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Bob Russell at PMQ's

  • Sep 11, 2014:
    • War Graves | Defence | Written Answers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer of 14 May 2014, Official Report, column 613W, on war graves, what further progress has been made on discussions with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the transfer of graves maintained by the Ministry of Defence to that Commissioner.

    • Public Sector: Procurement | Cabinet Office | Written Answers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance he issues to companies delivering publicly-funded projects on taking the national interest into account when awarding contracts and sub-contracts.

    • Business of the House | Commons debates

      May we have a debate on a dysfunctional aspect of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills? When the list for today's oral questions was first published, I was in fourth position with the following question to the Secretary of State:

      "What guidance he issues to companies delivering publicly-funded projects on taking the national interest into account when awarding contracts and sub-contracts."

      The Department refused to answer the question, saying that guidance should come from the Cabinet Office. There is a clue in the title of the Department, in that it contains the word "Business". May we have a debate on the business aspects of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and their relation to the national interest, particularly given that it is an issue that concerns two companies in my constituency?

    • Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

      The Secretary of State will not be here very long and I would like him to hear my point of order.

    • Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

      On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

    • Pubs | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

      I endorse the question that has just been put, so will the Minister look across the Government-if we can have joined-up Government-at possibly reducing the rateable value on traditional community local public houses, which face a lot of competition from binge-drinking premises and supermarkets?

  • Sep 10, 2014:
    • Armed Forces | Defence | Written Answers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many nationals of which countries other than the UK serve in each service of the armed forces; and what proportion of each such service such foreign nationals represent.

    • Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister | Commons debates

      Embracing three centuries, the garrison town of Colchester has welcomed thousands of Scottish soldiers, many with their families. We wish that to continue. Does the Leader of the House agree with the Defence Select Committee that if Scotland ceased to be part of the UK-and we have the best armed forces in Europe-this would pose serious security and defence risks for a separate Scotland without the capacity to defend itself?

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  • Sep 4, 2014:
    • Pedestrian Crossings | Transport | Written Answers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the potential merits of lowering the assumed walking speed of 1.2 metres per second used for calculating crossing times for pedestrians; and if he will publish the findings of that assessment.

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