Monday, 16 January 2006
The Secretary of State was asked—
Whether the full costs of the planned police force reorganisations will be borne by central Government; and if he will make a statement.
What investigations he has initiated into the granting of indefinite leave to remain by officials at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
What assessment he has made of whether there is a need to increase the numbers of police community support officers in rural areas.
What recent steps he has taken to support victims of crime.
If he will make a statement on the development of community policing in Merseyside.
How the introduction of identity cards will prevent identity theft and fraud.
How many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in 2005 in (a) Coventry and (b) the west midlands.
If he will make a statement on recent progress in returning failed asylum applicants to Iraq.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national DNA database.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On the respect action plan, I made inquiries at the Vote Office as to whether I could get hold of a copy and was told that I could not do so. I am aware that a...
[Relevant document: The Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights of Session 2005–06, HC 766, on Legislative Scrutiny: Equality Bill.] As amended in the Standing Committee,...
'(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about discrimination or harassment on grounds of gender reassignment. (2) In section (1) "gender reassignment" has the meaning...
'(1) The Secretary of State shall issue guidance under this section setting out how the provisions of part 2 in relation to school transport shall be implemented. (2) Such guidance under...
Amendment proposed: No. 43, in page 6, line 2, leave out 'particular.'.—[Mr. Grieve.]
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 12, line 1, leave out '24(1)(a).' and insert '24(1).'.
I beg to move amendment No. 21, in page 18, line 44, leave out from 'Commission' to end of line 45 and insert 'shall consider any application for assistance from an individual and may provide...
I beg to move amendment No. 27, in page 21, line 14, at end insert— '(2A) A person established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament and whose principal duties relate to human rights and...
In light of the lead amendment in this group, amendment No. 19, not being moved, I beg to move amendment No. 30, in page 29, line 23, leave out 'not in good faith.'.
Amendment made: No. 12, in page 30, line 14, leave out 'to refuse' and insert 'refusing'.—[Meg Munn.]
Amendment made: No. 15, in, page 32, line 16, leave out '49(1)' and insert '49(1)(a), (b) and (c)(i) and (ii)'.—[Meg Munn.]
Amendment made: No. 14, in clause 77, page 46, line 27, at end add— '(2) For regulation 3(1)(a) of the Regulations substitute— "(a) on the grounds of the religion or belief of B...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Climate Change Agreement (Energy-intensive Installations) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 5th December, be approved.—[Mr. Heppell.] Question agreed to....
That the Value Added Tax (Betting, Gaming and Lotteries) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 3328), dated 5th December 2005, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th December, be...
Ordered, That Ben Chapman and Mr Andrew Mackay be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Mr David Curry and Mr Chris Mullin be added.—[Mr. Heppell.]
Ordered, That Chris Grayling and Jessica Morden be discharged from Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Mrs Theresa May and Graham Stringer be added.—[Mr. Heppell.]
Ordered, That Derek Conway be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr Mark Lancaster be added—[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
With permission, I shall put together motions 7 to 11. Ordered,
That Nick Herbert be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr Richard Spring be added.
That Mr Mark Lancaster be discharged from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee and Mr Greg Hands be added.
That Damian Green be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr Brooks Newmark be added.—[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
I wish to present the public petition of residents of Furs estate, South Woodford and others. The lead signature is that of Mr. Edward Blackwell of 13 Broadwalk E18, who is a campaigner on the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Claire Ward.]
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