House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 December 2004

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Africa

      10 speeches

      What recent bilateral meetings the Government have had with other G8 countries about Africa.

    • Cuba

      10 speeches

      What representations he has made to the US Administration on the future of Cuba.

      Tyrannical Regimes

      12 speeches

      What progress there has been in the last month in developing international law and the structure of the UN to end tyrannical regimes.

      Sudan

      8 speeches

      What steps he is taking to encourage African states to send more peacekeepers to the Darfur region.

      Ukraine

      10 speeches

      What joint action is being taken by the EU to assist the political situation in Ukraine.

      Israel

      10 speeches

      What representations he made during his recent visit to Israel on the separation wall.

      Palestine

      10 speeches

      What assistance he is giving to ensure that Palestinian electors are able fully to participate in the forthcoming elections.

      China

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the imprisonment and sentence of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche by the Chinese Government.

      Burma

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the continued house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi.

      Spain

      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Spanish authorities in respect of the recent racism and violence at the football match against England.

      Embassies (Commercial Departments)

      8 speeches

      How many commercial departments are operated by his Department in UK embassies in European capital cities.

      Brazil

      6 speeches

      When he next plans to visit Brazil to discuss world trade issues.

      Cyprus

      6 speeches

      What plans he has to take forward the Annan plan on Cyprus, with particular reference to direct flights from the UK to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

  • Mental Capacity Bill (Programme) (No. 3)

    9 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Order of 11th October 2004 (Mental Capacity Bill (Programme)) (as amended by the Order of 12th October 2004 (Mental Capacity Bill (Programme) (No. 2)) be varied as...

  • Orders of the Day — Mental Capacity Bill

    As amended in the Standing Committee in the last Session of Parliament, considered. [Relevant document: The Twenty-third Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2003–04, on...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put motions 3 to 11 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6), (Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation),

    • Freedom of Information

      That the draft Freedom of Information (Removal and Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 4th November, in the last...

    • Freedom of Information

      That the draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 4th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Legal Services

      That the draft Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 3rd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Freedom of Information

      That the draft Environmental Information Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 27th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Urban Development

      That the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004, dated 4th May 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th May, in the last Session of...

      Financial Services and Markets

      That the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2737), dated 16th November 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House...

      Northern Ireland

      That the draft Financial Provisions (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 25th November, be approved.

      International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft Agency for International Trade Information and Co-operation (Legal Capacities) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 16th September, in the last Session of Parliament, be...

      Non-Domestic Rating

      That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved.—[Derek Twigg.] Question agreed to.

  • European Documents

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

  • Petition — Pensions payments

    1 speech

    I am pleased to present this petition, which was handed to me by Anne Crabtree, the co-ordinator of Bristol senior citizens forum, an active group with some 3,000 members. The petition states: To...

  • Rail Services (Bexhill)

    10 speeches

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

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