House of Commons debates

Thursday, 27 March 2014

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

    • Cathedrals

      6 speeches

      What the current estimated cost is of necessary repairs to cathedrals in England; and what steps are being taken to ensure that cathedrals remain open to the public.

    • Same-sex Marriage (Priests)

      4 speeches

      What the Church of England’s policy is on priests entering a same-sex marriage; and what guidance has been given on what would happen to a priest who did so.


      6 speeches

      What the anticipated return is on the Church Commissioners’ investments for the current financial year.

      Diocesan Support

      4 speeches

      How much money the Church Commissioners anticipate they will be able to distribute to dioceses across England to support their mission in 2014.

      Church Growth Research Programme

      4 speeches

      What steps are being taken to help dioceses and parishes engage and take action with reference to the Church growth research programme.

      Scythian Ltd

      4 speeches

      When the Electoral Commission will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland of 6 March 2014 regarding donations from Scythian Ltd.

      Electoral Registration

      4 speeches

      If the Electoral Commission will take steps with relevant Government Departments and other public bodies to ensure that whenever a citizen comes into contact with a public agency for an...

  • Business of the House

    62 speeches

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

    • Energy Markets Competition Assessment

      42 speeches

      With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on competition in the energy markets. Today Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition and Markets Authority have...

    • Quality Workplace Pensions

      32 speeches

      With permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I will make a statement setting out the actions that this Government are taking to ensure that the pension schemes into which workers are enrolled are of high...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Have you received any notification from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions or any of his Ministers that they propose to make an oral statement to...

  • Backbench Business

    • High Court Judgment (John Downey)

      150 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered the background to and implications of the High Court judgment on John Downey. Let me put on record our thanks and gratitude to the Backbench Business...

  • Petition — Crossing at Gipsy Lane, Leicester

    3 speeches

    It is a pleasure—[Interruption.]

  • Mental Health Care (Older People in Lincolnshire)

    4 speeches

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

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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.

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