Tuesday, 27 October 2009
The Secretary of State was asked-
What role his Department plays in making contingency arrangements in the event of industrial action by the fire service.
What assessment he has made of the effects on residents in 24-hour resident warden service sheltered accommodation.
If he will revise the planning guidelines concerning buffer zones between residential dwellings and open-cast mining sites in England.
What his Department's timetable is for the revision of regional spatial strategies.
When he expects the final version of the regional spatial strategy for the south-west to be published.
What recent changes have been made by his Department to planning policy guidance affecting rural areas.
What rules apply to local authorities in the first and second rounds of the council house building programme.
What his most recent assessment is of demand for affordable housing in Yorkshire and the Humber.
What duties in relation to apprenticeships will be placed on house builders and developers as part of the housing pledge.
If he will undertake an impact assessment of the 2010 business rates revaluation.
If he will publish the local spending reports which have been made under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.
When he next expects to meet representatives of local authorities from East Anglia to discuss local government reorganisation.
What recent discussions he has had with Wirral borough council on its proposals to transfer assets to community ownership.
What steps the Government are taking to protect green belt land from development; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on rates of local authority participation in the Government's free swimming scheme. [Official Report,...
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have already given you notice of this point of order, which concerns the transfer by Departments of oral questions after they have been printed on the Order...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
[ Relevant documents: Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill, Session 2007-08, HC 552-I and -II, and the Government response, Cm 7422. Ninth Report from the Environment, Food...
I beg to move amendment 30, page 2, line 7, leave out from the first 'of' to 'sustainable' in line 8 and insert 'furthering'.
Amendments made: 10, in page 238, leave out lines 21 to 23 and insert- '(1) The Energy Act 2008 (c. 32) is amended as follows. (2) In section 1 (exploitation of areas outside the territorial sea...
Amendment made: 4, in page 27, line 2, leave out 'furthering' and insert 'contributing to'.- (Ann McKechin.)
Amendment made: 9, in page 217, line 41, at end insert- '( ) section 141(4A);'.- (Ann McKechin.)
Amendment made: 14, in page 326, line 18, column 2, leave out '21' and insert '22'.- (Ann McKechin.) Third R eading . Queen's and Prince of Wales's consent signified.
I beg to move, That this House recognises that the right of free assembly and peaceful procession is an intrinsic human right and an important part of the British heritage; acknowledges the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Order , 20 October , and Standing Order No. 118(6)), That, in accordance with rule 56 (1) of the Parliamentary Election Rules contained in Schedule 1 to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1929), dated 21 July 2009, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 July, be approved. -( Mark...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11060/09, which sets out the Commission's view of the next five year work programme in the field of Justice and Home Affairs; and...
Motion made, That Dr Richard Taylor be a member of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee.-( M ark Tami .)
Motion made, That Mary Creagh be discharged from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added.-( M ark Tami. )
That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added . -(Mark Tami .)
I rise on important business, to which you referred, Mr. Speaker, to present a petition on behalf of my constituents, the residents of the borough of Telford and The Wrekin and of east...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Watts.)
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