House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Tax Credits

      10 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on claimants in Scotland of changes in entitlement to working tax credits and child tax credits.

    • Benefit Sanctions

      8 speeches

      If he will make an assessment of the effect of benefit sanctions on (a) levels of poverty and (b) social cohesion in Scotland.

      Onshore Wind Farms

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on the Government’s decision to end new subsidies for onshore wind farms by April 2016.

      Income Tax

      6 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on progress on implementing the Scottish rate of income tax.

      Scotland Bill

      13 speeches

      If he will make it his policy to table substantive Government amendments to the Scotland Bill in the House of Commons rather than in the House of Lords.

      Gaming Machines

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the potential effects in Scotland of the devolution of decisions on varying the number of applications for new gaming machines where the maximum stake is above £10.

      Public Expenditure

      6 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the level of public expenditure per person in Scotland in each of the last three years.


      6 speeches

      How many young people aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland are not in employment, education or training; and if he will make a statement.

      Smith Commission

      6 speeches

      What progress has been made on implementation of the recommendations of the Smith commission.

      Trade Union Reform

      4 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Scottish Trades Union Congress on trade union reform.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      59 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 15 July.

    • Speaker’s Statement

      1 speech

      I would like to make a very short statement. I am sure that the whole House will welcome the news that the new education centre on the parliamentary estate will be formally opened today. This...

      Iran: Nuclear Deal

      95 speeches

      With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the outcome of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. In recent days the world has held its breath as the talks between world powers...

      Water Cannon

      45 speeches

      I want to inform the House of my decision regarding the potential authorisation of water cannon for use by the police in England and Wales. Members will remember that in the wake of the...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker—perhaps before the Home Secretary leaves, for it is pertinent to her Department. I am not sure if you are aware, but for the second day running Parliament...

  • Bill Presented — Trade Union Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Sajid Javid, supported by Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Nick Boles and...

  • Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

    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...

  • London’S Licensed Taxi Trade

    10 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the House do now adjourn.—(Charlie Elphicke.)

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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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