Monday, 5 November 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent steps he has taken to expand the new enterprise allowance.
What recent assessment he has made of the barriers that prevent jobseekers getting back into work.
What assessment he has made of the recommendations in the Harrington report that have not been implemented; and which such recommendations he plans to implement.
What steps he has taken to introduce a new sanctions regime for jobseeker’s allowance.
What steps he is taking to protect members of pension schemes from being incentivised to transfer their pensions.
How many people have found jobs through Jobcentre Plus since May 2010.
When he plans to announce the recipients of universal credit whose children will be eligible for free school meals.
If he will make it his policy to begin monitoring the number of people who die as a result of (a) illness and (b) suicide whilst awaiting the result of employment and support allowance appeals.
What recent discussions he has had on the auto-enrolment charging regime for employees.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of employment.
What progress his Department has made on its plans to support separated families.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that older workers with little private pension provision are not disadvantaged by the introduction of auto-enrolment.
What steps he is taking to tackle the causes of social breakdown.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Youth Contract; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of results of the housing benefit demonstration projects.
What discussions his Department has had with Baroness Grey-Thompson following the publication of her report on the effect on disabled people of the introduction of universal credit.
Whether he plans to withdraw eligibility for housing benefit from people aged under 25.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. The business for tomorrow will now be: Tuesday 6 November—Motion to approve the Second Report 2012-13 from...
[Relevant documents: The Eighth Report of the Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2010-12, on the National Planning Policy Framework, HC 1526, and the Government’s response...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Growth and Infrastructure 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 Growth and Infrastructure...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, it is expedient to authorise—...
With the leave of the House, I propose to take motions 6 to 19 together. Ordered,
That Damian Hinds be discharged from the Education Committee and Chris Skidmore be added.
That Laura Sandys be discharged from the Energy and Climate Change Committee and Mr Peter Lilley be added.
That Amber Rudd be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Sheryll Murray be added.
That Mike Crockart be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Simon Hughes be added.
That Mr Sam Gyimah and Richard Harrington be discharged from the International Development Committee and Fiona Bruce and Mark Pritchard be added.
That Ben Gummer and Elizabeth Truss be discharged from the Justice Committee and Rehman Chishti and Robert Neill be added.
That Kris Hopkins be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Andrew Percy be added.
That Karen Bradley be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Martin Vickers be added.
That David Mowat be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mike Crockart be added.
That Paul Maynard and Julian Sturdy be discharged from the Transport Committee and Karen Lumley and Karl McCartney be added.
That Mr Michael Fallon be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr Brooks Newmark be added.
That Stuart Andrew be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Glyn Davies be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
It is a pleasure to present this petition on behalf of the pupils and staff of Our Lady of Hartley primary school, an excellent school in my constituency. The children there held a first-class...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Anne Milton.)
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