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Monday, 11 May 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What proportion of claimants in each local authority were classified as vulnerable for the purposes of paying local housing allowance in the past 12 months.
What plans he has to assist long-term incapacity benefit claimants to move into employment.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of local housing allowance.
What his most recent estimate is of the (a) number of claimants of and (b) percentage of the work force claiming jobseeker's allowance in (i) Blaby constituency and (ii) the UK.
What recent assessment he has made of levels of poverty among women pensioners aged over 74; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in Jobcentre Plus; and if he will make a statement.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) March 2008 and (b) March 2009 in (i) the UK and (ii) North-East Bedfordshire constituency.
What proportion of the population in (a) the UK and (b) North-West Cambridgeshire constituency is claiming jobseeker's allowance.
What steps his Department is taking to alleviate pensioner poverty; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Members will be aware of the unauthorised disclosure of material relating to their allowances, which has appeared in the press on Friday and over the weekend. This has caused great public...
[Relevant document: The Third Report of the Work and Pensions Committee on the Equality Bill: how disability equality fits within a Single Equality Act, HC 158-I.] Second Reading
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Equality Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill...
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 Equality Bill, it is expedient to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Equality Bill have not been completed, they...
Ordered, That the Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 575), dated 9 March 2009, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.— ( Barbara...
It gives me great pleasure to present a petition signed by more than 3,100 of my constituents from GPs' surgeries across the South-West Bedfordshire constituency. The petition states: The...
I rise to bring to the attention of the House concerns that have been generated following the designation by Plymouth city council of a site in Ernesettle as a possible energy-from-waste plant....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Steve McCabe.)
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