Monday, 1 February 2016
The Secretary of State was asked—
What contribution his Department plans to make to the strategy announced by the Prime Minister in January 2016 to ensure that people from all parts of society have equal life chances.
What estimate he has made of the number of people who will receive a lower state pension under the single-tier pension.
What evaluation his Department has made of the effect of the under-occupancy penalty.
What steps he plans to take to maintain the level of pensioners’ incomes during this Parliament.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the income of working households of changes to the universal credit work allowance.
What progress he has made on increasing the number of women in employment.
What progress his Department has made in reducing the number of workless households.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on what steps are being taken to improve the financial position of NHS trusts.
[Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 9 September and 20 and 22 October 2015, on the Bank of England Bill, HC445.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The Bill...
Motion made and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords], it is expedient 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 Bank of England and Financial...
I call Guto Bebb to move the motion. You have 10 to 15 minutes.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 17 December 2015, be approved.—(Kris Hopkins.)...
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 7 to 12 together. The proposition is to be moved by no less a figure, who should not be walked past as he undertakes his official business, than...
That Jo Stevens be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Jonathan Reynolds be added.
That Kate Hollern and Kate Osamor be discharged from the Education Committee and Catherine McKinnell and Stephen Timms be added.
That Mr David Anderson be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Tom Blenkinsop be added.
That Helen Goodman and Holly Lynch be members of the Procedure Committee.
That Christina Rees be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Stephen Kinnock be added.
That Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Neil Coyle be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kris Hopkins.)
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