House of Commons debates

Monday, 28 February 2005

  • Message from the Queen

    • Electoral Commission

      1 speech

      I have to inform the House that the Address of 10 January praying that Her Majesty will reappoint as electoral commissioners Pamela Joan Gordon, for the period of two years, and Sir Neil William...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Financial Assistance Scheme

      16 speeches

      What his current estimate is of the levels of assistance that will be provided by the financial assistance scheme.

    • Incapacity Benefit

      17 speeches

      What steps he is taking to encourage people claiming incapacity benefit back into employment.

      Child Support

      18 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the operation and performance of the new scheme of child support arrangements since March 2003.

      Incapacity Benefit

      9 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his policy on the number of new claimants who will be entitled to receive the new higher rate of benefit following incapacity benefit reform.

      Lone Parents

      6 speeches

      What steps he is taking to encourage lone parents to move into employment.

      Civil Servants

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on proposed work force changes in his Department and the expected effect on civil service employment in Fylde.

      Benefit Decisions

      8 speeches

      When his Department's decision-making and appeals action plans will be implemented; and how progress in making the improvements to benefit decision-making arrangements set out in the plans will...

      Personal Debt

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his Department's strategy to assist people to manage personal debt.

      Pension Protection Fund

      6 speeches

      Whether public sector (a) pension schemes and (b) pension scheme members will be required to contribute to the Pension Protection Fund.

  • Bill Presented

    1 speech

    Order. I understand that the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) has been held up because of the snow. Therefore, the notice for the presentation of his Bill will take place at some other time.

  • Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

    104 speeches

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 23rd February 2005— 1. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of that...

  • Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism Bill

    17 speeches

    Considered in Committee. [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] [Relevant documents: First Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2004–05, HC 389, Prevention of Terrorism...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    I propose to put together the Questions on the motions on constitutional law. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated...

    • Constitutional Law

      That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 18th January, be approved. That the draft Scotland Act 1998...

  • Northern Ireland

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Drainage (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005,...

  • Regulatory Reform

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1) (Consideration of draft regulatory reform orders),

  • Prison Officers (Industrial Action)

    That the draft Regulatory Reform (Prison Officers) (Industrial Action) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th January, be approved.—[Mr. Jim Murphy.] Question agreed to.

  • European Union Documents

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

  • Financing of Agricultural andRural Development Policy

    That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 11557/04, draft Regulation on the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy, and No. 11495/04 and Addenda 1 to 9, draft Regulation on...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Monday 7th March, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the...

  • Mental Health (North-East Cambridgeshire)

    6 speeches

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

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