House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 28 January 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office

    The Minister of State was asked—

    • Regulation

      8 speeches

      When he next expects to meet representatives of the small firms sector to discuss the better regulation agenda across government.

    • Public Appointments

      8 speeches

      What progress is being made in providing training for people making an application for public appointments.

      Correspondence

      10 speeches

      What steps he plans to take to improve the speed and relevance of replies by Departments to letters and inquiries from (a) hon. Members and (b) the public.

  • Fire Dispute

    44 speeches

    With permission, I shall make a statement on the fire dispute and the Government's proposals in the light of the breakdown of negotiations at ACAS. The House will be aware that all sides welcomed...

  • Victoria Climbié Inquiry

    36 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Victoria Climbié inquiry. The report of the inquiry is being published today. It is available in the Vote Office. I am...

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Would it be indelicate to suggest that a fraction of the understandable compassion that we heard in the past hour for children in this country should be...

  • Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the removal of general restrictions as to nationality which apply to persons employed or holding...

    • Crown Employment (Nationality)

      Mr. Dismore accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the removal of general restrictions as to nationality which apply to persons employed or holding office in...

  • The Speaker's Absence

    Ordered, That the Speaker have leave of absence on Wednesday 29th January to attend the funeral of Richard Buchanan, JP, Member for Glasgow, Springburn, from 1964 to 1979.—[Gillian Merron.]

  • Orders of the Day — Railways and Transport Safety Bill

    135 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee on 18th December 2002, relating to London Underground PPP: New Developments, and supplementary memoranda from...

  • Railways and Transport Safety Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [ 28 June2001 and 29 October 2002], That the following provisions shall apply to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill—...

  • Business of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's...

  • Railways and Transport Safety Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...

  • Railways and Transport Safety Bill [Ways and Means]

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with Bills), That, for the purposes of any Act...

  • Local Government Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [ 28 June 2001 and 29 October 2002], That, in accordance with the Resolution of the Standing Committee dated 21st January 2003, the...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 5th February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents)— (1) the Speaker...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 19th December, be approved.—[Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to.

  • Lord Chancellor's Department

    77 speeches

    I beg to move, That Mr A. J. Beith, Peter Bottomley, Mr James Clappison, Ross Cranston, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Mark Field, Mr Clive Soley, Keith Vaz and Dr Alan...

  • Compulsory Retirement Ages (MoD)

    8 speeches

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

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