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, 1 annotation)
      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, 1 annotation)
      (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)
    • Police (111 speeches)
      I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2013-14 (HC 876), which was laid before this House on 4 February, be approved. I am very grateful to those hon. Members who...
    • Local Government Finance (England) (183 speeches)
      We will debate motions 3 to 5 on local government finance together.
  • 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...
    • Pensions and Social Security (139 speeches, 2 annotations)
      We come now to motion 6 on pensions, with which we will debate motion 7 on social security.
  • Business without Debate (0 speeches)
    • Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Social Security (0 speeches)
      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 (0 speeches)
      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 (0 speeches)
      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...
    • Child Care (6 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stephen Crabb.)
  • Deferred Divisions (0 speeches)
    • Social Security (0 speeches)
      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 (0 speeches)
      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.