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Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday 3 December 2009

Business, Innovation and Skills

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills (Mr. Pat McFadden): My noble Friend the Minister for Science and Innovation has today made the following statement:

Energy and Climate Change

Energy Council (7 December 2009)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr. David Kidney): My noble Friend the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change today made the following statement:

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HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales

The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (Mr. Jack Straw): Her Majesty's chief inspector of prisons for England and Wales, Dame Anne Owers DBE was appointed in August 2001, initially for five years. Her appointment has been extended but she has now indicated that she will not be seeking a further extension as chief inspector when her current term of office expires at the end of March 2010.

Dame Anne has been justifiably widely admired for the diligence, skill and independence she has brought to the post, and I would like to place on record my own great appreciation for her work.

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The Ministry of Justice will shortly be advertising the vacancy and seeking applicants for the chief inspector post. Although the post is not within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the appointment will be made using a process which takes account of the Commissioner's code of practice as best practice. I will inform the House once I have selected my preferred candidate for the post.

Leader of the House

Topical Debates (Subjects Proposed)

The Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Leader of the House of Commons (Barbara Keeley): This list includes all requests and whether they have been submitted on the floor of the House, by letter, e-mail or another method. Weeks where there were no such requests are not included.

Week commencing 1 June 2009

Week commencing 8 June 2009

Week commencing 15 June 2009

Week commencing 22 June 2009

Week commencing 29 June 2009

Week commencing 6 July 2009

Week commencing 13 July 2009

Week commencing 12 October 2009

Week commencing 19 October 2009

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Week commencing 26 October 2009

During this period there have been the following Topical Debates:


Road Safety

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Clark): My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, has made the following ministerial statement:

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