House of Commons debates

Thursday, 24 January 2013

  • Business Before Questions

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—

    • Voting (UK Citizens Abroad)

      7 speeches

      Whether the Electoral Commission is taking steps to make it easier for UK citizens resident abroad to vote in UK elections while ensuring safeguards against electoral fraud.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Religious Education

      4 speeches

      What assessment the Church Commissioners have made of ways in which religious education teaching could be improved and ensuring that teachers have an understanding of basic Christianity.

    • Civil Partnerships

      4 speeches

      What the policy of the Church of England is on celebrating civil partnerships.

      Women Bishops

      4 speeches

      What assessment he has made of whether the informal discussions amongst General Synod members in February 2013 will lead to significant progress on enabling women to become bishops.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • ECHR (British Airways)

      4 speeches

      What assessment the Church Commissioners have made of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights that British Airways acted unreasonably in banning an employee from wearing a cross at work.

    • House of Laity

      4 speeches

      What steps are being considered within the Church of England as to how the House of Laity may be made more representative of church congregations.

  • Business of the House

    84 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. At Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs orals earlier today, the shadow Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh),...

  • Bill Presented — Marriage (Same Sex Couples)

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Maria Miller, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Theresa May,...

    • Backbench Business — Voting Age

      155 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House believes that the age of eligibility for voting in all elections and referendums in the United Kingdom should be reduced to 16. It is a great pleasure to follow the...

    • Holocaust Memorial Day

      56 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of Holocaust Memorial Day. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for this timely opportunity to debate this important issue on the...

  • Worcester Further Education Colleges

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Swayne.)

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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