House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 20 July 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • London Terror Attack Update

    55 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to bring the House up to date with developments since my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made his statement to the House on Monday 11 July. A...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Yesterday evening, there was some confusion in the House, and I am sorry to say that it was caused by the Secretary of State for Transport. In relation to...

  • Vehicle Registration Marks

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision about the retention of vehicle registration marks pending transfer. Registration numbers are not items of property...

    • Vehicle Registration Marks

      Mr. Mark Hendrick accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision abut the retention of vehicle registration marks pending transfer: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

  • Council Tax

    62 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved. The order will be made under section 52F(4)...

  • Deferred Division

    1 speech

    Order. I now have to announce the result of a Division deferred from a previous day. On the motion "Access to Justice", the Ayes were 224 and the Noes 184, so the motion was agreed to. [The...

  • Council Tax

    32 speeches

    Question again proposed.

  • EU Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 7455/05, Commission Staff...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Government Trading Funds

      That the draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved.

    • Extradition

      That the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) (No. 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved.

      Value Added Tax

      That the Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes) (Designations) (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1724), dated 29th June 2005, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th...

      Crown Proceedings

      That the draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Crown Proceedings Act 1947) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 23rd June, be approved.

      Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation)

      That the draft Code of Practice on Access and Unfair Practices during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved. That the draft Code of...

  • Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(8) and (9) (Programme motions), That the Programme Order of 23rd June 2005 relating to the Regulation of Financial...

  • Orders of the Day — Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill

    9 speeches

    Not amended in the Standing Committee, considered. Order for Third Reading read.

  • 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 Acts: Appropriation (No. 3) Act 2005. Finance (No. 2) Act 2005.

  • Summer Adjournment

    22 speeches

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

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put motions 13, 14, 15 and 16 together. Ordered,

    • Finance and Services

      That Mr John Randall be discharged from the Finance and Services Committee and Mr Eric Forth and Robert Key be added.

    • Welsh Affairs

      That Hywel Williams be added to the Welsh Affairs Committee.

      Public Accounts

      That John Healey be added to the Committee of Public Accounts.

      Environmental Audit

      That Mr Elliot Morley be added to the Environmental Audit Committee.—[Mr. Bob Ainsworth, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petitions — Oxford-Bicester Rail Services

    1 speech

    I wish to present a petition on the Oxford-Bicester rail services, which is signed by some 500 of my constituents. The petition states: The petition of the people of Bicester and the surrounding...

  • Telecommunications Mast

    1 speech

    I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of a great number of local residents in Chalkwell ward who are very concerned about the health effects of telecommunications masts, particularly...

  • Langley Estate

    1 speech

    This petition is from the tenants and residents of the Langley estate in Middleton in my constituency, an estate that you will know well, Mr. Deputy Speaker, being a predecessor of mine. It used...

  • Dunstable College

    16 speeches

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

  • Deferred Division

    • Access to Justice

      That the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 June, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 224, Noes 184.

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