House of Commons debates

Thursday, 1 April 2004

  • Cory Collusion Inquiry

    Resolved, "That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Cory Collusion Inquiry...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—

    • Civil Service

      16 speeches

      What recent discussions he has held with civil service unions about securing cost savings in the public service.

    • International Finance Facility

      16 speeches

      What assessment he has made of how an international finance facility would contribute to tackling poverty in developing countries.

      Debt Relief

      10 speeches

      What steps for further debt relief he will be pressing for at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

      New Deal for Skills

      10 speeches

      Pursuant to his announcement in the Budget on the extension of the new deal for skills, if he will assess the benefits of developing short-term loans for those on low incomes seeking to move into...

      Child Care

      8 speeches

      How much extra money he is making available for child care in the next spending review period.


      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the impact on United Kingdom exporters of the value of the pound against the dollar and levels of growth in the eurozone.

      Mortgage Regulation

      10 speeches

      What arrangements he has made for the transfer of responsibility for the regulation of mortgages from the Mortgage Code Compliance Board to the Financial Services Authority.

      Whisky Strip Stamps

      11 speeches

      What representations he has received from the First Minister on whisky strip stamps.

      Poverty (Ogmore)

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the effects of poverty in Ogmore of (a) the measures introduced by his Department since 1997 and (b) the measures announced in the recent Budget.


      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his aim to achieve full employment.

      Pensioners (Warrington, North)

      6 speeches

      How many pensioners in Warrington, North will benefit from the £100 allowance announced in the Budget; and if he will make a statement.

  • Personal Statement

    1 speech

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a personal statement to the House. Over the past four weeks I have faced sustained parliamentary and media criticism over our system of...

  • Cory Collusion Inquiry

    38 speeches

    I am sure that the House will have been impressed by the dignity of the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Beverley Hughes). At Weston Park in the...

  • FCO Travel Advice

    23 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about the review of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice, which I am publishing today as a Command Paper. Given the constant...

  • Business of the House

    61 speeches

    May I remind the House that Tuesday's business statement has been superseded by the House of Lords' acceptance of the will of the House of Commons? I am grateful that common sense has prevailed...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots)...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I seek your advice on a matter that is causing me some problems as a Member of Parliament. Over the past 11 years, when I have written to the chief...

  • Easter Adjournment

    43 speeches

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

  • Transport (Pudsey)

    4 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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