House of Commons debates

Thursday, 24 June 2004

  • New Writ

    Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant for the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the borough constituency of...

  • New Writ

    Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant for the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Civil Servants

      10 speeches

      What plans she has to move civil servants (a) within her Department and (b) in agencies for which her Department has responsibility, presently based in London to rural areas of England.

    • Queen Bees

      6 speeches

      What steps she has taken to urge the EU to permit the import of queen bees from Hawaii; and if she will make a statement.

      Pig Industry

      4 speeches

      What measures her Department is taking to promote the British pig industry.

      Dairy Industry

      12 speeches

      How many dairy farmers have left the industry in the last 12 months.

      Single Farm Payment

      13 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the amount of administration and form-filling that will be involved in ensuring compliance with the single farm payment.

      Hazardous Waste

      12 speeches

      If she will make a statement on progress on the preparation of European Union directives relating to the disposal of hazardous waste.

      Water Metering

      12 speeches

      What measures her Department is taking to promote the take-up of water metering in homes.

      Animal Slaughtering

      8 speeches

      How many animals were slaughtered in the UK to provide food in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.

      Fisheries

      6 speeches

      If she will provide financial help for the Grimsby and east coast fishing fleet over the next two years.

      Litter

      6 speeches

      What steps she is taking to reduce the amount of litter dropped in public places.

      Animal Welfare

      4 speeches

      What plans she has to reform the laws regarding cruelty to domestic animals.

      Silkstream Flood Defence Project

      6 speeches

      If she will make a statement about progress with the Silkstream flood defence project.

      Departmental IT Strategy

      4 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the departmental IT strategy in delivering flexible, high-quality and cost-effective computer systems in support of her Department's services;...

  • NHS Improvement Plan

    51 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the NHS improvement plan. Almost four years ago, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister came to this House and made a statement to...

  • Business of the House

    49 speeches

    With permission, I shall make a statement about the business for next week. Monday 28 June—Proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, followed by remaining stages of the...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Given that it is now abundantly clear that the Leader of the Opposition grossly misled the House yesterday at Prime Minister's Question Time—

  • Estimates Day — [3rd Allotted Day] — Estimates, 2004–05 — Highways Agency

    33 speeches

    DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT [Relevant Documents: Eighth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2002–03, on The Work of the Highways Agency, HC453, and the Government's Response thereto,...

  • Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

    29 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Third Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2003–04, on The Regulation of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicle Services in the UK, HC251–I, Fifth Report from the...

  • Estimates, 2004–05

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005, for expenditure by the Department for Transport— (1) further resources, not exceeding £5,665,964,000, be authorised for use as...

  • Estimates, 2004–05

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2005— (1) further resources, not exceeding £195,591,528,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in HC...

  • Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill

    Ruth Kelly accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the year ending with 31 March 2005 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the...

  • European Union Documents

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

    • Establishing A European Defence Agency

      That this House takes note of the unnumbered explanatory memorandum of 26th May 2004 from the Ministry of Defence on the Council Joint Action on the establishment of a European Defence Agency;...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 29th June,— (1) proceedings on the Motion for the adjournment of the House relating to London schools may continue for three hours or until Four...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Horse Passports (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1397), dated 19th May 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—[Charlotte Atkins.]

  • Petitions — Hospitals (St. Albans)

    1 speech

    I bring a petition from many thousands of residents of St. Albans and the surrounding areas which declares that there is a need for a new acute hospital and centre of excellence— to include...

  • Pets

    1 speech

    Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for allowing me this opportunity to present a petition of more than 1,000 signatures which have been collected by my constituent Miss Murielle Elliot of 7 Foxhill...

  • Schools Reorganisation (Northumberland)

    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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