Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Further consideration of Bill, as amended, opposed and deferred until Wednesday 25 January at Four o’clock ( Standing Order No. 20).
Second Readings opposed and deferred until Tuesday 24 January ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State was asked—
What his role would be in a national emergency.
What assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of economic conditions in the EU.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on bilateral relations with Brazil of that country having overtaken the UK as the sixth largest economy.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Palestinian National Authority on rocket attacks on Israel.
If he will make representations to the Government of Israel on the increase in demolition of Palestinian homes in the west bank in 2011.
What steps he plans to take in response to recent reports of human rights abuses by the Government of Russia.
What representations he has made to the President of Colombia on protection for trade unionists and human rights activists in that country.
What support the Government are giving to the development of democracy in Tunisia.
What assessment he has made of political progress in Burma; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to support the unlocking of Libyan assets.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Thursday 12 January, the Russian embassy published on its website a highly personal and inaccurate attack on me. The attack related to a debate the previous...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the future of town centres and high streets. Let me begin by thanking the Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee, the hon....
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)).
That the draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, which were laid before this House on 6 December, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)
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