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House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 22 October 2002

  • Private Business

  • Committee of Selection

    1 speech

    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...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General

    The Advocate-General was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Privy Council

    The President of the Council was asked—

    • Modernisation

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Council what plans he has to implement reforms of the sittings of the House.

    • Modernisation

      6 speeches

      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.

      Written Questions

      6 speeches

      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.

      Modernisation

      4 speeches

      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.

  • Firefighters' Dispute

    57 speeches

    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...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    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...

  • National Nutrition

    1 speech

    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...

  • Affordable Housing

    203 speeches

    I should announce to the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Nuclear Power

    151 speeches

    I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Standing Committee on the Convention

    1 speech

    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....

  • Business of the House

    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),...

  • Petitions — Food Supplements Directive

    2 speeches

    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...

  • Air Weapons

    1 speech

    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...

  • Hepatitis C

    2 speeches

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

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