Thursday, 19 June 2008
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant for the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the County Constituency of...
Order for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 26 June.
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Second Reading ( 12 June). Debate to be resumed on Thursday 26 June.
Orders for Second Reading read. To be read a Sec ond time on Thursday 26 June.
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—
When he last met the Comptroller and Auditor General; and what subjects were discussed.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What proposals for changes in prosecution of domestic violence offences there will be as a result of the Crown Prosecution Service's violence against women strategy.
How many prosecutions have been brought against children found working in cannabis factories in the last three years.
The Minister for Women and Equality was asked—
What recent representations she has received on the application of the gender equality duty to the licensing of lap-dancing clubs by local authorities. The Minister for Women and Equality (Ms...
What recent steps the Government have taken to reduce the gender pay gap.
What recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on alternatives to imprisonment for women.
What progress the Government have made in tackling violence against women.
What further steps the Government plan to take to assist women who have been trafficked.
What recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on support for women who are carers.
The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission was asked—
If the Commission will review the recommendation of the Administration Committee not to provide tap water at meetings held in the House.
If the Commission will examine the financial implications of extending the House of Commons staff pension scheme to staff of hon. Members.
The Leader of the House was asked—
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 St. Austell...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of eco-towns. Eco-towns offer us a unique opportunity not only to address the housing shortage and to tackle climate change but to trigger...
[Relevant documents: T he Fifth Report from the Defence Committee, on Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07, HC 61, and the Government Response , Fifth Special Report from the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Steve McCabe.]
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