House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Point of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thank you for taking this point of order, which, for reasons that will readily become apparent, is time critical. Last night, a Member on the Government Benches...

  • School Funding Reform

    97 speeches

    With your permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on our plans to reform school funding. As Members across the House will know, the current systems for funding...

    • Bovine TB

      65 speeches

      Today I am publishing the Government’s bovine tuberculosis eradication programme for England. The programme sets out a comprehensive and balanced package of measures to tackle TB in cattle,...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2011...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The House will be aware that on 8 July, the Prime Minister held a press conference during which he said that he had instructed or commissioned a private...

  • Betting Shops

    10 speeches

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

    • Backbench Business — [30th Allotted Day] — Summer Adjournment

      2 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment. Thank you for calling me, Mr Deputy Speaker; I thought that this moment would never arrive....

    • Business, innovation and skills

      21 speeches

      Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me in this debate to make my maiden speech. I regard it as both a privilege and an honour to represent the constituency of Inverclyde. My constituency...

      Department of Health

      15 speeches

      There is increasing evidence that the number of people taking part in shisha smoking is on the rise. Hookah pipes have become a regular sight on university campuses, and shisha cafés or bars...

      Communitites and local government

      10 speeches

      It is a great pleasure to be able to speak in this debate. I have chosen to speak about an issue that, although it is of great importance in my constituency, is not just a local, parochial issue....

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

      12 speeches

      Approximate 7.5 million to 8 million tonnes of waste wood is produced every year. It is mostly construction waste, and the greater part—some 80%—is landfilled, which is a far higher...

      Home Department

      9 speeches

      Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. You may not have heard of the drug khat—indeed, many people in the United Kingdom have not—but it is a plant that is grown in the middle east and Africa...

      general matters

      14 speeches

      I shall be as brief as I can. It would be an understatement to say that there has been a great deal of interest in the national media and, in particular, in newspapers in recent weeks. Indeed,...

  • Culture, Media and Sport

    Ordered, That Cathy Jamieson be added to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Petitions

    • Bridgwater By-pass

      1 speech

      The petition states: The Petition of residents of Bridgwater, Declares that the Petitioners believe that EDF Energy should not be granted permission to proceed with the Hinckley Point C Nuclear...

    • Abuse of Adults in Residential Care

      1 speech

      I beg leave to present to the House a petition signed by Mark Lever, the chief executive of the National Autistic Society, together with some 10,000 other signatories from across the United...

      Living Wage (Royal Household)

      1 speech

      This petition calls for a living wage to be paid to all those employed by the royal household. It is part of the decade-long campaign by London citizens to ensure that all Londoners are paid the...

  • Urban Planting

    6 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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