Thursday, 21 May 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the effect on animal health of zero-grazing.
What recent progress has been made in his Department's review of the effect of the biodiversity duty provided for in the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
What recent representations he has received on his Department's policy on common land in England.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the farming sector on the future of the English pig industry.
What recent steps his Department has taken to combat the spread of bovine tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in bringing prosecutions in cases of alleged human trafficking offences.
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking in co-operation with other agencies to improve support for victims and witnesses in the court system.
If she will make an estimate of the potential effect on the Law Officers' Department's budgets of implementing the proposals of the Cohabitation Bill.
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase rape conviction rates.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Act 2009.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on new settlement rights for former Gurkhas and their families. As the House knows, all Gurkhas who retired after July 1997, when the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— (Ian Lucas.)
I rise to present a petition on behalf of the Royal British Legion and others. It reads as follows: The Petition of members of The Royal British Legion and others, Declares that some 25,000...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Claire Ward.)
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