Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 31st October 2005.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Pension Reform (18 speeches, 2 annotations)

    Whether he plans to bring forward legislation on pension reform in this Parliament.

  • Child Support Agency (12 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the future of the Child Support Agency.

  • Private Memorials (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to provide local authorities with guidance on (a) the circumstances and (b) the manner in which it is appropriate to interfere with private memorials on the ground of...

  • Unemployment (12 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the claimant count level of unemployment.

  • Pension Protection Fund (15 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the Pension Protection Fund.

  • Child Support Applications (6 speeches)

    What the average time taken to process a child support application was in the last period for which figures are available.

  • Pensioners (Norfolk) (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to improve services available from his Department's offices to pensioners in Norfolk.

  • Benefit Payment (Errors) (8 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the level of error in the payment of benefits.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (4 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to ensure that new jobseeker claims are expedited in the south-east of England.

  • Child Poverty (6 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What estimate he has made of the number of children lifted out of poverty since 1997.

  • Financial Assistance Scheme (4 speeches)

    What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of funding for the financial assistance scheme.

  • Returning to Work (10 speeches)

    How many people have returned to work since 1997.

  • Child Tax Credit (4 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the transfer to child tax credit of the remaining families with children in receipt of income support and income-based jobseeker's allowance.