Wednesday, 19 January 2011
I have a short statement to make on progress towards the establishment of an informal liaison group for the House of Commons and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. The purpose of...
The Minister for the Cabinet Office was asked-
What proportion of the budget of the national citizen service he expects to be spent in the 50% least disadvantaged areas of the country.
What progress his Department's behavioural insight team has made in its work.
What recent discussions he has had with the civil society organisations on the implementation of the big society initiative.
What savings have been achieved under the Government's programme of rationalisation and abolition of public bodies to date.
What assessment he has made of the likely effects on the social enterprise sector of reductions in Government expenditure.
What steps he is taking to ensure that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in the national citizen service.
What assessment he has made of the effects on the big society initiative of the outcomes of the comprehensive spending review; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister was asked-
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. We are just about to start an extremely important debate on the scrapping of education maintenance allowances. By my calculation, five Members will now be unable...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Secretary Lansley, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Vince Cable,...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
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...
I beg to move, That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 17 January, be approved. There remains a severe and...
The petition is from the students of Walsall college. The petitioners oppose any reduction in weekly education maintenance allowance payments in this Parliament. They further oppose the loss of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Bill Wiggin.)
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