Thursday, 4 February 2016
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps her Department is taking to monitor and prevent future chemical spills from quarrying in the headwaters of the River Tamar.
What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the proposals by the European Commission for it to levy fines on vehicle manufacturers that do not meet emissions standards.
What steps the Government plan to take to meet the UN target of halving food waste by 2030.
How many schemes will begin construction under the Government’s six-year flood defence programme in 2016.
What the role is of the Great British Food Unit in promoting British food (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
What assessment she has made of the effect of recent flooding on the agriculture industry.
What assessment the Government have made of the contribution of nature improvement areas to habitat creation and wildlife conservation.
How many acres of farmland will be protected by Government investment in flood defences over the next six years.
What recent assessment she has made of the effect of slow broadband services on farmers and other rural businesses.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—
What recent assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the potential effect of the date of the EU referendum on mayoral, local, and devolved institutions’ elections.
What assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the effect of the level of policy development grants on the operation of political parties.
The right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners was asked—
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Church Commissioners’ ethical investment policy.
What further steps the Church of England is taking to increase the representation of women and BME groups among its leadership.
What support the Church of England provides to local credit unions.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs if she will make a statement on events planned by the group Return of Kings.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business, and all that jazz?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I want to go back to the issue of the Second Reading on 22 February of a Bill as yet unannounced. There is no Bill sitting waiting to be finished off in the...
In 2009, the House resolved that hon. Members should register all outside earnings within 28 days of their receipt, whether connected with their parliamentary duties or not. For a prolonged...
Select Committee statement
[Relevant Documents: Fourteenth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee, on UK Government’s renegotiation of EU membership: Parliamentary sovereignty and scrutiny, HC 458.]
[Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the International Development Committee on 27 January 2016, on the crisis in Yemen, HC 532; Correspondence between the International Development...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kris Hopkins.)
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