House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 April 2007

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House

    The Leader of the House was asked—

    • Early-day Motions

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the merits of establishing an online system for tabling and signing early-day motions.

    • Business Committee

      12 speeches

      If he will instigate discussions with all political parties represented in the House about the establishment of a business Committee.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission

    The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission was asked—

  • Points of Order

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask your advice? Last Wednesday, during the debate on the Pensions Bill, I asked the Minister for Pensions Reform, the hon. Member for Stalybridge and...

  • Orders of the Day

    • Finance Bill

      267 speeches

      [Relevant document: th e Fifth Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2006-07, on the 2007 Budget, HC 389-I and —II.] Order for Second Reading read.

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together motions 2 to 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Criminal Law

      That the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Amendment of Section 76(3)) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved.

    • Representation of the People

      That the draft Representation of the People (National Assembly for Wales) (Access to Election Documents) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 7th March, be approved.

      Constitutional Law

      That the draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 26th March, be approved.


      That the draft Community Legal Service (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 14th March, be approved.

      Immigration, Northern Ireland

      That the draft Legal Aid (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 14th March, be approved .—[Kevin Brennan.]

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 25th April, the Speaker shall put Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Secretary Alexander relating to the...

  • Committees

    • Financial mutuals Arrangements Bill

      Ordered, That the Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet .—[ Kevin Brennan .]

    • European Scrutiny

      Ordered, That Mr David Hamilton and Mr Jimmy Hood be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Kelvin Hopkins and Mr Bob Laxton be added —[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the...

  • Balanced and Sustainable Communities

    4 speeches

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

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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