Monday, 10 December 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to increase take-up of workplace pensions.
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes to housing benefit rules on married disabled people living in specially adapted two-bedroom properties.
What plans he has to increase access to the new enterprise allowance.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Work programme in reducing long-term youth unemployment in (a) Leicester and (b) the UK.
What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the implications of his proposed changes to housing benefit.
Whether it is his policy that people with cystic fibrosis should be eligible for disability living allowance.
What evaluation of the implementation of universal credit he plans to undertake.
What assessment he has made of Professor Harrington's third review of the work capability assessment.
What plans he has to improve the Access to Work scheme for disabled people.
For what reason people who receive carer’s allowance are not exempt from the benefits cap.
What assessment he has made of the potential utility of jamjar budgeting accounts in (a) smoothing the transition to universal credit and (b) increasing financial inclusion.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will make a statement on same-sex marriage in churches.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister if she will make a statement about the end of Remploy.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement about Winterbourne View. The scandal that unfolded at Winterbourne View was devastating. We were all rightly shocked, angered and dismayed...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. First, may I apologise for jumping the gun earlier? You were not in the Chair at the time, but I had not realised there was a statement to follow the two...
Qu een’s recommendation signified. Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Financial Services Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Financial Services Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums in...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Financial Services Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 6...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
Amendment (b) proposed to Lords amendment 3 .—(Chris Leslie.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 224, Noes 293.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 59.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 98.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes (No. 2) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 October, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Document No. 14536/12, a Communication from the Commission: Single Market Act II - Together for new growth; and supports the Government’s aim of...
Ordered, That at the sitting on 12 December, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14— (1) opposition business may be proceeded with for three hours, and shall then...
That Chris Evans be discharged from the Justice Committee and Andy McDonald be added.
That Michael Dugher be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Mr Steve Reed be added.
That Julie Hilling be discharged from the Transport Committee and Sarah Champion be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)
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