House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 January 2001

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Points of Order

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. [Interruption.]

  • Opposition Day


    • Manufacturing Industry

      129 speeches

      Before I call the right hon. Member for Wells (Mr. Heathcoat-Amory), I announce that there is a 15-minute limit on speeches from Back Benchers, and that I have selected the amendment in the name...

    • Deferred Divisions

      1 speech

      Order. I now have to announce the results of Divisions deferred from a previous day. On the motion on Sport, the Ayes were 318, the Noes 5, so the motion was agreed to. On the motion on Legal...

      Public Health

      81 speeches

      Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      Northern Ireland Grand Committee

      1 speech

      Motion made,That— 1. The matter of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland, being a matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand...

      Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

      Social Security

      2 speeches

      That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 30th November, in the last Session of Parliament,...

      Sittings in Westminster Hall

      1 speech

      Motion made,That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at...

      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, at the sitting on Wednesday 31st January, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall— (i) put the...

      Mobile Phone Masts

      10 speeches

      Motion made, and Ouestion proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr Robert Ainsworth.]

      Deferred Divisions


      That this House takes note of European Union Document No. COM(99)643, a Commission Communication entitled 'Community Support Plan to Combat Doping in Sport', European Union Document No....

      Legal Aid and Advice

      That the draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 11th December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 427, Noes 4.

      Local Government

      That the draft Local Government Best Value (Exclusion of Non-commercial Considerations) Order, which was laid before this House on 12th December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 426, Noes 7.

      Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

      That the draft Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (Procedure Rules 2001, which were laid before this House on 13th December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 433, Noes 1.

      European Communities

      That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (The Convention on Mutual Assistance and Co-operation between Customs Administrations (Naples II)) Order 2001, which was laid before...

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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