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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 12 May 2011

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

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • 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—

    • Voting Preferences

      4 speeches

      If the Electoral Commission will amend its guidance so that only a vote cast that indicates a positive preference for a candidate is counted as a valid vote.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

    • Weddings

      6 speeches

      What steps the Church Commissioners are taking to increase the number of weddings performed by the Church of England.

  • 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—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

    • National Audit Office

      4 speeches

      What recent assessment the Public Accounts Commission has made of the effects of the UK’s fiscal situation on the work and budget of the National Audit Office.

  • Business of the House

    75 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?

    • Vocational Education

      37 speeches

      With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to a make a statement on the next stage of this coalition Government’s radical reform programme to make opportunity more equal. I should like to...

    • Personal Statement

      2 speeches

      I thank you, Mr Speaker, for giving me this early opportunity to respond to the Standards and Privileges Committee report on my expenses. I am also grateful to the Parliamentary Commissioner for...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Further to my earlier question, could you provide me with some advice? Is it in order for a Minister to ask his Department not to provide him with information to...

  • Backbench Business — [27th Allotted Day]

    • Review of Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

      47 speeches

      I beg to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee on Members’ Allowances established under Standing Order No. 152G (Committee on Members’ Allowances) that it review the...

    • Fisheries

      145 speeches

      Before I call Zac Goldsmith, may I suggest that I am minded to increase the time limit to 10 minutes, or possibly 12 minutes, depending on how long the opening speeches last?

  • Business Support (Lancaster and Fleetwood)

    7 speeches

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

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