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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on developing a co-ordinated approach to the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
What recent discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on aid to that country; and if he will make a statement.
What the Government's objectives are for the forthcoming extractive industries transparency initiative global conference.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the effects of the global economic downturn on poor people in developing countries.
The Prime Minister was asked—
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I beg to move, That this House welcomes the Hooper review of UK postal services; and urges the Government to implement rapidly the review's proposals for the partial privatisation of Royal Mail....
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16 December, be approved. —(Ms Butler.) Question agreed to. Motion made,...
That the draft Contracting Out (Highway Functions) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved. —(Ms Butler.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 16913/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, draft Directive laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, No. 16934/08 and Addenda...
Motion made, That this House welcomes the work of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in providing young people with an opportunity to engage with the political process and bring about social...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Ms Butler.)
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