House of Commons debates

Monday, 29 October 2001

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Asylum, Migration and Citizenship

    77 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on asylum, migration and citizenship. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Geneva convention on refugees, to which the United Kingdom...

  • Points of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have given prior notice of this point of order to you and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. On 5 October, I tabled a written question to the Chancellor of...

  • Orders of the Day — Adoption and Children Bill

    87 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Adoption and Children Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put, pursuant to Order [ 28 June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Adoption and Children Bill:

    • Committal

      1. The Bill shall be committed to a Special Standing Committee.

    • Programming of proceedings

      2. All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) shall be programmed.

      Proceedings in Special Standing Committee

      3.—(1) Proceedings in the Special Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17th January 2002. (2) Standing Order No. 91(1)...

      Consideration and Third Reading

      4.—(1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are...

  • Adoption and Children Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(A), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Contracting Out

      That the draft Contracting Out of Functions (Tribunal Staff) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved.—[Mrs. McGuire.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

    • Local Government Finance

      That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 87) (HC 220), on 2001–2002 Special Grant for Local Authority E-Government Pathfinders, which was laid before this House...

      London Government

      That the draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 4th October, be approved.—[Mrs. McGuire.] Question agreed to.

  • Defence

    Ordered, That Dr. Julian Lewis be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr. James Cran be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Ordered, That Mr. Stephen O'Brien be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Mrs. Gillian Shephard be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the...

  • Trade and Industry

    Ordered, That Mr. John Whittingdale be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. Andrew Lansley be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Illegal Hare Coursing

    22 speeches

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

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