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Wednesday, 10 January 2018
The Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was asked—
What steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities have sufficient resources to deliver an effective service for voters at elections.
What steps the Government are taking to maintain the security and integrity of the electoral registration process.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises can access opportunities to secure Government contracts.
What steps he is taking to ensure that democratic processes are protected against foreign influence.
What steps the Government are taking to support people with disabilities to access the electoral registration process.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of Government procurement from small businesses.
What steps his Department has taken to co-ordinate the Government’s work on social mobility.
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring the cyber security of public and private sector organisations.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The Prime Minister was asked—
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
I beg to move, That this House expresses concern at the effect on patient care of the closure of 14,000 hospital beds since 2010; records its alarm at there being vacancies for 100,000 posts...
I beg to move, That this House believes that rail franchising is failing to provide adequate services for passengers or value for money for taxpayers; notes that regulated rail fares have risen...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Rutley.)
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.
And sometimes to shout at each other.