House of Commons debates

Thursday, 10 October 2013

  • 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—

    • Cathedral Congregations

      6 speeches

      What lessons the Church of England has learned from the increasing size of congregations attending services at cathedrals.

    • Syria and Egypt

      8 speeches

      What discussions the Church of England is having with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the protection of religious minorities in Syria and Egypt.

      Food Banks

      8 speeches

      What work the Church of England is undertaking to support food banks in local communities; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

    • Bats in Churches

      4 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with Natural England on bats in churches; and if he will make a statement.

    • Church Credit Union

      7 speeches

      What progress the Church Commissioners have made on plans for a credit union.

      Scrap Metal

      4 speeches

      What steps the Church Commissioners are taking to publicise the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act on 1 October 2013; and what steps churches are taking to protect themselves from lead...

  • Business of the House

    80 speeches

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

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In a recent speech, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs referred to the 100,000 homes being connected every week to broadband by his...

  • Bill Presented — Immigration Bill

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

  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy

    59 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House believes that, with one in six adults functionally illiterate, the UK’s skills gap is preventing the country from fully realising its economic potential;...

    • Funding for Local Authorities

      121 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered funding for local authorities. I thank the Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee and the Committee for allowing us good time to debate this...

  • Kidsgrove Railway Station

    8 speeches

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

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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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