Tuesday, 28 June 2005
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath: Sir Patrick Cormack, for South Staffordshire
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the Tyne tunnel.
What discussions his Department has had with Lancashire county council concerning the completion of the Penwortham bypass.
What assessment his Department has made of transport infrastructure needs in Cornwall; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to improve rail services in the east midlands.
How many miles of closed railway in England have been reopened since 1 May 1997.
What assessment he has made of the potential impact of congestion charges on the railways.
What steps he is taking to provide traffic calming measures for new roads in Leicestershire.
If he will make a statement on the transport innovation fund.
What plans he has for increasing the volume of freight transported by rail.
What priority he plans to give to improving major road links in East Anglia.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was asked—
If he will make a statement on the current work programme of Lord Birt.
If he will make a statement on the launch of the national school of government for the civil service.
What steps he is taking to increase openness in the public appointments he makes.
[Relevant documents: The Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2003–04, HC 130–1 on Identity Cards, and the Government's reply thereto.] Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 21st February, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—[Mr. Heppell.] Question...
Ordered, That Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Mr Peter Bone, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr Eric Forth, Michael Jabez Foster, Mr David Kidney and Mr John MacDougall be members of the Select Committee...
Ordered, That Mr Richard Bacon, Mr David S. Borrow, Mr William Cash, Michael Connarty, Rosie Cooper, Mr Wayne David, Jim Dobbin, Michael Gove, Nia Griffith, Mr David Hamilton, Mr David...
Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments do meet with the Committee appointed by the Lords on Tuesday 5th...
I present a petition signed by more than 700 of my constituents who wish to support small and single-handed GP practices in their locality and object to the Government's one-size-fits-all policy...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Heppell.]
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