House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Devolution

      12 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the constitutional settlement on devolution in Wales.

    • Cross-border Health Services

      13 speeches

      What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and the Welsh Assembly Government on treatment in hospitals in England of patients resident in Wales and in hospitals in Wales of patients...

      Industrial Injuries

      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the compensation scheme for persons with arthritis of the knee arising from industrial injuries sustained in...


      16 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on measures to reduce unemployment in Wales.

      Small Businesses

      4 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the viability of small businesses in Wales.

      Heart of Wales Railway

      4 speeches

      What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on developing and improving the Heart of Wales railway line.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      46 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 29 April.

    • Afghanistan and Pakistan

      33 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, following my visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan earlier this week, I should like to make a statement on the Government's strategy for both Afghanistan and Pakistan....

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I was wondering whether you could help me in defending Back Bencher rights against the office of the Prime Minister in relation to written questions. A few years...

  • Prevention of Excessive Charges

    1 speech

    Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]

    • Gurkha Settlement Rights

      135 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House regrets the Government's recent statement outlining the eligibility criteria for Gurkhas to reside in the United Kingdom; recognises the contribution the Gurkhas...

    • Sri Lanka

      115 speeches

      We now move on to a debate on Sri Lanka, and I must advise the House— [Interruption.] Order. We have more serious business to deal with. Will those who are leaving please do so not en...

      Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House I will put motions 3 and 4 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • prevention and suppression of terrorism

      That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers) (Revision) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 26 February, be approved.

    • tribunals and inquiries

      That the draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 24 March, be approved.— (Helen Goodman.)...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 30 April, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to Members'...

    • Swine Flu Update

      36 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a further statement on swine flu. We continue to watch with concern the situation in Mexico and the USA, and to be guided by the World...

    • Gurkhas

      44 speeches

      This Government respect the will of the House of Commons. As the Prime Minister said today, this Government took the first action to provide justice for the Gurkhas and enable them to settle in...

  • Petitions

    • Sri Lanka

      2 speeches

      I present this petition on behalf of 600 of my constituents who are members of the British Tamil community, who recently came to see me and my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and...

    • Immigration (Asylum Seekers)

      1 speech

      I am presenting a petition that calls on Parliament to ensure that asylum seekers in the UK receive fair and compassionate treatment. It has been drawn up and collected by the Vincentian...

      Post Office Closures (Cumbria)

      1 speech

      I seek to present a petition on behalf of residents of the village of Cartmel, the rural communities surrounding it and the businesses operating out of the village. The petitioners are outraged,...

      Sri Lanka

      3 speeches

      I should like to present a petition on behalf of members of the British Tamil community and others who support the concerns that many in that community have about the fate of their friends,...

  • Humberside Probation Service

    12 speeches

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

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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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