Thursday, 25 March 2010
Second Reading opposed ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State was asked-
What steps his Department is taking to assist the food industry in the current economic climate.
What steps he is taking to tackle the problem of dangerous dogs; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to encourage the recycling of household waste; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting European air quality standards; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on steps to increase local food sourcing by the public sector.
When he expects to publish guidance on the transfer of ownership of private drains and sewers to water companies.
What steps his Department is taking to improve the competitiveness of the farming industry.
What progress has been made towards meeting the 2010 targets for waste management under the EU landfill directive.
What recent assessment he has made of the future financial viability of small and medium-sized family farms.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Hunting Act 2004; and if he will make a statement.
How many anaerobic digestion facilities for the disposal of fallen stock have been opened in each of the last three years.
What steps are being taken to reduce the level of food wastage.
What steps his Department is taking together with other Government Departments to strengthen the rural economy.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Lyn Brown.)
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