Tuesday, 10 March 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to improve levels of safety and accessibility at railway stations; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he is making for high-speed rail connections between London and the north of England.
When he next expects to meet representatives of train operating companies to discuss catering on trains.
If he will bring forward proposals for a national strategy for integrated ticketing across different modes of transport.
What recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on changes to ticket office opening hours at railway stations.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equality was asked—
Whether the proposed new equality duty will apply to equality of opportunity in respect of religion and belief.
What safeguards she plans to include in the equality Bill to protect employees and service users against discrimination by religious organisations providing public services.
What steps she plans to take to increase the number of women in public life; and if she will make a statement.
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding arrangements for rape crisis centres.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I seek your guidance on a matter of procedure? I note that motion 5 on today's Order Paper proposes that the House rise for the Easter recess on Thursday 2...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 56), That the Bill be now read a Second time. Question agreed to. Bill accordingly read a Second time. Question put forthwith (...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (England) (Amendment) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 29 January, be approved. —(Ian Lucas.) The Speaker's opinion as to the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 2 April 2009, do adjourn till Monday 20 April 2009 .—(Ian Lucas). The...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 21 May 2009, do adjourn till Monday 1 June 2009 .—(Ian Lucas). Question agreed to.
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...
I wish to submit a petition on behalf of 1,364 residents throughout Greater Manchester who oppose the BBC's decision to refuse to broadcast the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee for aid...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Ian Lucas.)
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