Thursday, 18 March 2010
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Thursday 25 March ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Minister of State was asked-
What his most recent assessment is of the likely effects on residents in the west midlands of the construction works associated with the establishment of high-speed rail links.
If he will review the guidance notes for the reduction of obtrusive light with a view to reducing light pollution from highway lighting.
What plans he has for the procurement of new rolling stock in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
If he will bring forward proposals to assist those whose vehicles have been illegally cloned.
When he next expects to meet representatives of bus operators to discuss the effect on them of the requirements of EU legislation.
What recent estimate he has made of the level of traffic congestion.
What recent discussions he has had with Transport for London on the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak line.
What estimate he has made of the number of miles travelled by cars on roads in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
What progress has been made on his plans to reduce the blood alcohol limit for driving from 80 mg to 50 mg.
What his most recent assessment is of the likely effects on air quality in the area of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths of, and serious accidents involving, motorcyclists and cyclists.
If he will take steps to ensure that members of the public have access to accurate information on rail fares to enable them to decide which tickets to purchase.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equality was asked-
What recent representations she has received on the recommendations in the Fifteenth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, HC 124.
What steps are being taken to reduce the incidence of domestic violence against women.
What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on use by police of stop-and-search powers in relation to black and Asian youths.
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on equality of access to information for blind, partially sighted and print-disabled people.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, the Table Office told me that the 2009 annual report from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on human rights would be laid before the House and made...
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts and Measures: Appropriation Act 2010 Marriage (Wales)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of the Annual Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2008-09 (Cm 7807) and the Government's response...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Lyn Brown.)
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