House of Commons debates

Monday, 12 January 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Overstretch

      10 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the risk of overstretch affecting forces' families.

    • Iran

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of potential military threats posed by Iran.


      10 speeches

      What progress is being made in reducing the time taken to complete inquests on members of the armed forces killed on operations?

      Veterans (Homelessness)

      10 speeches

      What recent steps he has taken to provide support for veterans who become homeless.


      18 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the security situation in Pakistan on the routes used to supply UK armed forces serving in Afghanistan.


      10 speeches

      What steps his Department has taken to raise public awareness of veterans' rights.

      Shipping Safety (Horn of Africa)

      4 speeches

      If he will hold discussions with the Government of the People's Republic of China on the safety of shipping in the waters off the horn of Africa.

      Topical Questions

      31 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.


      61 speeches

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on the appalling situation in Gaza. As the House will know, the fighting continues, but the bald statistics of the rising death toll do...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have seen the large number of Members wanting to take part in the discussion about Gaza. Have you had any representations from the Government to allow a...

  • Business Rate Supplements Bill

    127 speeches

    [ Relevant Documents: The Seventh Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2006-07, Local Government Finance: Supplementary Business Rate, HC 719; and the Third Report...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Government Trading Funds

      That the draft Trading Fund (Extension and Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 5 November, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.—...

    • committees

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, we will take motions 5, 6 and 7 together.

      Environmental Audit

      Ordered, That Mr. Phil Woolas be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Jane Kennedy be added.

      Tax Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee)

      That Mr. Quentin Davies and John Healey be discharged from the Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills and Mr. George Mudie and Mr. Stephen Timms be added.


      That Mr. Siôn Simon be discharged from the Treasury Committee and John Mann be added.— ( Rosemary McKenna, o n behalf of the Committee of Selection. )

  • Mental Health Advocacy

    11 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Chris Mole.)

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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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