Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on measures to encourage banks to lend to small businesses in Scotland.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the budgets of local authorities in Scotland of recent changes to Government funding allocations.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the housing market in Scotland of the fiscal measures introduced in the 2009 Budget.
The Prime Minister was asked—
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
One of the pleasant side effects of a Speaker moving on is that his signature becomes a collectors' item. I can inform the House that in the past few weeks I have signed several hundred bottles...
I beg to move, That this House records its warm appreciation of the manner in which the Right Honourable Michael Martin has occupied the office of Speaker; expresses its thanks for the humanity...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A), That the following provisions shall apply to the Business Rate Supplements Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 7.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 8.
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 11.
Queen's recommendation signified.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6),
That this House takes note of the two unnumbered explanatory memoranda from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs dated 6 May 2009 concerning the placing on the market, in...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— (Mr. Blizzard.)
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 5289/09, Commission Communication on the Development and Consolidation of the External Service: Implementation of Measures for 2008; and...
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