Thursday, 16 November 2017
On today’s Order Paper it is noted that on 18 November 1917, Captain The Hon. Neil James Archibald Primrose, PC, MC, Royal Bucks Hussars, Member for Wisbech, died from wounds received in...
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was asked—
What steps she is taking to improve broadband speeds in rural areas.
What assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the creative industries.
What progress her Department has made on digital infrastructure investment for the next generation of mobile and broadband communications.
What recent discussions she has had with S4C on its future funding.
What recent discussions she has had with Channel 4 on relocating outside London.
What recent discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the cost to police forces of policing football matches outside the stadium.
What steps her Department is taking to tackle cyber-attacks.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
The Attorney General was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the unduly lenient sentence scheme.
What steps he has taken to encourage pro bono work in the last 12 months.
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving rape and other sexual offences.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the protection of human rights in the UK.
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase prosecution rates for internet trolling and other forms of online abuse.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 Air Travel...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the recently published “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone...
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will update the House on steps that are being taken to tackle harassment and abuse in Parliament. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made it clear,...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. At Work and Pensions questions on Monday, the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman), stated in...
I beg to move, That this House notes the First Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2017-19, Universal Credit: the six week wait, HC 336; and calls on the Government to reduce the...
[Relevant document: Oral evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 25 October, on Work of the Department 2017, HC 439.]
I beg to move, That Richard Benyon, Ian Blackford, Caroline Flint, Mr Dominic Grieve, David Hanson, Mr Kevan Jones and Mr Keith Simpson be appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee of...
Ordered, That Mr Richard Bacon, Jack Brereton, Mr Nicholas Brown, Martyn Day, Clive Efford, Julian Knight and Sir Edward Leigh be appointed, and that James Cartlidge and Ian Murray be discharged...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)
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