Monday, 5 February 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
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".
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.
What steps his Department is taking to tackle London's rate of worklessness.
What assessment he has made of his Department's performance in increasing the number of people with disabilities in employment.
What recent representations he has received on the level of the Pension Protection Fund levy; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on the Department's Dundee city strategy.
If he will make a statement on his Department's report "Getting Welfare Right: Tackling Error in the Benefits System".
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.
If he will make a statement on his Department's progress towards achieving its 2010 child poverty target.
How much has been allocated for winter fuel payments in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to increase employment opportunities for older workers; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has for simplifying the benefits system for people with disabilities.
The Leader of the House was asked—
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.
What consideration he has given to 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—
How much was spent on printing (a) early-day motions and (b) written parliamentary questions in the last period for which figures are available.
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...
[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.
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...
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) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
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...
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....
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.
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. 14871/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Regulation establishing the European Institute of Technology; and supports the Government's view that...
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...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Michael Foster.]
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