Monday, 8 December 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What his policy is on the freezing of pensions of British nationals living abroad; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he has taken to increase support for heads of households in the workplace.
What the average time taken is for a decision on an award of personal independence payment.
What comparative assessment he has made of unemployment rates in the UK and other European countries.
What steps his Department is taking to help unemployed people find work and start their own business.
What recent assessment he has made of levels of youth unemployment.
What legal costs his Department has incurred in legal proceedings involving disabled people relating to the under-occupancy penalty and the closure of the independent living fund.
What estimate he made of the potential savings to the public purse that would arise from implementation of the under-occupancy penalty; and what estimate he has made of the amount saved to date...
What steps he has taken to accelerate the processing of personal independence payment applications.
What estimate he has made of his Department’s expenditure on in-work housing benefit for migrant workers from the European economic area who have arrived in the UK within the last (a) six,...
What steps he is taking to help unemployed adults with disabilities to secure and sustain employment or self-employment.
What estimate he has made of the annual change in unemployment in the North West Norfolk constituency over the last three years.
What steps he plans to take to support older people experiencing long-term unemployment.
What steps he is taking to ensure that child maintenance is paid to parents with care in separated families.
What steps he has taken to help small businesses prepare for automatic enrolment.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the death of Luke Somers and the safety of British citizens in Yemen.
[Relevant documents: Fifteenth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2013-14, Better roads: Improving England’s Strategic Road Network, HC 850, and the Government Response, Session...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The Bill shall be committed to a...
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 Infrastructure Bill [Lords],...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Infrastructure Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise– (a)...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 10 November, be approved.—(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.
Ordered, That Mr Robert Syms be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Nigel Evans be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Jackie Doyle-Price be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Stephen Hammond be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
This petition is on behalf of 426 people of Fishburn in my constituency who are opposed to children from the village paying for school transport to their feeder school, Sedgefield community...
I have great pleasure in presenting this petition from the Friends of Penkridge Library, calling on Staffordshire county council to reconsider its proposed changes to Penkridge library and keep...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(John Penrose.)
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