House of Commons debates

Thursday, 29 January 2015

  • 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—

    • General Election Count

      10 speeches

      On what authority and for what reason it is a requirement that the count for the general election must be started within four hours of the close of poll.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

    • Economy

      7 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the implications for the Commissioners’ policies of the Church of England report, “On Rock or Sand”, published on 21 January 2015.

    • Investment: Pharmaceutical Companies

      6 speeches

      What ethical investment policies the Church of England applies when investing in pharmaceutical companies or other medical organisations.

      Anglican Communion Tour

      4 speeches

      What discussions the Commissioners have had with the Archbishop of Canterbury on lessons learnt for the Church from his year-long tour of the Anglican Communion.

      First Female Bishop

      4 speeches

      What responsibilities have been allocated to the Right Rev. Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport; and if he will make a statement.

      Bats

      4 speeches

      What steps have been taken in co-ordination with Natural England to exclude bats from churches where they are causing significant damage to the fabric of church buildings.

  • 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—

  • Business of the House

    52 speeches

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

    • Birmingham Schools

      19 speeches

      With permission, I should like to update the House on progress in implementing the recommendations contained in Peter Clarke’s report on Birmingham schools. The Government have accepted...

    • Growth Deals

      37 speeches

      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about growth deals. During the past four and a half years, the Government’s long-term economic plan has put the British economy...

      Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry

      126 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House regrets that the Iraq Inquiry has decided to defer publication of its report until after 7 May 2015; and calls on the Inquiry to publish a timetable for...

      Open-cast Coal Sites (Restoration)

      35 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered financial support for restoration of opencast coal sites. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for facilitating this debate. I also thank Jan...

  • Wreck of HMS Victory 1744

    14 speeches

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

What is this?

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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