Monday, 2 July 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with local authorities on reforming the electoral rules relating to parish polls; and if he will make a statement.
What plans his Department has to offer support to communities seeking to purchase their local pubs or other assets of community value.
What steps he is taking to increase the availability of social housing.
What recent steps he has taken to support former members of the armed forces in respect of housing.
What estimate he has made of the level of affordable house building starts in 2011-12.
What progress his Department has made in protecting the rights of people who live in park homes.
What steps he is taking to increase opportunities for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to find suitable housing.
What assessment he has made of the level of negative equity in the north of England.
What his most recent estimate is of the number of homes to be built in the south-east in the next five years and of the proportion of such homes that will be let at affordable rents.
What the percentage change was to average band D council tax bills in real terms in (a) England and (b) Gravesham constituency over financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.
What steps his Department is taking to promote small wind turbines within the planning framework.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
I am sure that, like me, the whole House will be deeply saddened by the deaths of three British servicemen in Afghanistan yesterday. These brave soldiers were demonstrating great courage to...
On Thursday I updated the House on the Financial Services Authority’s investigation into Barclays and the attempted manipulation of the LIBOR market in the years running up to and during...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. In asking a question of the Chancellor regarding London commodity markets and their impact on smallholder farmers around the world following his...
Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in the Finance Bill about face-value vouchers.—(Mr Gauke.)
Resolved, That provision may be made in the Finance Bill amending the descriptions of supplies which are zero-rated, exempt or subject to a reduced rate of value added tax.—(Mr Gauke.)
Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in the Finance Bill about the treatment of arrangements involving settled property.—(Mr Gauke.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 16 April 2012 (Finance (No. 4) Bill (Programme)):...
Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee
‘In relation to products charged with duty under HODA 1979 on or after 1 August 2012 but before 1 January 2013, that Act has effect as if the amendments made by section 20 of FA 2011 had...
I beg to move amendment 1, page 2, line 6, leave out paragraph (c).
Amendment proposed: 23, page 2, line 36, leave out clause 4.—(Rachel Reeves.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided: Ayes 236, Noes 312.
I beg to move amendment 24, page 5, line 4, leave out clause 8.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 27 February 2012, in the previous Session of Parliament, be...
That the draft Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 15 May, be approved.—...
Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Secretary Jeremy Hunt relating to Financial Assistance to Industry shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Newmark.)
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