Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The head of the Department for Work and Pensions, a department of the British government responsible for administration of welfare policy, British Social Security, state pensions, and similar matters. Because the secretary oversees most government payments to citizens, he/she administers the largest budget of any department in the U.K. He/she is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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For his part, the Secretary of State for Social Security, Octavio Granado , in charge of the closing of the event, has valued an initiative like this, emerged from the experience of the INSS of Jan, and has encouraged the entire organization To work in the same direction.
Drawing on his time as both an MP and a Cabinet minister, including five years as secretary of state for social security, Lord Lilley said: "I came to the conclusion that most of the social problems in this country are either caused by or aggravated by the acute housing crisis we have in Britain.
Sky News reports that the details are contained in a cabinet memo from 1987, written by the then Conservative Secretary of State for Social Security John Moore.
As Secretary of State for Social Security, Harriet, plus Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, wanted a strong welfare-to-work programme.
That would be the same Frank Field who expected to be made Secretary of State for Social Security in 1997, but whose appointment was blocked by Gordon Brown.
Conclusions will be drawn by a panel representing the three European Union institutions: Anne Van Lancker, Belgian Socialist MEP (co-rapporteur on the Services Directive), Tuula Haatainen, Finland's Social Affairs and Health Minister, along with her Austrian counterpart Sigisbert Dolinschek, Secretary of State for Social Security, and Jerome Vignon of the European Commission's Employment Directorate-General.
Peter Lilley, who was secretary of state for social security from 1992 to 1997 and then deputy leader of the Conservative Party, attacked the Government's plans as a waste of money.
Alistair Darling, the Secretary of State for Social Security, has appointed former treasury solicitor Sir Gerald Hosker QC to conduct an inquiry into the Occupational Pension Regulatory Authority (Opra).
Sir Norman was Secretary of State for Social Security (1981-87) when the Government introduced the 1986 Social Security Act which halved the amount of the State Earnings Related Pension widows would receive if their partner died.
The charm offensive has begun with Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Social Security, planning to uprate the state pension by at least pounds 2 a week for single pensioners and pounds 3 a week for married couples.
Only those in company schemes linked to final salary will not be allowed to have a stakeholder pension.MONEY ADVICEIF you back Mirror Money and Richard Branson, write to your MP or the Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Social Security, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS.
Harriet Harman, sacked by Prime Minister Blair from her Cabinet post as Secretary of State for Social Security in July, said yesterday: "I am not prepared to comment about this.
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