House of Commons debates
Thursday, 2 February 2012

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Red Tape Challenge (20 speeches)
      What recent progress he has made on the red tape challenge.
    • High Pay Commission (15 speeches)
      For what reasons he does not plan to implement all the recommendations of the High Pay Commission.
    • Prospects for Growth (10 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the prospects for growth in 2012.
    • Daylight Saving Bill (6 speeches)
      What his policy is on the Daylight Saving Bill; and if he will make a statement.
    • Micro-businesses (10 speeches)
      What steps his Department is taking to support micro-businesses.
    • Executive Pay (10 speeches)
      What steps he plans to take to address executive pay and reduce rewards for failure.
    • Further and Higher Education (10 speeches)
      What plans he has to facilitate the provision of higher education in further education institutions.
    • Green Investment Bank (4 speeches)
      What recent progress he has made on determining the location of the green investment bank.
    • Economic Growth (11 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of prospects for economic growth and their effect on business confidence.
    • Job Creation (Scotland) (6 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on promoting job creation in Scotland.
    • Business Growth (8 speeches)
      What steps his Department is taking to promote business growth.
    • Construction Industry (7 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the construction industry.
    • Tuition Fees (13 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect of higher tuition fees on the level of university admissions in the next academic year.
    • Public Interest Declarations (4 speeches)
      What his policy is on responding to public interest declarations made to him or his Department.
    • Topical Questions (40 speeches, 1 annotation)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
    • Tax Avoidance (Public Servants) (81 speeches)
      (Urgent Question): To ask the Chief Secretary to the Treasury if he will set out the Government’s policy on the operation of tax avoidance schemes in the civil service.
  • Business of the House (93 speeches, 2 annotations)
    Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
  • Points of Order (12 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. We look forward to debating the Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill, which is being presented by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
  • Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill (0 speeches)
    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 5 7 ) Mrs Secretary Spelman, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Vince Cable...
    • Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing (155 speeches)
      [Relevant documents: Seventh Report from the Justice Committee, Session 20 10 -12, Draft Sentencing Guidelines: Drugs a nd Burglary, HC 1211; First Report from the Justice Committee, Session...
  • Carers and Online Banking (2 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Vara.)