House of Commons debates
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice (0 speeches)
The Secretary of State was asked-
- Youth Reoffending Rates (8 speeches)
What recent steps his Department has taken to reduce reoffending rates for young offenders.
- Education and Training (10 speeches)
What education and training opportunities are available to offenders (a) on remand and (b) serving short-term custodial sentences to help them find employment following release.
- Civil Litigation Costs (10 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the recommendations in Lord Jackson's review of civil litigation costs; and if he will make a statement.
- Reoffending Rates (12 speeches)
What steps he plans to take to reduce the number of prisoners reoffending within two years of release; and if he will make a statement.
- Re-registration (Service Personnel) (4 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the merits of ending the re-registration requirement for service voters.
- Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (8 speeches, 2 annotations)
What recent estimate he has made of the number of people in prison who maintain their innocence.
- Self-harm (Female Prisoners) (9 speeches)
What recent estimate he has made of levels of self-harm in women's prisons.
- Burglary Sentences (4 speeches)
What progress has been made in his review of sentencing for people convicted of burglary offences.
- Returning Officers (10 speeches)
If he will take steps to strengthen accountability arrangements for returning officers.
- Probation Service (4 speeches)
What plans he has to improve the performance of the probation service.
- National Victims Service (4 speeches)
How much his Department plans to spend on the national victims service in 2010-11.
- Electoral Registration (8 speeches)
What steps his Department is taking to increase the rate of electoral registration.
- Legal Aid (4 speeches)
When he next expects to meet the chief executive of the Legal Services Commission to discuss the commission's work in procurement of legal aid in England and Wales.
- Bail Hostels (4 speeches)
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of bail hostels in assisting prisoners' resettlement.
- Croydon Land Registry Office (5 speeches)
What financial provision has been made in respect of staff redundancies at the Croydon land registry office.
- Topical Questions (48 speeches, 1 annotation)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
- Out-of-Hours GP Services (37 speeches)
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about out-of-hours primary care following the conclusion of the coroner's inquest last week into the care of Mr. David Gray, who...
- Point of Order (4 speeches)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I know how much importance you place on timely answers being provided to questions posed by Members of the House. Could you give me some advice on how I might...
- Bill Presented — Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill (0 speeches)
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Martin Caton, supported by Colin Challen, Mr. David Heath, Mr. Michael Meacher, Dan Rogerson, Alan Simpson, Dr. Desmond Turner and Joan...
- Environmental Protection (Fly-Tipping Reporting) (1 speech)
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
- Crime and security Bill (programme) (No. 2) (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 18 January 2010 (Crime and Security Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows: (1) Paragraph 2 shall be...
- Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Money) (No. 3) (49 speeches)
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill, it is expedient to authorise...
- Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (0 speeches)
[Relevant documents: Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill, Session 2007-08, HC 551-I and-II, and the Government response, Cm 7690. Tenth Report from the Public...
- [6th Allocated Day] (0 speeches)
Further considered in Committee Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair]
- New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems (347 speeches)
'(1) A referendum is to be held, no later than 31 October 2011, on the voting system for parliamentary elections. (2) The Secretary of State must- (a) present to Parliament a Command Paper...
- New Clause 89 — Entitlement to vote (0 speeches)
'Those entitled to vote in the referendum under section [ Referendum on voting systems] are- (a) the persons who, on the date of the poll, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary...
- New Clause 90 — Referendum period (0 speeches)
'(1) This section sets out what is the referendum period, for the purposes of Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, for the referendum under section [ Referendum on...
- New Clause 91 — Role of Electoral Commission (0 speeches)
'(1) 'The Electoral Commission must take whatever steps they think appropriate to promote public awareness about the referendum under section [ Referendum on voting systems] and how to vote in...
- New Clause 92 — Payments to counting officers (0 speeches)
'(1) A counting officer is entitled to recover his or her charges in respect of services rendered, or expenses incurred, for or in connection with the referendum under section [ Referendum on...
- New Clause 93 — Taxation of counting officer's account (0 speeches)
'(1) An application for a counting officer's account to be taxed must be made- (a) except where paragraph (b) applies, to a county court; (b) where the counting officer is one who was appointed...
- New Clause 94 — Restriction on legal challenge to referendum result (0 speeches)
'(1) No court may entertain any proceedings for questioning the number of ballot papers counted or votes cast in the referendum under section [Referendum on voting systems] as certified by the...
- New Clause 95 — Referendums: person may not be "responsible person" for more than one permitted participant (0 speeches)
'(1) Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (referendums) is amended as follows. (2) In section 105 (permitted participants), in subsection (1)(b)(i), after "(as...
- New Clause 96 — Referendums: expenses incurred by persons acting in concert (0 speeches)
'(1) Part 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (referendums) is amended as follows. (2) In section 118 (special restriction on referendum expenses by permitted...
- New Clause 98 — Counting of votes in parliamentary elections (0 speeches)
'(1) The Representation of the People Act 1983 is amended as follows- (2) In Schedule 1 (Parliamentary elections rules), in paragraph 44, after sub-paragraph (1) insert- "(1A) The counting of...
- Clause 62 — Extent, commencement, transitional provision and short title (2 speeches)
Amendments made: 100, page 32, line 38, leave out '(apart from this Part)'. Amendment 136, page 32, line 40, at end insert- '( ) Subsection (3) does not apply to the following provisions of this...
- Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill [ Money] (9 speeches)
Queen's recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out...
- Business without Debate — delegated legislation (1 speech)
With the leave of the House, I shall put motions 7, 8, 9 and 10 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
- Disabled Persons (0 speeches)
That the draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (London Underground Metropolitan Line S8 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.
- Investigatory Powers (0 speeches)
That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 5 January, be approved. That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers...
- Terms and Conditions of Employment (0 speeches)
That the draft Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved. -( Mr. Mudie .) Question agreed to.
- European Union Documents (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
- Obtaining Evidence in Criminal Matters (0 speeches)
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17691/09, Commission Green Paper on obtaining evidence in criminal matters from one Member State to another and securing its...
- Petitions (3 speeches)
I call Mr. Peter Bone to present a petition.
- Gritting (1 speech)
I should like to present a petition on behalf of the residents of the south lakes regarding gritting and the emergency response, or lack of it, to the recent extreme winter weather conditions....
- Planning and Development (Essex) (1 speech)
I should like to present an important petition collected by two worthy, caring and community-spirited residents of my constituency, Pam Drever and Pat Shepherd. They are seeking to protect the...
- Pedestrian Crossings (1 speech)
I am privileged to present a petition signed by more than 200 of my constituents calling for the creation of a safe pedestrian crossing at the junction of Old Shoreham road, Neville road and...
- Climate Change (Bangladesh) (9 speeches)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Mudie.)