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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 26th October 2009.

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    If he will bring forward legislative proposals to repeal section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

  • Tasers (8 speeches)

    What his policy is on the use of Taser guns by police forces; and if he will make a statement.

  • Crime Reduction Grants (9 speeches)

    What plans he has to extend the availability of small business crime reduction grants; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work Visas (15 speeches)

    If he will make it his policy to allow those whose applications for work visas are under consideration to work until final determination of their case is made.

  • Prevent Strategy (17 speeches)

    If he will assess the value for money of his Department's expenditure on the Prevent strand of its counter-terrorism strategy.

  • Policing (11 speeches)

    If he will take steps to increase the proportion of their time which police officers spend on the beat.

  • Antisocial Behaviour (6 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat antisocial behaviour.

  • Asylum Applications (13 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What recent estimate he has made of the average time taken to process an application for asylum.

  • Antisocial Behaviour Orders (10 speeches)

    How many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2008-09.

  • Youth Offending (Wirral) (4 speeches)

    What steps his Department has taken to reduce rates of youth offending in Wirral in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

  • Police Patrols (4 speeches)

    What his most recent estimate is of the proportion of the working week spent on patrol by police officers in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.

  • Policing (Bassetlaw) (4 speeches, 1 annotation)

    How many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there are in the Bassetlaw constituency; and how many there were in 2004.

  • Prisoner Release (Terrorism Offences) (4 speeches)

    What steps (a) police forces and (b) his Department's agencies take to monitor the activities of individuals convicted of terrorism offences following their release from prison.

  • Topical Questions (38 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Territorial Army (37 speeches)

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his proposal to change the funding for Territorial Army training.

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    I am pleased to bring back to this House the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, after it has been considered for some time in the other place and in the Public Bill Committee. I begin by moving new...

  • Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords] — [ist allocated day]

    [Relevant documents: Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill, Session 2007-08, HC 552-I and -II, and the Government response, Cm 7422. Ninth Report from the Environment, Food and...

  • New Clause 2 — Power to enter into agreements with eligible bodies (36 speeches)

    '(1) The authority for an IFC district may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, enter into an agreement with an eligible body authorising the eligible body to perform any function of the...

  • New Clause 3 — Eligible bodies

    '(1) In this Chapter "eligible body", in relation to an agreement entered into by the authority for an IFC district, means any body in the following list- (a) the authority for any IFC district...

  • New Clause 4 — Variation, review and cancellation of agreements under section [Power to enter into agreements with eligible bodies]

    '(1) Subject to subsection (3), the Secretary of State- (a) must review an agreement no later than the end of the period of 5 years beginning with the date on which the agreement was entered into...

  • New Clause 5 — Agreements under section [Power to enter into agreements with eligible bodies]: particular powers

    '(1) The fact that a function is conferred by or under this Act or an Act passed after the passing of this Act does not prevent it from being the subject of an agreement. (2) An IFC authority...

  • New Clause 6 — Supplementary provisions with respect to agreements under section [Power to enter into agreements with eligible bodies]

    '(1) An agreement under section [Power to enter into agreements with eligible bodies], and any approval given by the Secretary of State under that section, must be in writing. (2) An IFC...

  • Clause 160 — Byelaws: procedure

    Amendment made: 6, page 108, line 29, at end insert- '( ) Regulations under this section may make different provision for cases where an IFC authority has entered into an agreement under section...

  • Clause 166 — Powers of IFC officers

    Amendment made: 7, page 110, line 22, leave out 'by the authority for the district' and insert 'under section 155 for the district (or having effect as if so made)'.- ( Huw Irranca-Davies .)

  • Clause 181 — Interpretation of this Chapter

    Amendment made: 8, page 115, line 9, at end insert- '"eligible body" has the meaning given by section [Eligible bodies];'.- ( Huw Irranca-Davies .)

  • Clause 291 — The coastal access duty (50 speeches)

    I beg to move amendment 35, page 187, line 28, leave out 'is' and insert 'may be'.

  • New Clause 8 — MCZs: duty to manage and mitigate impacts upon existing activities (113 speeches)

    'The Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers must take all reasonable steps to manage and mitigate the impact on fishing and other existing activities resulting from...

  • Clause 117 — Grounds for designation of MCZs (25 speeches)

    I beg to move amendment 3, page 78, line 32, at end insert- '(d) the marine ecosystem as a whole.'.

  • Clause 141 — Exceptions to offences under section 139 or 140

    Amendment made: 5, page 96, line 11, at end insert- '(4A) The Secretary of State may by order amend this section so as to remove, or restrict the application of, the defence provided by...

  • Schedule 13 — Marine boundaries of SSSIs and national nature reserves

    Amendment made: 12, page 274, line 39, at end insert- '() After subsection (6) (when notification ceases to have effect) insert- "(6A) Subsection (6)(b) does not apply in a case where notice has...

  • Schedule 16 — Migratory and freshwater fish: consequential and supplementary amendments

    Amendment made: 13, page 285, line 22, leave out '21' and insert '22'.- ( Huw Irranca-Davies .)

  • Business without Debate