Thursday, 12 July 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
What representations she has received from business about the impact of the climate change levy on UK competitiveness.
What steps she has taken to increase the productivity of small businesses in the north-west region.
What action she is taking to help employees obtain flexible working arrangements.
What steps are being taken to ensure that products resulting from scientific advances made in the UK are competitive internationally.
What representations she has received from the labelling industry as to what constitutes packaging waste and production waste.
If she will make a statement on prospects for the steel industry.
What reasons underlay her decision to agree to the information and consultation directive.
What plans she has to introduce legislation to implement the regulatory structure proposed in the Communications White Paper; and if she will make a statement.
What action she is taking to increase the payment of compensation to former mineworkers; and if she will make a statement.
Will the Leader of the House please give the business for the coming week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Reference has been made in business questions to terminal 5, in which I have a direct constituency interest. Both the previous Speaker and you have made it clear...
Before I call the hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) to move the first motion, I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I beg to move, That this House deplores the Government's neglect of the continuing crisis in the countryside; condemns its failure to produce any programme for the recovery of agriculture and its...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Immigration (Leave to Enter) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 20th June, be approved.— [Mr. Caplin.] Question agreed to.
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 28 June], That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001,...
Motion made, That Mr. Russell Brown, Mr. David Chaytor, Brian Cotter, John Cryer, Mr. Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr. Paul Goodman, Andy King, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Mr. Andrew Love, John McDonnell, Mr....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Caplin.]
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