House of Commons debates
Monday, 25 February 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Budget Post-2015 (20 speeches)
      What plans he has for the defence budget post-2015.
    • Trident Replacement (12 speeches)
      What his most recent estimate is of costs up to 2016 of the replacement of the Trident nuclear missile system.
    • DNA Samples (4 speeches)
      What consideration he has given to routinely storing DNA samples for all members of the armed forces.
    • Armed Forces Covenant (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to encourage other Government Departments to support the armed forces covenant.
    • Service Personnel Families (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to help families of service personnel find work.
    • Non-equipment Budget (13 speeches)
      What plans he has for the non-equipment defence budget.
    • Core Equipment Programme (8 speeches)
      What plans he has for the future of the core equipment programme.
    • Reservists (8 speeches)
      What plans he has for the training of reservists.
    • Aircraft Carrier Programme (9 speeches)
      What progress his Department has made on the aircraft carrier programme.
    • Defence Estate (Bicester) (4 speeches)
      What plans he has for the future of the defence estate at Bicester.
    • Armed Forces (Gay People) (4 speeches)
      What support his Department provides to gay people serving in the armed forces.
    • Defence Procurement (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to improve defence procurement.
    • Part-time Nuclear Deterrent (4 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the credibility and effectiveness of a part-time nuclear deterrent.
    • Topical Questions (38 speeches)
      I call Siobhain McDonagh. Not here—[Interruption.] We are never going to be troubled for any length of time, any more than the right hon. Member for South Leicestershire (Mr Robathan) is.
    • Economic Policy (153 speeches, 1 annotation)
      (Urgent Question): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the UK Government’s economic policy following the loss of Britain’s triple A credit rating.
  • Point of Order (2 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The House will be saddened to hear of a serious underground fire at Daw Mill colliery in my constituency. Thankfully, there have been no deaths or serious...
  • Children and Families Bill (147 speeches)
    [Relevant documents: Sixth Report from the Education Committee, Pre-legislative scrutiny: Special Educational Needs, HC 631, Fourth Report from the Justice Committee, Pre-legislative scrutiny of...
    • Children and Families Bill (Programme) (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Children and Families Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to a...
    • Children and Families Bill (Money) (0 speeches)
      Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Children and Families Bill, it...
    • Children and Families Bill (Ways and Means) (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Children and Families Bill, it is expedient to authorise— (1)...
  • Business without Debate — Deferred Divisions (0 speeches)
    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 Motion in the name of...
  • Business of the House (1 speech)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 15), That, at this day’s sitting, the Business of the House ( 26 February) motion, in the name of Mr Andrew Lansley, may be...
    • Children and Families Bill (Carry-Over) (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Children and Families Bill have not been...
  • Business of the House (26 February) (24 speeches)
    I inform the House that I have not selected the amendment in the name of Mr Christopher Chope.
  • Business without Debate (0 speeches)
    • estimates (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 145), That this House agrees with the Report [ 12 February] of the Liaison Committee.—(Nicky Morgan.) Question agreed to.
    • financial assistance to industry (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order, 7 January.) That this House authorises the Secretary of State to undertake to pay, and to pay by way of financial...
    • communities and local government (0 speeches)
      Ordered, That Bill Esterson be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Mrs Mary Glindon be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (7 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Nicky Morgan.)