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Order of Business Monday 25th June

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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.

++These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the `Order Book'.

At 2.30 p.m.       Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
*1 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    What plans he has to reform the Social Fund.
( 440 )
*2 Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    What plans he has to simplify benefit application forms.
( 441 )
*3 Derek Twigg (Halton):    If he will make a statement on assistance for the long term unemployed.
( 442 )
*4 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What recent representations he has received on the level of the state retirement pension.
( 443 )
*5 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    If he will make a statement on employment trends in the North West in the last five years.
( 444 )
*6 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    What consultation he will have on the proposed pensioner tax credit.
( 445 )
*7 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    If he will take steps to require pension funds to facilitate full transferability of accumulated rights to other funds without deductions.
( 446 )
*8 Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    What measures he proposes to take to alleviate pensioner poverty in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
( 447 )
*9 Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East):    If he will make a statement on the level of the minimum income guarantee.
( 450 )
*10 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on the application of the habitual residence test in assessing eligibility for income support.
( 452 )
*11 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What proportion of pensioners he expects to be on means-tested benefits in 2005.
( 453 )
*12 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If he will further devolve Employment Service employees to locally based offices; and if he will make a statement.
( 454 )
*13 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What plans he has for ending age discrimination in employment.
( 455 )
*14 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    If he will make a statement on means testing among pensioners.
( 456 )
*15 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What steps he is taking to safeguard employees' pensions in circumstances where their occupational pension fund folds.
( 457 )
*16 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    What measures he is proposing to take to implement the programme outlined in the Government's response to the final report of the Disability Rights Task Force.
( 458 )
*17 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on pensioner poverty.
( 459 )
*18 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What consultations are planned with pensioner groups and groups representing older people on claims procedures envisaged under the new pensions credit.
( 460 )
*19 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    If he will make a statement on the compulsory purchase of annuities.
( 461 )
*20 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What response he has had to the consultation on the pension credit from people and organisations in the South West of England.
( 462 )
*21 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What plans he has to reform housing benefit.
( 463 )
*22 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    If he will make a statement on the introduction of the pension credit.
( 465 )
*23 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What the level was of social security fraud in 2000-01.
( 468 )
*24 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    What action the Government proposes to take to ensure that individuals are able to make appropriate provision for their retirement.
( 469 )
*25 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the Government's policy on encouraging employees to contribute to private pension plans.
( 470 )
*26 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What representations he has received on the impact of means testing on applications for the minimum income guarantee.
( 471 )
*27 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What recent assessment he has made of the service provided to ethnic minority communities by social security offices.
( 472 )
*28 Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards UK pensioners living overseas.
( 473 )
*29 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    What are the most recent estimates of increased take up of the minimum income guarantee as a result of the pensioner take up advertising campaign.
( 474 )
*30 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in North West Leicestershire who are entitled to the minimum income guarantee but who are not receiving it.
( 475 )
*31 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    What proportion of pensioners in Wales have taken up the minimum income guarantee.
( 476 )
*32 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What plans he has to reform the regulations governing compulsory annuities for pensioners.
( 477 )
*33 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will amend the Child Support Agency regulations to require the alleged father in disputed maintenance cases to take a second blood test.
( 478 )
*34 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    What progress is being made in tackling pensioner poverty.
( 479 )

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

Main Business

+  1   

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [20th June].        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament— (Mr Barry Sheerman).

Proposed subjects for debate: Economy, Trade and Industry.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: EU cod recovery programme (Mr Archy Kirkwood).

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

Written Questions tabled on Friday 22nd June for answer today++
1 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, what progress the Government has made in reviewing the options for a national stadium.
( 973 )
2 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to assess the feasibility of setting up demonstration plants for cleaner coal power generation technology.
( 974 )
3 Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Prime Minister, what additional projects are planned for the Performance and Innovation Unit; and if he will make a statement.
( 975 )
4 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East): To ask the Prime Minister, in respect of the Government's intention to introduce a new tax credit for families with children, if he will make a statement on the future of the administrative arrangements for the Child Benefit Centre in Great Britain.
( 1062 )
5 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to repeat cross-departmental reviews as part of the 2002 Spending Review.
( 1063 )


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