Tuesday, 25 January 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
if he will make a statement on his Department's assistance to Afghanistan.
what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Eritrea about the boundary dispute with Ethiopia; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the conclusions of the Iraq survey group.
What recent discussions he has had with the Government of Nigeria on the situation in the Niger delta.
If he will make a statement on the implications of the Palestinian elections for the Middle East peace process.
What action he is taking in conjunction with allies of the UK and the Iraqi Interim Government to protect Iraqi trade unionists.
If he will make a statement on the situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What recent discussions he has had with the British high commissioner of the Maldives on the political situation in the Maldives.
If he will make a statement on the application by Turkey for membership of the European Union.
What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the EU arms export embargo on China.
If the Minister for Europe will meet the Rev. Donald Reeves to discuss the situation in Banja Luka.
If he will make a statement on the EU embargo on arms sales to China.
Mr. Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Margaret Beckett, Mr. Secretary Hoon, Ms Secretary Hewitt, Mr. Secretary...
Mr. Archie Norman, supported by Bob Russell, presented a Bill to exempt persons with cystic fibrosis from charges for drugs, medicines, appliances and pharmaceutical services: And the same was...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for Sovereigns to be chosen by the House of Commons from among the immediate family of the preceding Sovereign; to provide that...
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
We now come to the second debate on the Opposition motions. Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 14th December, be approved.—[Joan Ryan.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10678/04 and Addendum 1, a draft Directive to protect workers from the effects of optical radiation; and supports the Government's...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 2nd February 2005, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall...
I wish to present a petition on behalf of more than 10,000 people in south Buckinghamshire against cuts and closures in our local health services. The petition states: To the House of Commons....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Joan Ryan.]
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