Thursday, 6 March 2014
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report, dated 6 March...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to reduce the amount of EU regulation which affects businesses.
How many firms have been prosecuted for non-payment of the national minimum wage since May 2010.
What recent representations he has received from small businesses on their consumer rights.
In how many of the last 24 months net lending to business by banks has risen.
What recent assessment he has made of the number of complaints and the level of consumer detriment relating to estate agents’ practices in England and Wales.
If he will make it his policy to better use procurement by his Department to increase apprenticeship opportunities.
On what date he plans to visit Bassetlaw to inspect and meet local businesses.
What his policy is on the future level of the national minimum wage.
What steps he is taking to support businesses affected by recent floods.
What recent assessment he has made of the competitiveness of the retail grocery market.
What steps his Department is taking to encourage UK students to study for postgraduate qualifications at UK universities.
What recent estimate he has made of changes in the number of applications by (a) part-time and (b) mature students since changes in the level of student fees.
What assessment he has made of the effects on businesses of banks’ lending practices.
What support his Department is providing to apprenticeships.
If his Department will make an assessment of the main causes of insecurity in the workplace.
What steps he is taking to raise awareness of export support services among small and medium-sized businesses.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the Mark Ellison review. In addition, I would like to update the House on work to improve standards of integrity in the police....
Before I make my statement, I am sure that the House will want to join me in sending condolences to the family and friends of the sapper from 32 Engineer Regiment who sadly died while on duty in...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. This morning the Government published a report on the impact of migrants on British jobs on the Home Office website. Its publication had been delayed for...
Before I call the Chair of the Defence Committee, it may be helpful to the House if I explain again, briefly, the new procedure to which it agreed last year. Essentially, the pattern is the same...
I ask Members to speak for the usual 10 to 15 minutes. There will be time pressure on the next debate, so it would be helpful if people could be brief, as I do not wish to introduce a time limit....
I beg to move, That this House has considered Welsh affairs. It is important to have a Welsh debate in the House of Commons. As you will know, Mr Speaker, when one goes into Central Lobby, one is...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amber Rudd.)
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