Monday, 24 March 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
What the impact is of the international conventions which the UK has signed on the length of time taken to determine asylum applications; and if he will make a statement.
How many (a) civilian police support staff and (b) police officers are in post.
What recent advice he has given to police forces regarding confiscation of alcohol from under-age drinkers.
What recent representations he has received on the level of rural policing.
If he will make a statement on access by the Office of Fair Trading to information on convicted criminals held on the police national computer.
If he will make a statement on the crime detection rate.
What plans he has to increase the asylum estate in the Dover constituency.
What plans he has to review the law on prostitution.
What steps he is taking to protect children from paedophiles operating on the Internet.
What the work programme is of the active community unit; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on changes in police numbers in the last three years.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the European Council, which I attended in Brussels on 20 and 21 March, and report also on the conflict in Iraq. This meeting was the...
With permission, I should like to make a statement about the humanitarian situation in Iraq and the preparations for reconstruction. I should begin by apologising to the House for the fact that I...
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. This Bill has plenty of potential for controversy because it encroaches on how we live our lives. It is concerned with the central issue...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on...
That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 115) (HC 449) on Special Grants for Local Authorities, a copy of which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved.
That the draft Vehicle and Operator Services Agency Trading Fund Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 3rd March, be approved. That the draft Medicines and Healthcare Products...
That the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Consequential and Incidental Provisions) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.
That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 111) (HC 421) on the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, which was laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.
That the draft Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 6th March, be approved.
That the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 5th March, be approved.
That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 114) (HC 477) on the Social Services (High Performers) Grant for 2003–04, which was laid before this House on 6th...
That the draft Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Prescribed Conditions and Efficiency Percentages (Amendment) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 11th...
That the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Powers of Seizure) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 24th February, be approved.—[Mr. Jim Murphy.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12846/02, draft Directive on Takeover Bids, and the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from the Department of Trade and Industry dated 4th...
I have the honour to present a petition signed by 2,366 residents of the ancient town of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England. They are not unnaturally concerned about the indifference of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jim Murphy.]
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