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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
I regret to have to report to the House the death of David Cairns, the Member for Inverclyde. David was a most assiduous Member serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister of...
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What fiscal measures he is taking to reduce the costs faced by businesses.
What assessment he has made of the effects of the increase in the standard rate of VAT on levels of economic growth in the first quarter of 2011.
What fiscal measures he is taking to encourage charitable giving.
What assessment he has made of the effects on families and children of the tax and benefit changes introduced in April 2011.
What steps he is taking to ensure that the Financial Services Authority exempts from new domestic regulation businesses employing fewer than 10 people and new businesses for the next three years.
What recent estimate he has made of the size of the public sector borrowing requirement.
What fiscal measures he is taking to support first-time home buyers.
What steps he is taking to support investment in the regions.
What steps his Department is taking to promote economic growth.
What his policy is on the operation of the Barnett formula in relation to relative need.
What recent representations he has received from the licensed trade on alcohol duty.
What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on strategies to reduce budget deficits.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make a statement on the proposals for students to buy off-quota university places.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the draft EU directive on passenger name records—PNRs—and the Government’s decision to opt into it. My...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker, of which I believe that you have been given advance notice. You may be aware that this morning the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges met to consider...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill [Lords]: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public...
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 Energy Bill [Lords], it is...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Energy Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise— (1) the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft African Development Fund (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 17 March, be approved.—(Bill Wiggin.) Question...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 5064/11 and Addendum, Commission report on Member States’ Implementation of the Working Time Directive and No. 5068/11 and...
I present and support the petition prepared by George’s Tradition, with 3,674 signatures supporting the petition or wording in similar terms. The petition states: The Petition of residents...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Bill Wiggin.)
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