House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 30 June 2004

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Grammar Schools

      15 speeches

      How many representations he has received about the future of grammar schools in Northern Ireland.

    • Pension Payments

      4 speeches

      Whether an equality assessment was made of the impact of the decision not to pay double pensions through the Post Office bank account in Northern Ireland for 12 July.

      Asylum Seekers

      4 speeches

      What alternatives to HMP Maghaberry have been identified by the Department as appropriate accommodation for asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.

      Paramilitary-style Assaults

      10 speeches

      What efforts he is making to eradicate paramilitary-style assaults on the civilian population of Northern Ireland.

      Devolved Government

      10 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the reinstatement of devolved government in Northern Ireland.


      6 speeches

      What recent progress has been made on the decommissioning of illegally held weapons and explosives.

      Core Syllabus

      5 speeches

      Pursuant to his oral answer of 11 February 2004, Official Report, columns 1403–04, on the core syllabus, what advice he has received from the working party on (a) the core syllabus in...

      Security Situation

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the current security situation.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      39 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 30 June.

    • Hazelwood House, Devon

      4 speeches

      If he will make an official visit to Hazelwood House, Kingsbridge, Devon.


      6 speeches

      Will the Prime Minister tell my constituents how far he thinks it is reasonable for them to walk to their nearest post office?


      6 speeches

      If he will visit Indonesia after the presidential elections there later this year to discuss with the newly-elected President what further support the UK can give for its programme of reform.


      4 speeches

      On the subject of antisocial behaviour, does the Prime Minister agree with a survey of Tower Hamlets residents that concluded that the key drivers of antisocial behaviour were lack of parental...

  • NATO Summit/Special EU Council

    53 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the NATO summit in Istanbul, and briefly report on the special European Council in Brussels last night. First, I thank the new NATO...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, the Department for Work and Pensions announced possibly the most significant reorganisation of its local services in the past decade, which would...

  • Northern Ireland (Severe Learning Disability)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for identification of persons in Northern Ireland with severe learning disability; to make provision for the assessment of...

  • Regional Government

    164 speeches

    Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. There is a 12-minute limit on Back-Bench speeches. I appeal to Front Benchers and to all hon. Members to bear it in mind...

  • Business Deregulation

    47 speeches

    Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 3 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Supreme Court of Northern Ireland

      That the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.

    • Constitutional Law (Scotland)

      That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers, etc.) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 20th May, be approved.

      Constitutional Law

      That the draft Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved. That the draft Scottish Public Services...

      Civil Aviation

      That the draft Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendment) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 7th June, be approved.—[Vernon Coaker.] Question agreed to.

  • Regulatory Reform

    • Patents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)(Consideration of draft regulatory reform orders), That the draft Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004, which...

  • Potters Bar Derailment

    9 speeches

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

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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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