Thursday, 14 January 2016
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent steps the Director of Public Prosecutions has taken to improve co-ordination between prosecutors and police in the handling of cases involving sexual violence.
Whether he has given advice on the legality under international law of the bombing of Syria.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Director of Public Prosecutions on the role of the national wildlife crime unit in...
What discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the consequences of the Law Officers’ Department’s spending review settlement for the Crown Prosecution...
What recent steps the Crown Prosecution Service has taken to improve the conviction rate for rape and domestic violence.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the law on the discharge of firearms by police officers.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect of the Supreme Court ruling of 13 May 2015 on local authorities’ ability to meet...
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
If she will discuss with the Home Secretary the treatment of pregnant women detained for immigration purposes.
What steps the Government are taking to address the issue of low body confidence in girls and young men; and if she will make a statement.
What discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on tackling revenge porn; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the revenge porn helpline.
What progress the Government are making on negotiating the removal of VAT on women’s sanitary products.
What steps she is taking to tackle misogynist bullying on social media.
When the Government plan to publish their response to the closing the gender pay gap consultation, published in July 2015.
What steps the Government are taking to help older female carers balance the demands of work with caring for older relatives.
What discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on securing long-term funding for domestic violence services.
What steps the Government are taking to improve the gender balance of the boards of FTSE companies.
If she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health ways to address the relative inequality of health outcomes for men and women.
Will the leader of the Out campaign give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Leader of the House has twice now said that the student finance measure, which started consideration in Committee at 11.30 this morning, will automatically be...
Select Committee statement
I beg to move, That this House notes the scientific, cultural and technological opportunities arising from exploration of outer space and the significant contribution the space industry makes to...
I beg to move, That this House has considered House of Lords reform. Not since 2011, when the then Deputy Prime Minister presented the case for reform, have Members of the House of Commons been...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Margot James.)
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