Monday, 12 January 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress is being made in reducing the time taken to complete inquests on members of the armed forces killed on operations?
What recent steps he has taken to provide support for veterans who become homeless.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the security situation in Pakistan on the routes used to supply UK armed forces serving in Afghanistan.
What steps his Department has taken to raise public awareness of veterans' rights.
If he will hold discussions with the Government of the People's Republic of China on the safety of shipping in the waters off the horn of Africa.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on the appalling situation in Gaza. As the House will know, the fighting continues, but the bald statistics of the rising death toll do...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have seen the large number of Members wanting to take part in the discussion about Gaza. Have you had any representations from the Government to allow a...
[ Relevant Documents: The Seventh Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2006-07, Local Government Finance: Supplementary Business Rate, HC 719; and the Third Report...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A), That the following provisions shall apply to the Business Rate Supplements Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to a...
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52 (1)(a) ), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Business Rate Supplements Bill,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
Ordered, That Mr. Phil Woolas be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Jane Kennedy be added.
That Mr. Quentin Davies and John Healey be discharged from the Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills and Mr. George Mudie and Mr. Stephen Timms be added.
That Mr. Siôn Simon be discharged from the Treasury Committee and John Mann be added.— ( Rosemary McKenna, o n behalf of the Committee of Selection. )
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Chris Mole.)
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