Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

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  • Earth Summit (15 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the role played by the Government at the Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro; and if he will make a statement.

  • Rural Housing (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what further measures he proposes to introduce to stimulate the provision of affordable housing for local people in rural areas.

  • Contracting-out (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to review the prospects for contracting out the functions of his Department.

  • Compulsory Competitive Tendering (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any proposals to extend compulsory competitive tendering for local authority services.

  • Housing, South-West (5 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the amount of additional housing that will be required in (a) Devon and (b) the south-west by the year 2010.

  • Residential Staff (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take account of the costs of implementing the recommendations of the Howe inquiry into residential staff in relation to pay,...

  • Water Legislation (8 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce provisions revising the legislation governing the water industry.

  • Toxic Emissions, Merseyside (4 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps are being taken to reduce the risks of toxic emissions and spillages at Shell and ICI plants at Merseyside.

  • Water Companies (Investment) (8 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what account the Office of Water Services takes in its regulation activities of the amount of investment by water companies.

  • Rented Housing (10 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he proposes to make additional financial resources available for the provision of affordable housing to rent.

  • Charge Capping, Cheltenham (4 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning the proposed community charge capping of Cheltenham borough council.

  • Estate Action (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the estate action programme.

  • Local Government Review (8 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will ensure that full weight is given to local opinion in the forthcoming review of the structure of local government.

  • Eco-labelling (4 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the introduction of eco-labels—green labels.

  • Earth Summit (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the fiscal and industrial consequences for the United Kingdom of decisions reached at the Rio de Janeiro conference.

  • Standard Spending Assessments (7 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to revise standard spending assessments to make them a realistic reflection of local needs.

  • County Hall, London (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the future of county hall, London.

  • Rented Housing (6 speeches)

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to deal with the findings of the Audit Commission in its recent report on rented housing.