Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 15th March 2010.

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The Secretary of State was asked-

  • Work for Your Benefit Measures (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment she has made of the effects on low-paid workers of her Department's "work for your benefit measures"; and if she will make a statement. I am sure that all Back-Benchers and...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (North Wiltshire) (8 speeches)

    How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were (a) nationally and (b) in North Wiltshire constituency (i) on the latest date for which figures are available and (ii) 12 months before that date.

  • Youth Unemployment (11 speeches)

    What steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

  • Defined Pension Benefit Schemes (10 speeches)

    Whether she plans to take steps to encourage employers to provide defined benefit pension schemes.

  • Child Poverty (6 speeches)

    What recent progress has been made towards meeting her Department's 2010 target on child poverty reduction.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (Wales) (7 speeches)

    How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and (c) Clwyd West constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (4 speeches, 1 annotation)

    How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Wellingborough constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Pension Credit (6 speeches)

    What recent estimate she has made of the average annual change in income for pensioner households which has resulted from the introduction of pension credit.

  • Pension Credit (Take-up) (6 speeches)

    What the rate of take-up of pension credit was in 2009.

  • Social Security Fraud (6 speeches)

    How much money was recovered by her Department in respect of fraudulently claimed social security benefits in the last 12 months.

  • Carer's Allowance (6 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What plans she has to review the level of carer's allowance in 2010-11.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (EU Claimants) (4 speeches)

    Whether she has made a recent estimate of the number of people from EU accession states who are claiming jobseeker's allowance.

  • Youth Unemployment (12 speeches)

    What steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (6 speeches)

    What recent representations she has received on the criteria governing eligibility for jobseeker's allowance; and if she will make a statement.

  • Topical Questions (43 speeches)

    If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.