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House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health

    The Secretary of State was asked-

  • Point of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Earlier this afternoon in Health questions, the Secretary of State either misled the House or made a serious mistake-I prefer to believe that it was the...

  • Cheques

    1 speech

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

    • Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

      [Relevant documents: First Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, The implications for Wales of the Government's proposals for constitutional reform, HC 495 ; Third Report from the Political...

    • [2nd Allocated Day]

      Further consideration of Bill, as amended in the Committee

      Clause 4 — Combination of polls

      153 speeches

      I beg to move Government amendment 18, page 3, line 1, leave out subsection (4) and insert- '(4) The polls for- (a) the referendum, (b) the general election of members of the Northern Ireland...

      Schedule 7 — Combination of polls: Scotland

      Amendments made: 44, page 212, leave out lines 10 and 11 and insert- '"the 2010 Order" means the Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010;'. Amendment 45, page 212, line 15, leave out...

      Schedule 8 — Combination of polls: Northern Ireland

      Amendments made: 158, page 255, line 6, at end insert- (ba) Part 5 of the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2009/1741) or Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Local...

      Part 1A — Postal voting

      Interpretation39 In this Part- "the 2008 Regulations" means-the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1741) as applied for purposes of the referendum by...

      Clause 8 — Commencement or repeal of amending provisions

      72 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 7, page 6, line 10, at end insert ', and (c) the number of electors casting a vote in the referendum is equal to or greater than 40 per cent. of those entitled to cast...

      Schedule 2 — Rules for conduct of the referendum

      Amendments made: 22, page 30, line 41, leave out 'regulations' and insert 'postal voting provisions'. 23, page 31, line 8, leave out 'regulations' and insert 'postal voting provisions'. 24, page...

      Schedule 4 — Application to the referendum of existing provisions

      Amendments made: 31, page 104, line 15, after 'Wales' insert 'or Scotland'. 32, page 105, line 30, after 'referendum' insert '(subject to sub-paragraphs (3A) and (3B))'. 33, page 106, line 5, at...

      Schedule 9 — Control of loans etc to permitted participants

      Amendment made: 180, page 276, leave out lines 12 to 16.- (Mr Harper.)

      Schedule 10 — The alternative vote system: further amendments

      119 speeches

      Amendment made: 181, page 289, leave out lines 29 and 30 and insert- (a) there are- (i) two or more candidates with fewer votes than the others but an equal number to each other, or (ii) three...

      Business without Debate — delegated legislation

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, we will take motions 3 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

      Capital Gains Tax

      That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Anguilla) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 15 July, be approved. That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Bahamas) Order 2010,...

      Immigration

      That the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 11 October, be approved. -(Mr Vara.) Question agreed to.

      delegated legislation (committees)

      Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Mr Peter Lilley relating to the House of Commons Members; Fund (Discretionary Payments) shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the...

      Administration

      Ordered, That Frank Dobson, Gemma Doyle and Mr Dave Watts be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Tom Harris, Mr Kevan Jones and Angela Smith be added. -(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown ,...

      Business, Innovation and Skills

      Ordered , That Luciana Berger, Jack Dromey, Nicky Morgan, Chi Onwurah and Rachel Reeves be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Paul Blomfield, Katy Clark, Simon...

      Communities and Local Government

      Ordered , That Toby Perkins and Chris Williamson be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Simon Danczuk and David Heyes be added. -( Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf...

      Defence

      Ordered , That Mr David Hamilton, Mr Adam Holloway, Alison Seabeck and John Woodcock be discharged from the Defence Committee and Thomas Docherty, Mr Dai Havard, Penny Mordaunt and Sandra Osborne...

      Education

      Ordered , That Conor Burns and Liz Kendall be discharged from the Education Committee and Neil Carmichael and Bill Esterson be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of...

      Energy and Climate Change

      Ordered , That Gemma Doyle and Tom Greatrex be discharged from the Energy and Climate Change Committee and Barry Gardiner and Ian Lavery be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the...

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Ordered, That Nigel Adams be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Richard Drax be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Foreign Affairs

    Ordered, That Emma Reynolds be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr Bob Ainsworth be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Health

    Ordered, That Fiona Mactaggart be discharged from the Health Committee and Yvonne Fovargue be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Home Affairs

    Ordered, That Mary Macleod be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr James Clappison be added.- (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Human Rights (Joint Committee)

    Ordered, That Mr Andy Slaughter be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Mr Virendra Sharma be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • International Development

    Ordered, That Mr Russell Brown and Ann McKechin be discharged from the International Development Committee and Mr Michael McCann and Alison McGovern be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on...

  • Northern Ireland Affairs

    Ordered, That Stephen Pound be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Kate Hoey be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Public Accounts

    Ordered, That Eric Joyce be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Stella Creasy be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Public Administration

    Ordered, That Jon Trickett be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Lindsay Roy be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Transport

    Ordered, That Angie Bray, Lilian Greenwood and Angela Smith be discharged from the Transport Committee and Steve Baker, Julie Hilling and Gavin Shuker be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on...

  • Welsh Affairs

    Ordered, That Glyn Davies be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Stuart Andrew be added. - (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    • Work and Pensions

      Ordered, That Ms Karen Buck, Margaret Curran and Shabana Mahmood be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Alex Cunningham, Glenda Jackson and Teresa Pearce be added. - (Geoffrey...

  • Termination of Pregnancy (Information Provided)

    10 speeches

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

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