Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Tuesday 11 October ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Insolvency Service on the viability of insolvency litigation following the implementation of the reforms...
What recent progress he has made in making prisoners work while in custody; and if he will make a statement.
What his policy is on the right of overseas victims of alleged human rights abuses by UK multinational companies to access justice in the UK.
What assessment he has made of the proposal to allow a right of appeal of decisions by judges to grant bail following the death of Jane Clough and other cases.
Whether his Department has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of the implementation of the office of chief coroner.
What recent representations he has received from people with mesothelioma and mesothelioma support groups on the potential implications of his proposed reforms to legal aid.
What decisions he has reached on implementing the recommendation of the review by Lord Justice Jackson to abolish referral fees.
If he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Human Rights Act 1998 in respect of the balance between fundamental liberties and obligations to society.
What steps he is taking to eradicate gang culture within prisons and young offenders institutions.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the size of the prison population; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to improve the functioning of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.
What recent progress he has made in implementing his policy of payment by results to reduce the rate of reoffending.
When he plans to bring forward proposals on compensation for victims of overseas terrorism.
What recent assessment he has made of the operation of the courts during the public disorder of August 2011.
What plans he has to improve the efficiency of the criminal justice system.
How many prisoners are serving sentences for (a) human trafficking and (b) drug-related offences; and what the average length of sentence is in each case.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am not sure whether I concur with your last remarks, but I am sure that since noon on Monday you have been considering your own boundary recommendations, as...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
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I beg to move, That this House believes that the Government should act urgently to guarantee face-to-face careers advice for all young people in schools. The motion is in my name and that of my...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 7226/11, a Commission Communication on an EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child; welcomes the Government’s commitment to...
I present a petition on behalf of the “Save Swansea Coastguard” campaign, which in a few weeks has collected more than 100,000 signatures in opposition to the closure of the...
I should like to present a petition from the people of Blackpool and Cleveleys. The petition declares: The Petition of the people of Blackpool and Cleveleys, Declares that the Petitioners are...
This petition states: The Petition of the residents of Falmouth, Declares that the Petitioners believe that the dredging of Falmouth Harbour should be permitted to go ahead so as to enable the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Miss Chloe Smith.)
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