Thursday, 6 November 2008
Orders for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 13 November.
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he last met the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to discuss the provision of broadband in rural areas.
What recent discussions he has had with farmers' representatives on the pricing of their goods in supermarkets.
If he will request that Ofwat take into account the findings of the review of metering and charging when examining water companies' proposals for customer charges for the period from 2010 to 2015.
What recent steps the Government has taken to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled.
What steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations of the Pitt report on flooding.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
How many appeals against unduly lenient sentences there have been in the last 12 months; and how many have been successful.
What assessment she has made of the effect of Operation Pentameter 2 on numbers of prosecutions for human trafficking offences brought by the Crown Prosecution Service.
What recent discussions she and the Attorney General have had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the sentencing guidelines for domestic violence cases.
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the review of demand for prostitution; and if she will make a statement.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
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Order ed, That— (1) the matter of organised crime in Northern Ireland be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;(2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 18th...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Ms Butler.]
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