House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 March 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—

  • Equal Pay (Audit)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require employers to carry out an audit of their pay structures' compliance with the provisions of the Equal Pay Act 1970—[Interruption]

  • Equal Pay (Audit)

    Mr. Vernon Coaker accordingly presented a Bill to require employers to carry out an audit of their pay structures' compliance with the provisions of the Equal Pay Act 1970: And the same was real...

  • Opposition Day

    [7TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Foot and Mouth Disease

      173 speeches

      I should inform the House that I have put a 12-minute limit on Back-Bench speeches. I have also selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I call Mr. Nick Brown to move the debate....

    • Deferred Divisions

      1 speech

      Mr. Deputy Speaker: I now have to announce the results of the Divisions deferred from a previous day. On the motion on Weights and Measures, the Ayes were 182, the Noes were 263, so the motion...

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      37 speeches

      Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

      Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      Madam Deputy Speaker: With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.

      Rehabilitation of Offenders

      That the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, he approved.

      Northern Ireland Equality

      That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.

      Pensions

      That the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions) (Salary Related Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.

      Pensions

      That the draft Social Security (Minimum Contribution to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.

      Pensions

      That the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, and Rebates) (Money Purchase Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.

      Social Security

      That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved.

      Financial Services and Markets

      That the draft Open-Ended Investment Companies Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.

      Local Government Finance

      That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 77) on 2000/2001 Special Grant for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (HC 315), which was laid before this House on 12th...

  • Liaison Committee (Sub-Committee)

    1 speech

    Motion made,

  • Science and Technology Committee

    1 speech

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [31 January],That the Select Committee on Science and Technology shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on...

  • Select Committees (Joint Meetings)

    1 speech

    Motion made,

  • Foot and Mouth (Cumbria)

    2 speeches

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

  • Deferred Divisions

    WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (S.I., 2001, No. 85)

    • European Security and Defence Policy

      That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 27th November 2000 relating to the Presidency Report to the Nice European...

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