House of Commons debates
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

  • Business Before Questions (0 speeches)
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
    • Private Finance Initiatives (12 speeches)
      What plans he has for future private finance initiatives.
    • Business and Job Creation (23 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support business creation.
    • Child Poverty (15 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s fiscal policies on the level of child poverty.
    • Transferable Tax Allowances (Married Couples) (6 speeches)
      What consideration he has given to the introduction of transferable tax allowances for married couples.
    • Work Programme (Funding) (6 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the funding arrangements which he agreed with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for the Work Programme.
    • Long-term Youth Unemployment (10 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s fiscal policies on the level of long-term youth unemployment.
    • Cost of Living (19 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to reduce the cost of living.
    • Tax Avoidance (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to discourage tax avoidance by wealthy people.
    • Dark Pool Trades (6 speeches)
      If he will take steps to open up dark pool trades on the UK equity markets to greater transparency.
    • Public Sector Net Borrowing (4 speeches)
      What the level of public sector net borrowing was in (a) the first seven months of 2012-13 and (b) the equivalent period in 2011-12.
    • Capital Infrastructure Projects (6 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the importance of capital infrastructure projects in helping rebalance the economy.
    • Interest Rate Swap Mis-selling (4 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to tackle interest rate swap mis-selling.
    • Topical Questions (51 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Points of Order (9 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker.
  • Equal Marriage Consultation (136 speeches, 8 annotations)
    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s proposals to enable same-sex couples to marry. Copies of the consultation response will be available in the...
    • Northern Ireland (39 speeches)
      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about recent events in Northern Ireland. Over the past week a series of protests has taken place relating to the decision taken by...
  • Bill Presented (0 speeches)
    • Energy Efficiency and Reduction in Energy Costs Bill (0 speeches)
      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr Alan Whitehead, supported by Mr Tim Yeo, John Hemming, Caroline Lucas, Martin Horwood, Sir Peter Bottomley, Martin Caton and Joan...
    • Planning Applications (Community Right of Appeal) (1 speech)
      Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
    • The Economy (176 speeches)
      I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the economy. I am pleased that this House has the opportunity to discuss the economic challenges that our country faces. The statement...
    • Business without Debate — Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Excise (0 speeches)
      That the Machine Games Duty (Exemptions) Order 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 2898), dated 19 November 2012, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19 November, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.)...
    • Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation (0 speeches)
      That the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 2904), dated 20 November 2012, a copy of which was laid before this House on 20 November, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.)...
    • Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That, notwithstanding the Order of this House of 16 July 2012, it be an instruction to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards that it should report on legislative action no...
  • Business of the House (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 13 December, notwithstanding paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 14, the Motion in the name of Mr Andrew Lansley relating to Lay members of the...
  • Petition — “Innocence of Muslims” (1 speech)
    I should like to present a petition on behalf of the chairman of Stockton mosque, Councillor Mohammed Javed. It declares that the petitioners are profoundly concerned about the portrayal of the...
  • Israel and Palestine (26 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Swayne.)