House of Commons debates
Thursday, 17 January 2013

  • Business Before Questions (0 speeches)
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Rail Fares (12 speeches)
      What the maximum regulated rail fare rise was in January 2013.
    • South West Rail Network (Flood Resilience) (8 speeches, 1 annotation)
      What discussions he has had with Network Rail on improving the flood resilience of the south-west rail network.
    • West Coast Main Line Franchise (11 speeches)
      What his latest estimate is of the cost to the public purse of cancelling the award of the west coast main line franchise; and if he will make a statement.
    • Rolling Stock Contracts (9 speeches)
      What recent progress he has made on the Thameslink and Crossrail rolling stock contracts; and if he will make a statement.
    • Colchester-London Rail Network (6 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the potential to increase the capacity of the railway network between Colchester and London.
    • Road Bottlenecks (10 speeches)
      What progress he has made on reducing bottlenecks in the road network.
    • Rail Electrification (Wales) (4 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the potential benefits of electrification of railway lines into Wales.
    • West Coast Main Line Franchise (6 speeches)
      What recent progress his Department has made on securing an operator for the west coast main line franchise.
    • Road-building Projects (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to accelerate major road-building projects.
    • London Midland (8 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the level of service provided by London Midland trains in the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
    • Railways: Private Sector (8 speeches)
      What assessment his Department has made of the role of the private sector in the UK's railways.
    • Bus Fares (8 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of bus fare rises in non-metropolitan areas; and if he will make a statement.
    • Topical Questions (26 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission
    The hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
    • Houses of Parliament (8 speeches)
      What progress the Commission expects to make in the remainder of this Session on the renovation and renewal of the Houses of Parliament.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House
    The Leader of the House was asked—
    • McKay Report (8 speeches, 1 annotation)
      When he expects to receive a report from the Commission on the consequences of devolution for the House of Commons.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission
    The hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
    • House of Commons Dining Rooms (4 speeches)
      What use the Commission is making of price mechanisms to ensure maximum utilisation of House of Commons dining rooms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House
    The Leader of the House was asked—
    • Programming (6 speeches)
      Whether he plans to give evidence to the Procedure Committee inquiry on programming.
    • Public Reading Stages (4 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the pilots of public reading stages for Bills.
    • Private Members’ Bills (4 speeches)
      What recent consideration he has given to the procedure for private Members’ Bills; and if he will make a statement.
    • Government Bills (Report Stage) (4 speeches)
      Whether he has considered guaranteeing a minimum amount of time for the consideration of Government Bills at Report stage.
    • Sitting Hours (4 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of new sitting hours on managing the business of the House.
    • Policy Announcements (4 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the requirements of the ministerial code relating to making policy announcements to the House before the media.
    • Horsemeat (Supermarket Products) (62 speeches)
      (Urgent Question): To ask the Minister if he will give a response to the finding of horsemeat in supermarket meat products.
  • Business of the House (79 speeches, 2 annotations)
    Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
    • Backbench Business — Atos Work Capability Assessments (149 speeches)
      I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of Atos work capability assessments. I warmly thank the Backbench Business Committee for enabling me and cross-party colleagues to...
    • Nuclear Deterrent (74 speeches)
      [Relevant documents:The Fourth Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee, on The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: Terminating Trident-Days or Decades?, HC 676, and the Government response,...
  • Street Lighting (Residential Areas) (12 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Syms.)