Wednesday, 19 January 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the political process towards re-establishment of devolved government in Northern Ireland.
What steps he is taking to ensure there are mechanisms for accountability of Ministers in his Department to electors in Northern Ireland.
What the total cost of the Northern Ireland Assembly has been since its suspension in October 2002; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 19 January.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask what the arrangements are for amending Hansard? A few moments ago, the Prime Minister suggested that the official Opposition had voted with the...
I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment tabled by the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41(A)(3)(Deferred divisions), That, at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred Divisions) shall not apply to...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order [ 21 December 2004], That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Local Authorities' Plans and Strategies (Disapplication) (England) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 10th January, be approved.—[Mr. Watson.] Question agreed to.
Resolved, That this House approves the recommendations in paragraphs 5 and 8 of the Fifth Report from the Procedure Committee, Session 2003–04, on Public Petitions (HC 1248).—[Mr. Watson.]
With the leave of the House, I will take together motions 5 and 6. Ordered,
That the Fire and Rescue Services (National Framework) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 3217), dated 7th December 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
That the Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) (England) Order 2004, (S.I., 2004, No. 3315), dated 14th December 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Watson.]
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