House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 October 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Labour Statistics

      16 speeches

      What assessment he has made of trends in the proportion of the labour force comprised of UK nationals.

    • Benefit Payments

      6 speeches

      If he will commission research on the effect on benefit payments of provision to patients with rheumatoid arthritis of treatment that enables them to continue in or return to work.

      Unemployment

      22 speeches

      What assessment he has made of recent trends in levels of unemployment in the UK.

      Benefit Payments

      8 speeches

      How many people with HIV have had their (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit reduced or withdrawn in the last 12 months.

      Child Poverty

      13 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of meeting the Government's 2010 child poverty target.

      Post Office Card Account

      17 speeches

      When he plans to make an announcement on the outcome of the bidding process to operate the Post Office card account.

      Distress Cases

      6 speeches

      What steps he is taking to co-ordinate the work of local jobcentres, the social fund and Jobcentre Plus to deal promptly with distress cases.

      Unemployment

      37 speeches

      What forecasts he has made of future trends in unemployment in the UK.

      European Council

      70 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European Council held in Brussels, which I attended with my right hon. Friends the Chancellor and the Foreign Secretary...

  • Orders of the Day

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Political Parties and Elections Bill: Committal...

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill (Carry-over)

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 80 A (Carry-over of Bills), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Political Parties...

  • Political Parties and Elections 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...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 23rd October, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Edward Leigh relating to Public...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 2nd July, be approved.— [Claire Ward.]...

    • Mental Health

      That the draft Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 8th July, be approved.— [Claire Ward.] Question agreed to. Motion made,...

      Criminal Law

      That the draft Remand on Bail (Disapplication of Credit Period) Rules 2008, which were laid before this House on 7th July, be approved.— [Claire Ward.] Question agreed to.

  • Petition

  • Flooding (Northumberland)

    12 speeches

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

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