Wednesday, 8 February 2012
The Minister for the Cabinet Office was asked—
How many big society projects were under way in the most recent period for which figures are available.
What efficiency savings the Efficiency and Reform Group has identified across central Government.
What the Government’s objectives are for the big society initiative.
How much his Department spent on consultancy in the last year for which figures are available.
What assessment he has made of the effects of changes to public procurement on the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises to secure contracts.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Prime Minister was asked—
I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2012-13 (HC 1797), which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved. This Government inherited the largest budget...
I beg to move, That the Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) Report 2012-13, which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved. That the Local...
I rise to present a petition from the residents of south-east Northumberland relating to the proposed closure of the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter in my constituency. The petition states: The...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Newmark.)
That the draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 5 December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 315, Noes 201.
That the draft Local Digital Television Programme Services Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 15 December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 326, Noes 198.
That the draft Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order, 2012, which was laid before this House on 15 December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 325, Noes 198.
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And sometimes to shout at each other.