House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Iraq

      12 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the situation in Iraq on the UK's foreign policy goals.

    • Gaza

      17 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had at EU level and at the United Nations on the political situation in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      India

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on UK relations with India.

      Burma

      12 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the outcome of the UN special envoy's recent visit to Burma.

      Iran (Women's Rights)

      10 speeches

      What reports he has received on the treatment of women's rights campaigners in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran-Iraq Relations

      4 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the implications of Iran-Iraq relations for UK foreign policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Tibet

      14 speeches

      If he will make a statement on recent events in Tibet.

      Darfur

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the political situation in Darfur.

      Topical Questions

      26 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

      Constitutional Renewal

      70 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about our programme of constitutional renewal. With this statement are published a White Paper, the draft Constitutional Renewal...

  • Bill Presented

    • Sustainable Energy (Local Plans)

      Alan Simpson, supported by Mr. Tim Yeo, Julia Goldsworthy, Colin Challen, Mr. Elliot Morley, Mr. Michael Fallon, Mr. Michael Meacher, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Jim Dowd, Steve Webb, John Battle and Mr....

  • Opposition Day — [8th Allotted Day]

    • Iraq Inquiry

      321 speeches

      We now come to the Opposition Day debate on the Iraq inquiry. I have to announce to the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. There is also a...

    • Local Government Finance

      86 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Special Grant Report (No. 129) on the grant to be paid towards the cost of implementing the new statutory minimum bus travel concession in England...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put motions 4 to 11 together, Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),

    • Social Security

      That the draft Child Benefit Up-rating Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.

    • Social Security, Northern Ireland

      That the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.

      Social Security

      That the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.

      Tax Credits

      That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.

      Proceeds of Crime

      That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 19th February, be approved. That the draft Serious Crime Act 2007...

      Official Statistics

      That the draft Official Statistics Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved. —[Alison Seabeck.] Question agreed to.

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put motions 12 and 13 together. Ordered,

    • Consolidation, &c., Bills

      That Mr Nick Clegg be discharged from the Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills, and Mr Alistair Carmichael be added.

    • Finance and Services

      That Sir Alan Haselhurst be added to the Finance and Services Committee. ——[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection].

  • War Widows' Pensions (Tina Thompson)

    4 speeches

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

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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.

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