House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • EU Rebate

      16 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the Government's position in the budget negotiations on the United Kingdom's rebate from the European Union.

    • Kosovo

      15 speeches

      What recent discussions he has held with EU member states about the future governance and constitution of Kosovo.

      Andijan Massacre

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the steps that the United Kingdom has taken to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Andijan massacre in Uzbekistan on 13 May.

      Burma

      6 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on Burma.

      Turkey

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the human rights situation in Turkey.

      Rafiq Hariri

      10 speeches

      What action the Government are taking following the report of the UN inquiry into the death of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

      Zimbabwe

      12 speeches

      When he last met his counterpart in South Africa to discuss the security and economic situation in Zimbabwe.

      EU Presidency

      6 speeches

      What benchmarks he has set against which he will assess the effectiveness of the UK's presidency of the EU.

      Middle East

      6 speeches

      What assessment he has made of Israel's compliance with its obligations under the road map concerning the construction of settlements in the west bank.

      Libya

      4 speeches

      What representations he has made to the Libyan authorities on the case of the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor relating to the infection of children with HIV/AIDS in Benghazi.

      Iran

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether I may seek your guidance. Question 10 was the only question on the Order Paper concerning the middle east peace process, and not a single...

  • Sale of Green Belt Land

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision regarding the sale of green belt land, and for connected purposes. A few weeks after being elected to this place, I was...

    • Sale of Green Belt Land

      Greg Mulholland accordingly presented a Bill to make provision regarding the sale of green belt land; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill

    139 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • European Union (Accessions) Bill

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(6)(Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Accessions) Bill: Committal 1....

  • Parliamentary Contributory Pensionfund

    Ordered, That John Burnett, Tony Colman and Lord Stewartby be discharged as Managing Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund and Mr Clive Betts, Nick Harvey and Lord Naseby be...

  • House of Commons Members' Fund

    Ordered, That John Burnett and Tony Colman be discharged as Managing Trustees of the House of Commons Members' Fund and Mr Clive Betts and Nick Harvey be appointed as Managing Trustees in...

  • Public Accounts Commission

    Ordered, That Mr Richard Bacon, Dr William McCrea and Dr Nick Palmer be appointed members, and that Mr George Osborne be discharged as a member, of the Public Accounts Commission under...

  • House of Commons Members' Fund(Discretionary Payments)

    Resolved, That pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October 2005...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Fees and Charges

      That the draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) (No. 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved. —[Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question...

    • Dangerous Drugs

      That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved. —[Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to.

  • Petitions — IsItFair Campaign

    1 speech

    I beg to present a petition that is part of a large series against council tax instituted by the IsItFair campaign. The petition has been signed by 307 people in the Gosport area, and it was...

  • Rolle College

    1 speech

    The university of Plymouth's report on the impact of the move of Rolle college in my constituency from Exmouth to Plymouth clearly indicates that the ensuing loss to the town would be in the...

  • Primary Schools (Denton and Reddish)

    2 speeches

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

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