Thursday, 3 April 2008
Order for Third Reading read. To be read a Third time on Thursday 24 April.
Orders for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 24 April.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the national minimum wage.
What recent assessment he has made of the impact of post office closures on local economies.
How many cities were visited by the Government's campaign bus promoting the national minimum wage in the last six months; and how many people used its services.
What recent steps the Government have taken to reduce the burden of regulation on small businesses.
What recent discussions he has had with the managing director of Post Office Ltd on the process of consultation on the closure of sub-post offices.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulatory framework for street trading.
What recent discussions he has had with mobile telephone network operators on regulation of the trade in mobile ringtones.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the UK's balance of trade; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Just now, my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) and I both raised with the Leader of the House the absence of a statement from the Minister...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the Drug Strategy. Let me start by thanking many of the hon. Members whom I can see around me on both sides of the House for the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Ms Diana R. Johnson.]
I, too, wish you a happy recess, Mr. Deputy Speaker. This petition is specifically about post offices in the city of Bristol. Post Office Ltd recently announced the closure, or consultation on...
I, too, wish you a happy Easter recess, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am presenting another petition against post office closures, on behalf of thousands of local residents in Kingston and Surbiton...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Michael Foster.]
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