Monday, 24 November 2008
Ordered, That so much of the Lords Message [17th November] as relates to the London Local Authorities Bill [ Lords] be now considered. Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords in their...
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many households in Milton Keynes he estimates will be eligible for cold weather payments if the temperature falls below the level which triggers payment of the allowance in 2008-09.
What steps the Health and Safety Executive takes to ensure that workers in the installation and maintenance of domestic heating systems are fully qualified.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Ludlow constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
What steps his Department has taken to protect employee occupational pensions.
What support his Department offers in respect of mortgage repayments to people who have lost their jobs.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in expenditure on housing benefit for those in the private rented sector.
What assistance his Department gives to lone parents to enable them to (a) return to and (b) remain in work.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Hammersmith and Fulham constituency at the latest date for which figures are available.
What recent discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on the effect on pension schemes of Government tax policy since 1997.
What progress has been made on the Child Support Agency's transition to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
My pre-Budget statement today is made against a background of economic uncertainty not seen for generations. These are extraordinary, challenging times for the global economy, and they are having...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker— [Interruption.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(7) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Planning Bill for the purpose of...
Lords amendment: No. 1.
Queen's recommendation signified.
Ordered, That Pete Wishart be discharged from the Administration Committee and John Mason be added.— [Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered, That Mr Angus MacNeil be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Pete Wishart be added.— [Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Resolved, That this House agrees with the recommendation to the Prime Minister that Sir Alan Beith be discharged from the Intelligence and Security Committee and Sir Menzies Campbell be...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mark Tami.]
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