House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Gaza

      22 speeches

      What support the Government are providing to non-governmental organisations and charities that are delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

    • Afghanistan

      8 speeches

      What progress has been made on the policy of incentivisation for growing crops other than opium poppy in Afghanistan.


      10 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on developing a co-ordinated approach to the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

      Sri Lanka

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on aid to that country; and if he will make a statement.

      Extractive Industries

      4 speeches

      What the Government's objectives are for the forthcoming extractive industries transparency initiative global conference.

      Global Economic Downturn

      4 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the effects of the global economic downturn on poor people in developing countries.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Constitutional Law

      That the draft Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16 December, be approved. —(Ms Butler.) Question agreed to. Motion made,...

    • Contracting Out

      That the draft Contracting Out (Highway Functions) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved. —(Ms Butler.) Question agreed to.

      European Union Documents

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


      That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 16913/08 and Addenda 1 to 3, draft Directive laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, No. 16934/08 and Addenda...

  • Use of the Commons Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament)

    1 speech

    Motion made, That this House welcomes the work of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in providing young people with an opportunity to engage with the political process and bring about social...

  • Immigration Rules (Small Businesses)

    4 speeches

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

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