough (Mr....
[Relevant document: The First Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Session 2005–06, on the Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales, HC 551.] Order for Second Reading...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (6) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Government of Wales Bill: Committal 1. The...
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 put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Industrial and Provident Societies (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 14th November, be approved.—[Mr. Watson.] Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Money Laundering Regulations 2003 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 22nd November, be approved.—[Mr. Watson.]...
That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 29th November, be approved.—[Mr. Watson.] Question agreed to.
After first wishing you a happy new year, Mr. Speaker, I would like to seek your indulgence because I find myself in a very unusual position. I have brought forward this petition on behalf of my...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Watson.]
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