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Thursday, 3 May 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether he has had discussions with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) companies on the establishment of a national salaries and wages insurance scheme.
When he expects to meet the Government's target of reducing the number of business support schemes to 100.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the safeguards established to oversee the Post Office reorganisation process.
What estimate he has made of the cost of EU regulation to British businesses; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on work undertaken jointly by his Department and the Treasury.
When he next expects to meet representatives of the small firms sector to discuss measures to reduce the level of regulatory burdens.
What recent representations he has received on the post office network in rural areas.
What the UK trade balance is; and if he will make a statement.
The Minister for Women was asked—
What mechanisms the Government are using to achieve equal pay for men and women in the private sector.
What recent representations she received on the Equality Act 2006 (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007; and if she will make a statement.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Welfare Reform Act 2007
May I ask the Leader of the House to tell us the forthcoming business?
I beg to move, That this House do now adjourn. The Government have elected to debate the policing of London this afternoon, in what I hope will be a constructive attempt to understand where we...
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