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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Bill read a Second time and committed.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to support people who want to start their own business.
What recent steps he has taken to support the steel industry.
What estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of adult learners between 2016 and 2020.
What steps he is taking to increase the participation rate in STEM subjects in higher education.
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on implementation of the apprenticeship levy.
What recent steps he has taken to (a) promote regional growth and (b) create a midlands engine.
What steps he is taking to support start-up manufacturing businesses.
What steps he is taking to raise the status of apprenticeships among employers. [R]
What recent discussions he has had with shop workers and their representatives on Sunday trading laws.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the proposal for discussion of the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union, to be published later...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on what measures her Department will put in place to support countries worst affected...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
[Relevant document: Second Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, on The Future of the Green Investment Bank, HC 536.] Second Reading
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The Bill shall be committed to a...
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Enterprise Bill, it is...
I beg to move, That the following appointments be made to the House of Commons Commission in pursuance of section 1(4) of the House of Commons Commission Act 2015 - (1) Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 6 and 7 together.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure (HC 722), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was...
That the Diocesan Stipends Fund (Amendment) Measure (HC 723), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11083/15, Main aspects and basic choices of the CFSP (part II, point E, paragraph 25 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Monday 8 February, the provisions of Standing Orders No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) and No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kris Hopkins.)
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