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Business, Innovation and Skills

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 13th January 2011.

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The Secretary of State was asked-

  • Daylight Saving (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the likely effects on businesses of introducing daylight saving time.

  • Business Support (8 speeches)

    What plans he has for the future of his Department's provision of business support.

  • Manufacturing Employment (8 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to increase employment levels in the manufacturing sector; and if he will make a statement.

  • Tuition Fees (10 speeches)

    How many universities he expects to charge £9,000 in tuition fees in 2012-13.

  • Local Enterprise Partnership (North-east) (8 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the prospects of establishing a single local enterprise partnership in the north-east; and if he will make a statement.

  • SMEs (Access to Finance) (17 speeches)

    What steps he plans to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises are able to gain access to finance.

  • Regional Growth Fund (7 speeches)

    When he expects the independent advisory panel to meet to consider applications to the regional growth fund.

  • Bankers' Bonuses (14 speeches)

    What discussions he has had with representatives of the banking industry on payment of bonuses since 21 December 2010.

  • Royal Mail (8 speeches)

    Whether arrangements for the privatisation of Royal Mail will enable it to discontinue the use of post offices in favour of other outlets.

  • Higher Education White Paper (16 speeches)

    What progress he has made on preparations for the higher education White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

  • Post Office Network (4 speeches)

    What representations he has received on his Department's policy on the future of the post office network; and if he will make a statement.

  • Regional Growth Fund (7 speeches)

    When he expects the independent advisory panel to meet to consider applications to the regional growth fund.

  • Small Businesses (Assistance) (6 speeches)

    What steps his Department is taking to increase economic growth through the provision of assistance for small businesses.

  • Topical Questions (46 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.