House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

  • 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.

    • Members Sworn

      The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Right honourable David Michael Davis, for Haltemprice and Howden John Martin McDonnell,...

    • 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, in place of the Sessional Orders. I begin by...

  • Deputy Speakers

    1 speech

    In accordance with Standing Order No. 2A, I will now announce the arrangements for the ballot for the election of Deputy Speakers. The ballot will be held in Committee Room 6 from 10 am to 1.30...

  • 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 — [1st day]

      238 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 28 May—home affairs and justice; Monday 1...

  • Zero-Hours Contracts

    12 speeches

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

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