Wednesday, 21 October 2009
The Secretary of State was asked-
What ethical criteria are applied to investment decisions made by CDC Group plc.
What steps the Government are taking to ensure equitable treatment of developing countries in negotiations which are taking place before the Copenhagen climate change summit.
What funding his Department is providing for research into an HIV vaccine for use in developing countries.
What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the international development aspects of the forthcoming Copenhagen climate change summit; and if he will make a statement.
What priorities he has set for his Department's work in Afghanistan.
What steps he is taking to assist economic, cultural and democratic development in the Republic of Moldova following the recent elections in that country.
The Prime Minister was asked-
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21 October.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Before we move to the main business-the Opposition day motion in the name of the Liberal Democrats-I have a very brief and, I hope, pertinent statement to make. I am grateful to the right hon....
[Relevant Documents: The Second Report from the Public Administration Select Committee, on Justice Delayed: The Ombudsman's report on Equitable Life, HC 41, and the Government response, HC 953;...
I inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Before I call the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes), I say to those...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 15), That, at this day's sitting, the Second Reading of the Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [ Lords] may be proceeded with, though...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Orders Nos. 59(3) and 90(5)), That the Bill be now read a Second Time. Question agreed to. Bill accordingly read a Second time; to stand...
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 4 to 8 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Caribbean Development Bank (Seventh Replenishment of the Unified Special Development Fund) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.
That the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009, which were laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.
That the draft ACAS Code of Practice: Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities, which was laid before this House on 24 June, be approved.
That the draft Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 8 July, be approved. That the draft Criminal Justice Act...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 27 October, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Peter Robinson as if the day...
Ordered, That Sir George Young be discharged from the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons and Mr Peter Atkinson be added. -(Mr. Blizzard.)
Motion made, That Dr Richard Taylor be a member of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee.-( Mr. Blizzard.)
Motion made, That Mary Creagh be discharged from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added.- (Mr. Blizzard .)
Motion made, That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.-( Mr. Blizzard .)
I present a petition- [Interruption.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Blizzard.)
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