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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 5 February 2009

  • Business Before Questions

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    The Minister of State was asked—

    • Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      16 speeches

      What percentage of the amount of loans guaranteed under the Government's enterprise finance guarantee scheme as applied to businesses with an annual turnover of £25 million or less he...

    • UK Workers

      16 speeches

      If he will take steps at EU level to secure greater employment opportunities for UK workers when contracts for work in the UK are awarded to companies registered overseas; and if he will make a...

      Consumer Demand

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policies to encourage consumer demand.

      Motor Industry

      6 speeches

      What recent steps his Department has taken to support the motor industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Payment Policies

      6 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with large corporations about their policies on prompt payment of contractors and suppliers.

      Topical Questions

      20 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—

    • Tenon

      6 speeches

      For what reasons Tenon was appointed as the National Audit Office's external auditor for a further year from June 2009.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee

    The hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, was asked—

    • Electoral Fraud

      8 speeches

      What guidance the Electoral Commission has issued to electoral registration officers on steps they should take in constituencies where fraudulent entries on the electoral register have been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked—

    • Historic Churches

      4 speeches

      What recent discussions the Church Commissioners have had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on funding for the preservation of historic churches.

    • Water Charges

      6 speeches

      What estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the cost to English parishes of the new area charging regime introduced by water companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Speaker's Statement

      1 speech

      On Monday of this week, the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (David Davis) raised the matter of a request by the Metropolitan police for access to e-mail correspondence between the...

  • Business of the House

    73 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?

    • Binyam Mohamed

      51 speeches

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement to the House on the case of Mr. Binyam Mohamed, following the judgment handed down yesterday in the High Court. The...

  • Points of Order

    24 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I refer to the Speaker's statement earlier today. In it, he referred to the investigations that he had made since the point of order that my right hon....

  • Sri Lanka

    56 speeches

    Topical debate

    • Afghanistan and Pakistan

      112 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Few subjects are more important in foreign policy today than security and stability in Afghanistan and...

  • Petition — Traffic Management (County Durham)

    1 speech

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Brancepeth village in County Durham, and others. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Brancepeth Village, County Durham,...

  • Prejudice and Mental Health

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Mr. Frank Roy.)

What is this?

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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