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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Commonwealth Games

      19 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the employment opportunities in Scotland provided by the Glasgow Commonwealth games 2014.

    • Fuel Prices

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effect of recent rises in the price of fuel on the economy of the highlands and islands.

      Scotch Whisky

      8 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the Scottish economy.

      National Minimum Wage

      6 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that businesses in Scotland comply with the national minimum wage.

      Credit

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the availability of credit on the economy in Scotland.

      Cross-border Policing

      4 speeches

      What recent representations he has received from the First Minister on cross-border policing.

      Fuel Prices

      8 speeches

      The Minister will be aware that rising prices—

      Post Office Network

      4 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the future of the post office network in Scotland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      58 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9 July.

    • Communities in Control

      58 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement about "Communities in control—Real people, real power", a White Paper that sets out the Government's proposals to pass more...

      Cannabis Seeds (Prohibition)

      2 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale of cannabis seeds; and for connected purposes. In recent months, cannabis and its use have been in the news regularly...

      Cannabis Seeds (prohibition)

      Tom Brake accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the sale of cannabis seeds; and for connected purposes.: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday...

  • Opposition Day

  • Deferred divisions

    1 speech

    Before we go on to the next item of business, I must announce the results of Divisions deferred from a previous day. On the motion on the draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations...

    • Council Tax

      59 speeches

      Before we start the debate, it may help if I offer the House guidance on the scope of debate on the order. The order applies to Lincolnshire police authority. The authority was originally...

  • Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [ Lords]

    Read a Second time . Motion made, and Question put forthwith , pursuant to Standing Order No. 58 (Consolidation bills), That the Bill be not committed.—[ Mr. Blizzard.] Question agreed...

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Environmental Protection

      That the draft Community Emissions Trading Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 3rd June, be approved. —[Mr. Blizzard.]...

    • Constitutional Law

      That the draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 9th June, be approved. —[ Mr. Blizzard.] Question agreed to. Motion...

      International Development

      That the draft African Development Bank (Eleventh Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved. —[ Mr. Blizzard.]...

      Proceeds of Crime

      That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 18th June,...

      Social Security

      That the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 23rd June, be approved. —[ Mr. Blizzard.] Question agreed to.

  • Petition

  • Deferred Divisions

    • Immigration

      That the draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 11th June, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 249, Noes 56.

    • Immigration

      That the draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Civil Penalty Code of Practice) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 11th June, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 249, Noes 56.

      Prisons

      That the draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 14 May, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 285, Noes 118.

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