House of Commons debates

Thursday, 18 October 2001

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Household Waste

      12 speeches

      What action she is taking to reduce the proportion of household waste that is put into landfill; and if she will make a statement.

    • Flood Defences (Wyre Forest)

      8 speeches

      What plans she has to visit Wyre Forest to inspect the proposed flood defences during their construction at Bewdley.


      10 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effect a tax on incineration set at the same level as the landfill tax would have on the level of recycling carried out by local authorities in England and Wales.

      Landfill Sites

      10 speeches

      If she will make a statement on the powers of the Environment Agency to regulate landfill sites.

      Radioactive Waste

      11 speeches

      What her policy is on the management of radioactive waste.


      14 speeches

      What the contribution of the farming industry was as a proportion of English gross domestic product in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the average figure is for the last...

      Foot and Mouth

      8 speeches

      How many animals have been culled in (a) England and (b) Wales as a result of the foot and mouth outbreak; and how many of the carcases were disposed of in each country.

      Flood Defences (York)

      6 speeches

      When the Environment Agency will complete its assessment of the November 2000 flood of the Yorkshire Ouse and the feasibility of strengthening the City of York's flood defences.

      Welfare-friendly Farming

      6 speeches

      What plans she has to introduce welfare friendly farming systems.

      Fishing (Essex)

      4 speeches

      What recent representations she has received on the impact of the total allowable catch on fishing communities in Essex.

  • Rural Recovery (Cumbria)

    1 speech

    We now come to written question No. 8.

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Rural Recovery (Cumbria)

      28 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when Lord Haskins will make his report on rural recovery in Cumbria; and if she will make a statement.

  • Business of the House

    84 speeches

    May we please have the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sure you will agree that the use of anthrax against the elected representatives of the United States constitutes an attack on the heart of democracy. Do you...

  • Bill Presented

    • Proceeds of Crime Bill

      Mr. Secretary Blunkett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Reid, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Mrs. Secretary Liddell and Mr. Bob...

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill

    47 speeches

    Order for Third Reading read.

  • Ministerial Salaries

    6 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Ministerial and Other Salaries Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 9th July, be approved. The March report of the SSRB—the Review Body on Senior...

  • Christopher Rochester

    3 speeches

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

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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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