Monday, 5 December 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will take steps to end the practice of employing publicly funded full-time trade union officials in local government.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on funding for adult social care.
What estimate he has made of the change in per capita local authority spending power in each region between 2011 and 2013.
If he will take steps to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised encampments.
if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require local authorities to provide safety crossing patrols outside schools.
What assessment he has made of progress by his Department in reducing homelessness.
What requirements he has placed on local authorities to consult on major infrastructure projects.
What plans he has to promote the take-up of right to buy.
What steps he is taking to promote his Department’s consultation on additional powers for elected mayors.
What steps he is taking to ensure that planning policies promote the development potential of high streets.
What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the strategy for UK life sciences that the Prime Minister is launching this afternoon at a leading life sciences conference....
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Great progress has been made, principally as a result of your work, in ensuring that exchanges in this House at question times are briefer and pithier than...
It may be for the convenience of the House to know that the Backbench Business Committee recommended that there should be a division of time between the two subjects such that the second debate...
[Relevant document : The Fifteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, The Human Rights Implications of UK Extradition Policy, HC 767.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That Simon Kirby be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Paul Uppal be added.
That Claire Perry be discharged from the Justice Committee and Steve Brine be added.
That Nick de Bois be discharged from the Public Administration Committee and Priti Patel be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Dunne.)
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