Thursday, 12 January 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether she has made an assessment of the benefits of extending High Speed 2 to Scotland.
What discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on the renewal of rail franchises for services from and to Scotland.
What discussions she has had on the route for High Speed 2 and its possible extension to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
What plans she has to encourage the use of 20 mph speed limits.
What assessment she has made of whether stockpiles of salt for winter resilience have increased since 2009.
What discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on metal theft from railways and motorways.
What proportion of central Government spending on transport is spent in the north-east.
What plans she has for future use of variable speed limits.
What progress has been made on the northern hub railway project.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What assessment she has made of the effect of Government policies on efforts to tackle violence against disabled people.
What steps she is taking to increase the role of women in the economy.
What assessment she has made of the effect of Government policies on efforts to tackle domestic violence against women.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
[Relevant documents: The Second Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 2004-05, Pub Companies, HC 128; the Fourth Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session...
[ Relevant documents: The Final Report from the Speaker’s Conference (on Parliamentary Representation), Session 2009-10, HC 239-I, the First Special Report from the Committee, Session...
Ordered, That at the sitting on Monday 16 January paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motions in the name of Edward Miliband as if the day were...
Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 20 December and that, notwithstanding the Resolution of this House of 23 June, it be an instruction to the Joint Committee on the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—( Jeremy Wright .)
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