House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

  • PRAYERS - [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

    1 speech

    It has been brought to my attention that some football skills were displayed in the Chamber yesterday evening after the House rose. I am informed that the Doorkeepers on duty told the Members...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Rohingya

      13 speeches

      What steps she is taking to provide long-term support to the Rohingya.

    • Rohingya

      8 speeches

      What steps the Government are taking to tackle gender-based violence against Rohingya women and girls.

      UK Aid

      18 speeches

      What steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid is allocated to where it is most needed.

      Palestine Refugees

      6 speeches

      What recent representations her Department has made to the (a) EU and (b) World Bank on funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near east.

      Devolution

      13 speeches

      Whether the Government have plans to devolve functions of her Department to the devolved Administrations.

      Topical Questions

      19 speeches

      If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Points of Order

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

  • Yemen

    58 speeches

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the UK’s effort to secure a new UN Security Council resolution on Yemen.

  • Gosport Independent Panel

    27 speeches

    In June this year, the Gosport Independent Panel published its report into what happened at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1987 and 2001. It found that 456 patients died sooner than they...

  • Bill Presented

    • Palestinian Statehood (Recognition) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Layla Moran, supported by Richard Burden, Sir Vince Cable, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Tim Farron, Wera Hobhouse, Ben Lake, Norman Lamb,...

  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (Consent)

    1 speech

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

  • Fisheries Bill

    210 speeches

    Second Reading

  • Fisheries Bill (Programme)

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

  • Fisheries 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 Fisheries Bill, it is...

  • Fisheries 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 Fisheries Bill, it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees, or...

  • Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 6 and 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Investigatory Powers

      That the draft Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2018, which were laid before this House on 11 October, be approved.

    • Dangerous Drugs

      That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 17 October, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question...

      Electoral Commission

      That an humble address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Lord Gilbert of Panteg and Joan Walley as Electoral Commissioners with effect from 1 November 2018 for...

      Infrastructure Planning

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Infrastructure Planning (Water Resources) (England) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 18...

      Family Law

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 12 September,...

  • Petition - the Asylum of Nelly Gelves

    1 speech

    The petition is about the asylum of Nelly Gelves and is from the people of North East Lincolnshire, including Great Grimsby. The petition states: The petition of residents of North East...

  • Petition - Ryarsh Quarry, Kent

    1 speech

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of 2,734 residents in and around the village of Ryarsh, who are united against the allocation of a site on Roughetts Road for quarrying—there were a...

    • Tourism Industry: VAT Reduction

      18 speeches

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

    • Deferred Divisions

      Capital Gains Tax

      That the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Jersey) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 September, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 238.

      2. Capital Gains Tax

      That the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Isle of Man) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 September, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 238.

      3. Capital Gains Tax

      That the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Guernsey) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 September, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 238.

      4. Immigration

      That the draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 11 October, be approved. The House divided: Ayes 300, Noes 232.

What is this?

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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