House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Ports

      14 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effects of recent changes to the rating system in ports on the operation of those ports.

    • New London Airport

      10 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had on the possibility of development of a new airport to the east of London.

      Waterloo International

      10 speeches

      What progress has been made on the conversion of Waterloo International for the use of London suburban rail services.


      8 speeches

      What highway improvements are planned on the A46 between Newark and Widmerpool.

      Seafarers' Pay

      6 speeches

      When his Department last held discussions with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the application of the national minimum wage to seafarers.

      Midland Main Line

      14 speeches

      What steps are being taken to raise line speeds and reduce train congestion on the midland main line.

      Topical Questions

      22 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Women and Equality

    The Minister for Women and Equality was asked—

  • Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]

    • Immigration Controls

      186 speeches

      We come to the main business. I inform the House that in both debates I have selected the amendments in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Economic Performance and Business

      110 speeches

      We now move on to the debate on economic performance and business. Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      Delegated Legislation

      Ordered, That the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2424), dated 10th September 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.— [...

      Value Added Tax

      That the Value Added Tax (Finance) (No. 2) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2547), dated 29th September 2008, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29th September, be approved.— [ Mr....


      2 speeches

      That the Enterprise Act 2002 (Specification of Additional Section 58 Consideration) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2645), dated 6th October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 7th...

  • European Union Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Committees),

  • Petition

    • Planning and Development (Dorset)

      1 speech

      A proposal to build 2,750 dwellings—a new town, in effect—was introduced in the south-west regional spatial strategy following a representation from a developer at the examination in...

  • Energy Policy (Scotland)

    12 speeches

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

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