Thursday, 8 January 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships.
What estimate he has made of the contribution net trade will make to GDP over the next four years.
What progress his Department has made on creating a low-carbon economy.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of apprenticeship places through Government procurement.
What steps he has taken to support manufacturing in the renewable technologies sector.
If he will take steps to ensure that employees working on zero-hours contracts who are in practice working regular hours over an extended period have the right to a fixed-term contract.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK’s EU membership on businesses and the UK economy.
If he will make greater use of Government procurement to increase innovation and develop supply chains.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of apprenticeship starts for people under 19; and if he will make a statement.
What recent steps he has taken to support small businesses.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of engineers.
What support he is providing to businesses wanting to take on apprentices.
What position his Department took at the Competitiveness Council discussions on 4 December 2014 on the product safety and market surveillance package and the provision of mandatory origin...
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit firms from being asked to make pay to stay agreements to remain or become approved suppliers by large firms.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Many hon. Members have referred to the events in Paris yesterday. I wonder whether it would be in order for you to suggest to Members, peers, journalists and...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Danny Alexander, Secretary Theresa Villiers, Mr...
I call the Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Mr Adrian Bailey, although I think that he is speaking in a personal capacity.
I beg to move, That this House notes the Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Gibraltar: Time to get off the fence, HC 461, and the Government response, Cm 8917; endorses the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Harriett Baldwin.)
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