House of Commons debates
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Economic Policy (23 speeches)
      What recent assessment he has made of the effects of the Government’s economic policies on Wales; and if he will make a statement.
    • Universal Credit (9 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the roll-out of universal credit in Wales.
    • Superfast Broadband (10 speeches)
      What recent discussions he has had on the roll-out of superfast broadband in Wales.
    • Justice (10 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government who have partial responsibility for justice and law and order.
    • Army Recruitment Offices (4 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the closure of the army recruitment offices in Wales.
    • Prisons (North Wales) (6 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues and others on building a new prison in north Wales; and what progress has been made.
    • Under-occupancy Penalty (15 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the under-occupancy penalty on social housing in Wales.
    • Wales Tourism Week (5 speeches)
      What plans his Department has to support Wales tourism week.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister
    The Prime Minister was asked—
    • Engagements (74 speeches)
      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 February.
  • Point of Order (2 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Following the advice you gave on Monday about the nature of oral questions and oral answers, and the need for us to rebuild public confidence in politicians, will...
  • Local Authority Devolution and Powers (4 speeches)
    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) (418 speeches, 1 annotation)
    I beg to move, That this House deplores and opposes the Government’s introduction of the housing benefit under-occupancy penalty; believes it to be unjust and unworkable; notes growing...
  • 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...
    • Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Capital Gains Tax (0 speeches)
      That the draft Building Societies (Core Capital Deferred Shares) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved. —(Nicky Morgan.) Question agreed to.
    • Financial Services and Markets (16 speeches)
      [Relevant documents: oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on macro-prudential tools, HC 546-i and -ii; and written evidence reported to the House by the Treasury Committee on 17...
  • Business without Debate — Delegated Legislation (1 speech)
    With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 5 to 11 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Pensions (0 speeches)
      That the draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.
    • Local Government (0 speeches)
      That the draft East Hertfordshire and Stevenage (Boundary Change) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 22 January, be approved. That the draft Gateshead and Northumberland (Boundary...
    • Financial Services and Markets (0 speeches)
      That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved. That the draft Financial...
    • Companies (0 speeches)
      That the draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
  • Petition — Human Rights in India (1 speech)
    I know that there is to be a debate on this subject tomorrow. The petition, to which there are more than 2,000 signatures, states: The Petition of residents of Coventry and the United Kingdom,...
  • Country of Origin Marking (Manufactured Goods) (17 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)