House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

  • Harmondsworth and Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centres

    Resolved, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report dated 25(th) July...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      50 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25 July.

    • National Security

      51 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement. On 29 and 30 June, the professionalism, vigilance and courage of our police and our security and emergency services thwarted a conspiracy...

      CSR and Aircraft Carriers

      64 speeches

      I am pleased to inform the House that the Ministry of Defence has agreed with Her Majesty's Treasury a comprehensive spending review settlement for the next three years. The total departmental...

  • Points of Order

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. While the Secretary of State is still in the Chamber, may I ask for your guidance? There is great concern in the British defence industry—the...

  • Milk (Pricing)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to confer further powers on the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission to investigate the prices of milk paid by retailers to...

  • Orders of the Day

  • Deferred Divisions

    1 speech

    I now have to announce the result of a Division deferred from a previous day on a Question relating to immigration. The Ayes were 285, the Noes were 52, so the Question was agreed to. I shall...

  • Financial Assistance to Industry

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [ 18 July] and Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees), That this House authorises the Secretary of State to...

  • Statistics Board

    27 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House endorses the nomination of Sir Michael Scholar KCB for appointment as Chair of the Statistics Board. I commend Sir Michael Scholar to the House as the chair of the...

  • Home Affairs

    77 speeches

    I beg to move, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees), Mr John Denham be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Keith Vaz be...

  • Machinery of Government

    49 speeches

    I beg to move, That, with effect from the beginning of the next session of Parliament, the following amendments and related provisions be made in respect of Standing Orders: A SELECT...

  • Modernisation of the House

    Ordered, That Mr Jack Straw and Paddy Tipping be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Ms Harriet Harman and Chris Bryant be added.— [Claire Ward.]

  • Draft Legislative Programme

    89 speeches

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

  • Sittings of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 26th July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.— [ Mr. McAvoy]

  • Petitions

    • Fort Augustus Post Office

      1 speech

      It is my honour to present a petition on behalf of concerned users of Fort Augustus post office. It is signed by 700 people—a substantial majority of the community in Fort Augustus and the...

    • Nursery Care

      1 speech

      This is a petition from professional nursery staff, parents of nursery age children and others. It states: To the House of Commons. The Petition of professional nursery staff, parents and others...

      HMRC Office (Newport)

      1 speech

      I present this petition on behalf of my constituents who are concerned about the possible closure of, and relocation of jobs from, the tax office in Newport city, which is regenerating and...

      367 Bus Route (South London)

      1 speech

      I am grateful for the opportunity to present this petition from residents of Croydon and others who are concerned about the implications of the free bus pass for under-18s, as it affects current...

      Handley Hill Primary School

      1 speech

      I am grateful for the opportunity to present a petition on behalf of the community in Handley Hill in Winsford in the county of Cheshire in my constituency, and those interested in the...

      A264 Langton Road (Tunbridge Wells)

      1 speech

      I rise to present a petition on behalf of 767 constituents who are concerned about the safety record of the A264 at Heathgate Corner, a stretch of road that has a notorious accident record...

      School Bus Service (Burton Latimer)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition about the loss of the school bus service from Burton Latimer to Latimer community arts college, which was presented to me today by a delegation of 32 pupils and...

  • London Population (Ons)

    10 speeches

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

  • Deferred Divisions

    • Immigration

      That the draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 22nd May, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 285, Noes 52.

    • Children and young persons

      That the draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 4th July, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 277, Noes 186.

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