On 6 December 2012 MPs put questions to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and his ministerial team on topics including:
• ensuring that farmers receive a fair price for milk
• the future structure of the water and sewerage industry
• the effect of partnership funding on the provision of flood defences
• reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.
Later, MPs put questions to the Church Commissioners, the Public Accounts Commission and the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission.