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Order of Business Monday 15th October 2001

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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 Work and Pensions
*1 Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    What plans he has to increase the amount of personal advice available to unemployed people at jobcentres.
( 3575 )
*2 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    If he will make a further statement on the McDonald Report into pension provision.
( 3576 )
*3 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    What plans he has to help people in deprived areas find work.
( 3577 )
*4 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What support his Department is giving to help people with disabilities get back into work.
( 3578 )
*5 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If those who take out a stakeholder pension will be compelled to use their savings to purchase an annuity at the age of 75 years.
( 3580 )
*6 Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of action teams for jobs.
( 3581 )
*7 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    What progress is being made to reform social security regulations governing capital limits for pensioners.
( 3582 )
*8 John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    What plans he has to introduce benefit payments for carers.
( 3583 )
*9 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What assessment he has made of the numbers of people of working age who are able and willing to work but are neither working nor registered as seeking work or as claimants.
( 3584 )
*10 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    What proportion of people on the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds, who were referred to drug rehabilitation centres in the last 12 months, went on to full time employment in the North East region.
( 3585 )
*11 Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    What progress is being made in combatting pensioner poverty.
( 3586 )
*12 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    What discussions he has had with pensioner organisations about initiatives to inform older people of their eligibility for pensions and benefits.
( 3587 )
*13 Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    What plans he has to enable the hardest to help unemployed people find work.
( 3588 )
*14 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    What support his Department is giving to help those with disabilities to get back into work.
( 3589 )
*15 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    If he will make a statement on the effectiveness of employment zones in reducing unemployment.
( 3590 )
*16 Patrick Mercer (Newark):    If he will make a statement on the amount of money lost in benefit fraud in 2000-01.
( 3591 )
*17 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What plans he has to set targets for reducing benefit fraud in housing benefit and council tax benefit.
( 3592 )
*18 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What plans he has to help people back into work in areas of acute social deprivation.
( 3593 )
*19 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    When new carers over the age of 65 will be eligible to apply for carers' benefits.
( 3594 )
*20 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What plans he has to simplify benefit application forms, with particular reference to benefits for people with disabilities.
( 3595 )
*21 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What plans his Department has to ease the transition from welfare to work for mothers with young children.
( 3596 )
*22 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    If he will make a statement on his plans to make it easier for pensioners to collect their state benefits through private bank accounts.
( 3597 )
*23 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What plans he has to improve co-ordination between the benefits system and the support given to help people find work.
( 3598 )
*24 Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    What proportion of GDP has been spent on pensioners' benefits on average since 1997.
( 3599 )
*25 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    How many eligible men have not received backdated winter fuel payments in respect of previous years.
( 3600 )
*26 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    What plans he has to increase the amount of personal advice available to unemployed people at job centres.
( 3601 )
*27 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    What plans he has to enable the hardest to help jobless people find work.
( 3602 )
*28 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    What plans he has to help people in deprived areas in West Yorkshire find work.
( 3603 )
*29 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    What his policy is on the incomes of pensioners whilst they are in long-term hospital care.
( 3604 )
*30 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What plans he has to enable the Benefits Agency and the Employment Service to work more closely together.
( 3605 )
*31 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    What progress is being made with the Government's commitment to reduce child poverty by half.
( 3606 )
*32 Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):    What plans he has to help unemployed people over 50 years of age back into work.
( 3607 )
*33 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    What his estimate is of the effect on employment in the UK of the state of the world and UK economies.
( 3608 )
*34 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    What studies she has undertaken to identify obstacles facing women returning to work.
( 3609 )
*35 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    For what categories of people it will be advantageous to take out a stakeholder pension.
( 3610 )
*36 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What his latest estimate is of the number of applications and approved applications for the minimum income guarantee.
( 3611 )
*37 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    If he will make a statement on the impact of his Department's policies on unemployment levels in (a) Southend East and (b) Southend West.
( 3612 )
*38 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What assessment he has made of the need for ethnic monitoring of benefit claims and appeals.
( 3613 )
*39 Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    How much he expects the incapacity benefit caseload to fall as a result of his announcement about fixed term claims.
( 3614 )

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

Main Business

+  1   

FOOTBALL (DISORDER) (AMENDMENT) BILL: Second Reading.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  2   

FOOTBALL (DISORDER) (AMENDMENT) BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.        [No debate]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money provided under any other enactment.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  3   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE: Adjourned Debate on Question [28th June]        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

        Motion made and question proposed, That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001, 11th, 18th and 25th January, 15th March, 12th and 19th April, 10th May, 21st June and 19th July 2002.— (Mr John Heppell).

        As an Amendment to Mr John Heppell's Motion (Business of the House):

Mr Eric Forth
Mr Douglas Hogg


        Line      2,      leave out from `on' to `21st' in line 4 and insert`18th and 25th January, 8th and 22nd February, 8th and 15th March, 12th and 19th April, 10th and 31st May, 7th and'.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: The case of Mrs Jean Brett (Mr Richard Page).

        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 12th October for answer today++

1 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the diabetes National Service Framework.
( 8067 )
2 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what method he will use to update the Financial Services and Markets Act (Regulated Activities Order) 2001 to ensure that changes are made in such a way as to be easily comprehensible to the regulated community.
( 8120 )


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