Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Consideration of Bill, as amended, opposed and deferred until Tuesday 26 February ( Standing Order No. 20).
Second Readings opposed and deferred until Tuesday 26 February at Four o’clock ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—
What recent progress he has made on a policy on recall of hon. Members.
What assessment he has made of the most effective ways of ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.
What the Government’s political and constitutional reform priorities are up to 2015.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney-General was asked—
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the establishment of the National Crime Agency.
What estimate he has made of the likely saving the Crown Prosecution Service will make by introducing proportionality into the public interest test of the Crown prosecutors’ code.
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service’s conviction rate for rape where the defendant contests the charge.
Whether the Serious Fraud Office holds contracts with any companies which are subject to a criminal investigation by a prosecuting agency overseas.
How many successful prosecutions were carried out by the Crown Prosecution Service for burglary in Northamptonshire in the latest year for which figures are available where the defendant had (a)...
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on increasing the Crown Prosecution Service’s conviction rate for female genital mutilation.
Whether he has had discussions with the European Commission on the legal status of Scotland’s membership of the EU in the event of a yes vote to independence.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about our work to ensure the highest standards of integrity in the police. We are fortunate in Britain to have the finest police...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I rarely raise points of order, but this one is about a reply I received to a question I put to the Home Secretary, which was answered by the Minister for...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
We now come to the main business. The first of the two Opposition day debates is on a motion about horsemeat in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Before I call the shadow Secretary of...
I inform the House that the Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) Question agreed to....
That the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) The Deputy Speaker’s...
That the draft Universal Credit Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.—(Mr Swayne.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 16374/12, a Commission Communication on establishing appropriate relations between the European Union and the European Space Agency; and...
Ordered, That the motion in the name of Mr Andrew Lansley relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No....
Over 400 residents of Kinnerton have signed this petition in favour of the non-development of a valuable green space. The campaign to protect the field has gone on for more than 20 years, and the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Swayne.)
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