Monday, 24 October 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will publish monthly information on the number of people successfully placed in jobs by Work programme contractors and the cost per job outcome.
What steps his Department is taking to support access to lending from credit unions.
When he plans to bring forward new work capability assessment descriptors for mental health and fluctuating conditions.
What assessment he has made of the factors underlying recent trends in the level of unemployment.
What steps he is taking to help women who are most affected by the state pension age proposals contained in the Pensions Bill.
What assessment he has made of progress towards implementation of the recommendations of the Harrington review of the work capability assessment.
What assessment he has made of the potential effects on the payment of benefits of the reasoned opinion from the European Commission on the UK’s right to reside test.
What recent discussions he has had with organisations representing disabled people about the face-to-face assessment process for personal independence payments.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of unemployment.
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the replacement of the social fund.
What recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the Jobcentre Plus network to administer the benefits system during periods of rising unemployment.
What estimate he has made of the potential number of tenants who could accrue rent arrears as a result of implementation of his proposals to restrict housing benefit for social tenants in...
What the average length of time was for an appeal in respect of a decision on a claim for employment and support allowance in the latest period for which figures are available.
What estimate he has made of the potential effect on the number of women leaving work of his planned reduction in refundable child care costs.
What proportion of crisis loans are repaid; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the effect on child poverty of benefit changes in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on recent developments in Libya and yesterday’s European Council. Yesterday in Libya, after 42 years of tyranny and seven...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Friday I sought to table an amendment to the important motion that is to be discussed—and rightly so—this afternoon. The amendment called for an...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 5 September, be approved.—(Angela Watkinson.) Question...
With the leave of the House, I propose to take motions 3 to 8, all six of them, together. The motions are in the name of the Chair of the Committee of Selection. Ordered ,
That Dan Jarvis and Ian Murray be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Julie Elliott and Ann McKechin be added.
That Cathy Jamieson be discharged from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Steve Rotheram be added.
That Mr Mike Hancock be discharged from the Defence Committee and Bob Russell be added.
That Yvonne Fovargue be discharged from the Health Committee and Barbara Keeley be added.
That Ian Lavery be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mr David Anderson be added.
That Stella Creasy and Mrs Anne McGuire be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Meg Hillier and Fiona Mactaggart be added.—(Mr Mark Francois, on behalf of the Committee of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Angela Watkinson.)
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