House of Commons debates
Thursday, 8 November 2012

  • Business Before Questions (0 speeches)
    • New Writs (0 speeches)
      Ordered , That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough constituency of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Business Start-ups (6 speeches)
      What steps he has taken to increase the amount of information available to people who wish to start their own business.
    • Apprenticeships (10 speeches)
      What recent steps he has taken to increase the number of apprenticeships.
    • Business Olympics (4 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect of the business Olympics on exports and inward investment.
    • Student Loans (10 speeches)
      What estimate he has made of the proportion of loans for students starting courses in 2012 with fees of £9,000 a year which will not be fully repaid.
    • Research Partnerships (8 speeches)
      What support his Department has provided to university and business research partnerships in the last 12 months.
    • Business Start-ups (12 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the contribution of new start-ups to economic growth.
    • Tied Landlords (14 speeches)
      If he will establish an independent body to review the relationship between big pub companies and tied landlords.
    • Wind Farms (6 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect on jobs of the extra costs of energy arising from subsidising wind farm development.
    • Experience and Training (4 speeches)
      What steps his Department is taking to encourage participants in further and higher education to gain experience and training in business and industry.
    • Green Manufacturing Jobs (6 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on investment in green manufacturing jobs.
    • Engineering Careers (6 speeches)
      What steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to take up careers in engineering; and if he will make a statement.
    • Construction Output (9 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the latest construction output figures; and if he will make a statement.
    • New Businesses (Outstanding Debts) (6 speeches)
      If he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent owners of businesses which have failed with debts outstanding from starting new businesses of an identical or similar nature.
    • Business Start-ups (7 speeches)
      What recent steps he has taken to encourage business start-ups; and if he will make a statement.
    • Female Board Members (Quotas) (4 speeches)
      What progress has been made on the EU Commission proposal to impose quotas for women on boards.
    • Regional Growth Fund (4 speeches)
      What recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created by the regional growth fund.
    • Topical Questions (39 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Business of the House (86 speeches)
    Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for the House next week?
    • Future Reserves 2020 (79 speeches)
      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s consultation on reserve forces. On 5 July this year, I announced to the House my intention to publish a...
    • Backbench Business — House of Commons Administration and Savings Programme (60 speeches)
      [Relevant document: The First Report from the Finance and Services Committee, on House of Commons Administration: Financial Plan 2013/14 to 2016/17, including draft Estimate for 2012/2012, HC 691]
    • Prompt Payment Code (50 speeches)
      I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of stimulating growth through better use of the Prompt Payment Code. Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to open this debate. I...
  • Katrice Lee (3 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Anne Milton.)