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Order Paper Monday 2 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 12) for Monday 2 June 1997.


No. 12 MONDAY 2ND JUNE 1997 101
ORDER PAPER

* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer
Questions marked thus
[R] indicate that a relevant registered interest has been declared

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to improve her Department's monitoring of the take-up of benefits.
875
*2 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of those currently retiring are in receipt of occupational pensions.
876
*3 Mr Andrew King (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the level of waste in the social security system.
877
*4 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's plans for pensioners.
878
*5 Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the number of young people aged 18 to 25 years who are dependent on social security benefits.
879
*6 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will review the 25 pence per week additional payment for the over eighties and the 10 Christmas bonus to take account of rising costs since these amounts were fixed.
880
*7 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to invite (a) voluntary bodies and (b) other interested parties to submit their views on welfare reform for consideration by her Department's review of the social security system.
881
*8 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to enhance the provision for lone parents on income support.
882
*9 Mr David Watts (St. Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the number of pensioners dependent on income support in retirement.
883
*10 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proposals she has to reduce the pressures on beneficiaries to come off invalidity benefits.
884
*11 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to change the level of benefits paid to lone parents.
885
*12 Mr John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she will undertake a review of the workings of the Child Support Agency.
886
*13 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proposals she has to ensure that retirement pensioners share in rising national prosperity.
889
*14 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to tackle benefit dependency.
890
*15 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations she has received on the operation of the habitual residence test.
891
*16 Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the proportion of children being brought up in families dependent on income support.
892
*17 Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to simplify claim forms for disability living allowance and attendence allowance; and if she will make a statement.
893
*18 Mr Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations she has received about social security appeals procedures.
894
*19 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will review the current regulations on the reduced earnings allowance; and if she will make a statement.
895
*20 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will review the social security rules governing benefits to asylum seekers.
896
*21 Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the use of information technology in her Department.
897
*22 Ms Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to take steps to reduce housing benefit fraud.
898
*23 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what measures employing new technology she is using to combat social security fraud.
899
*24 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what discussions she has had with Treasury ministers about increasing the incentive for people on benefit to move into work; and if she will make a statement.
900
*25 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has for the future of SERPS.
901
*26 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will cancel all pending contracts or other plans to sell or privatise the property or services currently owned or managed by the Benefits Agency and its staff; and if she will make a statement.
902
*27 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the number of children in families dependent on income support.
903
*28 Ms Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement about social security benefits appeals procedures.
904
*29 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment she has made of the impact of introducing a minimum wage on the overall level of income support payments.
905
*30 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will meet (a) representatives of unemployed workers centres and (b) others who deal with social security appeals to discuss tribunal centres.
906
*31 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what are the terms of reference of the review being conducted by the Minister of State for Welfare Reform.
907
*32 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to curb the annual rate of growth in social security spending.
908
*33 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the savings to her Department from the introduction of the welfare to work programme.
909
*34 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards lone parents on benefit.
910
*35 Ms Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's proposals for young people who are dependent on benefit.
911
*36 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the level of the basic state pension.
912
*37 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to meet old aged pensioners' organisations to discuss future pensions provision; and if she will make a statement.
913


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 EDUCATION (SCHOOLS) BILL:     Second Reading.
Mr Secretary Blunkett
        After Second Reading of the Education (Schools) Bill, to move, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
2 EDUCATION (SCHOOLS) BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Ms Dawn Primarolo
        That for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Education (Schools) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under the Act.
To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a).
3 NORTHERN IRELAND
Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the draft Northern Ireland (Entry to Negotiations, etc) Act 1996 (Revival of Section 3) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 15th May, be approved.
          The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one and a half hours after their commencement, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16(1).
4 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mrs Ann Taylor relating to Modernisation of House of Commons Procedure not later than one and a half hours after their commencement; and the said Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, after Ten o'clock.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Andrew Hunter proposes to raise the subject of the case of Guardsmen Fisher and Wright.

 
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