House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 31 January 2001

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Corus(Llanwern)

      22 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regard to the future of the Corus steelworks plant at Llanwern. [146520]

    • Unemployment

      12 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the First Secretary on unemployment in Wales. [146522]

      Health and Education

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with Secretaries in the Welsh Assembly about health and education spending in Wales. [146523]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      18 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31 January.

    • St. Ives

      6 speeches

      When he next intends to visit the St. Ives constituency.

      Engagements

      24 speeches

      Two weeks ago, in answer to a question from my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition, the Prime Minister made a promise to the House. He pledged that he would introduce legislation in...

  • Lockerbie

    33 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the result of the Lockerbie bombing trial. Almost two years ago, I announced that we had secured the agreement of the Libyan...

  • Welsh Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee),That—(1) the matter of Building Safer Communities in Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether you have had an opportunity to read early-day motion 272 on today's Order Paper. It states that Adrian McMenamin, who is a special adviser...

  • Divorce (Religious Marriages)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision enabling a court to require the dissolution of a religious marriage before granting a civil divorce. The idea is not new....

  • Divorce (Religious Marriages)

    Mr. Andrew Dismore accordingly presented a Bill to make provision enabling a court to require the dissolution of a religious marriage before granting a civil divorce: And the same was read the...

  • Police

    74 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2001–02 (HC 156), which was laid before this House on 29th January, be approved. I am pleased to take part in the annual...

  • Local Government Finance (England)

    72 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2001–02 (HC 158), which was laid before this House on 29th January, be approved. We would normally debate the two motions...

  • Deferred Division

    1 speech

    Order. I now have to announce the results of the Division deferred from a previous day. On the motion on Social Security, the Ayes were 382, the Noes were 138, so the motion was agreed to.

  • Local Government Finance (England)

    50 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) Special Grant Report (No. 72) (HC 159), which was laid before this House on 29th January, be approved.To complete the picture of...

  • Science and Technology Committee

    38 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Select Committee on Science and Technology shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on science and technology or any sub-committee thereof,...

  • 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'...

  • 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...

  • Language of Parliamentary Proceedings

    1 speech

    Motion made,That—(1) this House approves the First Report from the Procedure Committee, Session 2000–2001 (HC 47); and(2) the Resolution of 5th June 1996 on the Language of...

  • Regeneration (Falmouth and Camborne)

    14 speeches

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

  • Deferred Division

    SOCIAL SECURITY

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