House of Commons debates

Monday, 24 March 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Iraq and European Council

    55 speeches

    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...

  • Iraq (Relief and Reconstruction)

    47 speeches

    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...

  • Licensing Bill [Lords]

    155 speeches

    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...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    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...

    • Local Government Finance

      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.

    • Government Trading Funds

      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...

      Immigration

      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.

      Local Government Finance

      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.

      Town And Country Planning

      That the draft Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 6th March, be approved.

      Social Security

      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.

      Local Government Finance

      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...

      Climate Change Levy

      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...

      Criminal Law

      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.

  • European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),

    • Takeover Bids

      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...

  • Petition — Malmesbury Community Hospital

    1 speech

    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...

  • British Sign Language

    7 speeches

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

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