Monday, 16 March 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of how Jobcentre Plus in Devon and Cornwall is responding to the increase in demand for its services arising from the recession.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Reading, East constituency at the latest date for which figures are available.
What additional steps the Department has considered taking to support pensioners who are dependent on interest from their savings accounts to maintain their standard of living; and if he will...
How many claimants of jobseeker's allowance there were in (a) the UK and (b) Clwyd, West constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
Whether agency workers are used by Capita for its contracted work in his Department's file stores.
If he will consider the merits of introducing a pensions system in the UK based on the principles of the citizens' pension system in New Zealand.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the South-West Hertfordshire constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
What steps his Department is taking to help people who have lost their jobs as a result of the recession to meet mortgage repayments.
What estimate his Department has made of the amount of pension credit unclaimed by residents of Merseyside.
What targets apply to Jobcentre Plus for the time within which jobseeker's allowance claims should be processed.
What steps he is taking to encourage saving through pension schemes.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and central bank governors held on Friday and Saturday, to prepare for the meeting of leaders...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your guidance on how I can ensure that Ministers respect statements that are made in this House. On 27 January in a Second Reading debate on the Welfare...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall...
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Industry and Exports (Financial...
Debate resumed. Ques tion ( 12 March) again proposed, That this House welcomes the work of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in providing young people with an opportunity to engage with the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Mark Tami.)
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