Tuesday, 24 January 2006
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on energy in Scotland.
If he will make a statement on the proposals by the Electoral Commission to change the timing of the count at the Scottish parliamentary and local government elections.
What recent devolution issues the Advocate-General has considered.
When he last discussed ferry services in Scotland with the Secretary of State for Transport.
What representations he has received from Scottish industry representatives on energy prices.
The Minister of State was asked—
How much was paid from public funds to the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties in 2004 and 2005.
If she will make a statement on the proposed use of fixed penalty notices for disorderly behaviour as part of the Government's respect action plan.
What steps she is taking to monitor the sentencing practices of individual judges in the Crown court to ensure that there is reasonable consistency in sentencing for similar offences.
What recent representations she has received on the availability of legal aid in criminal cases.
The Leader of the House was asked—
The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—
What plans the Commission has to reconsider the provision of child care facilities in the House.
The Leader of the House was asked—
If he will make it his policy to encourage the pre-legislative scrutiny of all Bills.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the Government's Green Paper, "A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work". After eight years of a Labour Government, there are...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you had any indication that the Government will deliver a considered statement on today's massive job losses at Lexmark in Rosyth? For obvious and tragic...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that persons who own their own homes and are in receipt of State Pension should automatically receive Council Tax Benefit; to...
Tony Baldry accordingly presented a Bill to provide that persons who own their own homes and are in receipt of state pension should automatically receive council tax benefit; to require local...
Considered in Committee [Progress, 23 January].
[Relevant documents: The First Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Session 2005–06, Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales, HC 551, and the Government's response thereto,...
Amendment proposed [ 23 January]: No. 180, in page 51, line 26, after 'Assembly', insert 'in which the number of Assembly members voting in favour of it is not less than two thirds of the total...
I beg to move amendment No. 28, in clause 95, page 52, line 11, after 'Counsel General', insert 'or the Assembly'.
I beg to move amendment No. 30, in page 52, line 21, at end insert ', or (c) by any committee of the Assembly established under section 28 or section 30.'. Clause 96(1)(a) and (b) provide that...
I beg to move amendment No. 170, in page 53, line 5, leave out subsection (2).
I beg to move amendment No. 125, in page 54, line 39, leave out paragraph (a).
I beg to move amendment No. 189, in clause 102, page 56, line 24, leave out subsection (3).
I beg to move amendment No. 32, in page 57, line 7, leave out from 'which' to end of line 9 and insert 'a majority of Assembly Members present and voting vote in favour'. I suspect that the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Duty Stamps (Amendment of paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 2A to the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 9th January, be...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 16th February, do adjourn till Monday 27th February...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.——[Mr. Heppell.]
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