Wednesday, 4 February 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on potential changes to the Barnett formula.
What steps to minimise home repossession he discussed with Scottish representatives of the Council of Mortgage Lenders at their meeting on 30 October 2008.
If he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence to draw up a contingency plan for defence policy in the event of Scottish independence.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the projected claimant count in Scotland in 2009-10.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 4 February.
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Ed Balls, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Jack Straw, Secretary Alan Johnson,...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2009—10 (House of Commons Paper No. 148), which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved. In December 2007,...
For the convenience of the House, we will deal with motions 4 and 5 together for the purposes of debate. We will, of course, put the questions separately at the conclusion of the allocated time.
Resolved, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2009-10 (House of Commons Paper No. 150), which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved. —(Ms Butler.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)).
That the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Registration of Regulated Activities) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved. —(Ms Butler.)...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)).
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15546/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes; and supports the Government's...
I present this petition on behalf of many thousands of my constituents and my local authority, the London borough of Sutton. The petition seeks protection for garden land from the rapacious...
This petition is one of many involving Northern Rock shareholders. The issue is almost becoming an omnibus; there have been several such petitions, and I have no doubt that there will be more. I...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Ms Butler.)
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