Tuesday, 22 June 2004
Resolved, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report on child...
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the Translink guided busway proposed between Dunstable and Luton.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that better facilities for the disabled are provided on the (a) rail network and (b) underground systems.
What investment his Department will be making in the refurbishment of Blackpool tramway.
If he will make a statement on the funding arrangements for the British Transport police.
What plans he has to increase the number of rail freight interchange facilities.
What steps are being taken to reduce costs within the railway industry.
What plans he has to change the number of speed cameras.
What assessment he has made of the Strategic Rail Authority's proposed Integrated Kent Rail Franchise.
When he intends to publish the results of the consultation on reducing the 21-month minimum waiting period for implementing a bus quality contract scheme.
The Minister was asked—
What guidance he has issued to regulatory offices concerning policy development in their areas of regulation.
If he will take steps to increase the accountability of unpaid advisers working (a) within his Department and (b) across Government.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the Bichard inquiry report. Last December, following Ian Huntley's conviction, I asked Sir Michael Bichard to conduct an inquiry into...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require all schools in England to have a food policy; to provide support for schools in drawing up, implementing and developing food...
[Relevant document: The Seventh Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2003–04, HC 400-I, on Postal Voting.]
I must tell the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the motion in the name of Mr. Michael Howard relating to NHS staff...
Question again proposed, That the original words stand part of the Question.
Ordered, That the Motion in the name of the Leader of the House relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing...
Ordered, That— (1) the matter of the Draft Transport (Wales) Bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration; (2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 20th...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 116(1) (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)), That— (1) the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order...
I wish to present four separate petitions from constituents who live in Southfields and who object to proposals to erect Orange mobile telephone company masts in totally inappropriate locations....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Vernon Coaker.]
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