Thursday, 8 December 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he plans to publish his innovation and research strategy.
What steps his Department is taking to help small and medium-sized businesses to access export markets.
What steps his Department is taking to support the commercialisation of new discoveries in life sciences.
What recent steps he has taken to ensure that the liquidation of Bank of Credit and Commerce International is complete.
What steps he is taking to assist unemployed people to start new businesses.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the regional growth fund on private sector investment.
How he proposes that his Department’s investment in graphene will be spent. [R]
What assessment he has made of the benefit to UK business of the investment in low-cost radar satellites announced in the autumn statement.
What steps he is taking to promote adult and community learning.
What recent progress he has made on the Green investment bank.
What steps he is taking to ensure that apprenticeships offer a route to higher-level skills.
What progress his Department has made in assessing applications by further education colleges for phase 2 of the enhanced renewal grant.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises of planned reductions in the level of taxation; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the water White Paper.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make a statement on the powers and finance he intends to devolve to local authorities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
I inform the House that I have not selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.
Queen’s recommendation signified.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Angela Watkinson.)
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And sometimes to shout at each other.