Monday, 13 November 2017
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payments.
What assessment the Government have made of the equity of pension provision between men and women.
If he will make an assessment of the effect of the length of waiting time to receive universal credit on levels of food poverty.
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes to employment and support allowance work-related activity group payments on claimant poverty.
What steps his Department is taking to respond to and implement the recommendations in the concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, published on 3...
What proportion of people with Parkinson’s disease who were receiving disability living allowance were not granted a personal independence payment.
What steps his Department has taken to ensure that people do not face financial difficulties while waiting for their first universal credit payment.
What steps he is taking to assist people affected by the collapse of the AEA Technology pension scheme and its predecessor.
What estimate he has made of the number of jobs created since 2010.
What estimate he has made of the number of claimants applying for universal credit advance payments.
What steps he is taking to ensure that the benefits system does not penalise people who wish to increase the number of hours they work.
If he will make an assessment of the effect of the length of waiting time to receive universal credit on levels of rent arrears.
Whether he has investigated reports of online applications for universal credit being lost; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to make a statement on the case of British-Iranian national Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will update the House on negotiations between the UK and the European Union in November, reflecting our actions since the October European Council. Both the UK and...
Application for emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary James Brokenshire, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Damian Green, Secretary David...
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill:
(1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken at today’s...
(2) When the Bill has been read a second time: (a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole...
(10) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly. (b)...
(12) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended...
(14) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been...
(15) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order. (16) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to...
Queen’s recommendation signified.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Regulation of Social Housing (Influence of Local Authorities) (England) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 14 September, be approved.—(Craig Whittaker.)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.)
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