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Tuesday, 18 October 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues about the proposed closure of the Aberdeen meteorological office.
What discussions he has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on a Scottish Olympic team participating in the 2012 Olympics.
Whether he has plans to mark the 300th anniversary of the Union of Parliaments.
What representations he has made to the EU Commission on the tendering of Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries.
What discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on crime prevention, with particular reference to a strategy against drug misuse in Scotland.
The Minister of State was asked—
What recent discussions the Lord Chancellor has had with the Lord Chief Justice concerning judges making public statements on proposed law reforms.
When the Department intends to proceed with the next steps towards establishing a reformed House of Lords.
What steps she plans to take in response to strike action in respect of publicly funded work by barristers in criminal practice.
What further measures she proposes to put in place to prevent fraud in postal voting.
The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
What recent discussions the Commission has had on pay and conditions for cleaners employed in the House.
The Leader of the House was asked—
If he will invite the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House to examine the case for providing more time for private Members' Bills to be considered on the Floor of the House.
If he will bring forward proposals to implement the Procedure Committee's recommendations on the sub judice rule.
I have a statement to make to the House. Following yesterday's personal statement by the right hon. Member for North Tyneside (Mr. Byers), I received from the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell...
Mr. Secretary Johnson, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Mr. Secretary Darling, Secretary Patricia Hewitt,...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to raise the minimum age of sale of tobacco and tobacco products from 16 years to 18 years. I am delighted to have an opportunity to present...
Jeff Ennis accordingly presented a Bill to raise the minimum age of sale of tobacco and tobacco products from 16 years to 18 years: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...
I beg to move, That the Order of 28th June 2005 (Identity Cards Bill (Programme)) be further varied as follows: For paragraph 4 substitute— "4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far...
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 1, line 10, after 'others', insert 'who reasonably require proof'.
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 4, line 42, leave out 'must' and insert 'may, if the applicant so chooses'.
Amendment made: No. 2, in page 7, line 11 [Clause 8], leave out 'one or'.—[Mr. Heppell.]
Amendments made: No. 3, in page 25, line 42, after 'issue,', insert 'manufacture,'.—[Andy Burnham.]
Amendment made: No. 4, in page 37, line 29, after '1(5)', insert 'and (5A)'.—[Andy Burnham.] Order for Third Reading read.—[Queen's Consent, on behalf of the Crown, signified.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.119(9)(European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th July 2005, submitted by the Food Standards Agency, relating to the Draft Council Decision authorising the placing on...
It is my privilege to present the petition of Mr. Johnson, my constituent from Barton-on-sea, consisting of 210 signatures, on behalf of the Isitfair council tax campaign. The residents of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Alan Campbell.]
The following Private Ruling given by Mr. Speaker is published in accordance with Mr. Speaker's statement of 5 November 1981.—[Official Report, c. 113.] From Monday 17 October, a Hansard...
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