Yorkshire and the Humber round-up: 22 January 2010

22 January 2010

Parliamentary business relating to the Yorkshire and the Humber region for the week ending 22 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.


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.

Yorkshire and the Humber Committee

The Yorkshire and the Humber Committee covers the following local government areas: Barsnley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York.

The remit of the Committee is to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies. The Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the work of Yorkshire Forward - the regional development agency.

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