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House of Commons debates

Monday, 11 May 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Local Housing Allowance

      14 speeches

      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.

    • Incapacity Benefit Claimants

      14 speeches

      What plans he has to assist long-term incapacity benefit claimants to move into employment.

      Local Housing Allowance

      9 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of local housing allowance.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      12 speeches

      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.

      Women Pensioners

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of levels of poverty among women pensioners aged over 74; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus (Staffing)

      11 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in Jobcentre Plus; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      8 speeches

      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.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      6 speeches

      What proportion of the population in (a) the UK and (b) North-West Cambridgeshire constituency is claiming jobseeker's allowance.

      Pensioner Poverty

      4 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to alleviate pensioner poverty; and if he will make a statement.

      Topical Questions

      28 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

      Speaker's Statement

      34 speeches

      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...

      Equality Bill

      243 speeches

      [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

      Equality Bill (Programme)

      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...

      Equality Bill (Money)

      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...

      Equality Bill (Carry-over)

      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...

      Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    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...

  • Petitions

  • Penicillin

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Steve McCabe.)

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