Monday, 23 January 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he has taken to reduce the level of health and safety regulation affecting business.
What plans he has to support residential training colleges for disabled people.
What assessment he has made of the information technology systems which will support universal credit.
What steps he plans to take to reduce the cost of sickness benefit paid to UK citizens living abroad.
What recent progress he has made on delivering universal credit.
What estimate he has made of the average cost to a small business of real-time reporting of PAYE information to enable calculation of universal credit entitlement.
What recent progress he has made on the introduction of the workfare scheme.
What estimate he has made of the number of children who will be living in poverty in 2015.
What steps he is taking to protect the interests of people with small pension pots.
What assessment he has made of the likely effect of the closure of the social fund on (a) homelessness, (b) hardship and (c) use of payday loans.
If he will set a limit on the charges which pension fund managers may levy for the administration of pension funds.
What recent progress he has made on the youth contract.
What progress he has made in assisting members of troubled families into employment through the use of payment-by-results programmes.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): Will the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills make a statement on the Government’s proposals on executive remuneration?
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In the light of the increased interest that has been expressed in participating in this debate, I have decided to impose an eight-minute limit on each Back-Bench speech. For the benefit of the...
Before I call the first speaker, may I say to both Front Benchers that a large number of Back Benchers have signified that they wish to take part in the debate? I ask them for some time...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 7 December, be approved.—(Stephen Crabb.) Question agreed to....
That the draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 5 December, be approved.—(Stephen Crabb.) The Speaker’s opinion as to the...
That the draft Local Better Regulation Office (Dissolution and Transfer of Functions, Etc.) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 6 December, be approved.—(Stephen Crabb.)...
Ordered , That Angela Smith be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mark Tami be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection ..)
Ordered , That Tom Blenkinsop and Cathy Jamieson be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Iain McKenzie and Ms Margaret Ritchie be added.—(Geoffrey...
Ordered , That Graeme Morrice be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Pamela Nash be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
The petition is from the governors, parents, teachers and community of Downhills primary school in Tottenham. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Tottenham, Declares that the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Crabb.)
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