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House of Commons
South West Regional Grand Committee
Thursday 3 September 2009
Order of Business

[sitting at County Hall, Exeter]
At 10.30 am
Notes:
  indicates a question for oral answer.
 
[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.
 
Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer
 
Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.
Oral Questions to the Minister for the South West
 1
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What recent representations the Government Office for the South West has received from local authorities on the numbers of Gypsies and Travellers resident on (a) official sites, (b) privately-owned sites without planning permission and (c) illegal sites; and if he will make a statement.
(290606)
 2
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): What discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on levels of household incomes in Devon and Cornwall; and if he will make a statement.
(290607)
 3
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): What recent representations the Government Office for the South West has received from its regional partners on levels of per capita funding for schools in the South West.
(290608)
 4
Andrew George (St Ives): What arrangements are in place to assess the effectiveness of his function of representing the interests of the South West in the formulation of central Government policy.
(290609)
 5
Mr David Drew (Stroud): What recent representations the Government Office for the South West has received on the availability of (a) social and (b) affordable housing in the region.
(290610)
 6
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): What discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on the role of future improvements to the A303 in the development of regional transport priorities in the South West; and if he will make a statement.
(290611)
 7
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): What discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on support for the completion of the redoubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line.
(290612)
 8
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport): What recent discussions he has had with businesses in the South West on the effect of the availability of fast (a) transport and (b) internet connectivity on the economy in the region; and if he will make a statement.
(290613)
 9
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): What recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Department of Health on the likely effect on the development of health and social services in the South West of the proposals in the Green Paper on Shaping the future of care.
(290614)
 10
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What discussions he has had with small businesses in the South West on levels of Government assistance made available to them during the recession.
(290615)
 11
Steve Webb (Northavon): What discussions he has had with housebuilders in the South West on the effect of the South West Regional Spatial Strategy on demand for construction in the region.
(290616)
 12
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): What representations the Government Office for the South West has received from Torbay unitary authority on the timetable for building the Kingskerswell bypass.
(290617)
 13
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the availability of Jobcentre Plus branches and other services for the unemployed in Dorset; and if he will make a statement.
(290618)

Questions may continue for three-quarters of an hour (Standing Order No. 117B(4)).


1    RESPONSE TO THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENT
Jim Knight
 
   That the Committee has considered the matter of the response to the economic downturn: tackling unemployment.
   The First Report from the South West Regional Select Committee, Session 2008-09, on
Impact of the economic downturn on the South West and the Government’s response, HC 392-I, is relevant.
   Until 1.00 pm (Standing Order No. 117A and Order of 25 June).