House of Commons debates

Monday, 22 February 2010

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked-

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry to trouble you yet again, but can you help me please? Recently, Tories visited my constituency improperly for the fifth time without informing me-this...

  • Report from the House of Commons Reform Committee on Rebuilding the House

    257 speeches

    [ Relevant documents: The First Report from the Committee on the Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, on Rebuilding the House, HC 1117, and the uncorrected transcript of oral...

    • Business without Debate

      1 speech

      We now come to the 16 specific motions. In accordance with decisions of my predecessors, I regard amendments that do not bear the name of the Member in charge as constituting notice of opposition...

  • Chair (Terminology)

    1 speech

    Motion made, (1) That this House approves recommendation 3 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117; and (2) That accordingly, in...

  • Election of Select Committee Chairs

    1 speech

    Motion made, That the following Standing Order be made, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament- (1) The chairs of the following select committees shall be elected by the House in...

  • Resignation or Removal of Chairs of Select Committees

    1 speech

    Motion made, That the following Standing Order be made, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament- (1) In the case of a select committee to which the provisions of Standing Order No....

  • Election of Members of Select Committees

    1 speech

    Motion made, That this House takes note of recommendation 6 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and endorses the principle...

  • Nomination of Select Committees

    Resolved, That this House approves the principle that the principal select committees ought to be appointed within six weeks of the beginning of the Session at the start of a new Parliament, as...

  • Reduction in Size of Select Committees

    Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended, in the Table in paragraph (2), by...

  • Select Committees (Role, Resources and Tasks)

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 11 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the Liaison Committee's...

  • Backbench Business Committee

    1 speech

    Motion made, That this House approves recommendation 17 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and looks forward to the House...

  • September Sittings

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 31 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, insofar as it relates to an early...

  • Engaging the Public with Legislation

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 42 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is...

  • Petitions Requiring Debate

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 43 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is...

  • Electronic Petitions

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 44 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, welcomes the preparation of a revised...

  • Debates on Petitions

    Resolved , That this House welcomes recommendation 47 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and considers that there should be a...

  • Information for Petitioners

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 48 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and welcomes the work which is...

  • Presentation of Public Petitions

    Resolved, That this House approves recommendation 49 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117. -(Steve McCabe.)

  • Private Members' Motions

    Resolved , That this House approves recommendations 23 and 50 of the First Report of the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, Session 2008-09, HC 1117, and looks forward to the...

  • Petition — Canvey War Memorial Fund

    3 speeches

    Having just debated the importance of petitions, I am delighted to present- [ Interruption. ]

  • Total Place Programme (High Peak)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mrs. Hodgson.)

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