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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 30 April 2009

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Business of the House

    79 speeches

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

    • Sri Lanka

      29 speeches

      I am not sure whether I can compete with that number of questions and answers in the next 45 minutes, but we will try our best. With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I will make a statement...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today made a major announcement on internet gambling. You might not be aware of that because the announcement was...

  • Members' Allowances

    231 speeches

    In accordance with the business of the House order that was agreed yesterday, the six motions on Members' allowances, financial interests and Members' staff will be debated together in a single...

    • members' allowances (greater London)

      Motion made, and Question put, That, with effect from 1 April 2010, no distinction shall be made for the purposes of the rules governing Members' allowances between an hon. Member who represents...

    • Registration of members' Financial Interests

      3 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, (1) That, for the purpose of complying with the Resolution of the House of 22 May 1974 relating to Registration of Members' Financial Interests, in respect of...

      Members' staff

      Motion made, and Question proposed, (1) That, in the opinion of this House, staff who work for an hon. Member should be employed by the House, as a personal appointment and managed by the hon....

  • Members' Allowances (Evidence of Expenditure)

    Motion made, and Question put, That, in respect of any claim for payment made by an hon. Member after 1 July 2009 in relation to any allowance or expenditure for which documentary evidence is...

  • Petitions

    • Sri Lanka

      1 speech

      It is my pleasure this evening to present to the House a petition on behalf of my constituents and others on Sri Lanka. It may interest hon. Members to know that, a few weeks ago, I held a...

    • Schools (Isle of Wight)

      1 speech

      The petition of 2,058 signatures is by the villagers, parents and children of the Chale school and village community on the Isle of Wight. The petition states: To the House of Commons. The...

  • Visteon Factory (Basildon)

    14 speeches

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

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