Maintenance: A rule change to allow lone parents to receive pounds 5 extra a week in child maintenance without affecting their entitlement to income support would cost about pounds 145m, Alistair Burt, junior social security minister, said.
The Millennium: The estimated cost of the Millennium Commission for 1994-95 will be pounds 1m, Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for National Heritage, said.
THE main business in Parliament next week includes:
MONDAY - Commons: Questions to transport ministers and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs; Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) (Amendment) Order; International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order; Merchant Shipping (Ro-Ro Passenger Ship Survivability) Regulations; Immigration (European Economic Area) Order; Debates on EC reports on aid to restructure Italian steel industry, and on equal pay and treatment. Lords: Debate on report of Select Committee on Medical Ethics; Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs.
TUESDAY - Commons: Defence and Prime Minister's questions; Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill, report. Lords: Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Bill, report; Debate on welfare of ex-servicemen and women.
WEDNESDAY - Commons: Trade and Industry questions; Debates on 'Europe and the environment' and on Procedure Committee report on parliamentary scrutiny of deregulation orders. Lords: Debates on problems for dyslexics in the workplace and on genetic engineering and assisted procreation; Insolvency Bill, committee; Photographs and Films (Unauthorised Use) Bill, report; Debate on cost of staging Commonwealth Games.
THURSDAY - Commons: Treasury questions; Prime Minister's questions; Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill, remaining stages. Lords: Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill, committee; Merchant Shipping (Ro-Ro Passenger Ship Survivability) Regulations.
FRIDAY - Commons: Tobacco Advertising Bill, report; Energy Conservation Bill, report. Lords: None.
Commons: Chiropractors Bill, report; Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill, report. Lords: None.Reuse content