House of Commons debates

Thursday, 5 November 2015

  • Business Before Questions

    • Transport for London Bill [Lords]

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [Lords], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2010-12 on 24 January 2011, may...

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

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

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

    • Women Bishops

      4 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of the first woman bishop to the Lords Spiritual on the Church of England; and if she will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    The hon. Member for Gainsborough, representing the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

  • BBC

    8 speeches

    What discussions the commission has had on the potential extension of the scope of the National Audit Office’s auditing of the BBC as part of the BBC charter review.

  • Church Commissioners

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

    • Funeral Charges

      4 speeches

      What assessment the Church Commissioners have made of the effect of funeral poverty on fees paid for funerals.

    • Jeremy Pemberton

      6 speeches

      How much the Church of England has spent on the employment tribunal involving Jeremy Pemberton; and if she will make a statement.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    The hon. Member for Gainsborough, representing the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

    • Kids Company

      4 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work undertaken by the National Audit Office on the charity Kids Company.

  • Church Commissioners

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

    • Carbon Footprint

      4 speeches

      What progress the Church Commissioners have made on their commitment to reduce the Church of England’s carbon footprint by 40% by 2020.

    • Memorial Service: Civilians Killed in World War 2

      4 speeches

      Whether the Church of England plans to introduce an annual national memorial service to honour British civilians killed during the second world war.

      Burma

      21 speeches

      (Urgent Question):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the release of political activists and human rights ahead of the elections in...

      Human Rights (Egypt)

      26 speeches

      (Urgent Question) To ask the Foreign Secretary to make a statement on the visit of President el-Sisi of Egypt and the human rights record of his Government, and, in particular, their use of the...

  • Business of the House

    104 speeches

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

    • Aviation Security

      43 speeches

      With permission, Mr Speaker, I shall make a statement on the Government’s recent decisions following the loss of the Russian Metrojet flight on Saturday. I know that the House will wish to...

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I rise to seek your guidance as to the way in which Members of this House should approach correspondence with the Director of Public Prosecutions. Earlier today,...

  • Backbench Business

  • Driver First Assist

    9 speeches

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

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