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Tuesday, 22 October 2002
Read the Third time, and passed.
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 16 October], That Mr. John Hayes be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr. Peter Luff be added to the Committee.— [Mr. Jim...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans she has to help combat poverty arising from debt in Scotland; and if she will make a statement.
The Advocate-General was asked—
What devolution issues have been raised with her since 10 July.
The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—
How many (a) lawyers and (b) others were held to be in contempt of court for delaying court proceedings in the last year for which records are available; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on the implications of the comprehensive spending review for the performance of his Department in relation to IT.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of facilities at child contact centres.
What representations and submissions his Department has received in response to the criminal justice White Paper of July 2002.
The President of the Council was asked—
To ask the President of the Council what plans he has to implement reforms of the sittings of the House.
To ask the President of the Council what plans he has to make proposals to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the experimental seating arrangements in Westminster Hall.
To ask the President of the Council if he will make a statement on plans to allow hon. Members to table written questions during the recess.
To ask the President of the Council what proposals he plans to put to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on improving the system of Select Committees.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the fire service pay dispute. I am sure that hon. Members on both sides would agree that firefighters do a magnificent job. We...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Last Thursday, during questions to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, I asked the Minister, at column 459, when the Government were planning...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the establishment of a national nutrition strategy; to provide development funding for Primary Care Trusts to address the...
I should announce to the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, That the Order [12th June] relating to the Standing Committee on the Convention be amended, in paragraph (4)(b), by leaving out the words 'or be counted in the quorum'.—[Mr....
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 23rd October, opposition business may be proceeded with, notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business),...
I rise to present a petition about choice in health food products, signed by about 340 of my constituents, which reads: To the House of Commons The Petition of Consumers for Health Choice and its...
I am delighted to be able to present a petition calling for greater regulation of air weapons, which was signed by 272 people from my constituency of Gloucester. The petition Declares that...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Caplin.]
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