Thursday, 4 November 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
What action is being taken by UK Trade and Investment to promote inward investment in the UK.
What assessment she has made of the impact that an EU constitution will have on the number of EU directives affecting UK industry.
If she will make a statement on the development of economic partnership agreements between the European Union and poor countries.
What discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the impact of the closure of sub-post offices on neighbourhood renewal areas; and if she will make a statement.
What key performance indicators will be included in the operating and financial review regulations.
If she will make a statement on her policy on protection against exploitation of young workers.
The Minister was asked—
If she will meet the chairman and chief executive of the Engineering and Technology Board to discuss career opportunities for women in science, engineering and technology; and if she will make a...
What progress has been made in increasing the proportion of women non-executive directors.
What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of programmes designed to enable a greater number of women to become chartered engineers.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Page 799 of "Erskine May", which deals with the membership of Standing Committees, says that "in the case of bills which divide the House on cross-party lines ....
[Relevant documents: The Sixth Report from the Defence Committee, Session 2003–04, HC 572, Defence Procurement, and the Government's response thereto, Cm 6388] Motion made, and Question...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 11th November, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on Amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Michael Howard as if the day...
We have received reports of a serious incident in Iraq. I know that hon. Members will appreciate that it is often difficult immediately to establish a clear picture of events and precise details...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Margaret Moran.]
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