Monday, 8 January 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the impact on people from vulnerable groups of Jobcentre Plus staff targets for benefits sanctions; and if he will make a statement.
What recent progress has been made in reducing relative child poverty; and what additional steps he plans to take to reduce child poverty further.
How many occupational pension schemes have closed since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on progress in reducing the number of people claiming incapacity benefit.
What assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of planned changes in departmental expenditure on service delivery.
What steps he is taking to ensure that welfare reform does not penalise (a) jobseekers and (b) claimants with mental health problems.
What plans he has to improve services for disabled people.
What steps he is taking to reduce fraud and error in relation to income support, jobseeker's allowance and pension credit; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had on extending the winter fuel allowance.
What recent representations he has received on the Pensions Bill.
What representations he has received on the Child Support Agency White Paper.
What progress has been made in implementing city strategies on welfare to work.
What discussion his Department has held with interested parties on the number of people likely to be subject to means-tested benefits under the Government's state pension reform proposals.
The Leader of the House was asked—
What representations he has received on proposals for requiring the House's approval for going to war; and if he will make a statement.
The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
[Relevant documents: Tenth Report from the Treasury Committee, Independence for Statistics, Session 2005-06, HC 1111; and the Government's response thereto, Seventh Special Report from the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(6) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Statistics and Registration Service Bill:...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection...
If the House is content, I will put motions 4 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 15th November, be approved.
That the draft Employment Act 2002 (Amendment of Schedules 3, 4 and 5) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved.
That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2006 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993....
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. 12107/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication: Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child; supports the Government's view...
There was an impressive march through York before Christmas by members and supporters of the Alzheimer's Society at which I was presented with a petition signed by 635 people from York and...
I am presenting a petition on behalf of residents of Ushaw Moor and surrounding villages in Durham who are campaigning to keep Oversteads house open and to have it properly refurbished and let....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Liz Blackman.]
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