Monday, 27 March 2017
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessments are undertaken fairly and efficiently.
What assessment he has made of the effect of recent personal independence payment changes on the income of people with mental illnesses.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of young people in work.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure that employers are encouraged to recruit and retain people with mental health conditions.
What progress the Government have made on the roll-out of universal credit.
What assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed closure of Jobcentre Plus offices on claimants’ travel times and costs.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on improving pension transition arrangements for women born in the 1950s.
What assessment he has made of the policy implications for his Department of the UK leaving the EU.
What assessment he has made of whether the benefit cap encourages people into work.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy if he will make a statement on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s early contract...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Following a report made on 14 February by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, I would like to apologise to the House for the failure to disclose a...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I would like to raise the issue of correspondence between myself and the offices of the Minister of State responsible for universities and the Minister...
Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee New Clause 1
“(1) The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the day on which this Act is passed, publish a national strategy for local bus services setting out the objectives, targets and funding...
“(1) The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the day on which this Act is passed, lay a report before each House of Parliament setting out possible steps to support local transport...
“(1) An operator of a local service may not participate in any scheme under sections 1, 4, 7 or 9 of this Act, and an authority or authorities may not approve the participation of an...
Amendments made: 2, page 16, line 38, after “an” insert “independent”. This amendment and amendment 4 make plain the status of the persons who may...
I beg to move amendment 1, page 78, line 4, leave out clause 22. This amendment would remove Clause 22. Amendment 1, which appears in my name and those of my hon. Friends the...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 2 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6))
That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 23 February, be approved.
That the draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 20 February, be approved.
That the draft Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 9 February, be approved.
That the draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 20 February, be approved.
That the draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.
That the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 6 February, be approved.—(Mr Syms.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15429/15, a Commission Communication: Eighth biannual report on the functioning of the Schengen area 1 May- 10 December 2015, European...
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 10(2)(b), the sittings in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 18 April and Tuesday 2 May shall begin at 11.30am, shall be suspended...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Syms.)
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