Thursday, 11 September 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the competitiveness of the UK as a place to do business.
What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of highly skilled workers.
What support he is providing to pubs.
What steps his Department is taking to encourage investment in science.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure the value of the minimum wage keeps pace with inflation and encourage firms to pay a living wage.
What steps he is taking to increase access to higher education.
How many registered businesses there were in May 2010; and how many such businesses there are now.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that scientific advice carries appropriate weight across government.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for the week when we return from the conference recess?
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Ordered, That Mr Robert Buckland and Heather Wheeler be discharged from the Committee of Privileges and Mr Dominic Grieve and Sir John Randall be added.—(Greg Hands.)
Ordered, That Mr Robert Buckland and Heather Wheeler be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Mr Dominic Grieve and Sir John Randall be added.—(Greg Hands.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(John Penrose.)
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