Results 201–220 of 1803 for speaker:John Barrett

Written Answers — Home Department: Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence (11 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Immigration and Nationality Department plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's correspondence of 17 July on his constituent Felicity Kalingizi.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Local Safeguarding Children Boards: Hearing Impaired (11 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local children's safeguarding boards have undertaken a review of their local procedures, policies and training programmes to ensure that the needs of deaf children are recognised and met, as recommended by the Department of Health's 2005 report Mental Health and Deafness: Towards Equity and Access.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (6 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his Department's latest estimate is of take-up rates for (a) carer's allowance, (b) pension credit, (c) housing benefit and (d) council tax benefit; (2) how many pensioners his Department estimates are eligible for pension credit, broken down by constituency.

Written Answers — International Development: Sudan: Overseas Aid (6 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a higher percentage of aid pledged by donors is delivered in Sudan.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Working Tax Credit (5 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of the child-care element of working tax credit.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Working Tax Credit (4 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of all eligible recipients of working tax credit are currently in receipt of the childcare element.

Written Answers — Defence: Gurkhas (3 Nov 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the role of the Gurkhas in the Army.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (29 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department's office at Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's correspondence of 2 September on his constituent Mrs. Janette Ramsay.

[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

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[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: One of the most important reasons for leaving in place backdating in excess of three months is that when a pensioner's circumstances change—perhaps because of a bereavement in the family—changing a claim is not the No. 1 priority. It may be some months after a family bereavement before they get round to claiming an additional entitlement.

[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: At a time when the banking system is in crisis and the future of many jobs, pensions and incomes is under threat, it is right that, in this debate, we are looking at the state pension and benefits for elderly people. Never before have so many people questioned those who are the guardians of their old-age pension, whether it is a private pension or a pension in the hands of the state....

[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. However, my next sentence was going to be, "But life has moved on." Today, our Treasury spokesman, my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham, continues to be ahead of the field, in his analysis of the current financial issues, the future for pensions and the way forward. This is in stark contrast to the Conservative shadow Chancellor, who has...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: As the hon. Gentleman rightly mentions, there are a number of ways to get our pensions up to a decent basic level. I have no doubt that there is a substantial amount of money in the Government's Budget that has not been used—it has been set aside for pension credit, and so on, and is earmarked for pensioners—but which the pensioners do not receive. So any way forward is a good idea. The...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — State Pension and Benefits (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: We must have a system in which it makes sense to make provision for years ahead, instead of the alternative of making no provision and hoping that the benefits system will pick up the slack. We cannot afford any more reasons for people not investing in pensions. The list is already long enough. Among the many victims of the 10p tax fiasco were elderly people on low incomes, and hot on the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the parliamentary business unit of the Immigration and Nationality Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letter of 17 July 2008 on his constituent Rangarirai Mukora.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (28 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to extend the right of women to buy retrospective national insurance contributions in order to qualify for a state pension.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (27 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West's correspondence of 22 August on his constituent Mr. Sandy Horn and the Financial Assistance Scheme.

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (27 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letter of 25 July 2008 on his constituents Miss M. Murray and Mr. Stuart Fleming.

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Correspondence (23 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Tax Credit Office plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West's letter of 14 July 2008 on his constituents Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell.

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Correspondence (23 Oct 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Tax Credit Office plans to respond to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West's correspondence of 5 August 2008 on his constituent Susan Marshall.


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