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Monday, 17 January 2011
The Secretary of State was asked-
What support his Department is giving to local authorities to minimise increases in council tax.
If he will assess the effect on the economy of Halifax of reductions in levels of local authority employment.
What assessment has been made of the likely effects on local authorities in areas of deprivation of reductions in formula grant funding.
What steps his Department is taking to protect green spaces.
What timetable he has set for implementation of the new homes bonus.
What assessment he has made of the potential implications of the provisions of the Localism Bill for planning policy guidance and statements.
If he will make it his policy to introduce a third party right of appeal in the planning system.
What steps he plans to take to reduce the dependency of local authorities on central Government; and if he will make a statement.
How many new social home builds he expects to be started in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.
What steps he is taking to strengthen the enforcement of planning decisions in respect of unauthorised developments.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of fire services in Misterton, Retford, Harworth and Worksop.
If he will assess the likely effect on vulnerable people in Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency of the end of the working neighbourhoods fund.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Tunisia and the Government's assistance to British nationals.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Twenty questions were called today at oral questions. Last Monday 23 questions were called. It is now commonplace at business questions for all those standing to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Localism Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill...
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Localism Bill, it is expedient to...
Ordered, That Mr James Arbuthnot, Alex Cunningham, Thomas Docherty, Gemma Doyle, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Kevan Jones, Mark Lancaster, Jack Lopresti, Sandra Osborne, Christopher...
Ordered, That Kevin Brennan be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Kelvin Hopkins be added.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr Newmark.)
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