House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 29 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. Woolas.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Iraq

    4 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, to debate an important matter that requires specific and urgent consideration, namely, Xthe statement of the...

  • Air Weapons

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Firearms Act 1968 to restrict the acquisition and possession of air weapons; and for connected purposes. All Members receive...

    • Air Weapons

      Jonathan Shaw accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Firearms Act 1968 to restrict the acquisition and possession of air weapons; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First...

  • Speaker's Statement

    1 speech

    Before I call a Minister to move motion No. 2, it may be helpful to indicate to the House how the debate will proceed on the modernisation and procedure motions that are before us today. Assuming...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on any Motions in the name of Mr Robin Cook relating to Modernisation of the House of...

  • Modernisation of the House of Commons

    338 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House approves the Second Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, and endorses its proposals, in particular for more effective law...

  • Parliamentary Questions

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House takes note of the Third Report from the Procedure Committee, Parliamentary Questions, House of Commons Paper No. 622, and the Government...

  • Questions (Amendments to Standing Orders)

    Ordered, That, (1) the following Standing Order (Written statements by ministers) be made: A Minister of the Crown, being a Member of the House, may give notice of his intention to make a...

  • New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That, with effect from 1st January 2003 until the end of the Parliament, the Standing Orders and practice of the House shall have effect subject to the...

  • New Provision for Earlier Sittings on Tuesdays

    Motion made, and Question put, That, with effect from 1st January 2003 until the end of the Parliament, the Standing Orders and practice of the House shall have effect subject to the following...

  • Carry-over of Bills

    Motion made, and Question put, That in the current Parliament the following Order shall have effect: (1) Subject to the following provisions of this order, a Minister of the Crown may give notice...

  • Permanent Arrangements for Westminster Hall, Thursday Sittings and Standing Committees

    Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament,— (1) Standing Order No. 10 (Wednesday sittings) be repealed; (2) the following Standing Order (Sittings in...

  • Programming

    Motion made, and Question put, That Orders A to I relating to the Programming of Bills, made by the House on 28th June 2001, shall continue to have effect in the next session of...

  • Leave of Absence for the Speaker

    Ordered, That Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker) be amended as follows— Line 7, after 'Speaker' insert 'or where paragraph (2A) of this order applies' Line 19, at end add '(2A) For the...

  • Short Speeches

    Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 47 (Short speeches) be amended as follows: Line 8, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall, subject...

  • Justice and Constitutional Affairs Committee

    Motion made, That Standing Order No. 152 (Select Committees related to Government departments) be amended as follows: In the Table Item 7, column 2, leave out from 'Office;' to end of entry;...

  • Sittings of the House of Commons

    Ordered, That— (i) at the sittings on Wednesday 30th October, Thursday 31st October, Monday 4th November, Tuesday 5th November, Wednesday 6th November and Thursday 7th November, the Speaker...

  • Long-Stay Patients

    4 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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