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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 21 May 2009

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

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General

    The Solicitor-General was asked—

    • Human Trafficking

      14 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in bringing prosecutions in cases of alleged human trafficking offences.

    • Victim and Witness Support

      8 speeches

      What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking in co-operation with other agencies to improve support for victims and witnesses in the court system.

      Cohabitation Bill

      4 speeches

      If she will make an estimate of the potential effect on the Law Officers' Department's budgets of implementing the proposals of the Cohabitation Bill.


      4 speeches

      What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase rape conviction rates.

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    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 Act: Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Act 2009.

  • Business of the House

    54 speeches

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

    • Gurkhas

      55 speeches

      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on new settlement rights for former Gurkhas and their families. As the House knows, all Gurkhas who retired after July 1997, when the...

    • Whitsun Adjournment

      63 speeches

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

  • Petition — Council Tax Benefit

    1 speech

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of the Royal British Legion and others. It reads as follows: The Petition of members of The Royal British Legion and others, Declares that some 25,000...

  • Council Tax Benefit

    4 speeches

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

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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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