Thursday, 23 February 2012
The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House two messages from Her Majesty the Queen: I have received your humble Address praying that I should appoint John Rhodes Horam to be an...
I have a short statement to make. Members will be aware of reports of a serious incident in the House last night. I have been informed by the Serjeant at Arms that the hon. Member for Falkirk...
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether she plans to consult on draft legislative proposals on use and regulation of armed guards on ships.
When she expects to publish the findings of her Department’s review of brown tourist signs.
What discussions she has had with the European Commission on the height of trailers.
What assessment she has made of the effect on services to Scotland of the bid by International Airlines Group to acquire BMI.
What plans she has to ensure the rail network serving ports can carry modern freight containers.
What recent assessment she has made of the effect of changes in funding for local bus services on staying-on rates in education for 16 and 17-year-olds.
What steps she plans to take to limit the bonuses and overall remuneration of executive directors of privately owned but publicly subsidised railway companies.
Which transport schemes will be funded by both her Department and the Regional Growth Fund.
How much of the local sustainable transport fund and the funding for the growth strategy for cycling and walking will be spent on cycle safety in the next financial year.
What assessment she has made of the likely effect of proposed changes to the drink-drive rehabilitation scheme.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps she is taking to reduce disability hate crime.
What steps she is taking to tackle women's unemployment.
How many women have ceased to be liable for income tax since May 2010.
What steps she is taking to support victims of domestic and family violence.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
Resolved , That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Steve Webb.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Second Agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 19 July 2011, be approved.—(Mr...
As announced yesterday, the three amendments in the name of Mr Philip Hollobone have been selected.
I beg to move, That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 6 and 13 July, 7 and 14 September, 19 and 26 October and 2, 9 and 30 November 2012 and 18...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Crabb.)
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