Thursday, 28 January 2010
The Minister of State was asked-
What recent assessment he has made of progress on his Department's feasibility study into the doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line; and if he will make a statement.
What recent representations he has received on railway station ticket office opening times in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.
How much funding his Department has provided to the Greater London Authority for the extension of Tramlink to Crystal Palace.
What assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of London of recent disruptions in First Capital Connect's Thameslink service.
If he will bring forward proposals to enable national concessionary bus passes to be used on community transport services; and if he will make a statement.
Whether he plans to add profiling to the passenger security screening measures in place at UK airports.
When he next expects to hold discussions with the Highways Agency on recent fatalities on the A47.
What recent discussions his Department has had on the redevelopment of the railway station at Gatwick airport.
What recent progress his Department has made on its plans for high-speed rail; and if he will make a statement.
If he will discuss with the Mayor of London the merits of reopening (a) Battersea High Street station and (b) other closed railway stations in London.
What recent estimate he has made of the number of potholes and other road surface defects requiring repair on roads maintained by the Highways Agency.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's response to the effects of recent cold weather conditions on the transport network.
If he will make a statement on his Departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equality was asked-
If she will bring forward amendments to the Equality Bill to provide equality of access to information for blind and partially-sighted people.
When she plans to publish the draft regulations on age discrimination as provided for in the Equality Bill.
What information the Government Equalities Office collates on the gender pay gap for (a) full-time and (b) part-time workers.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us next week's business?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your guidance and help as to how hon. Members can access official Government reports. I refer to the report entitled, "An Anatomy of Economic Inequality...
Further consideration of Bill, as amended.
Consideration of Bill, as amended . Amendments made: 35, 36, 47, 48, 52 to 54, 58, 72, 77, 79, 80, 82 and 83.- (Mr. Chope). Third Reading
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mark Tami.)
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