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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Policing and Crime Act 2017 Wales Act 2017.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to support the self-employed.
What steps the Government are taking to support the growth in the number of SMEs in Kent and Medway.
What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of power generated by tidal lagoons to UK energy provision.
What progress his Department is making on implementing the recommendations of the Hendry review on tidal energy.
What steps he is taking to safeguard investment in research and development in Scotland as a result of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
What financial support his Department is providing to the life sciences sector.
What steps he is taking to encourage businesses to support local economic growth.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the offshore energy sector on the Humber region.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on improving access to finance for businesses.
What steps his Department is taking to promote medical research.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
[Relevant document: The First Report from the Committee on Exiting the European Union, The process for exiting the European Union and the Government’s negotiating objectives, HC 815.]...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Barclay.)
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