Wednesday, 9 March 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and Ministers in the Scottish Executive on funding for higher education institutions in Scotland.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the implementation of a fuel duty derogation for rural areas.
How many small businesses in Scotland (a) applied for and (b) received research and development tax credits in the latest period for which figures are available?
What assessment he has made of recent trends in levels of employment in Scotland.
When he expects next to discuss with ministerial colleagues trends in the level of youth unemployment in Scotland.
What assessment he has made of the likely effect on families in Scotland of the changes to benefits proposed by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the operation of the green investment bank in Scotland.
What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on the economy in Scotland of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax.
What discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the establishment of a commission to examine the West Lothian Question.
What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on support for private sector employment in Scotland.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9 March.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On yesterday’s Order Paper, a debate was scheduled on coastguards, one of two debates that I had planned to speak in—
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23 )
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A few weeks ago, my hon. Friends the Members for Leicester South (Sir Peter Soulsby) and for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) and I launched—
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Norman Lamb.)
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