House of Commons debates
Thursday, 13 February 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Rural Post Offices (8 speeches)
      What recent representations she has received regarding the future of the rural post office network.
    • Women Entrepreneurs (6 speeches)
      What recent measures have been taken to encourage women entrepreneurs.
    • Credit Card Regulation (8 speeches)
      If she will make a statement on credit card regulation.
    • Manufacturing Advisory Service (16 speeches)
      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Manufacturing Advisory Service.
    • Fair Trade (10 speeches)
      What steps the DTI is taking to promote the take-up of fair trade products by UK businesses.
    • Public and Employee Liability Insurance (10 speeches)
      What representations she has received on the impact of increased premiums for public and employee liability insurance on small businesses.
    • EU Enlargement (6 speeches)
      What analysis her Department has conducted of the opportunities for UK businesses from EU enlargement.
    • Broadband (10 speeches)
      What steps her Department is taking to increase the take-up of broadband services.
    • Aerospace Industry (6 speeches)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the prospects for the aerospace industry.
    • Social Enterprise (6 speeches)
      What support she is giving to social enterprise.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Minister for Women
    The Minister for Women was asked—
    • Social Enterprises (10 speeches)
      What steps she is taking to support women in setting up social enterprises.
    • Women Entrepreneurs (6 speeches)
      What progress has been made towards creating a strategy for increasing the number of women entrepreneurs.
    • UK Companies (Women Employees) (6 speeches)
      What recent discussions she has had with UK companies who employ women in developing countries.
  • Airport Security (38 speeches)
    I hope that the Home Secretary might be willing to make a statement to describe his assessment of the current situation at Heathrow, and the Government's response to it.
  • Business of the House (67 speeches)
    May I ask the Leader of the House if he will please give us the business for next week?
  • Iraq (54 speeches)
    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about Iraq. I thought that it would be helpful, given that the House is in recess next week. The Security Council will meet in New...
  • Personal Statement (1 speech)
    I am grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for giving me this opportunity to make this early response to the report of the Standards and Privileges Committee, which was published this morning, especially...
  • Bill Presented (0 speeches)
    • Food Justice Strategies (0 speeches)
      Alan Simpson, supported by Mr. David Amess, Mr. Don Foster, Dr. Howard Stoate, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Mr. Simon Thomas, Mr. David Drew, Dr. Ian Gibson, John McDonnell, Ms Diane Abbott, Mr. Kelvin...
  • Education for 14 to 19-year-olds (108 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Caplin.]
  • Delegated Legislation (1 speech)
    For the convenience of the House, we shall take motions 3, 4 and 5 together.
  • Delegated Legislation (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
    • Northern Ireland (0 speeches)
      That the draft Planning (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 16th January, be approved.
    • Employment and Training (0 speeches)
      That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 20th January, be approved. That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering...
  • Petition — Epsom Common (1 speech)
    I present a petition on behalf of the Epsom Common Association, concerning the proposal to build a roundabout adjoining Epsom common, a historic area of land on the edge of my constituency. The...
  • La Mon House Hotel Bombing (6 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Dan Norris.]