House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      64 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 5 December.

    • Prisons (Carter Review)

      33 speeches

      With permission, I should like to make a statement on the report of the prisons review carried out by my noble Friend Lord Carter of Coles. Copies of his report are available in the Vote Office...

      Benefits Uprating

      18 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make the annual social security uprating statement and a broader statement on pensions. I will place full details of the uprating in the Vote Office and...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether I could seek your advice on how to correct misinformation in a particular case. I have here a document that states: "The Electoral...

    • BILLs PRESENTED — Pensions

      Mr. Secretary Hain, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Des Browne, Mr. Secretary Hutton, Mr. Secretary Woodward, Mr. Mike O'Brien and Mr. James Plaskitt,...

    • Planning and Energy

      Mr. Michael Fallon, supported by John Battle, Mr. Elliot Morley, Mr. Michael Meacher, Mr. Martin Caton, Colin Challen, Dr. Alan Whitehead, Hugh Bayley, Mr. John Gummer, Mr. Michael Jack, Julia...

      Special Educational Needs (Information)

      Mrs. Sharon Hodgson, supported by Lyn Brown, Mr. David Blunkett, Mr. Barry Sheerman, Kelvin Hopkins, Ms Angela C. Smith, Anne Snelgrove, John Bercow, Mr. Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr. Christopher...

      Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment)

      Andrew Miller, supported by Tony Lloyd, Mr. George Howarth, Margaret Moran, Mr. Dennis Skinner, Mr. Andrew Smith, Mrs. Ann Cryer, Alun Michael, Mr. Kevan Jones, Ms Dawn Butler, Ben Chapman and...

      British Board of Film Classification (Accountability to Parliament and Appeals)

      Mr. Julian Brazier, supported by Mr. John Gummer, Keith Vaz, Miss Ann Widdecombe, Mr. Jim Hood, Stephen Pound, Mr. John Hayes, Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Mrs. Nadine Dorries, Jim Dobbin, Mr. David...

      Private Equity (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment)

      Mr. John Heppell, supported by Mr. Anthony Wright, Mr. Tom Clarke, Mr. David Clelland, Mr. Frank Doran, Mr. Robert Flello, Mr. Fraser Kemp, Shona McIsaac, Mr. Michael Clapham, Ms Dari Taylor,...

      Animals Act 1971 (Amendment)

      Mr. Stephen Crabb, supported by Daniel Kawczynski, Mr. Roger Williams, Mr. Richard Benyon, Mr. Laurence Robertson, Mr. Edward O'Hara, Kate Hoey, Mr. David Drew, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Tim Farron and...

      Food Products (Marketing to Children)

      Nigel Griffiths, supported by Mary Creagh, Mr. David Amess, Mr. Brian H. Donohoe, Andrew George, Bob Spink and Stephen Williams, presented a Bill to make provision about the advertising,...

      Environmental Protection (Transfers at Sea)

      Mark Lazarowicz, supported by Mr. David Anderson, Derek Conway, Nigel Griffiths, Mr. David Hamilton, Mr. John MacDougall, Anne Moffat, Bob Spink, Dr. Gavin Strang, Mr. Mike Weir and John Barrett,...

      Health and Safety (Offences)

      Keith Hill presented a Bill to revise the mode of trial and maximum penalties applicable to certain offences relating to health and safety: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

      Energy Saving (Daylight)

      Mr. Tim Yeo, supported by Peter Bottomley, Sir John Butterfill, Mr. David Chaytor, Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr. David Kidney, Mr. Robert Marshall-Andrews, Lembit Opik, Richard Ottaway, Dr....

      Voting Age (Reduction)

      Julie Morgan, supported by Natascha Engel, Jo Swinson, Roger Berry, John Bercow, Dr. Alan Whitehead, Jenny Willott, Mrs. Betty Williams, Peter Bottomley, Dr. Phyllis Starkey, Hywel Williams and...

      Fixed Term Parliaments

      David Howarth, supported by Mr. David Heath, Simon Hughes, Chris Huhne, Danny Alexander, Lynne Featherstone, Mr. Nick Clegg, Mr. Paul Burstow, Paul Rowen, Mr. Graham Allen and Mr. Peter Bone,...

      Forces Widows' Pensions (Equality of Treatment)

      Mr. Michael Mates, supported by Mr. Bruce George, Sir Menzies Campbell, Patrick Mercer, Mr. Michael Clapham, Nick Harvey, Peter Viggers, Derek Conway, Simon Hughes and Sir Michael Spicer,...

      Leasehold Reform

      Simon Hughes, supported by John Hemming, Mr. Nick Clegg, Greg Mulholland, Paul Rowen, Mr. Mike Hancock, Mark Hunter, Stephen Williams, Andrew Stunell, Paul Holmes, Bob Russell and Lynn...

      Borough Freedom

      Derek Conway, supported by Mr. Graham Allen, Janet Anderson, Mr. Julian Brazier, Mr. Simon Burns, Mr. David Clelland, Mr. Andrew Dismore, Mr. Roger Gale, Daniel Kawczynski, Mr. Adrian Sanders,...

      Sound Recordings (Copyright Term Extension)

      Pete Wishart, supported by Mr. Ian Cawsey, Mr. Mark Field, Sandra Gidley, John Robertson, Rosemary McKenna, Adam Price, Mr. Greg Knight, John Hemming, Stewart Hosie, Kelvin Hopkins and Janet...

      Environmental Protection (Airports)

      Justine Greening, supported by Mr. David Evennett, Mr. Nick Hurd, Adam Afriyie, Mr. John Randall, Mr. Edward Garnier, John McDonnell, David Taylor, Susan Kramer, Dr. Vincent Cable, Mr. Mark Prisk...

      Public Sector Buildings (Energy Performance)

      Anne Snelgrove, supported by Lyn Brown, Colin Challen, Mr. Elliot Morley, Mr. John Gummer, Andrew Gwynne, Mrs. John Humble, David Howarth, Martin Horwood, Mr. Michael Meacher, Mr. Tim Yeo and Dr....

      Foreign Nationals (Statistics)

      Mr. William Cash, supported by Mr. Frank Field, Nick Harvey, Sir John Butterfill, Mr. Desmond Swayne, Mr. Richard Shepherd, Mr. Edward Leigh, Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Mr. Bernard Jenkin, Mr. Michael...

      Disqualification from Parliament (Taxation Status)

      Mr. Gordon Prentice, supported by Paul Flynn, Kelvin Hopkins, David Heyes, Ms Katy Clark, Dr. Richard Taylor, Dr. Gavin Strang, Lynne Jones, Dr. Ian Gibson, Clive Efford and Andrew Mackinlay ,...

  • Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates, 2007-08

    Cabinet Office

    • Standards of Conduct in Public Life

      65 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Public A dministration, Session 2006-07, HC 121-I, on Ethics and Standards: The Regulation of Conduct in Public Life, and the...

    • Benefits Simplification

      48 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Seventh Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2 006-07, HC 463-I on Benefits Simplification , and the Government's response, Third Special Report, Session...

  • Supplementary Estimates, 2007-08

    Cabinet Office Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2008, for expenditure by the Cabinet Office— (1) the resources authorised for use be reduced by £10,596,000, as set...

  • Supplementary Estimates and New Estimates, 2007-08

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2008— (1) further resources, not exceeding £5,529,376,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in HC 29,...

  • Estimates, 2008-09 (Vote on Account)

    Resolved, That, for the year ending with 31st March 2009— (1) resources, not exceeding £194,866,358,000, be authorised, on account, for use for defence and civil services as set out in...

  • Consolidated Fund Bill

    Jane Kennedy accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending with 31st March 2008 and 31st March 2009 and to apply certain sums out of the...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax

      That the draft Stamp Duty Land Tax (Zero-Carbon Homes Relief) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 18th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. —[Mr....

    • Agriculture

      That the draft Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 13th November, be approved. —[Mr. Michael Foster.] Question agreed to.

  • Petitions

    • Carer's Allowance

      1 speech

      This petition has been organised by Gateshead carers association and has been signed by 2,850 residents of Gateshead and the surrounding area. The petitioners recognise the all- important and...

    • Post Office Closures (Brighton)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition opposing the proposed closure of the post office at 13, Preston road, Brighton. The petition is in the name of Nancy Platts, and is signed by 644 residents and people...

      Post Office Closures (North-West Glasgow)

      1 speech

      I present a petition, signed by more than 4,000 residents of my constituency and the surrounding area, about prospective post office closures and the hardships that will be felt by people both in...

  • Scallop Dredging (Lyme Bay)

    4 speeches

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

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