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Monday, 29 June 2009
The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, on behalf of the Prime Minister, that the address of 22 June 2009 to Her Majesty, praying Her Majesty that she will be most...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of Remploy's operations in the latest period for which figures are available.
What recent assessment she has made of her Department's performance in moving people from economically-inactive benefits into employment.
When she next expects to meet occupational pensioner groups to discuss the operation of the financial assistance scheme.
What the rate of uptake of means-tested benefits was in 2008.
What recent assessment she has made of the effects on the assistance available to jobseeker's allowance claimants of their participation in training courses; and if she will make a statement.
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in Jobcentre Plus.
What recent assessment she has made of progress towards meeting the Government's 2010 child poverty target.
What support and training Jobcentre Plus offers people over 50 years old to assist them to re-enter employment.
What estimate her Department has made of the proportion of future jobs fund jobs that will come from the third sector.
What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's programmes aimed at assisting people into work; and if she will make a statement.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) New Forest, West constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the draft legislative programme—our plans to build a stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain. In the past year we...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Notwithstanding the need for robust debate, is it in order for the Prime Minister to put words into Members' mouths, when I had failed to suggest, because it is...
[Relevant Documents: Memorandum from the Audit Committees on the Parliamentary Standards Bill; Written evidence received by the Justice Committee on Constitutional Reform and Renewal, HC 791-i.]...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A) (7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Parliamentary Standards Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to...
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 Parliamentary Standards Bill, it...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 4 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Companies House Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 7 May, be approved.
That the draft Transfer of Functions of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 1 June, be approved.
That the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 18(1)), That the draft Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 2 June, be approved....
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 8 to 10 together.
Ordered, That Mr John Heppell be discharged from the Children, Schools and Families Committee and Helen Southworth be added.
That Mr Mark Prisk be discharged from the Regulatory Reform Committee and John Penrose be added.
That John Penrose be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Mr Mark Harper be added. —(Mr. McAvoy, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
I have a petition from more than 160 residents and others in my constituency. The names were collected on the streets of Gloucester by a former member of the armed forces. The petition states:...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Mr. Watts.)
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