House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 20 December 2000

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-vest Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Lisnarick Bomb

      6 speeches

      Which terrorist organisation was responsible for planting the booby-trap bomb at Lisnarick in County Fermanagh on 27 November; and if he will make a statement. [141751]

    • RUC Redundancy Scheme

      12 speeches

      If he will list by number and rank the serving members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary who have applied for redundancy under the scheme to reduce police numbers; and if he will make a statement....

      Peace Process

      23 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the peace process. [141753]

      Criminal Profits

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on measures being taken to prevent criminals profiting from unlawful activities in Northern Ireland. [141754]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Mental Health

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the Government's plans for new mental health legislation, set out in the White Paper "Reforming the Mental Health Act", which my right...

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to seek your guidance and draw to your attention and that of the House a matter that will be of interest and concern to all right hon. and hon. Members:...

  • Bills Presented

    • Social Security Contributions (Share Options)

      Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Byers, Mr. Andrew Smith, Dawn Primarolo, Mr. Stephen Timms and Miss Melanie Johnson, presented a Bill to make...

    • Health and Social Care Bill

      Mr. Secretary Milburn, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Ms Hilary Armstrong and Mr. John...

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund Bill

    Order for Second Reading read. Question, That the Bill be now read a Second time, put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), and agreed to. Bill accordingly read...

  • Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

    346 speeches

    Order for Second reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Deferred Divisions

    1 speech

    I now have to announce the results of the Divisions deferred from previous days. On the motion "National Lottery"—on the Millennium Commission—the Ayes were 391 and the Noes 16, so...

  • Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (Programme)

    73 speeches

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the Hunting Bill—Committee1. Clauses 1 to 4 and any New Clauses shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.2. The...

    • Hunting Bill [Money]

      Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...

    • Sittings in Westminister Hall

      1 speech

      Motion made,That, following the Order [20th November], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at sittings in...

      Select Committees (Joint Meetings)

      1 speech

      Motion made,That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:Line 37, before the word `European'...

      Business of the House

      1 speech

      Motion made,That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 2nd and 9th February, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 6th and 27th April, 11th and 18th May, 8th and 15th...

      Human Rights (Joint Committee)

      1 speech

      Motion made,That—the Lords Message [12th July] communicating a Resolution relating to Human Rights (Joint Committee) be now considered;this House concurs with the Lords in the said...

      Human Rights

      1 speech

      Motion made,That Jean Corston, Mr. Desmond Browne, Mr. Andrew Miller, Mr. Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West), Sir Patrick Cormack and Mr. Robert Maclennan be Members of the Select Committee appointed to...

  • Orders of the Day — Petitions

    • Shopworkers

      1 speech

      I humbly beg to present this petition to the House. It was collected from the shopworkers of the United Kingdom demanding that more than 2 million of them have the right to enjoy Christmas day as...

    • Hunting with dogs

      1 speech

      I humbly present this petition from 4,000 of my constituents in the Falmouth and Camborne constituency in west Cornwall. The petition calls for a ban on the hunting of wild mammals with dogs....

  • Orders of the Day — Roy Cotton

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]

  • Orders of the Day — Deferred Divisions

    • National Lottery

      That the draft Millennium Commission (Substitution of a Later Date) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

    • National Lottery

      That the draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Deregulation

      That the draft Deregulation (Sunday Dancing) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 28th November, be approved.

      Tax Simplification (Joint Committee)

      That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to consider tax simplification bills, and in particular to consider whether each bill committed to it preserves the effect...

      Family Law

      That the Child Support (Variations) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th December, be approved.

      Family Law

      That the draft Child Support (Maintenance Calculations and Special Cases) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th December, be approved.

      Family Law

      That the draft Child Support (Maintenance Calculation Procedure) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th December, be approved.

      Family Law

      That the draft Child Support (Information, Evidence and Disclosure and Maintenance Arrangements and Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th December,...

      Family Law

      That the draft Child Support (Collection and Enforcement and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th December, be approved.

      Section 5 of Toe European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

      That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2000–01, the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report...

      Animals

      That the Mink Keeping Order 2000, dated 22nd November 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23rd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Broadcasting

      That the draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2001, Which was laid before this House on 1lth December, be approved.

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