Thursday, 24 March 2016
Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the County constituency of...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment she has made of the implications for her Department’s policies on energy efficiency of EU proposals to increase the level of VAT applicable to energy-saving products.
What steps she is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the capacity mechanism for new gas-fired power stations.
What steps her Department is taking to increase investor confidence in the low-carbon economy.
What steps her Department is taking to enshrine the commitment to net zero emissions made at the Paris climate change conference of December 2015 in UK law.
What discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the level of fuel duty on climate change.
What assessment she has made of the effect on the feedstock supply chain of her Department’s proposals to improve the sustainability of the use of biomass in the heat and electricity sectors.
What steps she is taking to prevent protected areas from being adversely affected by the development of shale gas.
What assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of changes to subsidies on the predicted deployment rates of renewable energy by 2020.
What assessment she has made of recent trends in the rate of switching in the retail energy market.
What steps she is taking to support oil and gas exploration and development.
What progress has been made on the independent review on tidal lagoon energy announced in February 2016.
What progress she has made on developing a legislative and regulatory framework for energy storage devices in the UK energy market.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on what steps he is taking to avoid further industrial action by junior doctors.
Will the Deputy Leader of the House give us the future business?
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Every Member is grateful for the messages we have received this week about House of Commons security, in the light of the tragedies across Europe, but...
I beg to move, That this House acknowledges the need for some underused courts and tribunals to close; notes the detrimental effect that too many court closures will have on access to justice for...
I beg to move, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment. I am introducing this debate on behalf of the Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Julian Smith.)
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