Tuesday, 16 October 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda on the (a) pay, (b) conditions and (c) job security of the employees of those companies.
What steps he is taking to tackle rising energy prices.
What steps he is taking to support economic growth while decreasing emissions.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of UK Government financial support available to businesses in Scotland.
What steps he is taking to improve access to finance for small businesses.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of business rates on the viability of small businesses.
What his policy is on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
What progress he has made through the industrial strategy on ensuring that the UK is the best place to start and grow a business.
What steps he is taking to increase levels of investment in research and development.
What steps he is taking to secure the future of nuclear power in the UK.
What steps he is taking to support the provision of family-friendly working practices.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): We hope the length of time it took the Minister to get to his place is reflected in the roll-out of universal credit.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to update the House on clinical waste incineration across the NHS.
Before calling the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) to ask his urgent question, I wish to make the following brief remarks. Having read with care the report by Dame Laura Cox and having...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No.83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill...
Consideration of Lords amendment
I beg to move, That the House agrees with Lords amendment 1. It gives me great pleasure to speak in support of the amendment. As previously discussed in this House, this Bill takes forward two...
Queen’s recommendation signified.
[Relevant Document: Statement on behalf of the Promoters in support of the Second Reading of the Bill.] Second Reading
[Relevant Document: Statement on behalf of the Promoters in support of consideration and approval of the Lords amendments.] Consideration of Lords amendments Clause 2
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
With the leave of the House, I propose to take motions 6 to 11 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendment of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 28 June, be approved.
That the draft Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 28 June, be approved.
That the draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund (Amendment) (EU Exit) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 10 July, be approved. That the draft...
That the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 July, be approved. That the draft West Midlands Combined...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.)
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