Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

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  • Housing Benefit (19 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the special unit dealing with transitional protection in respect of housing benefit to be in full operation.

  • Benefit Offices (Computers) (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many computers have been installed in benefit offices in the period for which complete records are available.

  • Regional Health Authorities (Allocation of Funds) (12 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps have been taken to ensure that the resource allocation working party formula takes fully into account the proportion of funds which...

  • Competitive Tendering (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how much health authorities have saved to date as a result of competitive tendering.

  • NHS Waiting Lists (Northern Region) (12 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement on National Health Service waiting lists in the northern region.

  • Ancillary Staffs (Pay and Conditions) (8 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to meet representatives of the ancillary staffs in the National Health Service to discuss pay and conditions.

  • Housing Benefit (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to extend beyond one year the period of transitional protection for claimants of housing benefit announced on 27 April.

  • Maternity Benefits (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mothers in the last 10 years have been disqualified from receiving maternity benefits; and how many of these had 49 stamps or credits in...

  • Prematurity and Low Birth-weight (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the main known factors in prematurity and low birth-weight in babies.

  • Cervical Cancer (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a further statement on the progress of the cervical cancer screening programme.

  • Pensioners (Savings) (4 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of pensioners receive income from savings.

  • Disabled People (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services by how much spending on benefits for disabled people has changed since 1979.