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House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 November 2009

  • Flooding (Cumbria)

    25 speeches

    With permission, I would like to make a statement about the serious flooding in Cumbria and other areas of the country in the past few days. I have to report that PC Bill Barker lost his life in...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Before we commence today's business, may I draw to your attention to the early-day motion on the Order Paper, which has attracted growing support? It calls for a...

  • Debate on the Address

    • [3rd Day]

      Debate resumed (Order, 19 November). Question again proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Defence

      169 speeches

      I am pleased to open today's debate, and I apologise that a prior diplomatic engagement means that I will not be here for the wind-up speeches. Reviewing the debates that we have held since 2005...

      Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to the House of Commons Members' Fund shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing...

  • Adjournment (Christmas)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Wednesday 16 December 2009, do adjourn till Tuesday 5 January 2010.-( Mr. Frank Roy.) The...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1371), dated 8 June 2009, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.- (Mr. Frank Roy.)

  • Delegated Legislation

    Ordered, That the Non-Domestic Rating (Deferred Payments) (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1597), dated 30 June 2009, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.- ( Mr. Frank Roy .)

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    Motion made, That the Business Rate Supplements (Rateable Value Condition) (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2542), dated 18 September 2009, be referred to a Delegated Legislation...

  • Delegated Legislation

    O rdered, That- (1) the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 October, in the previous Session of Parliament, be referred to a Delegated Legislation...

  • Sittings of the House

    1 speech

    Motion made, That- Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) shall have effect for this Session with the following modifications, namely: (1) In paragraph (4) the word 'eight' shall...

  • Committees

    • Business, Innovation and Skills

      Ordered, That Mr Adrian Bailey be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Ian Stewart be added.- (Mr. Frank Roy, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    • Work and Pensions

      Ordered, That Mr Mark Harper be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Chloe Smith be added .-( Mr. Frank Roy, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Cowboy Builders

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Frank Roy.)

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