House of Commons debates

Thursday, 25 October 2007

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

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Foot and Mouth Disease

      20 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's response to the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.

    • Flood Risk

      14 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on flood risk.

      Climate Change Bill

      18 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the Government's plans in relation to the Climate Change Bill.

      Waste Wood

      8 speeches

      If he will take steps to divert waste wood destined for landfill into the production of energy.


      6 speeches

      What his Department's policy is on the effects on the environment of the sale of fresh milk in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change

      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on progress towards a post-Kyoto global climate change agreement.

      Severn Barrage

      4 speeches

      How the Government plan to ensure that the views of wildlife groups are taken into account when considering the possibility of a Severn barrage.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General

    The Solicitor-General was asked—

  • Business of the House

    66 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. It will include: Monday 29 October—If necessary consideration of Lords amendments, followed by...

  • Points of Order

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is my understanding that if Members visit the constituents of others on business, they should inform them of the visit. On two occasions during the...

  • Modernisation of the House of Commons (Changes to Standing Orders)

    Ordered, That in the next session of Parliament the following amendments to the Standing Orders, and new Orders, shall have effect: (A) Topical debates The following new Standing Order: Topical...

  • Procedure

    Resolved , That this House welcomes the First Report of the Procedure Committee on Public Petitions and Early Day Motions (House of Commons paper No. 513); and approves the proposals for changes...

  • Procedure (Changes to Standing Orders)

    Ordered, That the following amendments to Standing Orders be made, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament: (1) In Standing Order No. 154 (Time and manner of presenting...

  • European Standing Committees (Temporary Nomination)

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Order of the House of 7th July 2005 relating to European Standing Committees (Temporary Nomination) shall continue to have effect in the next Session...

    • Modernisation of the House

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr. Paul Burstow be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Simon Hughes be added.— [Mr. Watts.]

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Monday 29th October, proceedings on the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Burma may continue, though opposed,...

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control List

    4 speeches

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

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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