Thursday, 25 February 2016
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent steps the Crown Prosecution Service has taken to ensure that there is adequate support for vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in criminal proceedings.
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the potential effect of a British Bill of Rights on Scotland.
What discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the compatibility of Government proposals on investigatory powers with EU law.
What discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the UK’s domestic and international human rights obligations.
What steps the Government have taken to improve the conviction rate for rape and serious sexual offences.
How many times the Law Officers referred a criminal sentence to the Court of Appeal for review on the grounds that it was unduly lenient in the last year.
What steps he plans to take to improve the level of public understanding of the legal framework applicable to social media.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps she is taking to tackle gender economic inequality.
What steps the Government are taking to secure long-term funding for domestic violence services.
What assessment she has made of the effect on gender equality of the Government’s welfare reforms.
What recent meetings she has had with women who have been affected by changes to the retirement age; and if she will make a statement.
What steps she is taking to improve the pay for and quality of apprenticeships for women.
What steps the Government are taking to support older women with caring responsibilities; and if she will make a statement.
What steps the Government are taking to support women in setting up their own businesses.
What steps the Government are taking to reduce homophobic bullying of young people.
What steps she is taking to reduce the gender pay gap.
What steps the Government are taking to encourage more girls to take science, technology, engineering and mathematics at A-level.
What steps the Government are taking to help parents find affordable childcare.
What progress the Government are making in negotiating the removal of VAT on women’s sanitary products.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister to make a statement about assistance from the EU solidarity fund for flood-hit communities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the future business?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your assistance in relation to a matter that is of some concern to me. It has been brought to my attention that on Monday, outwith my presence and without...
I beg to move, That this House has considered European affairs. In just under four months’ time, the British people will face a choice—one that has been denied to them for many...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Simon Kirby.)
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