House of Commons debates
Monday, 12 November 2012

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Town Centres (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support town centres.
    • Audit Commission (6 speeches)
      What progress his Department has made on developing proposals to reform the Audit Commission.
    • Unauthorised Development/Illegal Encampments (7 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to tackle (a) unauthorised development and (b) illegal encampments.
    • Right to Buy (4 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to inform social tenants of their right to buy.
    • Transitional Council Tax Grant (20 speeches, 1 annotation)
      When he expects to announce the allocation of the transitional council tax grant to local authorities.
    • Unitary Local Government (10 speeches)
      Whether he plans to implement the proposals by Lord Heseltine for unitary local government.
    • Private Sector Rents (Outer London) (11 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of recent trends in private sector rents in local authority areas close to London; and if he will make a statement.
    • Localism Agenda (Planning Policy) (10 speeches)
      What progress he has made on implementing the localism agenda in respect of planning policy.
    • Household Waste (4 speeches)
      What initiatives his Department has put in place to support access by householders to municipal rubbish and recycling centres.
    • Council Tax Relief (4 speeches)
      What legal advice he has received on whether councils will have to carry out a new consultation process if they adopt a new scheme of council tax relief in order to qualify for the transitional...
    • 4G Spectrum Revenue (14 speeches)
      Whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on using the revenue received by the Exchequer from the forthcoming auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum to fund the...
    • Metropolitan Fire Services (6 speeches)
      What consideration his Department has given to the proposal by the Association of Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Authorities for a flat-rate reduction for all fire services.
    • Unauthorised Development/Illegal Encampments (4 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to tackle (a) unauthorised development and (b) illegal encampments.
    • Neighbourhood Plans (4 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support the creation of neighbourhood plans.
    • Homes for Social Rent (England) (4 speeches)
      How many homes for social rent have been (a) built and (b) sold in England since 1997.
    • Topical Questions (36 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • BBC (95 speeches, 2 annotations)
    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the resignation of the director-general of the BBC, George Entwistle, and the...
    • Abu Qatada (43 speeches, 2 annotations)
      With permission, Mr Speaker, I shall make a statement about a court ruling on Abu Qatada. Earlier today, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission upheld Abu Qatada’s appeal against his...
  • Point of Order (2 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am sure that anyone who cares about the welfare of members of the armed forces will have been shocked by the Armistice day story in yesterday’s The...
  • Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] (0 speeches)
    • Ash Dieback Disease (105 speeches)
      I beg to move, That this House notes that ash dieback, which could affect 80 million native ash trees, has been identified in 115 sites; further notes that Government ministers were informed of...
    • Fuel Duty (186 speeches, 2 annotations)
      I inform the House that the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister has been selected.
    • Business without Debate (0 speeches)
  • Deferred Divisions (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motions in the name of...
    • Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation (0 speeches)
    That the draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, which was laid before this House on 2 July, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.) The House divided: Ayes 275, Noes 231.
  • Crime and Security (0 speeches)
    That the draft Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012, which was laid before this House on 10 July, be approved. —(Nicky Morgan.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
  • Family Law (0 speeches)
    That the draft Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 2012, which were laid before this House on 15 October, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.) Question agreed to.
  • Business of the House (20 November) (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That at the sitting on Tuesday 20 November, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c)(ii) of Standing Order No. 14, the backbench business set down for consideration may be entered upon at...
  • Business of the House (22 November) (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That at the sitting on Thursday 22 November, notwithstanding paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 14, the motion in the name of Secretary Theresa May relating to the Prevention and...
  • Public Accounts (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That Matthew Hancock and James Wharton be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Guto Bebb and Justin Tomlinson be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the...
  • Petition — Car Park Charges (Scunthorpe) (1 speech)
    On an evening when we have focused on costs to the motorist, I am proud to present a petition on behalf of 2,400 or more residents of the Scunthorpe area. The petition states: The Petition of...
  • Empty Properties (Newcastle) (14 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Nicky Morgan.)