House of Commons debates
Monday, 4 February 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Council Tax Benefit (13 speeches)
      What plans he has for reform of council tax benefit; and if he will make a statement.
    • Small Shops (Rates) (11 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to help small shops with business rates.
    • Fire and Rescue Service (14 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect of spending reductions in each fire and rescue service area.
    • Social Housing (Under-occupancy) (10 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the availability of accommodation for those who downsize as a result of the new under-occupancy rules for social housing.
    • Refuse Collection (Derby) (4 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with Derby city council on its refuse collection policies.
    • Planning (10 speeches)
      Whether his Department plans to review change-of-use planning regulations.
    • Local Government Finance (10 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the local government finance settlement; and if he will make a statement.
    • Local Government Finance (6 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the effect of the local government finance settlement on local authorities in rural areas.
    • Illegal Encampment (4 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to help local authorities tackle illegal encampments.
    • House Building (13 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to increase the number of housing starts; and if he will make a statement.
    • Right to Buy (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to promote the right to buy.
    • Troubled Families (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to support local authorities in helping troubled families.
    • Redundancy (Local Government) (4 speeches)
      What his policy is on redundancy payments to senior local government officers; and if he will make a statement.
    • Fire and Rescue Service (4 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the local government finance settlement 2013-14 and its effect on fire services in Devon and Somerset; and if he will make a statement. [R]
    • Local Government Finance (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to encourage sensible savings by local authorities.
    • Topical Questions (46 speeches, 1 annotation)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
    • Banking Reform (54 speeches)
      Urgent Question: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government’s approach to banking reform.
    • Syria (Humanitarian Response) (35 speeches)
      With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the United Kingdom’s response to the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian region. On 30 January, I attended the UN high...
  • Points of Order (13 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I wonder whether you can help in any way. There have been reports of gruesome practices by the Metropolitan police, which have not been denied, whereby the names...
  • Bills Presented — Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill (0 speeches)
    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Greg...
    • Children and Families (0 speeches)
      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Michael Gove, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary Chris Grayling, Secretary Vince Cable, Mr...
    • European Union (Approvals) Bill [Lords] (81 speeches)
      Second Reading
  • European Union (Approvals) Bill [Lords] (Programme) (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Approvals) Bill [Lords]: Committal 1. The Bill shall be...
  • Business of the House (6 February) (7 speeches)
    I beg to move, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 6 February— (1) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) (c) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), Opposition...
    • Business without Debate — Home Affairs (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Karl Turner be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Chris Ruane be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
    • International Development (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Alison McGovern be discharged from the International Development Committee and Fabian Hamilton be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
    • Science and Technology (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Caroline Dinenage be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and David Tredinnick be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
    • Scottish Affairs (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Mike Freer be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Sir James Paice be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
  • Hazara Community (Pakistan) (16 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Swayne.)