Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effects of recent changes to the rating system in ports on the operation of those ports.
What recent discussions he has had on the possibility of development of a new airport to the east of London.
What progress has been made on the conversion of Waterloo International for the use of London suburban rail services.
What highway improvements are planned on the A46 between Newark and Widmerpool.
When his Department last held discussions with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the application of the national minimum wage to seafarers.
What steps are being taken to raise line speeds and reduce train congestion on the midland main line.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equality was asked—
If she will review the adequacy of the leave entitlements of those about to adopt children.
What the objectives are of the equality panel; and if she will make a statement.
What discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the number of places made available in refuges to women who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the immediate suspension from the Register of Approved Driving Instructors of driving instructors convicted of sexual...
Willie Rennie accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for the immediate suspension from the Register of Approved Driving Instructors of driving instructors convicted of sexual offences;...
We come to the main business. I inform the House that in both debates I have selected the amendments in the name of the Prime Minister.
We now move on to the debate on economic performance and business. Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Ordered, That the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2424), dated 10th September 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.— [...
That the Value Added Tax (Finance) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2547), dated 29th September 2008, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th September, be approved.— [ Mr....
That the Enterprise Act 2002 (Specification of Additional Section 58 Consideration) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2645), dated 6th October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 7th...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Committees),
That this House take note of European Union Documents No. 9656/08 and Addenda 1 and 2—Draft Council Regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the...
A proposal to build 2,750 dwellings—a new town, in effect—was introduced in the south-west regional spatial strategy following a representation from a developer at the examination in...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Roy.]
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