Monday, 25 November 2013
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether parish councils are able to draw up a neighbourhood plan if they take a different view from their local planning authority on local planning issues.
If he will take steps to reduce excessive parking charges and address aggressive parking enforcement.
What assessment he has made of local authorities’ use of article 4 directions to limit excessive occurrence of particular use types on high streets.
What planning guidelines he has issued on the minimum distance required between wind turbines and housing.
When he expects to announce the provisional local government finance settlement for 2013-14.
If he will review the operation of the new homes bonus.
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of his Department’s grant on the operations of Calderdale council.
What recent guidance he has given to local authorities on tackling unauthorised development. [R]
How many people in Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency have been accepted to be considered in principle for a Help to Buy mortgage to date.
What recent assessment he has made of the supply of one-bedroom social homes; and if he will make a statement.
How many planning applications opposed by local authorities and local communities have been approved on appeal since the coming into force of the Localism Act 2011.
What steps he is taking to encourage the delivery of more private rented sector accommodation.
What recent assessment he has made of levels of business rates for small and medium-sized businesses.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement about our negotiations with Iran. Two weeks ago I reported to the House on the negotiations in Geneva between 8 and 10 November. I explained...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will be aware of the growing concern that exists about the conduct of G4S and Serco, and whether they should be allowed to continue with their bids to run...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Secretary McLoughlin, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mrs Secretary May,...
[Relevant documents: Sixth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Draft Water Bill, Session 2012-13, HC 674 and Government Response, Cm 864.] Second Reading
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Water Bill:
(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 December 2013. (3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to...
(4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are...
(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Mark Lancaster.)...
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Water Bill, it is expedient to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Water Bill, it is expedient to authorise: (1) the inclusion in...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 14 October, be approved.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question...
That the draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 21 October, be approved.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That at the sitting on Monday 2 December, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Andrew...
Before I call the hon. Member for The Cotswolds (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown), who I am sure is in his prime, I suggest that with the leave of the House we will take motions 8 to 14 together. Ordered,
That Thomas Docherty be discharged from the Defence Committee and John Woodcock be added.
That Dan Rogerson be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Roger Williams be added.
That Richard Benyon be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Dan Rogerson be added.
That Tim Farron and Ian Swales be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Stephen Gilbert and Mr Michael Thornton be added.
That Seema Malhotra be discharged from the Justice Committee and John McDonnell be added.
That Sajid Javid be discharged from the Public Accounts Committee and Nicky Morgan be added.
That Roger Williams be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Mr David Heath be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Lancaster.)
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