Thursday, 7 April 2005
Ordered, That the Amendments to Standing Orders set out in the Schedule be made at the beginning of the new session of Parliament:—
1 Standing Order 1, line 76, at end insert— 'the term "unitary district" means a non-metropolitan district which is not included in the area of a county council;'. After Standing Order 1 2...
The Secretary of State was asked—
How much was paid in coal health claims up to 31 March; how many claimants have benefited; and if she will make a statement on plans to increase the speed at which claims are processed.
If she will make a statement on Government policies to promote investment in the private sector.
What support her Department provides to British companies bidding for contracts for reconstruction work in Iraq.
What progress the Government are making in opening markets for UK companies to sell financial services in India and China.
If she will make a statement on the impact of the European Union emissions trading scheme on UK business.
What steps she is taking to promote small business growth.
What the latest estimate is of the UK balance of trade for 2004–05; and what the balance of trade with the EU was in the same period.
The Minister for Women was asked—
What her policy is on work-life balance and opportunities for employment for women.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Many Members on both sides of the House have been worried by a challenge to what we think are fundamental rights of parliamentarians. I refer to the predicament...
Mr. Michael Meacher, supported by Mr John Gummer and Norman Baker, presented a Bill to combat climate change by setting annual targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions until 2050; to...
Alan Simpson, supported by Mr. Andrew Stunell, Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Dr. Desmond Turner, Sue Doughty, Joan Walley, Mr. David Drew, Norman Baker, Mr. Simon Thomas, Vera Baird, Mr. Kerry Pollard and...
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1.
Lords amendment: No. 13.
Lords amendment: No. 27.
Lords amendment: No. 28.
Lords amendment: No. 36.
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered. Order for Third Reading read.
I beg to move, That further proceedings on the Crossrail Bill shall be suspended until the next Session of Parliament. That if a Bill is presented in the next Session in the same terms as the...
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I seek your advice about the contents of an e-mail sent by Nick Barrett, chief executive of the Ramblers Association, to other staff members, describing...
Under the Order of the House made on 6 April, any message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without Question put. I have received a message from the Lords. The Lords agree to the...
Lords amendment: No. 5.
Lords amendment: No. 12.
Lords amendment: No. 16.
Lords amendment: No. 22.
Ordered, That the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 656), dated 11th March 2005, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14th March, be approved.—[Mr. Watson.]
Order for Second Reading read.
Clauses 1 to 10 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 4, line 38, leave out subsection (6). The amendment, which stands in the name of my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, removes the privileged...
Message to attend the Lords Commissioners The House went:—and, having returned:
I have further to acquaint the House that the Lord High Chancellor, one of the Lords Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her...
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