House of Commons debates
Monday, 17 December 2012

  • Business Before Questions (0 speeches)
    • Electoral Commission (0 speeches)
      The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That the Address of 31st October, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Jennifer Watson to the Office of Chairman of the Electoral...
    • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (0 speeches)
      The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That the Address of 4th December, praying that Her Majesty will appoint the Honourable Sir Alexander Neil Logie Butterfield, Elizabeth...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Town Centres (Regeneration) (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to regenerate high streets and town centres.
    • Rural Economy (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to promote economic growth in rural areas through local authorities.
    • Neighbourhood Planning (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support neighbourhood planning.
    • Council Tax (8 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the rate of change of council tax over the last 15 years.
    • Bed-and-Breakfast Accommodation (8 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of progress by his Department in reducing the number of families with children being housed in bed-and-breakfast accommodation.
    • Wind Turbines (6 speeches)
      What consideration his Department has given to introducing a minimum separation distance between wind turbines and residential properties.
    • Homelessness (12 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of progress by his Department in reducing homelessness.
    • Local Authority Funding (12 speeches)
      What factors he has considered in allocating grants to local authorities for 2013-14.
    • Fly-tipping and Graffiti (4 speeches)
      What advice he has given to local authorities in respect of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on the use of surveillance cameras to identify those committing fly-tipping and graffiti offences.
    • Community Pubs (10 speeches)
      What steps his Department is taking to support community pubs.
    • National Planning Policy Framework (Older People) (4 speeches)
      What guidance the national planning policy framework contains for the consideration of the needs of older people.
    • Green Belt (8 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to stop inappropriate development on the green belt.
    • Land for House Building (6 speeches)
      What estimate he has made of the amount of open land required for house building in the next 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
    • Social Housing (7 speeches)
      What estimate he has made of the number of people living in social housing who have an income of over £100,000 per annum.
    • Housing (Armed Forces and First-time Buyers) (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support (a) first-time buyers and (b) former members of the armed forces with housing.
    • Topical Questions (34 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
    • European Council (121 speeches)
      Before I make my statement, I am sure the whole House will join me in wanting to send our deepest sympathies to President Obama and the American people following the desperately tragic shootings...
  • Points of Order (8 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Last Thursday, the Secretary of State for Wales attended an event at Airbus in my constituency. He did not have the good grace to advise me of it. I know that he...
  • Growth and Infrastructure Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (3 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Order of 5 November 2012 (Growth and Infrastructure Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows: 1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted. 2....
  • Business of the House (0 speeches)
    Ordered , That, in respect of the Succession to the Crown Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the...
  • Small Business Growth (Hazel Grove) (2 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Syms .)