House of Commons debates
Tuesday, 4 February 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Fishing Communities (12 speeches)
      What discussions she has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on new funding for fishing communities following the European Union decision on quota cuts.
    • Health and Safety Executive (12 speeches)
      What steps she is taking to promote the activities of the Health and Safety Executive in Scotland.
    • Scotland Office (15 speeches)
      When she will announce the proposed staffing arrangements of the Scotland Office for the coming year.
    • Whisky Industry (6 speeches)
      If she will make a statement on the future of the Scottish whisky industry.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General
    The Advocate-General for Scotland was asked—
    • Human Rights (7 speeches)
      What human rights issues she has dealt with since 7 January.
    • Devolution (4 speeches)
      What devolution issues have been raised in the last month under the Scotland Act 1998.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department
    The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—
    • Child Abduction (10 speeches)
      What progress is being made in securing cross-border co-operation to prevent child abduction.
    • Salisbury Magistrates Court (6 speeches)
      When the Lord Chancellor will announce his decision on the future of Salisbury magistrates court.
    • EU Accession States (6 speeches)
      What support the Lord Chancellor's Department is offering to strengthen human rights and encourage the judicial system in EU accession states.
    • Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (6 speeches)
      What recent assessment the Lord Chancellor's Department has made of the effectiveness of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — President of the Council
    The President of the Council was asked—
    • House of Lords Reform (12 speeches)
      To ask the President of the Council if he will make a statement on his plans to respond to the votes of the House on proposals to reform the House of Lords.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission
    The hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
    • E-democracy (6 speeches)
      What measures he intends to take to implement the recommendations of the Information Committee report on e-democracy.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — President of the Council
    The President of the Council was asked—
    • House of Lords Reform (6 speeches)
      To ask the President of the Council what steps he is taking to reduce the size of the House of Lords.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission
    The hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
    • Congestion Charge (4 speeches)
      To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will provide pay point facilities for hon. Members to make congestion charge payments on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — President of the Council
    The President of the Council was asked—
    • Statements (4 speeches)
      To ask the President of the Council what plans the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons has to recommend the introduction of hon. Members' statements along the line of those...
  • Points of Order (13 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Has it been brought to your attention that, in a lead letter to The Times this morning, a statement from a Member of the other place—a Liberal Democrat...
  • Sex Discrimination in Private Clubs (1 speech)
    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the prevention of sex discrimination in relation to membership of, or the benefits, facilities and services afforded...
    • Sex Discrimination in Private Clubs (0 speeches)
      Mr. Dhanda accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for the prevention of sex discrimination in relation to membership of, or the benefits, facilities and services afforded by, clubs and...
  • House of Lords Reform (225 speeches)
    I have a statement relating to the main business. In the debate on House of Lords reform, I have selected the amendment to the motion for option No. 1, in the name of the hon. Member for...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 2) (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put, That this House approves Option 2 (fully elected) in the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC 171). The House divided: Ayes 272, Noes 289.
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 3) (2 speeches)
    Motion made, That this House approves Option 3 (80 per cent. appointed/20 per cent. elected) in the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC 171).—[Mr. Robin...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 4) (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put, That this House approves Option 4 (80 per cent. elected/20 per cent. appointed) in the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 5) (0 speeches)
    Motion made, That this House approves Option 5 (60 per cent. appointed/40 per cent. elected) in the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC 171).—[Mr. Robin...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 6) (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put, That this House approves Option 6 (60 per cent. elected/40 per cent. appointed) in the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC...
  • House of Lords Reform (No. 7) (10 speeches)
    Motion made, That this House approves Option 7 (50 per cent. appointed/50 per cent. elected) in the First report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform (HC 171).—[Mr. Cook.]...
  • Petitions — Food Supplements (1 speech)
    I have the honour of presenting a petition signed by more than 1,000 of my constituents and other residents of Kent who, unlike this House, have the great merit of being able to make up their...
  • T&S Stores (1 speech)
    I wish to present a petition on behalf of constituents and others who were very concerned by the proposal made by Tesco to take over T & S Stores. The people who signed the petition were...
  • Gas Disconnections (6 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]