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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (6 Apr 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she has had with (i) the Royal British Legion, (ii) other third sector organisations and (iii) other interested parties on the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate.

Written Answers — Home Department: Crime Prevention (6 Apr 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between levels of spending on police and crime rates; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Sussex (29 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the Sussex Police in each year since 2000.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (29 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions her Department has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department for Communities and Local Government on the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (29 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions her Department has held with the Local Government Association on the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate; (2) what advice her Department issued to local authorities on renaming council tax benefit as council tax rebate; (3) what estimate her Department has made of the number of local authorities...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (29 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the potential number of additional claimants who will claim council tax benefit when it is renamed council tax rebate.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Council Tax Benefits (29 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to draft legislation to facilitate the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate; and when she expects to lay such legislation before Parliament.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (23 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the lessons to be learned from other Government IT projects in the delivery of services for the National Employment Savings Trust by the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (23 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2010, Official Report, columns 57-8WS, on National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), if she will place in the Library a copy of the terms and conditions of the proposed Government loan to NEST.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (23 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2010, Official Report, columns 57-58WS, on National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), over what time period she expects the proposed Government loan to NEST to be repaid.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (23 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of the effect on the level of annual expenditure by her Department of an increase in the trivial commutation limit for stranded pensions in line with (a) earnings and (b) inflation in each of the next three years; (2) what assessment she has made of the effect on entitlement to income-related benefits of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (22 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consideration was given to the scope for the re-use of established systems and IT infrastructure in the procurement process for scheme administration services for the National Employment Savings Trust; (2) by what mechanism the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority intends to achieve its strategic aim of re-using existing business...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (22 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking in the procurement process for scheme administration services for the National Employment Savings Trust to ensure that the preferred solution minimises the administrative burden on businesses and simplifies the contribution mechanism for employees.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: National Employment Savings Trust (18 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism is in place to ensure the value for money of administrative services in respect of the National Employment Savings Trust when engaging with a single supplier.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Defined Pension Benefit Schemes (15 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: Can the Minister tell us why her Government have presided over the closing of 100,000 pension schemes and the halving of active membership of those schemes? Why have her Government been so timid about supporting risk-sharing models so that employers and employees alike do not have to face the stark choice between DB and DC-defined benefit and defined contribution-schemes?

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment: Elderly (12 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged over 60 years and actively seeking work found employment in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what proportion of the number of those actively seeking work this represented.

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: I thank all those who have spoken in this debate, and I am delighted that there is such consensus among all parties that the proposals are a good idea. I especially thank the Minister, who has taken real trouble to go into the matter in such depth. I particularly endorse what she said about the Cinnamon Trust and other bodies that are involved with the issue generally. I remind the House that...

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: Unless I misheard the Minister, her statistics are pretty damning. My arithmetic suggests that if those statistics are accurate, only one in 20 care homes is pet-friendly. Does that not underline the need for legislation along these lines?

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. It is a great pleasure to be able to introduce my Bill. I begin by thanking its sponsors, who, as you will see, Mr. Deputy Speaker, are a cross-party group. I particularly thank the hon. Member for Broxtowe (Dr. Palmer), who introduced a very similar Bill not long ago. I am grateful to him for all his help and encouragement on this...

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Nigel Waterson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. I know that he is a doughty campaigner in his constituency for older people and their rights. It is important that we try to put a stop to this needless trauma for older people. I am particularly interested in the matter not simply because of my experiences as a local MP, or indeed as vice-president of Age Concern Eastbourne, but also in my role as shadow...


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