House of Commons debates

Monday, 12 December 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oil Depot Explosion (Hemel Hempstead)

    31 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the explosion yesterday morning at the oil depot near Hemel Hempstead. I am sure that all Members will join me in thanking the...

  • Former Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees (Ex Gratia Scheme)

    21 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government's ex gratia payment scheme for former far east prisoners of war and civilian internees. On 1 December, I gave...

  • Orders of the Day — Armed Forces Bill

    135 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The First Report from the Defence Committee, Session 2005–06 (HC 747) on the Armed Forces Bill and the Second Report of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session...

  • Armed Forces Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83(A)(6) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Armed Forces Bill: Select Committee 1. The...

  • Armed Forces Bill

    Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill: 1. The Committee shall have 14 members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection. 2. The...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Social Security

      That the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Jobseeker Mandatory Activity) Pilot Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 15th November, be approved.—[Mr. Alan Campbell.] Question...

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Safety of Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 21st November, be approved.—[Mr. Alan Campbell.] Question agreed to.

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall take motions 6 and 7 together. Ordered,

    • European Scrutiny

      That Rosie Cooper be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Mrs. Sharon Hodgson be added.

    • Procedure

      That Sir Nicholas Winterton be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. Christopher Chope be added.—[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petitions — Council Tax

    2 speeches

    I wish to present a petition drawn up by my constituent, Mr. Derek Bunting, about council tax. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons votes to replace Council Tax with a fair...

  • A27 (Improvements)

    24 speeches

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

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