Tuesday, 16 March 2004
Considered; amendments agreed to; to be read the Third time.
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he expects to announce the membership of his commission on common boundaries and electoral systems.
What assessment he has made of the use of (a) subutex, (b) naltraxone and (c) methadone in the treatment of heroin addicts in Scotland.
What assessment he has made of the recent performance of the financial sector in Scotland.
The Advocate-General was asked—
What devolution issues have been raised with her since 10 February.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State was asked—
What plans the Department has to undertake a review of the current arrangements for recording those eligible to vote.
What assessment has been made of the adequacy of employee protection for those called for jury service.
What action has been taken to prevent fraud in all-postal voting pilots.
The Leader of the House was asked—
What proposals he has submitted to the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons on the provision of personal digital assistants to hon. Members.
Whether the ministerial statement under section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998, of compatibility with the European convention on human rights, is reviewed at each stage of consideration of a Bill.
If he will propose to the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons that it examine ways of simplifying Standing Committee papers.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a further statement about the action that Government are taking following a blood transfusion incident involving variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I rise to raise a point of order about a misleading report published today by the Select Committee on Defence entitled "Lessons of Iraq". Paragraph 358 of the...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about homelessness. We have come a long way since the first comprehensive legislation on homelessness in the United Kingdom...
Mr. Sarwar accordingly presented a Bill to make provision about homelessness: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 18 June, and to be printed...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Social Security (Basic Skills Training Pilot) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 12th February, be approved. That the draft Social Security (Intensive Activity...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
'(1) Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c. 44) (badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (4B) after...
'(1) The appropriate national authority may issue guidance to any local authority undertaking civil enforcement powers under Part 6 of this Act or the London Local Authorities and Transport for...
'No fee in respect of any application for a permit or the issue of a permit under Part 3 of this Act shall be set at a level higher than that necessary to cover the administrative costs of—...
'Any motor vehicle with two or more passengers shall be entitled at any time to use any carriageway marked out as a bus lane.'.—[Mr. Greg Knight.] Brought up, and read the First time.
'In exercising their network management duty, a local traffic authority (or, in London, Transport for London) shall be required to monitor all traffic lights in operation in their area and...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 5, line 19, at end insert— '(3) When exercising any powers made under provisions referred to in subsection (1), and before arranging for the removal...
Amendment made: No. 3, in page 6, line 12, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
Amendment made: No. 4, in page 52, line 39, leave out 'regulations under paragraph 3(3) of' and insert 'an order under Schedule 3 to'.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
Lords Reasons for insisting on certain of their amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, considered.
The Lords disagree to Commons Amendment 1A to Lords Amendment 1 for the following Reason— Because it is appropriate to make provision for no more than two pilot regions, as recommended by...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Kemp.]
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