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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 March 2004

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Affordable Housing

      6 speeches

      What representations he has received on the provision of affordable housing in Wales; and what discussions he has had on this with the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales.

    • Special Constables

      14 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the number of special constables in Wales.

      Renewable Energy

      8 speeches

      If he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry the establishment in north Wales of a research centre for the manufacture of renewable energy products.

      Sure Start

      6 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the (a) National Assembly for Wales Government and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the effects of Sure Start in Wales.

      Air Ambulances

      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had regarding the provision of air ambulance services in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Support Officers

      6 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of police community support officers in Wales.

      Primary Legislation

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the effectiveness of present arrangements in relation to enacting primary legislation affecting Wales.

      Employment

      6 speeches

      What percentage of the population are in full-time employment in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment (Private Sector)

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on recent employment trends in the private sector in Wales.

      Dee Estuary

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on dredging in the Dee estuary.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Court Papers (Wrongful Disclosure)

    22 speeches

    (Urgent Question): Will the Solicitor-General make a statement on her Department's wrongful disclosure of court papers to the Minister for Children?

  • Points of Order

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This afternoon, in Prime Minister's questions, the Deputy Prime Minister accused the deputy Leader of the Opposition of hypocrisy. May I draw your attention to...

  • Restricted Byways

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make new provision about establishing the existence of byways open to all traffic. I want to make it clear at the outset that the Bill is...

  • Post Office Services

    145 speeches

    I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Deferred Division

    1 speech

    I now have to announce the results of the Division deferred from a previous day on the question relating to Fisheries: Catch Quotas and Effort Limitation 2004. The Ayes were 255 and the Noes were...

  • European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill

    Lords message considered [ 18 March]

    • Lords amendment 1D

      89 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1D to Commons amendment 1C. The amendment would abrogate the powers of this House of Commons and the Government to decide which...

  • Equitable Life Inquiry

    137 speeches

    [Relevant document: the oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on Tuesday 16th March, on the Equitable Life Inquiry, HC 71-iv, Session 2003–04.] Motion made, and Question...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Fees and Charges

      That the draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Fees) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 23rd February, be approved.—[Margaret Moran.] Question agreed to.

  • Public Accounts

    Ordered, That Mrs Cheryl Gillan be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mrs Angela Browning be added.—[Margaret Moran.]

  • Petition — Quiggins, Liverpool

    1 speech

    If you have never had the opportunity to visit Liverpool, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I suggest you try and get to see us as soon as possible. Liverpool is a great city of kind-hearted, spirited people....

  • Participation in Elections

    2 speeches

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

  • Deferred Division — Fisheries: Catch Quotas and Effort Limitation 2004

    That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15388/03, draft Regulation fixing for 2004 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish...

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