House of Commons debates

Monday, 5 February 2018

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Immigration White Paper

    63 speeches

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is going on with the Immigration White Paper.

  • NHS Winter Crisis

    58 speeches

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the Government’s response to the resolution of the House of 10 January on the NHS winter crisis.

    • Grenfell Tower

      40 speeches

      (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government if he will make a statement on the implications of the withdrawal of the Building Research...

  • Rail Update

    75 speeches

    With your consent, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on rail franchising. I apologise to the two Opposition Front-Bench spokespeople for the slightly late delivery of copies of the...

    • Points of Order

      12 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During business questions last Thursday, I asked the Leader of the House about the “eye-watering” interest rates charged by rent-to-own firms. In...

    • Social Security

      74 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.

  • Pensions

    Resolved, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.—(Kit Malthouse.)

  • Smart Meters Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

    Ordered, That the Order of 24 October 2017 (Smart Meters Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows: (1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted. (2) Proceedings on Consideration and...

  • Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 5 to 8 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Work and Pensions

      That the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Increased Cap for Long Service) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.

    • Human Fertilisation and Embryology

      That the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.

      Human Tissue

      That the draft Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.

      Environmental Protection

      That the draft Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 21 December 2017, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)...

  • Business of the House (6 February)

    Ordered, That at the sitting on Tuesday 6 February, the business determined by the Backbench Business Committee may continue until 7.00pm or for one and a half hours after its commencement,...

  • Business of the House (7 February)

    Ordered, That at the sitting on Wednesday 7 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put...

  • High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill

    Ordered, That James Duddridge, Sandy Martin, Mrs Sheryll Murray, Bill Wiggin, and Martin Whitfield be members of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill Select...

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 12 to 17 together. Ordered,

    • Communities and Local Government

      That Fiona Onasanya be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Matt Western be added.

    • Home Affairs

      That Preet Kaur Gill be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and John Woodcock be added.

      Justice

      That Laura Pidcock be discharged from the Justice Committee and Ms Marie Rimmer be added.

      Public Accounts

      That Andrew Jones be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Robert Jenrick be added.

      Transport

      That Laura Smith be discharged from the Transport Committee and Grahame Morris be added.

      Welsh Affairs

      That Thelma Walker be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Susan Elan Jones be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

      Jobcentre Closures

      55 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)

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