House of Commons debates

Monday, 4 November 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I thank the right hon. Lady, the Home Secretary, for her generous remarks, and you, Mr Speaker, and just say that I am not dead yet?

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

    136 speeches

    Second Reading

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the National Insurance Contributions Bill: Committal (1) The Bill shall be...

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill (Ways and Means)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the National Insurance Contributions Bill, it is expedient to...

  • Business without Debate

  • Financial Audits

    That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 16971/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive amending Directive 2006/43/EC on statutory audits of annual accounts and consolidated...

  • Committees

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we will take motions 5 to 17 together. Ordered,

    • Backbench Business

      That Jane Ellison be discharged from the Backbench Business Committee and Mr Mark Spencer be added.

    • Business, Innovation and Skills

      That Julie Elliott be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Mr William Bain be added.

      Communities and Local Government

      That Andy Sawford be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Chris Williamson be added.


      That Penny Mordaunt be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr James Gray be added.


      That Charlotte Leslie be discharged from the Education Committee and Mr Dominic Raab be added.

      Energy and Climate Change

      That Barry Gardiner be discharged from the Energy and Climate Change Committee and Graham Stringer be added.

      Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

      That George Eustice and Barry Gardiner be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Jim Fitzpatrick and Mr Mark Spencer be added.

      Home Affairs

      That Steve McCabe, Bridget Phillipson and Chris Ruane be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Ian Austin, Paul Flynn and Yasmin Qureshi be added.

      International Development

      That Richard Burden and Mark Pritchard be discharged from the International Development Committee and Sir Tony Cunningham be added.


      That Mike Weatherley be discharged from the Justice Committee and Mr Christopher Chope be added.

      Public Administration

      That Charlie Elphicke be discharged from the Public Administration Committee and Mr Andrew Turner be added.


      That Lucy Powell and Iain Stewart be discharged from the Transport Committee and Jim Fitzpatrick and Miss Chloe Smith be added.

      Work and Pensions

      That Jane Ellison and Mike Freer be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Kwasi Kwarteng and Dame Angela Watkinson be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the...

  • Petitions

    • Rural Fair Share Campaign

      27 speeches

      Before I call the 31 petitions to be presented, I must explain to the House how we will deal with their large number. Once the first petition relating to the rural fair share campaign has been...

  • Patient Diagnostic Services

    10 speeches

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

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