House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 21 January 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Global Terrorism/Iraq

    61 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on yesterday's ministerial meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which was called to discuss the international...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Earlier this week, colleagues raised the matter of Government Departments transferring oral questions to other Departments, and Mr. Deputy Speaker ruled on your...

  • Public Sector Pensions (Unmarried Couples)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for persons in receipt of a public sector pension to be able to provide survivor benefits for unmarried, financially...

    • Public Sector Pensions for Unmarried Couples

      James Purnell accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for persons in receipt of a public sector pension to be able to provide survivor benefits for unmarried, financially interdependent,...

  • House of Lords Reform

    195 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform, Session 2002–03, HL Paper 17 and HC171, on House of Lords Reform.] Motion made, and Question...

  • Business of the House

    1 speech

    Motion made, That the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Robin Cook relating to Select Committees (establishing a Select Committee...

  • Delegated Legislation

    • Kava-kava

      Ordered, That the Kava-kava in Food (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3169) and Medicines for Human Use (Kava-kava) (Prohibition) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3170) be referred to a...

    • National Care Standards Commission

      Ordered, That the National Care Standards Commission (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3211) and Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations 2002...

  • Northern Ireland Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 116(1)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That— (1) the Northern Ireland Grand Committee shall meet at...

  • Broadcasting (Wales)

    8 speeches

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

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