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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Ordered, That the Promoters of the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill, which was originally introduced in this House in this Session on 22 January 2016, should have leave to suspend...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What his Department’s strategy is for the funding of adult skills provision in FE colleges for the remainder of this Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the support and guidance for businesses on employing people on the autistic spectrum.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the UK’s digital industries.
What assessment he has made of the most significant threats to the UK steel industry.
What steps his Department is taking to support people who want to start their own businesses.
What steps the Government are taking to increase take-up of apprenticeships among (a) people with disabilities, (b) care leavers and (c) other disadvantaged groups.
What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect on small and medium-sized enterprises of proposed changes to filing of tax returns.
What steps he is taking to reduce the level of business regulation.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in productivity levels.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Aleppo, Syria.
Urgent Question: To ask the Secretary of State to make a statement on the safety of care and services provided by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Last week there were a couple of understandable occasions when people in the Chamber—Members of Parliament—broke into applause. This can be quite...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No.23)
Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Housing and Planning Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Brandon Lewis.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Housing and Planning Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 2...
Consideration of Lords amendments
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 47.—(Brandon Lewis.) The House proceeded to a Division.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 54.—(Brandon Lewis.) The House divided: Ayes 286, Noes 171. Votes cast by Members for constituencies in...
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 97.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 21 March, be approved.—(Kris Hopkins.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question put forthwith (...
That the draft Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 12 April, be approved.—(Kris Hopkins.) Question...
I rise to present a petition relating to the closure of Garforth clinic. I have more than 1,000 signatures from my local community, who believe that the Leeds community healthcare NHS trust...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kris Hopkins.)
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