House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Western Sahara

      6 speeches

      How much aid to refugees from Western Sahara living in camps in Algeria his Department plans to provide in 2008-09.

    • Afghanistan

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      G8 Summit

      12 speeches

      What the outcome for development policy of the G8 summit was.

      Zimbabwe

      15 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

      Gambia

      4 speeches

      What developmental projects and programmes his Department supports in the Gambia; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]

    • Members' Allowances

      252 speeches

      We now come to the main business, an Opposition day debate on Members' allowances. I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Fuel Duty

      160 speeches

      I advise Members that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister and imposed a 10-minute limit on all Back-Bench speeches.

  • Business of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Criminal Evidence (Witness...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we shall take together motions 4 and 5. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),

    • Immigration

      That the draft Immigration (Supply of Information to the Secretary of State for Immigration Purposes) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 19th June, be approved.

    • Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 30th June, be approved. —[Alison...

  • business of the House

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we shall take together motions 6 and 7. Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 17th July, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings...

  • Petitions

    • HMRC Work Force Change (Lincolnshire)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition signed by approximately 1,500 people on behalf of the staff and customers of the Revenue and Customs office in Boston, Lincolnshire. The petitioners declare that they...

    • Planning and Development (Heathrow)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of the supporters of the campaign to save Cherry Lane cemetery. The background to the petition is that the British Airports Authority has submitted its...

  • Home Information Packs

    8 speeches

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

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