Tuesday, 15 September 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the level of technical skills required by employers.
What steps his Department is taking to help apprentices with the cost of travelling to work in rural areas.
What steps the Government are taking to tackle cash retention within the construction sector.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s strategic support for industries and sectors.
What steps he is taking to support self-employed people.
What steps he is taking to promote regional growth.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on businesses of the UK leaving the EU.
What recent estimate he has made of the value of UK membership of the EU to businesses and universities.
What recent support he has provided to small businesses in West Yorkshire.
What representations he has received from the further and higher education sectors on the number of students from abroad studying in the UK.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, I would like to make a statement about political developments in Northern Ireland. First, I welcome back the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) as shadow Secretary of...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Committal (1) The...
I beg to move, That the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 7 September, be approved. I confirm,...
I beg to move, That it be a further Instruction to the Select Committee to which the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill is committed– (1) that the Select Committee have power to...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 6 to 10 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 16 March, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 29 June, be approved.
That the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1396), dated 17 June 2015, a copy of which was laid before this House on 25 June, be approved.
That the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 7 July, be approved.
That the draft African Development Bank (Further Payments to Capital Stock) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 14 July, be approved.—(Stephen Barclay.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of the European Union Documents No. 9404/15, Draft Decision on mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide for payment of advances in the 2016 Budget; No. SEC(15)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Barclay.)
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