South East round-up: 8 January 2010

08 January 2010

Parliamentary business relating to the South East for the week ending 8 January 2010

Written questions

In addition to oral questions, MPs and Peers can ask government ministers questions for written answer. These are often used to obtain detailed information about policies and statistics on the activities of government departments.

Debates

An adjournment debate is a way of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote. The MP who tabled the relevant adjournment debate is called to speak and a Minister will reply.

South East Select Committee

The South East Committee covers the following local government areas: Bracknell Forest, Brighton & Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Sussex, Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham.

The remit of the Committee is to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies. Previously the Committee has reported on the South East England Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy.

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