Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Ordered, That there be laid before this House an Account of the Contingencies Fund, 2014–15, showing– (1) a Statement of Financial Position; (2) a Statement of Cash Flows; and (3)...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to support small and medium-sized businesses to become more competitive.
What steps he is taking to simplify regulation for self-employed people.
If he will implement an active and interventionist industrial strategy to assist economic growth in the UK.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s strategic support for industries and sectors.
What steps his Department plans to take to improve productivity in businesses and industries.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the importance of superfast broadband to rural businesses.
What assessment he has made of the effects in Lincolnshire of the Governments policies on small businesses.
What steps he is taking to reduce regulation of businesses.
What steps he is taking to encourage prompt payment to small businesses.
What steps he is taking to increase the competitiveness of UK businesses.
What steps his Department is taking to support people who want to start their own business.
What plans he has to support the science sector in the next five years.
What recent estimate he has made of the proportion of jobs in the economy which are low-skilled.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Have you received any notification from the Government that they intend to announce plans on Thursday to restrict the rights of Scottish Members of Parliament...
Further considered in Committee
I beg to move amendment 128, page 21, line 39, leave out from “of” to the end of line 7 on page 22 and insert “a disabled person or person with a physical or...
I beg to move amendment 118, page 26, line 20, leave out from “unless” to end of line 25 and insert “they have consulted the Secretary of State” This...
I beg to move amendment 120, page 27, line 22, leave out from beginning to “for” in line 23 and insert “Arrangements”. Amendments 120, 121 and 122 make...
“In Section F1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, in the Exceptions, after exception 8 (see section 23 above) insert— “Exception 9 Housing benefit.””...
In Section F1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, in the Exceptions, after exception 8 (see section 23 above) insert— “Exception 9 A benefit not in existence at the...
‘(1) Section F1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows. (2) In the illustrations, omit “National Insurance;” (3) In the exceptions, at the beginning...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Barclay.)
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