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Written Answers — Transport: Biofuels (13 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of price fluctuations in renewable transport fuel certificates on market stability for biodiesel producers.

Written Answers — Transport: Biofuels: Cooking Oil (13 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government are taking to provide incentives for the use of used cooking oil as a transport biofuel.

Written Answers — Transport: Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (13 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has set a timetable for future review of the renewable transport fuels obligation.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Biofuels: Job Creation (13 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the role of the biodiesel industry in creating skilled jobs in the environmental sector; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Rural Areas (14 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered homeless people there are in rural areas in each region of England; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce homelessness in rural areas.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Business: Closures (14 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have ceased trading in each local authority area in England in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Business: Closures (14 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses in rural areas have ceased trading in each region in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Unemployment: Rural Areas (14 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment was in rural areas in each region in each of the last 10 quarters.

Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time): Water Supplies (Developing World) (15 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the hon. Gentleman for introducing a debate on this important subject, on which I support him. I have to declare an interest: my father spent his entire professional career as a water engineer, building and maintaining water and sanitation projects both in the UK and in many countries abroad. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if we are to ensure the sustainability of projects in the...

Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time): Water Supplies (Developing World) (15 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: When Governments are looking to make a real difference, they invest in huge infrastructure projects. One of the challenges that they face in doing that-as opposed to what happens when charities invest smaller amounts in, say, village wells-is to ensure that the governance of those involved in partnering in those projects is sound. I would be interested in hearing the Minister's response to...

Energy and Climate Change: Bioenergy (16 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of bioenergy to the Government's objectives for energy security and climate change.

Energy and Climate Change: Bioenergy (16 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: Convert2Green, a biodiesel producer in my constituency, produces sustainable transport fuels from waste cooking oil. Those fuels currently benefit from a 20p fuel duty differential which is due to be abolished in April 2012, just three months after the renewable transport fuels obligation comes into effect. Will the Secretary of State consider the merits of an extension of the differential...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan: Christianity (20 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in support of the human rights of Christians who have been imprisoned, tortured or persecuted as a consequence of seeking to practise their faith in Afghanistan.

Written Answers — Education: Commercialisation of Childhood (20 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to address the commercialisation and premature sexualisation of childhood.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (20 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: There is considerable concern among many parents that elements of the current sex and relationships education contribute to the early sexualisation of children. What can the Secretary of State do to reassure the House that parents and governors will have significant local input into the framework for sex and relationships education in the curriculum review, so that they can know what is being...

Written Answers — Home Department: Blue Blindfold Campaign (21 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will (a) commission and (b) publish the conclusions of an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of (i) the Blue Blindfold campaign and (ii) other prevention activities funded by her Department.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (21 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's Update to the UK Action Plan on Tackling Human Trafficking, October 2009, what progress has been made in respect of each of the eight action points on prevention.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (21 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on co-ordination of efforts to (a) raise public awareness of and (b) prevent human trafficking.

Treasury (21 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to highlight the need for a more co-ordinated approach to the teaching of financial capability to ensure that no young person leaves school without the benefit of that critical life skill. Financial capability can be briefly described as the ability to manage one's own finances and to become an informed consumer of financial...

Treasury (21 Dec 2010)

Fiona Bruce: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I believe that financial literacy is an essential element of every young person's education. Including it in the curriculum would decrease the cost to so many people-and to the nation-of personal debt, family breakdown and ill health. Even more important, it would enable all young people to embark on adulthood with a vital tool, and to realise their full...


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