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Monday, 19 November 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether asylum seekers whose applications have taken longer than six months to process are entitled to apply for permission to work.
If he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the victims of crime.
What discussions he has had with magistrates regarding downgrading of penalties for minor offences.
When he expects to meet the chief constable of the Thames Valley to discuss retention of police officers.
What the estimated cost to the Metropolitan police is of increased security measures being undertaken following the events of 11 September.
How many applications to his Department for closed circuit television funding have been rejected in the last two years.
What action the Government are taking to protect children using the internet.
What plans he has to continue the community police centres pilot schemes.
What measures he has taken since 11 September to co-ordinate emergency planning in the United Kingdom in the event of a major terrorist attack.
[Relevant documents: First Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Anti- terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, HC351. Second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [ 28 June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
2. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House and all remaining proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords)...
3. (1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in two allotted days and (so far as not previously...
4. Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.—[Mr. Pearson.] The House divided: Ayes 319, Noes 74.
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...
I beg to move, That the Human Rights Act 1998 (Designated Derogation) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3644), dated 11th November 2001, which was laid before this House on 12th November, be approved....
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on...
That the draft Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (Modification) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 24th October, be approved.
That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 24th October, be approved.
That the draft Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved.— [Mrs. McGuire.] Question agreed to.
Ordered, That Mrs. Irene Adams, Mr. Stuart Bell, Mr. Derek Conway, Mr. Michael Fabricant, Mr. Keith Hill, Mr. David Lepper, Mr. Thomas McAvoy, Mr. Patrick McLoughlin, Mrs. Marion Roe, Mr. Andrew...
Ordered, That Mr. Michael Connarty and Julia Drown be discharged from the Information Committee and John Mann and Jim Sheridan be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of...
In just over a fortnight, more than 2,000 signatories have been added to the petition of Residents against Dibden Bay Port, including representatives of Fawley, Hythe and Dibden and Marchwood...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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