House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 17 January 2001

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office

    The Minister was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      18 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 17 January.

    • Ilois People

      4 speeches

      If he will discuss with the President of the Seychelles the return of Ibis people to the land of their ancestral graves, when he next visits the Seychelles.

      Ministerial Code of Conduct

      4 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of paragraph 113 of the ministerial code of conduct.


      33 speeches

      Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating schools in the London borough of Merton, one of the five most improved boroughs in the country in terms of school standards? Will he congratulate...

  • Bills Presented

    • Outworking

      Mr. Richard Burden, supported by Mr. Fabian Hamilton, Angela Smith, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Ms Oona King, Mr. Paul Tyler, Mr. Nigel Griffiths, Judy Mallaber, Mr. David Amess, Mrs. Linda Gilroy, Mr....

    • Road Transport

      Mr. James Gray, supported by Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Brian H. Donohoe, Mrs. Eleanor Laing, Mr. Tim Loughton, Mr. John MacGregor, Mr. Bill Olner, Mr. Martin Salter, the Rev. Martin Smyth and...

      High Hedges

      Mr. John M. Taylor, supported by Mr. Andrew Rowe, Mr. Jim Cunningham, Mr. Don Foster, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr. William Ross, Sir David Madel, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Mr. Simon Burns,...

      Christmas Day (Trading)

      Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, supported by Mr. Derek Foster, Mrs. Llin Golding, Dr. Evan Harris, Mrs. Joan Humble and Helen Jones presented a Bill to prohibit trading on Christmas Day in certain cases;...

      National Lottery (Amendment)

      Dr. Ian Gibson, supported by Dr. Desmond Turner, Mr. Anthony D. Wright, Dr. George Turner, Mr. Bob Blizzard, Mr. David Prior, Mr. Keith Simpson, Mrs. Gillian Shephard and Mr. John MacGregor...


      Mrs. Caroline Spelman, supported by Mr. Julian Brazier, Mrs. Llin Golding, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. David Davis, Mr. Mark Oaten, Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Ian Bruce, Dr. Peter Brand, Mr. Michael...

      Transplant of Human Organs

      Mr. Kenneth Clarke, supported by Mr. John Butterfill presented a Bill to amend the law on the transplant of human tissue; and for related purposes: And the same was read the First time; and...

      Private Dental Practitioners

      Ann Clwyd, supported by Angela Smith, Ms Linda Perham, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Brian Sedgemore, Mr. Gordon Prentice, Mr. Paul Flynn, Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Dr. Peter Brand, Mr. Paul...


      Mr. Eric Martlew, supported by Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Derek Foster, Mr. David Hinchliffe, Mr. Gerry Steinberg, Mr. Gordon Prentice, Mr. Brian Sedgemore, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mrs. Ann Cryer,...

      Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement)

      Mr. Andrew Miller, supported by Mr. Andrew Dismore, Mr. Phil Woolas, Mrs. Linda Gilroy, Mr. Tom Pendry, Mr. Stephen Pound, Mr. Eric Martlew, Gillian Merron, Mr. Phil Hope, Mr. Ivor Caplin and...

      Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice)

      Miss Julie Kirkbride, supported by Mr. David Davis, Mr. Graham Brady, Dr. Ian Gibson, Mr. Nick Harvey, Mr. Dafydd Wigley and Mr. William Thompson presented a Bill to allow parents to choose to...

      Misuse of Drugs (Amendment)

      Mr. Paul Flynn, supported by Mr. Peter Bradley and Mr. Austin Mitchell presented a Bill to allow the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal...

      Secret Societies (Registration of Membership)

      Mr. Charles Wardle, supported by Mr. Norman Baker, Sir Richard Body, Mr. Andrew Mackinlay. Mr. Brian Sedgemore and Mr. Richard Shepherd presented a Bill to require that a person elected to public...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers)

      Mr. Tony Clarke, supported by Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Dr. Evan Harris, Mr. Ivan Henderson, Mr. Stephen Hepburn, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr. Steve McCabe, Mr. Stephen Pound, Mr. Phil...

      Organic Food and Farming Targets

      Mr. Simon Thomas, supported by Mr. Paul Tyler, Joan Ruddock, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. Tony Benn, Mr. David Drew, Mr. Richard Livsey, Ms Julia Drown, Mr. Alan Simpson, Mr. Martin...

      Children's Rights Commissioner

      Mr. Hilton Dawson, supported by Mr. David Hinchliffe, Ms Julie Morgan, Mrs. Llin Golding, Mr. Mark Todd, Mr. David Kidney, Mr. Jonathan Shaw, Mr. Win Griffiths, Ms Debra Shipley, Mr. Vernon...

      Employee Consultation Rights

      Mr. Kelvin Hopkins, supported by Mr. Harold Best, Mr. David Chaytor, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mr. Tony Clarke, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Dr. Lynne Jones, Mr. Bob Laxton, Mr. Terry Lewis, Mr....

      Pension Annuities (Amendment)

      Mr. John Butterfill, supported by Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Mr. Malcolm Bruce, Mr. Peter Lilley, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Michael Howard, Mr. John Burnett and Mr. Nick St. Aubyn,...

      Crown Employment (Nationality)

      Mr. Roger Casale, supported by Mr. Bill Rammell, Fiona Mactaggart, Mr. Piara S. Khabra, Ms Ruth Kelly, Mr. Edward Davey, Ms Linda Perham, Miss Anne Begg, Dr. Rudi Vis, Mr. Paul Stinchcombe, Mr....

      Patient Consent Form

      Mrs. Marion Roe, supported by Mr. David Amess, Mr. Graham Brady Mr. Simon Burns and Mr. Jonathan Sayeed, presented a Bill to require health service providers to provide patients with a standard...

  • Points of Order

    21 speeches

    I wonder whether you, Mr. Speaker, could comment on a situation in which a constituent who was employed by a public body wrote a letter to his Member of Parliament, detailing the way in which he...

  • Hunting Bill

    Ordered,That in the Order of 20th December 2000 (Hunting Bill: Programme) the following be substituted for paragraph 4—4. The following shall not apply in respect of proceedings in...

  • Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

    Considered in Committee.

  • Orders of the Day — Dystonia

    2 speeches

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

  • Orders of the Day — Deferred Divisions

    • Human Rights (Joint Committee)

      That—the Lords Message [12th July 2000] communicating a Resolution relating to Human Rights (Joint Committee), be now considered;this House concurs with the Lords in the said Resolution;...

    • Human Rights

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

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