House of Commons debates

Thursday, 1 February 2007

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Local Authority Recycling

      13 speeches

      What steps he is taking to improve local authority recycling performance.

    • Domestic Waste

      6 speeches

      What discussions his Department has had on reducing the amount of domestic waste exported.

      Single Payment Scheme

      14 speeches

      If he will publish payments made under the common agricultural policy single payment scheme by constituency.


      8 speeches

      What percentage of the population of (a) cod, (b) sole and (c) plaice are expected to be removed from UK seas per year under new quotas.

      Community Land Trusts

      6 speeches

      What plans he has to assess the use of community land trusts to underpin county council smallholdings.

      Environmental Liability Directive

      10 speeches

      Whether he plans to make special provisions for sites of special scientific interest when implementing the environmental liability directive.

      Fish Quotas

      12 speeches

      What discussions he has had with fishermen's organisations on quota levels for (a) larger boats and (b) smaller, inshore boats.

      Energy Consumption

      16 speeches

      What incentives he plans for energy companies to encourage them to help their customers reduce energy consumption in their homes.


      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had with representatives of the Wildlife Trusts on the contribution of management of the landscape to promoting biodiversity.


      10 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the potential implications for farmers of the latest report by the Competition Commission on the power of supermarkets; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      4 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding support for the development in the UK of emerging technologies for offshore forms of renewable energy.

      Local/Speciality Food Promotion

      4 speeches

      What support his Department provides for promoting the wider availability of regional, local and speciality foods.

  • Business of the House

    63 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for the coming weeks?

    • MSC Napoli

      15 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, this statement is to update the House on the events leading to the beaching of the MSC Napoli at Lyme bay, east of Sidmouth. It follows my earlier written statement...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Yesterday in Prime Minister's questions and again today in business questions, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House refused to answer any...

    • Defence in the World

      127 speeches

      [Relevant documents: The Fifth Report from the Defence Committee, Session 2005-06, on the UK deployment to Afghanistan, HC 558, and the Government's response thereto (Sixth Special Report,...

  • Operation Stack

    4 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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