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Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Further consideration of Bill, as amended, opposed and deferred until Tuesday 17 January ( Standing Order No. 20).
Second Readings opposed and deferred until Tuesday 17 January ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the potential effects of an incomplete electoral register on tackling crime.
What steps he is taking to increase participation in elections by service and overseas voters.
What discussions he has had on the definition of lobbying.
What assessment he has made of the potential effects of the introduction of individual electoral registration on the 2015 boundary review.
What recent progress he has made on reforming the House of Lords; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney-General was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
What discussions he has had with the director of the Serious Fraud Office on the potential benefits of introducing corporate deferred prosecution agreements.
What discussions he has had with the director of the Serious Fraud Office on the need for further legislation to address economic crime.
What plans he has to conduct a review on the disclosure of evidence obtained through undercover police operations.
What recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the case of Babar Ahmad.
What assessment he has made of the potential effects on prosecution rates of planned changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence.
What recent assessment he has made of the effects on prosecution rates of specialist domestic violence courts.
What charging responsibilities have been transferred to the police from the Crown Prosecution Service.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the reform of public service pensions. Seven weeks ago I reported to the House that in an effort to secure agreement, the...
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Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
We now move on to the main business. As hon. Members know, it has been divided into several sections. It is all very complicated, but we have fingertip control in the Chair. [ Interruption. ]...
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Five Members wish to take part in this debate, so a time limit of six minutes has been set. May I remind the Minister that the time allotted to him to respond to the debate is up to 10 minutes?...
Five Members are listed to take part in this debate. There is a time limit on Back-Bench speeches of six minutes. I remind Ministers that this is a Back-Bench debate and that the Backbench...
I wish to discuss history teaching in schools, because the study of history in schools has reached an all-time low. Last year, for the first time, the proportion of pupils being entered for...
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Bill Wiggin.)
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