House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Nuclear Power

      8 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the nuclear power industry to the Scottish economy.

    • Under-occupancy Penalty

      10 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the number of households in Scotland affected by the under-occupancy penalty.

      Transport Links

      14 speeches

      What steps he is taking to improve transport links between Scotland and England.

      Budget 2013

      19 speeches

      What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 2013 Budget.

      Referendum

      10 speeches

      What consideration his Department has given to the recommendations of the Electoral Commission’s report on the Scottish referendum.

      Higher Education

      7 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with representatives of universities in Scotland on the effects of UK Government policy on higher education in Scotland.

      Gambling Machines

      6 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Ministers in the Scottish Government on the level of gambling machine usage in Scotland.

      Local Government

      6 speeches

      When he last met representatives of local government in Scotland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      69 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 13 February.

    • Press Regulation

      60 speeches

      (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the proposal for a royal charter on press regulation.

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you confirm—I hope that the Secretary of State will stay for this, as I will be brief—that there is a process whereby a Minister can correct what...

  • Science, Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools)

    4 speeches

    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • deferred divisions

    1 speech

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motions in the name of...

  • Business without Debate

    • Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Social Security

      That the draft Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Stephen Crabb.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

      Social Security

      That the draft Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Stephen Crabb.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

      Road Traffic, Wales

      That the draft Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (Wales) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 19 December 2012, be approved....

  • Business of the House (26 February)

    1 speech

    Motion made, That at the sitting on Tuesday 26 February, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business), the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and...

  • Deferred Divisions

    • Social Security

      That the draft Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 13 December 2012, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 276, Noes 196.

    • Social Security

      That the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 280, Noes 190.

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