House of Commons debates

Thursday, 23 April 2009

  • Energy and Climate Change

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Clean Coal Technology

      14 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the future use of clean coal technology in England; and if he will make a statement.

    • Nuclear Power

      14 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the contribution made by nuclear power to a balanced energy mix; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Farms

      10 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms in electricity generation.


      6 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on managing the effects on climate change of the Government's proposals for the aviation market.

      Nuclear Development Forum

      4 speeches

      What recent representations he has received on the work of the nuclear development forum; and if he will make a statement.

      Fuel-poor Households

      12 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the change in the number of fuel-poor households between 2006 and 2009.

      Topical Questions

      19 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Leader of the House

    The Leader of the House was asked—

  • House of Commons Commission

    The hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—

    • Employment Contracts

      8 speeches

      What recent discussions the House of Commons Commission has had with the trade union representing hon. Members' staff on the development of a basic employment contract for such staff.

  • Leader of the House

    The Leader of the House was asked—

  • Business of the House

    59 speeches

    May I invite the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming parliamentary business?

    • Coal and Carbon Capture and Storage

      30 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on coal and carbon capture and storage. In our energy policy, we face three challenges: to transform our energy to low-carbon...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. On 1 March, the News of the World smeared me in a story about parliamentary allowances, based on a false claim that I hardly visit the home in my...

  • Ways and Means

  • Amendment of the Law

    141 speeches

    Debate resumed (Order, 22 April) . Question again proposed, That,— (1) It is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further...

  • Controlling Urban Seagulls

    2 speeches

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

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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