Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—
What discussions he had with human rights organisations, trade unions and opposition movements during his recent visit to Colombia; and if he will make a statement.
What support the Government are giving to business growth opportunities in Cheshire East through the Cheshire and Warrington local enterprise partnership.
What steps the Government plan to take to improve the accuracy and completeness of the electoral register.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney-General was asked—
How many local authorities have signed up to the information-sharing protocol for cases of child abuse launched in November 2013 by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
What recent discussions he has had with the Treasury Solicitor on the development of a shared legal service. [R]
What steps the Government are taking to ensure the repatriation of stolen assets to emerging democracies in the middle east and north Africa.
What recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the use of diminished responsibility defences in domestic homicide cases.
What recent steps he has taken to promote awareness among prosecutors of the tools available to secure the removal from the UK of low-level foreign offenders.
What assessment he has made of the effects of increased digital working by the Crown Prosecution Service; and what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse as a result of that increase.
In what ways the Serious Fraud Office co-operates with prosecutors overseas; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on reform of the law of contempt.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The first business on today’s Order Paper is entitled, “Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister”. Twelve substantive questions are then...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)
That the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 20 January, be approved.—(John Penrose.) Question agreed to. Motion made,...
That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s Functions in relation to Estate Agent etc) Order 2014, which was laid...
That the draft County Court Jurisdiction Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 18 December 2013, be approved.—(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(John Penrose.)
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