Thursday, 22 March 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the future of the UK steel industry.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects of taxation on businesses.
What discussions he has had with UK Coal on the future of surface mining in England and Wales.
If he will make a statement on the operation of the marine renewables deployment fund.
What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Treasury on the future funding of front-line services provided by citizens advice bureaux; and if he will make a statement.
What progress has been made in discussions on the role of Postwatch in scrutiny of the post office closure process.
What support his Department provides to science in York.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on initiatives to promote renewable energy.
What steps he is taking to encourage greater entrepreneurship among women.
The Minister was asked—
What guidance she issues to other Government Departments on the use of ethnicity as a factor in decision making.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 21 March].
That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but this Resolution does not extend to the...
I of course accept what the Leader of the House has just said about the absence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. What is slightly more surprising is the absence of any Labour Members in large...
With the leave of the House, I will put motions 3 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) and the Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid...
That the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 19th March, be approved.
That the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 19th February, be approved. That the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Huw Irranca-Davies.]
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