Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Motion made, That the Bill, as amended, be now considered.
Second Reading opposed and deferred until Tuesday 5 February ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s fiscal policies on the level of long-term youth unemployment.
What steps he is taking to help people with the cost of living.
What progress HM Revenue and Customs has made in closing loopholes in the tax system.
How much VAT was paid by (a) sixth-form colleges and (b) further education colleges in 2012.
What recent assessment he has made of the extent of underemployment in the work force.
What recent steps he has taken to increase the level of infrastructure investment.
How many working households will be affected by the changes to the uprating of tax credits and other payments announced in the autumn statement.
How much revenue will accrue to the Exchequer from the beer duty escalator in each of the next three years.
What plans he has to simplify the tax system.
What progress has been made in making compensation payments under the Equitable Life payment scheme.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on deployment to Mali.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. As chairman of the British-Brazil all-party parliamentary group, I tabled early-day motion 981 on the nightclub fire in Santa Maria, in which sadly at least 230...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 23 May 2012...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 5.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 7.
I beg to move, That the Order of 20 November 2012 (HGV Road User Levy Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows: 1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted. 2. Proceedings on Consideration...
Consideration of Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee
I beg to move amendment 1, page 5, line 4, leave out subsection (3). I had the opportunity to have an informal chat with the Minister earlier today about the amendment....
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2012, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 8 January, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 8 January, be approved.—(Greg Hands.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 14596/12, a Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on transposition of Directive 2009/81/EC on Defence and...
First, may I congratulate two of my constituents, Michelle Bainbridge and Stephen Guy, on running such an excellent campaign in Sherburn village against the home to school transport arrangements,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Greg Hands.)
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