House of Commons debates

Monday, 5 February 2007

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Pensions

      14 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the implications of the recent European Court of Justice ruling for the Government's response to the parliamentary ombudsman's report "Trusting in the Pensions Promise".

    • Housing Benefit

      6 speeches

      How many local authorities did not achieve the performance targets for the administration of housing benefit in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Worklessness

      10 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle London's rate of worklessness.

      Equal Opportunities

      10 speeches

      What assessment he has made of his Department's performance in increasing the number of people with disabilities in employment.

      Pensions

      8 speeches

      What recent representations he has received on the level of the Pension Protection Fund levy; and if he will make a statement.

      Dundee City Strategy

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the Department's Dundee city strategy.

      Benefits System

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his Department's report "Getting Welfare Right: Tackling Error in the Benefits System".

      Child Support

      14 speeches

      What the expected level of outstanding Child Support Agency debt is that he proposes to write off in establishing the new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

      Child Poverty

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his Department's progress towards achieving its 2010 child poverty target.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      6 speeches

      How much has been allocated for winter fuel payments in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

      Equal Opportunities

      9 speeches

      What steps he is taking to increase employment opportunities for older workers; and if he will make a statement.

      Benefits System

      4 speeches

      What plans he has for simplifying the benefits system for people with disabilities.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House

    The Leader of the House was asked—

    • Lords Reform

      9 speeches

      What representations he has received on the appropriateness of clerics sitting in a reformed second Chamber purely on the basis of their position in their religious organisations.

    • War

      10 speeches

      What consideration he has given to proposals for requiring the House's approval for going to war; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission

    The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—

    • Printing Costs

      4 speeches

      How much was spent on printing (a) early-day motions and (b) written parliamentary questions in the last period for which figures are available.

    • Avian Influenza Outbreak

      57 speeches

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the outbreak of avian influenza in Suffolk. Just after 5 pm on Thursday 1 February, the state veterinary service was...

  • Orders of the Day

    • UK Borders Bill

      251 speeches

      [Relevant documents: the Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, on Immigration Control (HC 775), and the Government's reply thereto (Cm 6910).] Order for Second Reading read.

  • Uk Borders Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(6) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the UK Borders Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall...

  • Uk Borders Bill [Money]

    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...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 18th December, be approved. —[Mr. Michael Foster.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 8th January, be approved. —[Mr. Michael Foster.] Question agreed to....

      Health Care and Associated Professions

      That the draft Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 14th December, be approved. —[Mr. Michael Foster.] Question agreed to.

  • European Union Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),

    • European Institute of Technology

      That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 14871/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Regulation establishing the European Institute of Technology; and supports the Government's view that...

    • Eu-China Relationship

      That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 14381/06, Commission Communication 'EU-China: Closer partners, growing responsibilities', and No. 14823/06, Trade and Investment Policy...

  • Mental Health Services (South London)

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Michael Foster.]

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