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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he plans to end the end-of-custody licence scheme.
What recent discussions he has had with the chief executive of the Tribunals Service on the operation of mental health tribunals.
What recent assessment he has made of access to coroners' court services in small towns and rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
If he will refer the case of Stephen Ayre to the chief inspector of probation.
What recent guidance the Sentencing Advisory Panel has issued on sentences for those convicted of multiple rape; and if he will make a statement.
What services and policy initiatives will be affected by the funding settlement reached for his Department for 2009 to 2011.
Whether his Department takes steps to inform the public of sentences handed down to people convicted of violent crime.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on guidelines to prevent re-offending by those convicted of shop theft.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. William Cash, supported by Mr. Michael Ancram, Mr. John Redwood, Mr. Peter Lilley, Mr. Graham Brady, Mr. Christopher Chope, Mr. Bernard...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Paul Burstow, supported by Tom Brake, Lorely Burt, Andrew George, Susan Kramer and Mr. Edward Davey, presented a Bill to protect...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I inform the House that I have selected the Prime Minister's amendment to both the motions that are to be debated today.
I beg to move, That this House is alarmed that nine years after the tragic death of Victoria Climbié the level of child abuse and deaths at the hands of parents and carers remains...
Ordered, That the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2699) dated 9 October 2008, be referred to a Delegated...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119 (11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15455/08, Commission Communication: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2008-09; and supports the Government's policy that Turkey,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118 (6)),
That the draft Unit Trusts (Electronic Communications) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 8 December, be approved.— (Ian Lucas.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
Ordered, That Lindsay Roy be added to the Scottish Affairs Committee .—(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Ian Lucas.)
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