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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 2 April 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Fish

      10 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the quantity of discarded fish.

    • Bees

      8 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the recent decline in the bee population; and what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of pollination on that decline.

      Pitt Report

      16 speeches

      How many of the recommendations made by Sir Michael Pitt in his final report, "Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods", have been implemented.

      Surface Water Charges

      11 speeches

      What progress he has made in his consideration of options for mitigating the effects on water customers of increases in surface water charges.

      Water Shortages

      10 speeches

      What recent representations he has received on measures to prevent water shortages; and if he will make a statement.

      Topical Questions

      21 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General

    The Solicitor-General was asked—

    • Rape (Victim Support)

      14 speeches

      What steps she plans to take to provide greater support during rape cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for those who have been raped, in the light of the findings of the Equality and...

    • Serious Fraud Office

      8 speeches

      What use the Serious Fraud Office has made of money retained under proceeds of crime legislation in meeting its objectives in the last five years.

      Torture

      8 speeches

      Whether any cases of alleged UK involvement in torture overseas other than that of Binyam Mohamed are being investigated by the Attorney-General.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      4 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service's charging policy in cases of repeated fraud; and if she will make a statement.

      Prosecutions (Children)

      4 speeches

      How many prosecutions there have been of children at or above the age of criminal responsibility in each of the last three years?

  • Business of the House

    48 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Measures: Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service)...

  • Business of the house

    1 speech

    Motion made, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 21 April, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means...

  • Science and Innovation (Sedgefield)

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Helen Jones.)

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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