Monday, 28 November 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to improve public understanding of benefits available for people with (a) a hidden disability and (b) other forms of disability.
What steps he has taken to ensure that work contracted by his Department will not be moved offshore.
What assessment he has made of the effect of work experience programmes on employment prospects.
What steps he is taking to ensure that individuals are able to build up pension pots under automatic enrolment.
If he will amend his proposed welfare reforms to minimise the risk of children entering poverty.
What plans he has to publish a strategy on disability.
What steps he is taking to tackle youth unemployment.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure the new system of universal credit accommodates changes in personal circumstances.
How much his Department paid in winter fuel allowance in (a) Glasgow North West constituency and (b) Scotland in 2010; and how much it will pay in 2011.
What estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the removal of the habitual residency test.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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With the leave of the House, we will take motions 6, 7 and 8 together. Ordered,
That Tony Lloyd be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Sandra Osborne be added.
That Mel Stride and Gavin Williamson be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Kris Hopkins and Nigel Mills be added.
That Owen Smith be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Nia Griffith be added.—( M r Francois, on behalf of the Committee of Selection . )
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Dunne.)
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