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Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 1999.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Welfare Reform (10 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received over his proposals for welfare reform. [63182]

  • Lone Parents (8 speeches)

    What plans he has for the training made available to lone parents. [63183]

  • Benefit Reviews (10 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the processes by which an individual is randomly selected for targeted review by the Benefits Agency. [63184]

  • Retired People (14 speeches)

    What further measures are proposed to increase services and disposable income for retired people. [63185]

  • Benefit Integrity Project (13 speeches)

    When the benefit integrity project will be abolished. [63188]

  • Pensions (Earnings Link) (6 speeches)

    What plans he has to re-link the calculation of the state old-age pension with average earnings. [63191]

  • Pensioners (Poverty) (8 speeches)

    What measures he has taken to reduce poverty among pensioners. [63192]

  • Disabled People (10 speeches)

    What representations he has received about his plans to reform benefits for people with disabilities. [63193]

  • Housing Benefit (6 speeches)

    When he expects to announce the results of the review of housing benefit. [63194]

  • Fuel Poverty (4 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received over fuel poverty among the elderly on small incomes. [63195]

  • Pensioners (Benefit Refusals) (6 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the number of basic rate pensioners who have refused increased benefits to which they are entitled; and if he will make a statement. [63196]

  • Means-tested Benefits (4 speeches)

    What plans he has to reduce the number of families on means-tested benefits. [63197]

  • Child Care (8 speeches)

    What plans he has to assist those parents wishing to work with the costs of child care. [63200]