House of Commons debates

Monday, 25 November 2013

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will be aware of the growing concern that exists about the conduct of G4S and Serco, and whether they should be allowed to continue with their bids to run...

  • Bill Presented — High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

    Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Secretary McLoughlin, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mrs Secretary May,...

    • Water Bill

      201 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Sixth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Draft Water Bill, Session 2012-13, HC 674 and Government Response, Cm 864.] Second Reading

    • Water Bill (Programme)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Water Bill:

  • Committal

    (1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

  • Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

    (2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 December 2013. (3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to...

  • Consideration and Third Reading

    (4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are...

  • Other proceedings

    (7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—(Mark Lancaster.)...

    • Water Bill (Money)

      Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Water Bill, it is expedient to...

    • Water 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 Water Bill, it is expedient to authorise: (1) the inclusion in...

  • Business without Debate

    • Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Tribunals and Inquiries

      That the draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 14 October, be approved.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question...

      Age-related Payments

      That the draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 21 October, be approved.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to.

  • Business of the House (2 December)

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That at the sitting on Monday 2 December, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Andrew...

  • Business without Debate

    • committees

      1 speech

      Before I call the hon. Member for The Cotswolds (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown), who I am sure is in his prime, I suggest that with the leave of the House we will take motions 8 to 14 together. Ordered,

    • Defence

      That Thomas Docherty be discharged from the Defence Committee and John Woodcock be added.

      Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

      That Dan Rogerson be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Roger Williams be added.

      Environmental Audit

      That Richard Benyon be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Dan Rogerson be added.

      European Scrutiny

      That Tim Farron and Ian Swales be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Stephen Gilbert and Mr Michael Thornton be added.

      Justice

      That Seema Malhotra be discharged from the Justice Committee and John McDonnell be added.

      Public Accounts

      That Sajid Javid be discharged from the Public Accounts Committee and Nicky Morgan be added.

      Science and Technology

      That Roger Williams be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Mr David Heath be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Fire Services (Derbyshire)

    18 speeches

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

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