Monday, 12 December 2016
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to encourage innovation by defence suppliers.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the RAF’s military operations in Iraq and Syria.
What support the armed forces provide to apprenticeships.
For what reasons his Department plans to reduce the Army’s number of main battle tanks.
What steps he is taking to strengthen the UK’s commitment to NATO.
What steps he is taking to increase the size and power of the Royal Navy.
What recent assessment he has made of progress in the military campaign against Daesh.
What plans he has to invest in equipment for the armed forces until 2020.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath required by law: Dr Caroline Elizabeth Johnson, for Sleaford and North Hykeham.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the crisis in funding in social care, and the effect it is having on the NHS and on the care of...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over the remaining 61% of Sky.
(Urgent Question): Will the Minister provide an answer to the urgent question of which I have given him notice?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday afternoon, I attended a Christmas fayre in my constituency at which a 76-year-old man with diabetes fell and broke his shoulder. He had to wait almost...
Application for emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
Consideration of Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee New Clause 1
“(1) The Secretary of State may, by regulations, make provision for a Save as You Earn scheme. (2) The scheme shall require employers to make deductions from wages if— (a) the...
‘(1) The Treasury must review the impact of Lifetime ISAs on workplace pensions automatic enrolment and pensions savings within one year of this Act coming into force and every year...
Amendment proposed: 15, page 1, line 1, leave out clause 1.—(Ian Blackford.) See explanatory statement for amendment 16. The House divided: Ayes 45, Noes 285.
Amendment made: 3, page 14, line 36, at end insert—
Information sharing between HMRC and others “18 (1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies to information which— (a) is held as mentioned in section 18(1) of the Commissioners for Revenue and...
Amendment proposed: 2, page 17, line 36, at end insert “(d) a credit union.”—(Mr Gareth Thomas.) Question put, That the amendment be made. The House divided:...
I beg to move, That pursuant to the Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn 2015 update, which was approved by this House on 14 October 2015, under Section 1 of the Budget Responsibility and...
With the leave of the House, I will put motions 3 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 7 November, be approved.
That the draft Bank Levy (Double Taxation Relief) (Single Resolution Fund Levy) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 16 November, be approved.
That the draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 7 November, be approved.
That, in pursuance of paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, Mr Shrinivas Honap be appointed as a lay member of the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent...
That the draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 20 October, be approved.—(Guy Opperman.) The House divided: Ayes 252, Noes 103. Votes cast...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(1)),
That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 12183/16 and Addendum 1, a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Mid-Term Review/Revision...
Ordered, That Julian Knight be a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
This is a grassroots petition, showing that in this day of multimedia it is still possible to campaign at a local level. This petition has been organised by Ken Chapman, Dennis Randall and Julia...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Guy Opperman.)
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