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Thursday, 2 February 2017
The Attorney General was asked—
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to support victims and witnesses giving evidence in court.
When he plans to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme.
What assessment he has made of potential trends in the level of prosecutions for hate crime towards non-UK EU citizens once Article 50 is triggered.
What the cost to the public purse was of fees related to legal proceedings on the triggering of Article 50.
How the Government collect evidence for use in their investigations into alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Syria and Iraq.
The Minister for Women and Equalities was asked—
What steps she has taken in response to trends in the level of racially motivated incidents since the EU referendum.
If the Government will support Girlguiding UK’s campaign to reduce violence against women and girls.
What discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the Government's plans to continue direct grant funding to support independent domestic violence advisers after March 2017.
What progress the Government is making on reviewing the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the process relating to gender recognition certificates.
What assessment she has made of the potential role of personal, social and health education in promoting equality.
What assessment the Government have made of the potential effect on equality for social security claimants of its proposals on the future of the Department for Work and Pensions estate.
What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of recent changes to state pensions on the income of working-class women in retirement.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Leader of the House was asked—
If he will bring forward a motion to disapply Standing Orders No. 83J to 83X from proceedings on the Government’s planned Great Repeal Bill.
What plans he has for the House to debate and vote on the timetable and budget for the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster; and if he will make a statement.
If he will bring forward proposals to change the name of the Women and Equalities Committee to the Equalities Committee.
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With permission, Mr Speaker, I shall make a statement on the Government’s plans for exiting the European Union. Today we are publishing a Government White Paper on the UK’s exit from,...
Select Committee statement
[Relevant document: Oral evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 17 January 2017 on the 2016 Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report, HC 492.]
Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Heather Wheeler.)
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