House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 June 2005

  • Private Business

  • Wales Office

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Electoral System

      15 speeches

      What steps the Government plan to take to reform the electoral system for the National Assembly for Wales.

    • Smoking

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on legislation to ban smoking in public places in Wales.

      Business Incentives

      8 speeches

      What assessments he has made of the effects on businesses in border areas of Wales of the provision of more advantageous incentives to businesses in Wales.

      Knife Attacks

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on measures being taken to eradicate knife attacks in (a) north Wales and (b) the rest of Wales.


      6 speeches

      Whether he has met the National Assembly for Wales Minister for Health to discuss the cross-border implications of the Assembly's plans for the provision of prescriptions in Wales.

      National Assembly Powers

      7 speeches

      If he will take steps to increase the scope of the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act

      4 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the application of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to Wales.

  • Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Tax Credits

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I want to make a statement on the reforms that we have made, and are making, in the operation of the tax credits system, and to answer point by point the reports...

  • Bills Presented

    • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

      Mr. Secretary Clarke, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Straw, Mr. Tony McNulty, Bridget Prentice and Andy Burnham, presented...

    • Employment Tribunals (Representation and Assistance in Discrimination Proceedings)

      Mr. Marsha Singh, supported by Peter Bottomley, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Mrs. Janet Dean, Mr. John Grogan, Mr. Fabian Hamilton, Mr. Mike Hancock, Dr. Brian Iddon, Mr. Eric Illsley,...

      Rights of Savers

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind, supported by Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr. Nigel Waterson, Mr. Tim Boswell and Mr. Paul Goodman, presented a Bill to make provision about the rights and choices of savers in...

      Armed Forces (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict)

      Clare Short, supported by Dr. Tony Wright, Mr. William Hague, Sir Menzies Campbell, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Mr. Alex Salmond, Mr. Douglas Hogg, Mr. Neil Gerrard, Mr. Gordon Prentice, Kelvin Hopkins,...

      Climate Change and Sustainable Energy

      Mr. Mark Lazarowicz, supported by Dr. Alan Whitehead, Mr. Andrew Smith, Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Mr. Frank Doran, Andrew Stunell, Dr. Desmond Turner, Mr. Mike Weir, Joan Walley, Alan Simpson, Meg...

      Criminal Law (Amendment) (Protection of Property)

      Miss Anne McIntosh, supported by David Davis, Patrick Mercer, Mr. Dominic Grieve, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Mike Hancock, Lady Hermon, Kate Hoey, Dr. Richard Taylor, Mr. Mark Prisk, Chris Grayling and...

      International Development (Reporting and Transparency)

      Mr. Tom Clarke, supported by Ann McKechin, Mr. Nicholas Brown, John Barrett, Angela Browning, Mr. Alex Salmond, Dan Norris, Ed Balls, Lady Hermon, Dr. Hywel Francis, John Bercow and Keith Vaz,...

      Emergency Workers (Protection)

      Mr. Alan Williams, supported by Derek Conway, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Mr. Andrew Dismore, Clive Efford, Nia Griffith, Mr. David Heath, Mr. Michael Mates, Ms Emily Thornberry, Jon Trickett, Mrs. Betty...

      Income Tax (Earnings Exemption for Persons Living in Poverty)

      Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, supported by Mr. John Whittingdale, Mr. Iain Duncan-Smith, Mr. Edward Leigh, Mr. Nick Herbert, Mr. William Hague, Mr. Peter Atkinson, Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Andrew...

      Management of Energy in Buildings

      Dr. Alan Whitehead, supported by Mark Lazarowicz, Paddy Tipping, Mr. John Denham, Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Andrew Stunell, Mr. Andrew Robathan, Joan Ruddock, Colin Challen, Annette Brooke, Dr....

      Children's Food

      Mary Creagh, supported by David Taylor, Helen Goodman, Mark Durkan, Ms Emily Thornberry, Mr. Andy Reed, Mr. Paul Burstow, Vera Baird, Ms Barbara Keeley, Tom Levitt, Mr. Barry Sheerman and Mr....

      Road Safety and Parking

      Ms Sally Keeble, supported by Miss Anne Begg, Mrs. Louise Ellman, Mr. Tom Clarke, Margaret Moran, Dr. Brian Iddon, Mr. David Kidney, Andrew Miller, Bob Russell, Peter Bottomley, Mr. Brian Binley...

      Crime Prevention and the Built Environment

      Mr. Nigel Evans, supported by David Davis, Mrs. Caroline Spelman, Mr. Robert Syms, Mr. Tobias Ellwood, Mr. Simon Burns, Mrs. Cheryl Gillan, Patrick Mercer, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mr. Eric Pickles,...

      Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control)

      Mr. David Curry, supported by Sir George Young, Alan Simpson, Mr. David S. Borrow, Mr. James Gray, Adam Afriyie, Mr. Gary Streeter, Derek Wyatt, Andrew Stunell, Mr. Phil Willis, Mr. Mark Oaten...

      Occasional Sales

      Mr. John Whittingdale, supported by Janet Anderson, Dr. Vincent Cable, Peter Luff, Chris Bryant, Mr. Don Foster, Mr. Hugo Swire, Jim Dowd, Pete Wishart, Mr. Nigel Evans, Lembit Öpik and...

      Regulation of Laser Eye Surgery

      Frank Cook, supported by Dr. Ian Gibson, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Dr. Richard Taylor, Mr. Alan Williams, Sir George Young, John McDonnell, Roger Berry, Peter Bottomley, Kelvin Hopkins, Mr. Mike...

      European Communities Act 1972 (Disapplication)

      Mr. Owen Paterson, supported by Mr. William Cash, Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr. Frank Field, Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Nick Harvey, Mr. Edward Leigh, Mr. Desmond Swayne, Mr. Richard Shepherd, Angela...

      Breast Cancer

      Mr. Shailesh Vara, supported by Mr. Stephen Dorrell, Dr. Ian Gibson, Bob Russell, Angela Browning, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mr. Roger Gale, Vera Baird, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Dr. Doug Naysmith, Annette...

      Humber Bridge

      Shona McIsaac, supported by Mr. Austin Mitchell, David Davis, Ms Diana R. Johnson, Mr. Greg Knight, Mr. Graham Stuart, Edward Miliband, Mr. Phil Willis, Mr. John Grogan and Mr. Edward Leigh,...

      Professional Football (Supporter Involvement)

      Mr. John Grogan, supported by Tony Lloyd, Joan Walley, Nick Harvey, John Mann, Shona McIsaac, Mr. Mike Hall, Dr. Alan Whitehead, Stephen Hesford, Jon Trickett, Mr. Clive Betts and Mr. Marsha...

      Prohibition of Abortion (England and Wales)

      Mr. Laurence Robertson, supported by Mr David Amess, Mr. Julian Brazier and Sir Nicholas Winterton, presented a Bill to prohibit the aborting of foetuses in England and Wales unless the mother's...

      Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]

  • Special Schools and Special Educational Needs

    126 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Electoral Integrity

    120 speeches

    Mr. Speaker has chosen the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Nepal

    2 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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