Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 March 2001.

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The Secretary of State was asked

  • Disability Living Allowance (8 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the proportion of appeals against medical assessment leading to refusal of benefit that are upheld by the independent appeal tribunal. [150480]

  • Fraud (16 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the cost to business of the measures arising from the Social Security Fraud Bill. [150481]

  • Pension Credit (10 speeches)

    What plans he has to inform older people of the pension credit proposals. [150483]

  • Winter Fuel Allowance (10 speeches)

    What the cost is of the winter fuel allowance paid in the winter of 2000–01. [150484]

  • Child Poverty (6 speeches)

    What plans he has to increase the income of the parents of children living in poverty. [150485]

  • Winter Fuel Allowance (10 speeches)

    How many people he expects will benefit from the winter fuel allowance for 2001–02. [150486]

  • Minimum Income Guarantee (12 speeches)

    What his most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners in receipt of the minimum income guarantee and the number of eligible pensioners who have not applied. [150487]

  • Child Support (Service Personnel) (6 speeches)

    What action he has taken in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Defence about revision of the services pay regulations that prevent Child Support Agency deductions of earnings orders...

  • Means testing (9 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received on means testing of benefits; and if he will make a statement. [150490]

  • Housing Benefit (10 speeches)

    What plans he has to reform the administration of housing benefit. [150491]