Monday, 9 May 2016
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he has taken to increase the number of younger workers subscribing to pension schemes.
What recent progress he has made on reducing long-term youth unemployment.
What recent progress his Department has made on reducing the number of workless households.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of older people in employment.
What recent progress he has made on the Work and Health programme.
What assessment he has made of the effect of state pension reform on gender inequality.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that staff carrying out personal independence payment assessments act in a professional manner.
What steps he is taking to help people with autism find work.
If his Department will introduce transitional protection for women adversely affected by changes in the state pension age.
What steps he is taking to assist disabled young people into work.
What estimate his Department has made of the number of families in which one or more people are in employment who will receive less support under universal credit after moving from tax credits.
What steps his Department is taking to increase the accuracy of decision making during the initial assessment and mandatory reconsideration phases of benefit claims.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The following Members took and subscribed the Oath required by law: Gillian Furniss, for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough Christopher Philip Elmore, for Ogmore.
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Consideration of Lords message
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jackie Doyle-Price.)
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