House of Commons debates
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

  • Business Before Questions (0 speeches)
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister
    The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—
    • New Peers (13 speeches)
      What estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the section of the coalition agreement on the creation of new peers.
    • Devolution of Power (6 speeches)
      What recent steps he has taken to devolve power away from Westminster and Whitehall.
    • Recall of Honourable Members (6 speeches)
      What recent progress he has made on a policy on recall of hon. Members.
    • Electoral Register (10 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the most effective ways of ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.
    • Political and Constitutional Reform (10 speeches)
      What the Government’s political and constitutional reform priorities are up to 2015.
    • Topical Questions (48 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General
    The Attorney-General was asked—
    • National Crime Agency (6 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the establishment of the National Crime Agency.
    • Code for Crown Prosecutors (6 speeches)
      What estimate he has made of the likely saving the Crown Prosecution Service will make by introducing proportionality into the public interest test of the Crown prosecutors’ code.
    • Rape (Conviction Rates) (12 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service’s conviction rate for rape where the defendant contests the charge.
    • Serious Fraud Office (4 speeches)
      Whether the Serious Fraud Office holds contracts with any companies which are subject to a criminal investigation by a prosecuting agency overseas.
    • Prosecutions for Burglary (Northamptonshire) (4 speeches)
      How many successful prosecutions were carried out by the Crown Prosecution Service for burglary in Northamptonshire in the latest year for which figures are available where the defendant had (a)...
    • Female Genital Mutilation (Conviction Rates) (6 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service’s conviction rate for female genital mutilation.
    • Scottish Independence (EU Membership) (8 speeches)
      Whether he has had discussions with the European Commission on the legal status of Scotland’s membership of the EU in the event of a yes vote to independence.
    • Police Integrity (50 speeches, 4 annotations)
      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about our work to ensure the highest standards of integrity in the police. We are fortunate in Britain to have the finest police...
  • Points of Order (8 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I rarely raise points of order, but this one is about a reply I received to a question I put to the Home Secretary, which was answered by the Minister for...
  • Gift Vouchers and Insolvency (1 speech)
    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
  • Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat (114 speeches, 1 annotation)
    We now come to the main business. The first of the two Opposition day debates is on a motion about horsemeat in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Before I call the shadow Secretary of...
    • Infrastructure (139 speeches)
      I inform the House that the Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
  • Business without Debate — Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Social Security (0 speeches)
      That the draft Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) Question agreed to....
    • Social Security (0 speeches)
      That the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) The Deputy Speaker’s...
    • Social Security (0 speeches)
      That the draft Universal Credit Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) Question agreed to.
    • European Union Documents (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
    • Space Policy (0 speeches)
      That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 16374/12, a Commission Communication on establishing appropriate relations between the European Union and the European Space Agency; and...
  • Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That the motion in the name of Mr Andrew Lansley relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No....
    • Privileges (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Annette Brooke be discharged from the Committee on Privileges and Sir Nick Harvey be added.—(Mr Randall.)
    • standards (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Annette Brooke be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Sir Nick Harvey be added.—(Mr Randall.)
  • Petition — Main Road Recreation Ground (Kinnerton) (1 speech)
    Over 400 residents of Kinnerton have signed this petition in favour of the non-development of a valuable green space. The campaign to protect the field has gone on for more than 20 years, and the...
  • Common Agricultural Policy Reform (16 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Swayne.)