House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster

    The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Will you undertake to investigate what I feel was an appalling breach of protocol yesterday—Armistice day—when the flag of our country was not flown...

    • Interest Rates (Maximum Limit)

      3 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a maximum limit for interest rates to be prescribed; and for connected purposes. This Bill would cap interest rates...

    • Interest rates (maximum limit)

      Mr. Jim Devine accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for a maximum limit for interest rates to be prescribed; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Business of the House

    153 speeches

    I inform the House that a full list of selected amendments has been published.

    • Regional Accountability

      77 speeches

      Before I call the Leader of the House, I should say that Mr. Speaker's selection of amendments has been published and is available to all Members. I do not intend to read out those amendments....

  • Deferred Division

    1 speech

    I now have to announce the result of the Division deferred from a previous day. On the question relating to dangerous drugs, the Ayes were 430, the Noes were 54, so the Ayes have it. [The...

    • Regional Accountability

      19 speeches

      Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

    • Regional Select Committees

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That the following new Standing Order and amendment to temporary Standing Orders be made, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current...

      Regional Grand Committees

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That the following new Standing Orders be made, with effect from 1st January 2009 until the end of the current Parliament— A. Regional grand committees...

      European Scrutiny (Standing Orders)

      124 speeches

      I beg to move, That the amendments to Standing Order No. 119 and the amendments to nomenclature in the Standing Orders agreed to by this House on 7th February 2008, shall have permanent effect...

  • Modernisation of the House of Commons (Standing Orders)

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the amendments to the Standing Orders and new Orders, agreed to by this House on 25th October 2007, relating to the recommendations of the Select...

    • Speaker's Conference

      31 speeches

      I beg to move, That— (1) There shall be a committee to be known as the Speaker's Conference which shall consist of the Speaker, who shall be chairman, and up to 17 other Members appointed...

    • House of Commons Members' Fund

      8 speeches

      I beg to move, That, pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    I propose to put together the Questions on motions 12, 13 and 14. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • International Criminal Court

      That the draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 6th October, be approved.

    • Housing

      That the draft Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 15th October, be approved.

      Healthcare And Associated Professions

      That the draft Medical Profession (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16th October, be approved— [Ian Lucas.] Question agreed to.

      Performing Right Society

      10 speeches

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

  • Deferred Division

    • Dangerous Drugs

      That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 13th October, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 430, Noes 54.

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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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