Tuesday, 9 June 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with the UK’s international partners on further steps to tackle ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
What his policy is on the potential role of his Department in returning illegal economic migrants from north Africa to their countries of origin.
What assessment he has made of public support for holding a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
What steps his Department has taken to address the security situation in Burundi and to support the emergence of conditions conducive to inclusive and peaceful elections in that country.
What recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the continued detention of crew members of MV Seaman Guard Ohio in that country.
What estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens volunteering to fight in militia groups against ISIL.
What assessment his Department has made of the likely success of the French initiative for a UN resolution for new peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
What steps his Department is taking to protect Christians from persecution worldwide.
What steps he plans to take in response to demolition of Palestinian homes to make way for Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. This concerns the deteriorating character of Prime Minister’s Question Time, which is doing so much damage to the reputation of the House and the reputation...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union Referendum Bill:
(5) Any 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) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on Consideration or to proceedings on Third Reading.
(8) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Margot James.) Question...
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 European Union Referendum Bill,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Margot James.)
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