House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

  • Message to Attend Her Majesty

    Message to attend Her Majesty delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. The Speaker, with the House, went up to attend Her Majesty; on their return, the Speaker suspended the sitting.

  • New Member

    The following Member took and subscribed the Oath required by law: Emma Lewell-Buck, for South Shields.

  • Speaker’s Statement

    1 speech

    The House has directed the Speaker to make a statement at the beginning of each Session about the duties and responsibilities of hon. Members. May I begin by reminding hon. Members of the...

  • Outlawries Bill

    A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries was read the First time, and ordered to be read a Second time.

    • Queen’s Speech

      5 speeches

      I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both...

    • Debate on the Address — [Ist Day]

      208 speeches

      Before I call the mover and seconder, I want to announce the proposed pattern of debate during the remaining days on the Loyal Address: Thursday 9 May—home affairs; Friday 10...

  • Burma (Human Rights)

    24 speeches

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

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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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