House of Commons debates

Monday, 21 November 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Tote

      8 speeches

      If she will make a statement on the privatisation plans for the Tote.

    • Historic Buildings (Halifax)

      6 speeches

      If she will visit Halifax constituency to see the effects of the Government's spending on, and protection of, historic buildings in the town.

      Digital Television (Wales)

      8 speeches

      If she will make a statement on the timetable for digital switchover in Wales.

      Licensing Act

      21 speeches

      What measures the Government are taking to ensure full use of the powers to review licensing decisions under the Licensing Act 2003.

      Olympic Games

      14 speeches

      What assessment she has made of the opportunities for businesses in Gateshead and Washington arising from the 2012 London Olympic games.

      Television Licences

      10 speeches

      Whether she plans to review categories of people required to pay the TV licence fee.

      Casinos

      10 speeches

      Whether the amount of associated investment from the public purse required to establish a super-casino project is taken into account in deciding whether to approve such a project.

      National Lottery

      20 speeches

      How much lottery money intended for good causes is unallocated.

      Olympic Games

      4 speeches

      What account will be taken of companies' international performance on workers' rights in the process of tendering and awarding of contracts for the 2012 Olympics.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Cathedral Property

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the availability for sale of cathedral property to existing tenants over the next five years.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—

    • Voting Age

      13 speeches

      What research the commission has carried out on the likely impact of extending the franchise to 16-year-olds; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

  • Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords] — Order for Second Reading read.

    340 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. I am pleased to open the debate on the Bill on behalf of the Government. I know that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade...

  • Equality Bill [Lords] (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.83A (6)(Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Equality Bill [Lords]: Committal 1. The Bill...

  • Equality Bill [Lords] [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)(Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Magistrates' Courts

      That the draft Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 12th October, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

    • Family Proceedings

      That the draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 12th October, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.] Question...

      Access to Justice

      That the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.] Question agreed to. Motion...

      Northern Ireland

      That the draft Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 24th October, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.] Question agreed to. Motion...

      European Communities

      That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 13th October, be...

      Food

      That the draft Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 3rd November, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.] Question agreed to. Motion...

      Criminal Law

      2 speeches

      That the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 12 and Transitory Provisions) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 27th October, be approved.—[Mr. Dhanda.]

  • Committees

    • Environmental Audit

      Ordered, That David Lepper be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mrs Linda Riordan be added.—[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

    • Welsh Affairs

      Ordered, That Mrs Betty Williams be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Jessica Morden be added.—[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Transport (South-West)

    10 speeches

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

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