Thursday, 25 February 2010
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Thursday 4 March ( Standing Order No. 20) .
The Secretary of State was asked-
What recent discussions he has had with the Indian and Chinese Governments on their policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What steps he plans to take in response to Ofgem's Project Discovery report.
What plans he has to limit the level of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations after 2020.
When he next expects to meet representatives of local authorities in East Anglia to discuss the operation of the national grid.
What recent estimate he has made of the likely proportion of the UK's electricity supply to be generated by microgeneration technologies in 2020.
What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of local government to meeting the UK's carbon emission reduction targets.
What recent progress he has made on phasing out domestic energy prepayment meters.
How much additional gas storage capacity he expects to become available in the UK by 2012.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the boiler scrappage scheme against its objectives.
What recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the scientific case for man-made climate change; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with the petroleum industry on capacity reductions in the oil refining sector.
Whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the university of East Anglia on the work of its climatic research unit.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?
I want to acquaint the House with some information that I have received. I have received a report from the Tellers for the Ayes in the Division at 7 o'clock last night on alternative investment...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you will recognise, the Wright Committee report is going to affect how Parliament develops for some years to come, so the votes next week are of considerable...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of Welsh Affairs. As we take this opportunity to debate and celebrate all that is Welsh and our pride in Wales, perhaps there is a lesson...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Spellar.)
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