House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

  • Members Sworn

    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law: Right honourable John Selwyn Gummer, for Suffolk Coastal Norman Peter Lamb, North...

  • Speaker's Statement

    1 speech

    May I congratulate all Members on their success in being elected to this, the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. May I particularly congratulate those...

  • Sessional Orders

    • Metropolitan Police

      Ordered, That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that no obstruction be permitted...

    • Outlawries

      A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries was read the First time, and ordered to be read a Second time.

      Chairman of Ways and Means and First and Second Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means

      Ordered, That Sir Alan Haselhurst be Chairman of Ways and Means, Sylvia Heal be First Deputy Chairman of ways and Means and Sir Michael Lord be Second Deputy Chairmen of Ways and...

  • Queen's Speech

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both...

  • Debate on the Address

    • [First Day]

      123 speeches

      Before I call the proposer and seconder of the humble Address, I should announce to the House the proposed subjects for debate on subsequent days, which will be as follows: Wednesday 18...

  • Census 2001 (Southend)

    3 speeches

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

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