Tuesday, 23 January 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the measures required to ensure maximum voter participation in the Scottish Parliamentary and local council elections in May 2007; and if he...
What average length of time it has taken for a reply to be received to correspondence from him to the First Minister.
What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the benefits to Scotland of encouraging gas production west of Shetland.
What recent discussions he has had with European commissioners on immigration into Scotland.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on security at military bases in Scotland.
What steps are being taken to expand the use of green energy generation from wave and tidal sources in Scotland.
What recent discussions he has had with Home Office Ministers on dawn raids to remove failed asylum seekers in Scotland.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment her Department has made of the role of community land trusts in affordable housing projects.
If she will provide further funding to improve council housing.
What role her Department plays in the development of antisocial behaviour policy; and if she will make a statement.
What role her Department plays in tackling extremism.
How many councillors in England are under 40 years.
To what extent her Department will take into account its assessment of value for money in local authority spending in 2005-06 when it determines local authority grant uplifts for 2006-07; and if...
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, to discuss a specific and important matter, which I believe should have urgent consideration, namely, "the...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the provision to Parliament of certain information relating to intergovernmental contracts; and for connected purposes. The Bill...
Dr. John Pugh accordingly presented a Bill to require the provision to Parliament of certain information relating to intergovernmental contracts; and for connected purposes: And the same was read...
We now come to the main business. I inform the House that in both debates, I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister to the motion.
We now come to the second Opposition debate on the life chances of disabled children. [ Interruption. ] Members not wishing to participate should leave the Chamber as quickly and quietly as...
With the leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on motions 3 to 8. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000(Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3384), dated 18th December 2006, a copy of which was laid before this House on...
That the draft Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 18th December, be approved.— [Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to.
Ordered, That the School Admissions Code 2007, dated 8th January, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.— [Mr. Heppell.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Heppell.]
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