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Order of Business Monday 19th June 2000

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* indicates a question for oral answer.
[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.
Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

At 2.30 p.m.       Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Social Security
*1 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    What plans he has to help those pensioners with modest occupational pension schemes who do not benefit from the minimum income guarantee.
( 124925 )
*2 Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What progress the Government is making in tackling poverty amongst pensioners.
( 124926 )
*3 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Employment in respect of support for single parents undertaking courses of higher education.
( 124927 )
*4 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What progress has been made in encouraging pensioners to claim benefits to which they are entitled.
( 124928 )
*5 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    What steps he is taking to improve the social security appeal procedure.
( 124929 )
*6 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    If he will review social security regulations to ensure that single mothers and those on low incomes receive the full benefit of the Government's child care policies; and if he will make a statement.
( 124950 )
*7 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received on his policy in respect of early retirement by the over-50s.
( 124951 )
*8 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What progress has been made with the New Deal for the Disabled.
( 124952 )
*9 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on the take-up of income support by pensioners.
( 124953 )
*10 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    What steps he is taking to improve public knowledge about pensions and saving for retirement.
( 124954 )
*11 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    If he will make a statement on the abolition of the ACT dividend tax credit as it relates to pensioner incomes.
( 124956 )
*12 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    What steps he is taking to help lone parents gain access to information about the labour market.
( 124957 )
*13 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    If he will make a statement on the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 124958 )
*14 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    How many people he expects will gain from the Government's proposed state second pension.
( 124959 )
*15 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    What plans he has for future development of the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 124961 )
*16 Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Canning Town):    What progress has been made with the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 124962 )
*17 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    What progress his Department is making with its proposals for stakeholder pensions.
( 124963 )
*18 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will make a statement on the level of fraud within the social security system.
( 124964 )
*19 Bob Russell (Colchester):    How many men have been required by the Child Support Agency to take a second blood test to determine the paternity of a child.
( 124965 )
*20 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    What his estimate is of the total savings to date to his Department as a result of the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 124966 )
*21 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will make a statement on the increase in the state retirement pension in April.
( 124967 )
*22 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What safeguards he will introduce to ensure the welfare of dependants of individuals who have had benefit withdrawn for non-compliance with community orders.
( 124968 )
*23 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    If he will make a statement on his progress in tackling social security fraud; and which areas are his priorities.
( 124970 )
*24 Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    What action his Department is taking to help low-paid people to provide for their retirement.
( 124971 )
*25 Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    What proposals he has to up-rate the #50 earnings limit for those who claim invalid care allowance.
( 124972 )
*26 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    If he will make a statement on the progress of the campaign to increase take-up of the minimum income guarantee.
( 124973 )
*27 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What representations he has received regarding this year's increment in the basic state pension.
( 124974 )
*28 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    How many pensioners are in receipt of the minimum income guarantee in the North West Region.
( 124975 )
*29 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    If he will make a statement on proposals to develop a pensioners' tax credit.
( 124976 )
*30 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    When he plans to announce the pension increase for 2001-02.
( 124977 )
*31 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    What steps he is taking to alleviate poverty amongst children in lone parent families.
( 124978 )
*32 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    How many pensioners are eligible for winter fuel allowance.
( 124980 )
*33 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    How many additional fraud inspectors the Benefits Agency has employed since 1997.
( 124981 )
*34 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What assessment he has made of the effect of the minimum income guarantee take-up campaign.
( 124982 )
*35 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    What steps he is taking to improve the ways in which the Benefits Agency communicates with the public.
( 124983 )
*36 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    What measures his Department is taking to help lone parents obtain employment.
( 124984 )

At 3.30 p.m.Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business

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ADJOURNMENT    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

The Prime Minister

        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Royal Commission Report on the Reform of the House of Lords.

        The Report of the Royal Commission on the Future of the House of Lords, A House for the Future, Cm 4534, is relevant.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Implementation of the Cruickshank Report on banking (Dr Vincent Cable).

        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).



1Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: UK Biodiversity.
Witnesses: English Nature and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee; Countryside Agency (at 4.40 p.m.); Environment Agency (at 5.20 p.m.).
2Information4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
3Public Accounts4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
Subject: Access to Properties Grant-Aided by English Heritage.
Witnesses: Mr Robin Young, Permanent Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Miss Pam Alexander, Chief Executive, English Heritage.
4Science and Technology5.30 p.m.
6.00 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
Subject: Are We Realising Our Potential?
Witness: The Rt. Hon. Lord Waldegrave of North Hill.

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

Standing Committee Notices

     The meetings of Standing Committee F on Tuesday 20th June at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 22nd June at 10.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [Lords], will now not take place.


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