House of Commons debates

Monday, 18 November 2002

  • Speaker's Statement

    1 speech

    Before I call the first question, I have a short statement to make on some aspects of Question Time. In the first Session of this Parliament, progress at Question Time was disappointingly slow....

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough was asked—

    • Church Repairs (VAT)

      8 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent representations the Commissioners have received concerning VAT on repairs to church buildings; and if...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed was asked—

    • Voter Participation

      10 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what proposals the Committee is considering to increase participation in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough was asked—

    • Clergy (Employment Rights)

      10 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations he has received about the employment rights of the clergy.

    • Assets

      6 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Church Commissioners' assets of the fall in the value of shares.

      English Cathedrals

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Commission is taking to allocate sufficient funding for the maintenance of the fabric of English...

  • Welfare-to-Work and Benefit Uprating

    50 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the next stage of our welfare-to-work strategy for people with health problems or disabilities and to report to the House the...

  • ASW Steel Mill

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, to debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the closure of the...

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    As you are aware, Mr. Speaker, question 6, from the hon. Member for Perth (Annabelle Ewing), was withdrawn earlier today, even though it was tabled only last Wednesday. Also, no Scottish...

  • Bill Presented

    • Industrial Development (Financial Assistance)

      Secretary Patricia Hewitt, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Mrs. Secretary Liddell, Secretary Peter Hain and Alan...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address — [Fourth Day]

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 13 November], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal...

  • Economy and Trade and Industry

    158 speeches

    At the heart of the Queen's Speech are policies for stability, enterprise and fairness—policies that in the past five years have helped to build strong economic foundations and brought us...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 21st November— (a) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) the Speaker...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Additional Designations) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2614), be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated...

  • Standing Committee on the Convention

    1 speech

    Motion made, That the Order of 12th June 2002 relating to the Standing Committee on the Convention be renewed for the current Session of Parliament, with the omission, in paragraph (4)(b), of the...

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to the Committee of Selection. Ordered,

    • Home Affairs

      That Mr Humfrey Malins and Angela Watkinson be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr James Clappison and Miss Ann Widdecombe be added to the Committee.

    • International Development

      That Mr Andrew Robathan be discharged from the International Development Committee and Alistair Burt be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • MR. J. Woodbridge

    6 speeches

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

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