Tuesday, 15 May 2012
I draw Members’ attention to the fact that the book for entering the private Member’s Bill ballot is now open for Members to sign in the No Lobby. It will be open until the House...
Ordered, That there be laid before this House Returns for Session 2010-12 of information and statistics relating to: (1) Business of the House; (2) Closure of Debate, Proposal of Question and...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring quality services for victims after the election of police and crime commissioners.
What assessment he has made of progress in reforming the operation of the European Court of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
What recent representations he has received on the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
What progress he has made on reform of probation services.
Whether he plans to extend the use of private companies in the management of prisons.
What steps he is taking to reform the role of small claims courts.
What steps he is taking to protect the right to anonymity of victims in rape cases.
What recent progress he has made in reforming the law on defamation.
What measures are in place to encourage the teaching of literacy in prisons.
What steps he plans to take to promote training in prisons.
Whether he plans to bring forward proposals to enable magistrates to sit in community centres and police stations.
When he expects the commission on a Bill of Rights to publish its report.
What recent representations he has received on arrangements for compensation claims by people with pleural plaques.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Debate resumed (Order, 14 May ), Question again proposed , That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and...
Our Government’s foreign policy has two principal aims: to respond to urgent challenges and crises in ways that promote Britain’s national interest and our democratic values,...
Ordered, That the Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I., 2012, No. 742), dated 5 March 2012, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(Mr Vara.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Vara.)
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