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House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 23 March 2004

  • Private Business

  • Department of Health

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that yesterday—the fourth day of debate on the Budget—you felt obliged to place a 15-minute limit on speeches, doubtless owing to the...

  • Local Land Charges (Fees)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision in relation to fees payable in connection with local land charges. I am pleased to invite the House to give its leave to...

    • Local Land Charges (Fees)

      Mr. David Borrow accordingly presented a Bill to make provision in relation to fees payable in connection with local land charges: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 17 March].

  • Amendment of the Law

    Motion made, and Question proposed, (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance....

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    236 speeches

    This is a Budget built on stability that delivers for employment, pensioners, public services and sustained growth for the future. In each area, as I will show, there is the sharpest contrast...

  • Procedure (Amounts Deducted from Payments to Sub-Contractors)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Procedure (Savings Income)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Procedure (Minimum Contributions to Personal Pension Schemes)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Procedure (Mutual Assistance in Connection with Customs Union with Andorra)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Procedure (Future Taxation)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Finance (Money)

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session relating to finance ("the Act"), it is expedient to authorise— (a) the...

    • Finance Bill

      Dawn Primarolo accordingly presented a Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House I will take the motions on delegated legislation together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on...

    • Animals

      That the Mink Keeping (Prohibition) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 100), dated 19th January 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 20th January, be approved.

    • Electricity

      That the draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 24th February, be approved.

      Employment

      That the draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 9th February, be approved.

      Social Security

      That the draft Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Weekly Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 9th February, be approved. That the draft...

      Social Security (Northern Ireland)

      That the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 23rd February, be approved.

      Tax Credits

      That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 23rd February, be approved.

      Supreme Court of England and Wales

      That the draft Courts Boards Areas Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved. That the draft Courts Boards (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations 2004, which...

      Constitutional Law

      That the draft Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2004 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 25th February, be approved. That the draft Local...

      Government Trading Funds

      That the draft Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Trading Fund Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 25th February, be approved.

      Northern Ireland

      That the draft Agricultural Statistics (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 12th February, be approved.—[Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to.

  • European Community Documents

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

  • Adjournment (Easter)

    Ordered, That this House, at its rising on Thursday 1st April, do adjourn till Monday 19th April 2004.—[Mr. Heppell.]

  • Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

    Ordered, That Mr Eric Martlew, Ms Gisela Stuart and Dr Nick Palmer be discharged as Managing Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund and Mr David Borrow, Mr Terry Rooney and Mr...

  • Petition — Council Tax

    1 speech

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of 1,000 readers of The Star newspaper in my constituency about the council tax. It reads as follows: To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of...

  • Health Services (Northavon)

    12 speeches

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

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