Thursday, 10 June 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
What response her Department has received from the Union of Democratic Mineworkers to her Department's letter on solicitors' charges to coal health claimants.
If she will estimate the cost of the additional transmission network necessary to meet her target for renewable electricity generation.
What measures her Department is taking to increase the UK's manufacturing industry productivity; and if she will make a statement.
If she will make a statement on Government support for rural post offices after April 2006.
If she will introduce legislation regulating the activities of shadow directors in small businesses.
What assessment she has made of the European Commission's third cohesion report.
What plans she has to facilitate the connection to the national electricity grid at affordable prices of potential consumers living in remote areas.
What progress is being made on the World Trade Organisation negotiations.
What representations she has received on her proposals to abolish the Commission for Racial Equality.
What discussions she has had with the new Indian Government on the Doha development agenda.
If she will make a statement on changes in employment levels in the UK call centre sector in the last three years.
The Minister was asked—
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Maria Eagle.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Vernon Coaker.]
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