House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

  • Business Before Questions — New Writ

    Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to 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 Borough constituency of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister

    The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    The Attorney-General was asked—

    • Human Trafficking

      6 speeches

      When he expects the Crown Prosecution Service to publish its public policy statement on the prosecution of cases involving human trafficking.

    • Child Trafficking

      8 speeches

      What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the prosecution rate for child trafficking offences.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      6 speeches

      What steps the Crown Prosecution Service plans to take to achieve its planned expenditure reductions over the comprehensive spending review period.

      Specialist Rape Prosecutors

      6 speeches

      How many specialist rape prosecutors the Crown Prosecution Service employed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Domestic Violence

      4 speeches

      What recent representations he has received on the effect on prosecution rates of the provision of specialist domestic violence services.

      Human Trafficking

      6 speeches

      What steps he is taking to ensure that people recognised as trafficked under the national referral mechanism procedure are not prosecuted for criminal offences related to their trafficking.


      5 speeches

      What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the rate of conviction for rape offences.

      Bribery Act

      8 speeches

      What progress the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Serious Fraud Office have made on guidance on the prosecution of cases under the Bribery Act 2010.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Shahbaz Bhatti

      9 speeches

      What representations the Church of England has made on the death of Shahbaz Bhatti in Pakistan.

    • St George’s Day

      8 speeches

      Whether the Church Commissioners plan to encourage the flying of the St George Cross flag by churches on St George’s day.


      4 speeches

      What recent representations the Church Commissioners have received on the role of the Church of England in education.

      Listed Places of Worship

      6 speeches

      What recent discussions the Church Commissioners have had with Ministers on the future of the listed places of worship grant scheme.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will know that it is the convention of this House that, when there are changes to the Government, they are notified to this House and to you personally. I...

  • Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Martin Horwood, supported by Mr Tim Yeo, Dan Rogerson, Joan Walley, Sir Peter Bottomley, Lorely Burt, Caroline Lucas, Sir Alan Beith,...

  • Work and Pensions

    6 speeches

    I suppose that I should be delighted to be the first part of this Hollobone experiment. I am delighted that the Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Thornbury...

  • General Matters

    37 speeches

    I thank the Backbench Business Committee for giving us the opportunity to raise matters before the Easter recess in the same style as we have previously. I wish to use this opportunity to raise a...

  • Petitions

    • Bus Service (Croyland, Wellingborough)

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, I will present two petitions. Last Friday I went to a packed protest meeting in the Croyland ward, which had been organised by the excellent Councillor Thomas...

    • Isham Bypass (Wellingborough)

      1 speech

      The second petition is on the disappointing news that the Isham bypass will not be built at the moment. The petition states: To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain...

  • Forestry Commission (Northumberland)

    4 speeches

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

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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