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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

  • [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

    1 speech

    I hope the House will join me in welcoming to the Serjeant’s Chair the new Serjeant at Arms on the occasion of his first Prime Minister’s questions, which is an exceptional...

  • Business Before Questions

    • Committee of Selection

      Ordered, That Heidi Alexander be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Jessica Morden be added.—(Anne Milton, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    • Spoliation Advisory Panel

      2 speeches

      Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report from Sir Donnell...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Single Market

      12 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the value to the economy in Scotland of UK membership of the single market.

    • Revised Fiscal Framework

      14 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Ministers of the Scottish Government on negotiation of a revised fiscal framework for Scotland.

      North Sea Oil and Gas

      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had with representatives of the North sea oil and gas industry on Government support for that sector.

      Welfare Programme

      9 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effects of the Government’s welfare programme on social and economic inequalities in Scotland.

      Employment

      7 speeches

      What steps the Government plan to take to increase the level of employment in Scotland.

      West Coast Main Line

      7 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport and Ministers of the Scottish Government on the effect on communities in Scotland of the partial closure of the west coast...

      Devolution and Local Government

      10 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with Ministers of the Scottish Government on the effect of devolution on the powers and autonomy of Scottish local government; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Trends

      4 speeches

      What discussions he has had with business organisations on economic trends in Scotland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance on a matter that is of marginal interest at best to the outside world, but which would risk a number of jobs and further undermine the...

  • Bills Presented — Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Theresa Villiers, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Philip Hammond, the Attorney...

    • Policing and Crime Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Theresa May, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Michael Gove, Secretary Jeremy Hunt,...

  • Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition)

    9 speeches

    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

  • Police Grant Report (England and Wales)

    180 speeches

    I remind the House that this motion is subject to double majority voting. If a Division is called on this motion, all Members of the House are able to vote. Under Standing Order No. 83R, the...

    • Local Government Finance (England)

      227 speeches

      [Relevant Documents: Oral evidence taken before the Communities and Local Government Committee on 13 January 2016, on the Financial Settlement 2015, HC 530, and written evidence to the Committee...

    • Local government Finance (England)

      Resolved, That the Report on the Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) 2016–17 (HC 790), which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved. That...

  • Business of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 15), That, at this day’s sitting, the motion in the name of Chris Grayling relating to the notification of arrest of members,...

    • Notification of Arrest of Members

      18 speeches

      I beg to move, That Members of the House shall be under no undue restraint from being able to attend the House, and that this principle has been, and continues to be, encompassed in the...

  • Petition — Proposed Sale of the Kneller Hall Site

    1 speech

    I present a petition on behalf of the residents of my constituency who oppose plans by the Ministry of Defence to sell off the site of Kneller Hall, the home of the Royal Military School of...

  • Deferred Division

    • Immigration

      That the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 313, Noes 67.

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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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