Monday, 14 February 2011
The Secretary of State was asked-
What assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of universal credit on the level of the couple penalty.
What support he plans to provide to help older people remain in or return to work.
What steps he is taking to reduce levels of pensioner poverty.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of apprentices employed by his Department.
What assessment he has made of the likely effect of universal credit on incentives to work.
What recent discussions his Department has had with disability organisations on the removal of the mobility component of disability living allowance from those in residential care homes.
How many new businesses he expects to be created as a result of the new enterprise allowance in the first 12 months of its operation.
What plans he has for collaboration between jobcentres and voluntary organisations.
What account his Department takes of the effects of the level of the minimum wage in its business planning processes.
What recent representations he has received on his proposed review of housing benefit reforms.
If he will put in place provisions to ensure that the expertise of small employment providers is retained in the transition from existing employment programmes to the Work programme.
What plans he has to tackle recent trends in youth unemployment.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement on his assessment of the High Court ruling on Friday to the effect that the decision to cancel the...
Mr Speaker, with permission, I shall make a statement on recent developments in the middle east and north Africa. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed events of a truly historic nature in...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will report to the House the Government's assessment of progress towards UK objectives in Afghanistan. Before I begin my statement, I regret to have to inform the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A( 7 )), That the following provisions shall apply to the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [ Lords]: Committal 1. The...
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 Budget Responsibility and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)( a )), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords], it is...
Ordered, That Mr Aidan Burley be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Michael Ellis be added.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown , on behalf of the Committee of Selection .)
Ordered, That Mr James Clappison be discharged from the International Development Committee and Mr Sam Gyimah be added.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown , on behalf of the Committee of Selection .)
Ordered , That Alok Sharma be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Stephen McPartland be added.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown , on behalf of the Committee of Selection .)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Stephen Crabb.)
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