House of Commons debates
Wednesday, 30 April 2008

  • New Writ (4 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant for the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Food Prices (21 speeches)
      What assessment his Department has made of the effect of increases in world food prices on developing countries.
    • Gender Equality (10 speeches)
      What steps his Department has taken to promote gender equality in access to education in developing countries.
    • HIV/AIDS (10 speeches)
      What progress has been made in halting and reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS globally by 2015 in accordance with millennium development goal 7.
    • Saudi Arabia (6 speeches)
      What discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on human rights in Saudi Arabia.
    • Economic Partnership Agreements (7 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on the implementation of economic partnership agreements.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister
    The Prime Minister was asked—
    • Engagements (60 speeches, 21 annotations)
      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 30 April.
  • Points of Order (7 speeches)
    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, of which I have given you and the Minister for Borders and Immigration prior notice. My complaint is that I have been pursuing the case of a constituent since...
    • New Writ (Crewe and Nantwich) (12 speeches)
      We now have proceedings on the motion for the writ moved earlier by the Secretary to the Treasury, the right hon. Member for Ashfield (Mr. Hoon), and objected to. I should tell the House that...
    • Citizens' Initiative (1 speech)
      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit members of the public to initiate legislation; and for connected purposes. Under the Bill, citizens could trigger debates and votes...
    • Citizens' Initiative (Legislation) (0 speeches)
      Mr. Douglas Carswell accordingly presented a Bill to extend and improve methods of electoral registration: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 17...
  • Orders of the Day (0 speeches)
    • Energy Bill (0 speeches)
      As amended in the Public Bill Committee, considered
    • New Clause 6 — Exception for activities carried on partly on land etc (5 speeches)
      '(1) This Chapter does not apply in relation to— (a) the use of a controlled place for the unloading of gas to an installation which is connected with land by a permanent structure...
    • New Clause 7 — Disposal of hazardous material (57 speeches)
      '(1) Where the Secretary of State enters an agreement for, or in connection with, the disposal of relevant hazardous material by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the agreement may provide...
    • New Clause 8 — Power to amend licence conditions: smart meters (48 speeches)
      '(1) The Secretary of State may modify— (a) a condition of a particular licence under section 6(1)(c) or (d) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (distribution and supply licences); (b) the...
    • New Clause 9 — Power to amend licence conditions: procedure (0 speeches)
      '(1) Before making a modification, the Secretary of State must consult— (a) the holder of any licence being modified, (b) the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, and (c) such other...
    • New Clause 10 — Smart meters: supplemental (0 speeches)
      '(1) A modification under section [Power to amend licence conditions: smart meters] of part of a standard condition of a licence does not prevent any other part of the condition from continuing...
    • New Clause 4 — Tariffs for renewable energy (89 speeches, 3 annotations)
      '(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations within one year of the passing of this Act with the purpose of requiring designated energy suppliers to introduce a renewable energy tariff for...
    • New Clause 5 — Duty to protect public health (5 speeches)
      '(1) The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) is amended as follows. (2) In section 3D(2) (exceptions from sections 3A to 3C) delete the words "or 37". (3) In section 29 (regulations relating to supply...
    • Clause 2 — Prohibition on unlicensed activities (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 2, page 2, line 28, at end insert— '( ) But subsection (1) is subject to section [Exception for activities carried on partly on land etc].'.— [Malcolm Wicks.]
    • Clause 7 — Offence to carry on unlicensed activities (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 3, page 4, line 33, at end insert— '( ) But subsections (1) and (2) are subject to section [Exception for activities carried on partly on land etc].'.— [Malcolm...
    • Clause 16 — Prohibition on unlicensed activities (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 4, page 8, line 39, leave out 'other than' and insert 'except'. No. 5, page 9, line 13, leave out 'other than the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland'.— [Malcolm Wicks.]
    • Clause 17 — Licences (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 6, page 9, line 17, for 'Secretary of State' substitute 'licensing authority'. No. 7, page 9, line 18, at end insert— '(1A) The licensing authority is— (a) in...
    • Clause 18 — Requirements relating to grant of licences (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 8, page 9, line 26, leave out 'The Secretary of State' and insert 'Each licensing authority'. No. 9, page 9, line 27, leave out 'licences may be granted' and insert 'it may...
    • Clause 19 — Terms and conditions (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 10, page 10, line 3, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing authority'. No. 11, page 10, line 15, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing...
    • Clause 20 — Content of licences: regulations (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 17, page 11, line 11, leave out 'The Secretary of State' and insert 'Each licensing authority'. No. 18, page 11, line 12, after 'licences', insert 'granted by it'.—...
    • Clause 22 — Offences relating to licences (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 19, page 11, line 36, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing authority'. No. 20, page 12, line 3, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing...
    • Clause 23 — Secretary of State's power of direction (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 23, page 12, line 34, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing authority'. No. 24, page 12, line 35, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing...
    • Clause 25 — Injunctions restraining breaches of section 16(1) (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 29, page 13, line 22, at end insert— '(Z1) Where the Scottish Ministers consider it necessary or expedient to restrain any actual or apprehended breach of section...
    • Clause 26 — Inspectors (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 35, page 14, line 14, at end insert— '( ) This section applies in relation to the Scottish Ministers and the functions of the Scottish Ministers under this Chapter as...
    • Clause 28 — Requirement for public register (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 36, page 15, line 1, leave out from 'if' to end of line 5 and insert '— '(a) the Secretary of State thinks that disclosure of the information would be contrary to the...
    • Clause 29 — Abandonment of installations (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 39, page 15, line 28, at end insert ', subject to subsections (1A) and (2). (1A) In relation to a carbon storage installation established or maintained at a controlled place...
    • Clause 30 — Termination of licence: regulations (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 42, page 15, line 37, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing authority'. No. 43, page 15, line 39, leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'licensing...
    • Clause 33 — Power of Secretary of State to transfer functions (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 44, page 17, line 19, at end insert— '(8) This section applies in relation to the Scottish Ministers and any functions conferred on them by or under this Chapter as it...
    • Clause 34 — Chapter 3: interpretation (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 45, page 17, line 33, at end insert— '"licensing authority" has the meaning given by section 17(1A).'.— [Malcolm Wicks.]
    • Clause 67 — Persons who may be required to submit abandonment programmes (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 46, page 55, line 47, at end insert— '(7) In section 31 of that Act (notices: supplementary provision), before subsection (1) insert— "(A1) The Secretary of State...
    • Clause 88 — Subordinate legislation (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 47, page 76, line 16, after 'Secretary of State', insert 'or the Scottish Ministers'. No. 48, page 76, line 29, after 'Secretary of State', insert 'or the Scottish...
    • Clause 89 — Parliamentary control of subordinate legislation (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 50, page 77, line 5, after 'section', insert '[Smart meters: supplemental](3)'. No. 51, page 77, line 5, after 'Act' insert 'or an Act of the Scottish Parliament'. No. 52,...
    • Clause 91 — Minor and consequential amendments (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 53, page 77, leave out lines 21 to 23 and insert— '(a) an Act, or Act of the Scottish Parliament, passed before the end of the session in which this Act was passed, or...
    • Clause 93 — Transitional provision etc (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 55, page 77, line 30, at end insert— '(1A) The Scottish Ministers may by order make any transitional, transitory or saving provision which appears appropriate in...
    • Clause 94 — Commencement (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 58, page 77, line 39, after 'sections', insert ', [Power to amend licence conditions: smart meters], [Power to amend licence conditions: procedure], [Smart meters:...
    • Clause 96 — Extent (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 59, page 78, line 33, at end insert— '( ) sections [Power to amend licence conditions: smart meters], [Power to amend licence conditions: procedure] and [Smart meters:...
    • Schedule 1 — Amendments relating to Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 1 (0 speeches)
      Amendments made: No. 60, page 80, line 19, leave out 'as mentioned in that subsection' and insert 'in the course of carrying out an activity for which a licence under section 3 of the Energy Act...
    • Schedule 4 — Minor and consequential amendments (0 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 63, page 130, line 34, at end insert— '5A In section 34 (revision of programmes)— (a) in subsection (2)(a), after "(b)" insert "(ba),", and (b) in subsection (3)...
    • Schedule 5 — Repeals (19 speeches)
      Amendment made: No. 64, page 132, line 9, at end insert— 'In section 34(3), "(d) or".'. —[Malcolm Wicks.] Order for Third Reading read.—[Queen's Consent a nd P rince...
  • European Documents (0 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Committees),
    • Western Balkans and Eu-Serbia Co-operation (0 speeches)
      That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 14999/07, 15001/07, 14995/07, 14993/07, 14996/07, 14997/07, progress reports on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia,...
  • Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (0 speeches)
    Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 20th March, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft...
  • Fertility Treatment (Dudley PCT) (2 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Alan Campbell.]