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Order Paper Monday 30 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 31) for Monday 30 June 1997.


No. 31 MONDAY 30TH JUNE 1997 565
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 Terry Lewis (Worsley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to encourage people to take out value for money pensions.
4334
*2 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her policy on benefits for lone parents.
4335
*3 Professor Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to review the rules governing eligibility for the jobseeker's allowance.
4336
*4 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent representations she has received on the level of the state pension.
4337
*5 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what changes she plans to make to the jobseeker's allowance.
4338
*6 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's proposals to improve services to those claiming benefit.
4339
*7 Mr John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to reform the Benefit Agency's Charge Programme.
4340
*8 Mr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her plans in respect of the functions of the Child Support Agency.
4341
*9 Mr Piers Merchant (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to review social security income related benefits.
4342
*10 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the proportion of pensioners who do not claim the income support to which they are entitled.
4343
*11 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans Her Majesty's Government has to increase the retirement pension beyond the increase in the RPI; and if she will make a statement.
4345
*12 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she expects to issue new housing benefit regulations.
4346
*13 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the Government's policy for getting young people off benefit and into work.
4347
*14 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has for helping young unemployed people off benefit dependency.
4348
*15 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she will hold discussions with the Home Office on the social security rules governing benefits to asylum seekers.
4350
*16 Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will visit Arcola Street Social Security Office to discuss the number of single-parent mothers in Hackney on benefit.
4351
*17 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her assessment of the Chilean national pension scheme as a potential model for reform of the old age pension in the United Kingdom.
4352
*18 Mr John Hutton (Barrow and Furness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's plans for improving services to benefit claimants.
4353
*19 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will introduce measures to ensure that the basic pension is increased in line with increasing national prosperity.
4354
*20 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of Child Support Agency orders for payment are in arrears.
4355
*21 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to introduce a flexible decade of retirement.
4356
*22 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her priorities for the reduction of poverty in the United Kingdom.
4358
*23 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her plans to review the Child Support Agency in respect of its dealing with its clients.
4359
*24 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to improve social security office services to those claiming benefit.
4360
*25 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her plans to reform child benefit.
4361
*26 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what measures she proposes to ensure that those entitled to benefit have access to, and are aware of, their entitlement.
4362
*27 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to repeal the job seeker's allowance.
4363
*28 Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proposals she has to tackle fraud in the benefit system.
4364
*29 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the level of benefit fraud in the social security system.
4365
*30 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps she is taking to ensure fair medical evaluation of people claiming disability benefits.
4366
*31 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment she has made of the powers of the Independent Tribunal Service in respect of the disability appeal tribunal system with particular reference to the case of Mr M. McCall of Broughton.
4367
*32 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the workings of the Child Support Agency.
4368
*33 Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations she has received relating to the proposal to restrict housing benefit entitlement for single claimants under 60 years of age.
4369
*34 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps she is taking to increase the take-up of benefits by people entitled to them.
4370
*35 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on her plans for housing benefit.
4371
*36 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy to help lone parents into work.
4372
*37 Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what measures she intends to take concerning the operation of CSA appeals procedures.
4373


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE (BUSINESS AND SITTINGS)
Mr Secretary Dewar
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That--
        (1) during the present Parliament, Standing Orders Nos. 99 (Scottish Grand Committee (substantive motions for the adjournment)) and 100 (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings)) shall have effect subject to the following modifications--
          (i) in paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 99, for lines 19 to 30 there shall be substituted--
            "(3) The days specified for the consideration of motions for the adjournment of the committee under this order shall be allocated as follows--
              (a) four at the disposal of the government;
              (b) two at the disposal of the leader of the largest Opposition party in Scotland; and
              (c) two at the disposal of the leader of the next largest Opposition party in Scotland:"; and
          (ii) in paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 100 there shall be substituted for the word "twelve" in line 21 the word "eight".
        (2) the Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion to vary the provisions of this Order, and proceedings thereon may be disposed of after the time for opposed business.
        The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one and a half hours after their commencement, pursuant to Order [27th June].
2 NORTHERN IRELAND
Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 17th June, be approved.
        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.
3 BROADCASTING
Mr Secretary Smith
        That the draft Satellite Television Service Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 18th June, be approved.
        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.
4 CONTRACTING OUT
Mr Secretary Dobson
        That the draft Contracting Out (Functions in relation to the provision of Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officers Panels) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 6th June, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Simon Burns proposes to raise the subject of redundancies at Marconi Communications.

COMMITTEES
    
STANDING COMMITTEE
    
1 Welsh Grand Committee 11.00 a.m. The County Hall,
Mold, Flintshire
(public)
        To consider the Matter of the Government's Programme for Wales.
        Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office
    SELECT COMMITTEE
    2 Modernisation of the House of Commons 6.00 p.m. Room 21 (private)

    [The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

     
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