House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 July 2007

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Olympics

    The Minister for the Olympics was asked—

  • Public Accounts Commission

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

  • Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Stipends

      6 speeches

      What the average stipend for clergymen in rural parishes was on 1 July (a) 1997 and (b) 2007; and if he will make a statement.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission was asked—

  • Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Broadcasts

      4 speeches

      What the policy of the Church Commissioners is on broadcasts from cathedrals and churches; and if he will make a statement.

  • Flooding

    62 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the serious flooding that occurred over the weekend. A band of rain swept across central and southern England on Friday,...

  • Housing

    43 speeches

    With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement about housing supply. May I start by supporting the statement of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for...

  • Intergovernmental Conference

    45 speeches

    I would like to make a statement on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office White Paper on the United Kingdom's approach to the European Union intergovernmental conference. The White Paper will be...

  • Members Sworn

    The following Members made the Affirmation required by law : Virendra Kumar Sharma Esq., for Ealing, Southall Philip Wilson Esq., for Sedgefield

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    Mr. Speaker, could you advise me of what procedure there is, when a Member of this House has been responsible for activities which have cost the public £1 million, for bringing him here on a...

  • Standards and Privileges

    69 speeches

    Before I invite the Government to move the motion relating to the report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges, I wish to remind the House that references to all right hon. and hon....

  • Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

    Ordered, That the Order of 10th July 2007 (Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows: 1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted. 2. Proceedings...

  • Orders of the Day

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the permission of the House, I shall put together motions 4 to 13. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),

    • Criminal Law

      That the draft Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 21st May, be approved.

    • Investigatory Powers

      That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data: Code of Practice) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 11th June, be approved....

      Passports

      That the draft Verification of Information Passport Applications Etc. (Specified Persons) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 29th June, be approved.

      Access to Justice

      That the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14th June, be approved.

      Industrial Development

      That the draft Financial Assistance For Industry (Increase of Limit) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 19th June, be approved.

      Constitutional Law

      That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 20th June, be approved. That the draft Scottish Parliament...

      International Development

      That the draft International Fund for Agricultural Development (Seventh Replenishment) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 21st June, be approved.

      Disabled Persons

      That the draft Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment etc.) (General Qualifications Bodies) (Alteration of Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on...

  • European Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),

    • Global Approach to Migration

      That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 9773/07, Commission Communication on the application of the EU Global Approach to Migration to the Eastern and South-Eastern Regions...

    • Sittings in Westminster Hall

      9 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That, on Thursday 26th July, there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.—— [Mr. David.]

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Home Information Pack (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007, No. 1667) and the Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 8) (England and Wales) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007, No. 1668) be...

  • Petition

    • Housing (Kettering)

      1 speech

      Before I read out the petition, I want to pay a huge tribute to Mr. John and Mrs. Pat Brunige of 4 Warkton village, Kettering, who have laboured night and day to collect the signatures in...

  • Biometric Data (Schools)

    4 speeches

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

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