House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 27 November 2001

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Pre-Budget Report

    47 speeches

    The task of this pre-Budget report is to rise to the global economic challenge facing this country and to set out how, upon a foundation of stability and growth, we can and will build a stronger...

  • New Member

    The following Member made the Affirmation required by law: Christopher David Mole, Esq. for Ipswich

  • Speaker's Statement

    1 speech

    I have a short statement to make in relation to the Employment Bill. I note that right hon. and hon. Members who have tabled the reasoned amendment have very properly indicated a relevant...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Can you clear up some genuine confusion among Back Benchers? The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that the Wanless report was looking only at public funding of...

  • Compulsory Voting

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to make voting compulsory in all Parliamentary elections; and for connected purposes. I...

    • Compulsory Voting

      Mr. Gareth R. Thomas accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to make voting compulsory in all Parliamentary elections; and for connected purposes: And the...

  • Orders of the Day — Employment Bill

    145 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Employment Bill (Programme)

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

    • Committal

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

    • Programming of proceedings

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

      Proceedings in Standing Committee

      3. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 22nd January 2002. 4. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the...

      Consideration and Third Reading

      5. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a...

  • Employment Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...

  • Procedure Committee

    Ordered, That Mr. David Drew be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. Iain Luke be added.—[Mr. Stringer.]

  • Petition — Meriden Gap

    1 speech

    I have been asked to present a petition about the future location of the national football stadium. One of the proposed sites is in my constituency on greenbelt land known as the Meriden gap. It...

  • "women Empowering Women" Scheme

    8 speeches

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

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