Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent representations he has received about UK withdrawal from the European Court of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
What reports he has received on the progress of investigations of the alleged misuse of public money by private providers that hold contracts with his Department.
What assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in funding for civil legal aid.
What recent assessment he has made of family mediation services.
What his policy is on probation trusts tendering for probation services.
What steps he plans to take to enforce the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.
What plans he has to review sentencing for causing death by dangerous driving.
What his strategy is for supporting victims of crime.
What assessment he has made of the potential for further savings to the public purse from the justice system.
How many young people currently in young offenders institutions and specialist children’s homes are being held on human trafficking offences.
How his Department’s funding for restorative justice is being disbursed.
What professional development support his Department plans to put in place for those supervising offenders in the community.
What steps he plans to take to ensure access to justice regardless of ability to pay.
What steps he is taking to support victims of domestic violence.
What steps he is taking to tackle rogue payment protection insurance claim companies and nuisance calling by those companies.
What steps he is taking to reduce the use of cautions for repeat offences.
What steps he is taking to ensure that no prisoner leaves prison unable to read.
What steps he plans to take to ensure that the voluntary sector is able to compete for rehabilitation contracts.
What plans he has for Stafford prison.
What assessment he has made of trends in the number of cracked trials.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the work of the Airports Commission. I will also give brief details of my written ministerial statement from this morning on...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I cannot think of anyone less like a chocolate teapot than my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport. May I invite you to prepare a booklet of...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee
‘(1) Before section 1 of this Act is brought into force, the Secretary of State shall, by regulations, put into effect arrangements for integrated audit which enables auditors to work...
Amendment made: 1, page 6, line 43, at end insert— ‘(ba) specifies the period for which the local auditor has been appointed,’.—(Brandon Lewis.)
I beg to move amendment 14, page 26, line 11, leave out ‘one or more specified local authorities’ and insert ‘a local authority’.
I beg to move amendment 6, page 30, line 32, at end insert— ‘(13A) Subsections (14) to (16) apply (and subsections (18) to (20) do not apply) if, in accordance...
Amendment made: 2, page 34, line 19, at end insert— ‘(2A) References in this Act to provision made under it include provision made under Part 42 of the Companies...
Amendment made: 3, page 42, line 36, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert ‘that is wholly in England’. —(Brandon Lewis.)
Amendment made: 4, page 47, line 5, after ‘authority’, insert ‘other than a health service body’.—(Brandon Lewis.)
Amendment made: 5, page 58, line 3, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert— ‘(3) For paragraph 6 (holding of appropriate qualification) substitute—...
Amendments made: 9, page 36, line 3, leave out ‘and’ and insert ‘to’. Amendment 10, page 36, line 5, at end insert— ‘(2A) If...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 19...
That the draft Taxation of Regulatory Capital Securities Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 22 November, be approved.—(Mr Gyimah.) Question agreed to.
That the draft Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 17 July, be approved. That the draft Representation of...
That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 30 October, be...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 18068/12 and Addenda 1 to 7, a draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws,...
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 14102/13, a Commission Communication: Strengthening the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union; and supports the...
I would like to pay tribute to the hard work that Councillors Sandra Bainbridge and Tony Ellerby have done in leading this petition to defend an asset in their ward. The petition states: The...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Gyimah.)
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