Tuesday, 9 September 2003
Order for further consideration, as amended, read. To be further considered on Tuesday 16 September.
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he will approve the detailed timetable for legislation on new boundaries for UK parliamentary seats in Scotland.
If he will list the overseas visits he has (a) undertaken since 12 June and (b) planned for the future.
What plans he has to ensure that those eligible to vote in UK elections are registered on the voters' register.
The Advocate-General was asked—
What devolution issues she has considered since June 2003.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State was asked—
What responses he has had to his consultation on the appointment of judges.
What consultation processes involving hon. Members he plans for his proposals for (a) a Supreme Court, (b) an independent judicial appointments commission and (c) the future of the rank of...
How many judicial appointments the Lord Chancellor has made since 15 June.
What recent representations he has received from magistrates courts in East Anglia about proposed court closures.
If he will make a further statement on reform of the House of Lords.
What the Lord Chancellor's plans are for reform of the English judiciary; and if he will make a statement.
What the estimated cost is of establishing and maintaining a supreme court.
What recent representations he has received on the protection of the political independence of the judiciary.
The Leader of the House was asked—
When he expects to respond to the Senior Salaries Pay Review Body's report on the remuneration of House of Commons Select Committee Chairmen.
What plans he has to make further recommendations to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the use of laptop computers in Standing Committees of the House.
If he will bring forward proposals to the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons on procedure in debates on the Floor of the House.
How many Bills he expects will have been subject to online pre-legislative scrutiny by the end of the Session; and if he will make a statement.
If he will propose to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons that it inquire into the arrangements for programming legislation.
If he will introduce legislation to prohibit Members for non-English seats in the House voting on matters pertaining only to England.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European Union's intergovernmental conference, which will begin in Rome on 4 October. Alongside this statement, I have...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for cosmetic body piercing and micropigmentation; and for connected purposes. Local authorities currently have the power to...
We now come to the first debate on the Opposition motions. Mr. Speaker has not selected the amendment.
I beg to move, That this House notes that thousands of teaching posts have been lost in schools as a result of this year's funding crisis; condemns the Government for failing to respond early...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, proceedings on the Motions in the name of the Leader of the...
Ordered, That this House, at its rising on Thursday 18th September, do adjourn till Tuesday 14th October 2003.—[ Derek Twigg.]
Motion made, That— (1) Standing Order No. 94 (Scottish Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) be amended in line 2 by leaving out the second 'Scottish' and inserting 'Scotland'; (2)...
Motion made, That Mr Michael Meacher be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr Elliot Morley be added.—[Derek Twigg.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Derek Twigg.]
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