House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is right that the House has had statements today, yesterday and many days before that from Secretaries of State. Many written ministerial statements...

    • Criminal Damage (Graffiti)

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for offences relating to graffiti; and for connected purposes. The Bill has two parts. It is aimed at bringing the...

    • Criminal Damage (Graffiti)

      James Duddridge accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for offences relating to graffiti; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second...

  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]

    • Penal System

      88 speeches

      I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Global Poverty

      50 speeches

      The next motion is on global poverty. I must advise the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment that stands in the name of the Prime Minister and that there will be a 10-minute limit on...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),

    • Immigration

      2 speeches

      That the draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 22nd May, be approved. —[Mr. Khan.]

    • Security Industry

      That the draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 7th June, be approved. —[Mr. Khan.] Question agreed to. Motion...

      Companies

      That the draft Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 3, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 9th July, be approved....

      Children and Young Persons

      2 speeches

      That the draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 4th July, be approved. —[Mr. Khan.]

  • Regulatory Reform

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1) (Consideration of draft regulatory reform orders),

    • Deer

      That the draft Regulatory Reform (Deer) (England and Wales) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved. —[Mr. Khan.] Question agreed to.

  • European Documents

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

    • Soil Protection

      That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 13401/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection, and 13388/06, Draft Directive...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 25th July— (1) the Speaker shall put the Questions on: (a) the Motion in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to Standing Orders Etc. Machinery...

  • Petitions

    • Inland Waterways

      1 speech

      I have pleasure in presenting a petition on behalf of the constituents of Banbury and other users of Britain's inland waterways. The petition, signed by well over 1,000 of my constituents,...

    • Derwent Valley

      1 speech

      For the past three years, people in the north-east of England have faced yet another attempt by open-cast coal developers to exploit and rape the beautiful Derwent valley. Despite the opposition...

      Inland Waterways

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition with more than 600 signatures of constituents of Leicester, South and other users of Britain's inland waterways. It expresses widespread concern about the future of...

      Elvet Waterside

      1 speech

      This rather beautiful petition relates to the proposed development at Elvet waterside in Durham and expresses the opposition of local residents to the loss of green recreational space....

      Prison Service (Staff Relocation)

      1 speech

      The proposed closure of Her Majesty's Prison Service office at Crown house in Corby and the relocation of its staff to Leicester have caused much consternation, anger and anxiety among staff and...

      Pedestrian Crossing (Western Road)

      1 speech

      I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Romford, many of whom shop in the town centre. A number of constituents use the local Western road life skills centre and they need a...

      Post Office Closures

      1 speech

      I rise again to present a petition of no fewer than 800 signatures collected by users of the Rush Green post office in my constituency of Romford. Those constituents, along with many others, are...

      Inland Waterways

      1 speech

      The canals have long been a major player in regenerating local economies, restoring environments and sustaining the quality of community life, and nowhere more so than in north-west...

      Telephone Masts

      1 speech

      A constituent of mine has compiled a petition against the erection of a new 40 ft high telephone mast with three antennae near homes and businesses. She wrote to me that local people feel...

      Baby Changing Units

      1 speech

      I hope that I am not considered greedy in presenting two petitions, like my hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell), but each of my constituents is, as is each of his, worth any...

      Crown Post Offices

      1 speech

      I commiserate with my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton, South (Ms Taylor) on being drawn last in this long series of petitions. The petition is on behalf of more than 500 constituents and...

      Asylum Seekers (Vouchers)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition from 394 signatories from Teesside and elsewhere. It is signed by Kath Sainsbury, who works tirelessly for all asylum seekers in Teesside. The petition states: The...

  • Health Services (West Cumbria)

    4 speeches

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

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