Monday, 23 April 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of trends noted in the latest "Households Below Average Income" statistics; and if he will make a statement.
What plans his Department has to strengthen its mechanisms for tackling income support fraud.
If he will make a statement on the impact of the 2007 Budget on the financial assistance scheme.
How many more women will receive entitlements to the state second pension as a result of Government pension proposals.
If he will make a statement on progress in reducing the number of people on inactive benefits.
What estimate his Department has made of the number of people aged 40 years or under who do not make any contributions to either occupational or private pensions; and if he will make a statement.
What recent progress has been made in implementing city strategies on welfare to work.
How many pensioners in Waveney constituency are in receipt of pension credit.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of Child Support Agency cases waiting to be processed.
The Leader of the House was asked—
The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission was asked—
What recent submissions he has received on the performance of the parliamentary ICT network.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask your advice? Last Wednesday, during the debate on the Pensions Bill, I asked the Minister for Pensions Reform, the hon. Member for Stalybridge and...
[Relevant document: th e Fifth Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2006-07, on the 2007 Budget, HC 389-I and —II.] Order for Second Reading read.
With permission, I shall put together motions 2 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment of Section 76(3)) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved.
That the draft Representation of the People (National Assembly for Wales) (Access to Election Documents) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 7th March, be approved.
That the draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 26th March, be approved.
That the draft Community Legal Service (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 14th March, be approved.
That the draft Legal Aid (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 14th March, be approved .—[Kevin Brennan.]
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 25th April, the Speaker shall put Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Secretary Alexander relating to the...
Ordered, That the Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet .—[ Kevin Brennan .]
Ordered, That Mr David Hamilton and Mr Jimmy Hood be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Kelvin Hopkins and Mr Bob Laxton be added —[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [ Kevin Brennan.]
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