Monday, 13 January 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the award of discretionary housing payments.
What recent estimate he has made of potential savings to the public purse arising from implementation of the benefit cap.
What recent assessment he has made of Capita’s timescales for processing medical assessments for personal independence payments and providing them to his Department.
What recent assessment he has made of the OECD disability spend.
What assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of the most recent employment statistics.
What steps he is taking to increase the ability of employment and support allowance claimants in the work-related activity group to gain paid employment.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in auto-enrolment.
What transitional arrangements his Department will make in respect of the ending of basic state pension inheritance.
What assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the eligibility criteria for funeral payments allocated from the social fund.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the under-occupancy penalty on household incomes.
What plans he has for the habitual residence test.
What his most recent estimate is of the number of people who will be claiming universal credit by April 2014.
How many adults and young people have been helped to find employment by Kettering Jobcentre Plus in each of the last three years.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on Syria. I would first like to inform the House that we have reached E3 plus 3 agreement with Iran on implementing, from 20 January, the...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. At Prime Minister’s questions last week, the Prime Minister said, in relation to the Scottish independence referendum, that the subject was one for...
[Relevant documents: 23rd Report from the European Scrutiny Committee, Session 2012-13, HC 86-xxiii, Chapter 11; and 25th Report from the European Scrutiny Committee, HC 83-xxii, Chapter 1.]...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Approvals) Bill [Lords]:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
(2) Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken in one day in accordance with the following provisions of this Order. (3)...
(5) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on Consideration or to proceedings on Third...
(6) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to.
I beg to move, That this House believes that a commission of inquiry should be established to investigate the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms on the incidence of poverty. I am...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order of 16 December 2013), That in pursuance of paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Claire Perry.)
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