Monday, 28 January 2013
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether he plans to phase the introduction of the benefit cap.
How many people currently claiming a state pension will benefit from the new higher rate state pension under his proposals for a single tier scheme.
How many reassessments of claims for disability living allowance have taken place in the past six months.
What assessment he has made of the preparations for the introduction of universal credit; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to control welfare spending.
What estimate he has made of trends in the number of people in Easington constituency claiming jobseeker’s allowance in 2013.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on low-income families of planned changes to housing benefit eligibility in respect of under-occupancy in the social rented sector.
What estimate she has made of the number of unpaid carers who will lose carer’s allowance as a result of the benefit cap.
What steps he is taking to address long-term unemployment.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will know that the Second Reading debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will take place next Tuesday. It obviously raises profound moral, emotional...
Further consideration of Bill, as amended in Committee
‘(1) A person is not disqualified from succeeding to the Crown or from possessing it as a result of that person not joining in communion with the Church of England as by law established;...
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)).
That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 15 October 2012, be approved.—(Mr Evennett.) The...
That the draft Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 22 October 2012, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft Legislative Reform (Hallmarking) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 26 November 2012, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 5 and 6 together. Ordered,
That Stephen Gilbert be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and John Pugh be added.
That Fiona Bruce and Iain McKenzie be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mrs Eleanor Laing and Graeme Morrice be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)
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