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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State 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. May I raise with you a matter of the gravest importance that arises from your duties to protect the rights of Back Benchers? This is an instance in which the...

  • Bills Presented — Autism Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mrs. Cheryl Gillan, supported by Jon Cruddas, Mrs. Joan Humble, Roger Berry, Mr. Russell Brown, Mrs. Sharon Hodgson, Mr. Gordon Marsden,...

    • Fuel Poverty Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. David Heath, supported by Mr. Peter Ainsworth, Mr. Paul Burstow, Mr. Martin Caton, Alan Simpson, Mr. John Gummer, Peter Bottomley,...

    • Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, supported by Mr. David Crausby, Mr. Terry Rooney, Ian Stewart, Tony Lloyd, Jon Cruddas, John Bercow, Geraldine Smith,...

      Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Peter Luff, supported by Mr. Adrian Bailey, Roger Berry, Mr. Brian Binley, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mr. David Heath, Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Miss...

      Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr. Evan Harris, supported by Mr. Edward Leigh, Ms Katy Clark, John Bercow, Dr. John Pugh, Mr. Andrew Dismore, Andrew Mackinlay, Sir Gerald...

      Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Malcolm Wicks, supported by Dr. Vincent Cable, Mr. Adrian Bailey, Sir John Butterfill, John Bercow, Mark Lazarowicz, Mr. Don Touhig, Linda...

      Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Peter Ainsworth, supported by Mr. Martin Caton, Colin Challen, Greg Clark, Mr. Andrew Dismore, Mr. Nick Hurd, Mr. Oliver Letwin, Mr....

      Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in United Kingdom) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) David Mundell, supported by Mr. Ben Wallace, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mrs. Jacqui Lait, Mr. Graham Stuart, Mr. Mark...

      Leaseholders' Rights Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mrs. Jacqui Lait, supported by Mrs. Cheryl Gillan, Simon Hughes, Mr. Lee Scott, Grant Shapps, Mrs. Caroline Spelman and Sir George Young...

      Protection of Children (Encrypted material) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Sir Paul Beresford, supported by Mr. Dominic Grieve and Mr. John Randall presented a Bill to amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers...

      Children in Care (Custody) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Stephen Crabb, supported by Mr. Iain Duncan Smith, Mr. Graham Allen, Mr. Gary Streeter, Mr. Edward Timpson, Mrs. Nadine Dorries, Julie...

      Palliative Care Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mrs. Caroline Spelman, supported by Mrs. Cheryl Gillan, Mrs. Jacqui Lait, Mr. Frank Field, Anne Main, Mr. David Amess, Mr. Gary Streeter,...

      Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Jeremy Browne, supported by Lorely Burt, Dr. Evan Harris, Mr. Adam Holloway, Paul Holmes, Simon Hughes, Norman Lamb, Peter Luff, Mrs....

      Schools (Health Support) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Jim Cunningham, supported by Mrs. Betty Williams, Helen Southworth, Mr. Adrian Sanders, Mr. Kevin Barron, Mr. Bob Laxton, Mr. Brian...

      Presumption of Death Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Tim Boswell, supported by Mr. Humfrey Malins, Bob Russell, Ian Stewart, Helen Southworth and Mr. Phil Willis, presented a Bill to make...

      Lending (Regulation) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Russell Brown, supported by Gordon Banks, Miss Anne Begg, Mr. Ian Davidson, Mrs. Sharon Hodgson, Mrs. Joan Humble and Mark Lazarowicz,...

      Industrial Carbon Emissions (Targets) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Charles Kennedy, supported by Mr. Michael Meacher, Peter Bottomley, Mr. Martin Caton, Mr. Mike Weir, Malcolm Bruce, Andrew Stunell,...

      Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Philip Davies, supported by Mr. David Davis, Miss Ann Widdecombe, Mr. Peter Lilley, Mr. John Whittingdale, Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr....

      Special Educational Needs and Disability (Support) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) John Bercow, supported by Mr. Lee Scott, Annette Brooke and Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, presented a Bill to make provision for further training of...

      Forces Widows' Pensions (Equality of Treatment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr. Michael Mates, supported by Mr. Bruce George, Sir Menzies Campbell, Patrick Mercer, Mr. Michael Clapham, Nick Harvey, Sir Peter...

  • Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 22 to 26 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Defence

      That the draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23 October, in the previous Session...

    • Merchant Shipping

      That the draft Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 4 December, be approved.

      Statistics

      That the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 10 December, be approved.

      International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft European Union Military Staff (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23 October, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.—...

  • Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order 9 December), That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget...

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 28 and 29 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Betting, Gaming And Lotteries

      That the draft Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines in Bingo Premises) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 24 November, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved. That the...

  • European Union Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),

  • Petitions

    • Northern Rock

      2 speeches

      The petition, which is signed by 86 of my constituents, states: The Petition of small shareholders and supporters of Northern rock of the Hexham constituency in the North East of England,...

    • Coronary Heart Disease

      2 speeches

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

  • Deferred Division

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 3 December, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 276, Noes 184.

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