Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Second Readings opposed and deferred until Tuesday 15 July ( Standing Order No. 20).
The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—
What steps he plans to take to improve the functioning of the coalition Government.
What recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the Government's policy on devolution and decentralisation.
What plans he has to discuss constituency boundaries with the Boundary Commission; and if he will make a statement.
What steps the Government are taking to avoid a fall in the number of people registered to vote as a result of the introduction of individual voter registration.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney-General was asked—
What steps he plans to take to ensure that child abuse offences are prosecuted successfully.
What steps he is taking to ensure that offences against bribery laws are prosecuted successfully.
What recent estimate he has made of the total value of criminal assets subject to Serious Fraud Office confiscation orders that are hidden overseas.
What the Crown Prosecution Service is doing to ensure that adequate support is given to vulnerable witnesses in cases of sexual abuse or domestic violence.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The ministerial code of conduct makes it clear that Ministers must give accurate and truthful information to Parliament, correcting any inadvertent error at the...
[Relevant document: Report from the Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill, HC 1019, and the Government response, Cm 8889.] Second Reading
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Modern Slavery 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 14 October 2014. 3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit...
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 any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Anne Milton.) Question agreed to.
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 Modern Slavery Bill, it is...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 56), That the Bill be now read a Second time. Question agreed to. Bill accordingly read a Second time. Question put forthwith, That...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 5 to 10 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Food from Britain) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 6 May 2014, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
That the draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1: injunctions to prevent gang-related violence) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on...
That the draft Banking Act 2009 (Exclusion of Investment Firms of a Specified Description) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 5 June, be approved. That the draft Banking Act 2009...
That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Iraq) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 9 June, be approved. That the draft European...
That the draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 23 June, be approved. That the draft Contracts for Difference...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Anne Milton.)
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