House of Commons debates

Thursday, 24 February 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General

    The Solicitor-General was asked—

    • Burden of Proof

      11 speeches

      What legislative provisions introduced since 1997 have entailed a reversal in the burden of proof; and what guidance she has provided to the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to these provisions.

    • Victims Charter

      10 speeches

      If she will introduce proposals to extend the provisions of the victims charter to Government Departments and agencies which can instigate criminal actions on behalf of complainants.

      Domestic Violence

      6 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of anger management courses in the prevention of reoffending in domestic violence cases.

  • Business of the House

    87 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. During business questions, the Leader of the House indicated that a significant Government amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, which we will...

  • Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]—

  • Timetable

    1. Proceedings on the Bill on Second Reading, in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously...

  • Timing of proceedings and questions to be put

    2. When the Bill has been read a second time— (a) it shall, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any...

  • Subsequent stages

    6.—(1) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put. (2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not...

  • Reasons Committee

    8.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons in relation to...

  • Miscellaneous

    10 speeches

    9. Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to any proceedings to which this Order applies. 10. The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for...

  • Orders of the Day — Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]

    75 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The First Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Session 2004–05, HC 131, and the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 2nd April 2003, Session...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Social Security

      That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 26th January, be approved.—[Vernon Coaker.]...

  • European Community Documents

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

    • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

      That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9050/04, Commission Communication on the evaluation of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work accompanied by a draft Council...

  • Return to Work

    17 speeches

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

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Act 2005

  • Adjournment

    Question, That this House do now adjourn, put and agreed to. Adjourned accordingly at twenty two minutes past Five o'clock.

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