House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 January 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister

    The Deputy Prime Minister was asked—

    • Housing (South-East)

      9 speeches

      What representations he has received about the scale of proposed house building in the south-east; and if he will make a statement.

    • Local Government

      12 speeches

      What proportion of local government spending was (a) met by Government grant and (b) raised locally in the 2004–05 financial year.

      House Building

      8 speeches

      When he next expects to meet representatives of county councils from East Anglia to discuss house building targets.

      Housing Renewal

      8 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to identify and spread good practice by local government in housing renewal work.


      7 speeches

      If he will make a statement on enforcement action available to local authorities in respect of unauthorised Travellers' sites.

      Affordable Housing

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the provision of quality affordable housing.

      Grassmoor Lagoons

      4 speeches

      If he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry extending funding approved for remedial work and development at the former Avenue Cokeworks site in north-east Derbyshire to...

      Fire and Rescue Control

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his planned regionalisation of fire and rescue control rooms.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      36 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 12 January.

    • Civil Service Jobs

      6 speeches

      What the timetable is for the proposed dispersal of civil service jobs; and what plans there are for the relocation of jobs to Ayrshire.


      6 speeches

      A recent NAO survey revealed that women in Aberdeen earn only two thirds of male earnings—the largest pay gap in the whole of Scotland. While I accept that the Government have done quite a...

  • Severe Weather

    33 speeches

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs—

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In his response to the urgent question, the Minister for the Environment and Agri-environment made it clear that the issues involved related to England, Scotland...

  • Bills Presented

    • Criminal law (amendment) (householder protection)

      Patrick Mercer, supported by David Davis, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Roger Gale, Chris Grayling, Mr. Dominic Grieve, Mr. Mike Hancock, Lady Hermon, Mr. Humfrey Malins, Mr. Mark Prisk, Mr. Hugo Swire...

    • Drugs (sentencing and commission of inquiry)

      Mr. Nigel Evans, supported by Mr. Nigel Jones, Jane Griffiths, Mr. Cheryl Gillan, Kate Hoey, Mrs. Angela Browning, Dr. Julian Lewis, Bob Spink, Mr. Robert Syms, Mr. David Amess, Mr. Andrew...

      Health and safety (directors' duties)

      Mr. Stephen Hepburn, supported by Vera Baird, Tony Baldry, Mr. Nicholas Brown, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mr. Tony Clarke, Ross Cranston, Mr. Frank Dobson, Mrs. Joan Humble, Helen Jackson, Mr. Michael...

      Smoking in public places (Wales)

      Julie Morgan, supported by Mr. Kevin Barron, Paul Flynn, Dr. Ian Gibson, Mr. Win Griffiths, Mr. David Hinchliffe, Dr. Doug Naysmith, David Taylor, Mrs. Betty Williams, Hywel Williams, Mr. Roger...

      Stamp duty (lower rate for energy efficiency measures)

      Mr. Kevin Barron, supported by Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Mr. Richard Allan, Mr. David Amess, Mr. John Battle, Mr. A. J. Beith, Sir Sidney Chapman, Mr. David Chaytor, Mr. David Drew, Mr. Neil Gerrard,...

      Mobile telephones (re-programming)

      Mr. Kevan Jones, supported by Ms Dari Taylor, Mark Tami, Mr. Liam Byrne, Iain Wright, Jon Cruddas, Helen Jones, Ann McKechin, Mr. George Howarth, Mrs. Joan Humble, Mr. Stephen Pound and Mr. Frank...

      Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment)

      Sir Paul Beresford, supported by Vera Baird, Mr. Dominic Grieve, Mr. Humfrey Malins, Mr. John Randall, John Cryer and Mr. Neil Gerrard presented a Bill to amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to...

      Renewable heat

      Mr. Michael Weir, supported by Hywel Williams, Annabelle Ewing, Pete Wishart, Mr. Andrew Stunell, Norman Baker, Paddy Tipping, Mr. David Chaytor, Brian White, Mr. Peter Ainsworth and Mr. Simon...

      Employment tribunals (representation and assistance in discrimination proceedings)

      Mr. Marsha Singh, supported by Peter Bottomley, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Mr. John Grogan, Mr. Fabian Hamilton, Mr. Mike Hancock, Mr. Eric Illsley, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Mr. Terry Rooney,...

      Trespassers on land (liability for damage and eviction)

      Mr. Gerald Howarth, supported by Mr. Philip Hammond, Dr. Julian Lewis, Mr. Mark Todd, Mr. Crispin Blunt, Mr. Nick Hawkins, Mr. Graham Allen, Mr. Humfrey Malins, Mr. James Arbuthnot and Sir George...

      Telecommunications masts (planning control)

      Mr. Andrew Stunell, supported by Mr. Richard Spring, Mr. Derek Wyatt, Mr. Phil Willis, Mr. Gary Streeter, Brian White, Mrs. Annette L. Brooke, Mr. John Bercow, Mr. Paul Truswell, Mrs. Patsy...

      Armed forces (parliamentary approval for participation in armed conflict)

      Mr. Neil Gerrard, supported by Tony Wright, Mr. William Hague, Sir Menzies Campbell, Mr. Alex Salmond, Mr. Simon Thomas, Andrew Bennett, Mr. Gordon Prentice, Mr. Douglas Hogg, Mr. Richard Allan,...

      Human Tissue Act 2004 (Amendment)

      Mr. Stephen Pound, supported by Dr. Evan Harris, David Cairns, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Kelvin Hopkins, Mrs. Patsy Calton, Mr. Tam Dalyell, Chris Bryant, Lembit Öpik, Jane Griffiths,...

      Council tax benefit (entitlement information)

      Tony Baldry, supported by Hugh Bayley, Dr. Hywel Francis, Mr. John Burnett, Dr. Evan Harris, Mr. Robert Jackson and Mr. John Bercow, presented a Bill to require billing authorities and local...

      Humber bridge

      Mr. Ian Cawsey, supported by Shona McIsaac, Mr. Austin Mitchell, Mr. Greg Knight, David Davis, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr. James Cran, Mr. Edward Leigh, Mr. John Grogan, Mr. Kevin Hughes, Mr. Phil...

      Local services and facilities

      Mr. Roger Williams, supported by Andrew George, Sue Doughty, Mr. Simon Thomas, Mr. David Drew, Mr. Don Foster, Alan Simpson, Dr. Ian Gibson, Mr. Huw Edwards, Jim Dowd, Mr. David Chaytor and...

      Succession to the Crown (no. 2)

      Ann Taylor, supported by Joyce Quin, Paddy Tipping, Sandra Osborne, Mr. Mike Hall, Mr. Gwyn Prosser, Ms Candy Atherton, Tony Wright, Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Mrs. Betty Williams, Kali Mountford and...

      School meals and nutrition

      Geraint Davies, supported by Ms Debra Shipley, Ms Karen Buck, Ms Julia Drown, Dr. Howard Stoate, Harry Cohen, Ms Oona King, Siobhain McDonagh, Mrs. Janet Dean, John Austin and Julie Morgan,...

      Estate agents (independent redress scheme)

      Mr. Alan Williams, supported by Mr. Clive Betts, Andrew Bennett, Mr. Adrian Sanders, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr. David Clelland, John Barrett, Mr. Jon Owen Jones, and Claire Ward, presented a Bill to...

      Right of reply and press standards

      2 speeches

      Peter Bradley, supported by Mr. Clive Soley, Ann Clwyd, Tony Wright, Angela Eagle, Tony Worthington, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr. Paul Tyler, Mr. Robert Walter, Martin Linton, Dr. Alan Whitehead and...

  • Orders of the Day — Child Benefit Bill

    97 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Child Benefit Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(6), That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Benefit Bill: Committal 1. The Bill shall be committed to...

  • Child Benefit Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection...

  • Petitions — Radio Mast (Caersws)

    1 speech

    This petition comes from residents of Caersws, Llanwnog and the surrounding area. It Declares total opposition to the 15.0 m radio mast located by Manthrig Lane in Caersws, whether it be used for...

  • Public Halls (Castle Point)

    1 speech

    This is a most important petition. At a time when the Government are forcing a ridiculous 4,000 additional houses on our already overdeveloped borough, we need more, not less, investment in...

  • EU Objective 1 Regions

    115 speeches

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

What is this?

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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