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Clause 2 — Pleural thickening and asbestosis (16 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: I beg to move amendment 10, page 1, line 15, leave out ', is not causing or is not likely to cause' and insert 'and is not causing but is likely to cause'.

The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3). — New Writ (16 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Before we get to the Bill, I would like to raise with you an issue arising from what the Leader of the House said at column 449 yesterday in answer to a question put by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Mr. Hogg). The Leader of the House said: "We obviously have to judge things by the rules and standards that...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Christchurch (16 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the sale of the vacant premises of the former health centre at Saxon Square, Christchurch to be completed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Agricultural Land (15 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: Can the hon. Gentleman tell us how much income the Church Commissioners are getting from their agricultural holdings as a result of EU subsidies? Is he pleased or angry that as a result of the devaluation of the pound those subsidies are increasing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Human Trafficking (15 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: Does the Solicitor-General accept that there is still a significant problem? In fact, human trafficking for sexual exploitation is increasing, and people are fearful that it will increase substantially in advance of the Olympic games. What are the Government going to do to reduce it?

Parliamentary Elections (Recall and Primaries): New Clause 19 — Mutual insurance (13 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: Christchurch borough council.

New Member: New Clause 1 — Purchase of tobacco on behalf of children (12 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Earlier, the Minister assured the House that the draft regulations were now available in the Library and the Vote Office. I have just been to both, seeking copies, and they are not available. It is in any event extraordinary that the Minister did not have the courtesy to distribute the draft regulations to the shadow Minister. I request an adjournment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: Topical Questions (12 Oct 2009)

Christopher Chope: Why did only 189 pupils who receive free school meals achieve three A-level passes at A grade last year? Is that not a total indictment of the Government's education policies, and does it not show the betrayal of the poorest families in our society?

Royal Assent (21 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: One issue that is four-square within the hon. Lady's responsibility as a business manager is whether we can have a substantive motion and debate on Equitable Life. Earlier today, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury said that such a debate was a matter for the business managers. I asked her specifically whether she could give us an undertaking tonight that the Government would bring forward a...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: I am glad that the hon. Gentleman has the opportunity to participate in this debate. Does he have any insight into whether the Government will accept the result of the Committee's work when it reports? Surely that is the fundamental issue.

Bill Presented — Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: I am grateful to the Minister for accepting my amendment, which had cross-party support on an important issue. However, the explanatory memorandum has not been updated to reflect the fact that my amendment has been accepted by the Government. Can the Minister explain that, or put it right?

Business of the House (16 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: A journalist told me this morning that on Monday the Government were going to give time for a debate of one and a half hours on the setting up of the new Select Committee. Will the Leader of the House confirm that it will indeed be of one and a half hours' duration and on Monday? Why did she not say that in her initial statement today, and why was the motion taken off the Order Paper last...

Bournemouth and Poole Fe College (14 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: I congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing the debate, because it is about an issue that is causing enormous concern in our area. Does he agree that one of the questions is whether the Government will provide an indemnity against the costs incurred by Bournemouth and Poole college as a result of the gross negligence and incompetence of the Learning and Skills Council? That is effectively...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: I welcome the statement, but will the Deputy Leader of the House tell us when she expects to fit in a debate on the Government's motion calling for a Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons? Last Thursday there was a spare hour that the Government did not use to enable the motion to be debated. Obviously it less likely now that we will have-

Political Parties and Elections Bill (Extension of Carry-over): Clause 8 — Declaration as to source of donation (13 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: In that case, will the Minister accept the suggestion made by the hon. Member for Cambridge, who said that the best impartial judge of whether those criteria had been satisfied was the Electoral Commission itself?

Written Answers — Health: Domestic Visits: Norwich (13 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last made an official visit to Norwich; and when he next plans to make such a visit.

Points of Order (9 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Last Thursday, Mr. Speaker made a statement to the House and a number of Members were disappointed that they were not able to ask him questions about it as they ask Ministers questions about their statements. Mr. Speaker himself canvassed the idea of a Speaker's question time when he was seeking election to his post. I wonder whether—through you, Mr....

[Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Iran) (8 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: We now come to the wind-ups, for which we have half an hour. May I say to the Opposition Front-Bench spokespeople that it is not necessary for them each to take the full 10 minutes if they do not wish to do so? If they take less than 10 minutes, it will give the Minister more time to respond to this important debate.

Points of Order (7 Jul 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that on 16 March this year the House resolved "that the UK Youth Parliament should be allowed for this year alone to hold its 2009 annual meeting in the Chamber of this House."—[ Official Report, 16 March 2009; Vol. 489, c. 742.] You will also know that the annual meeting of the Youth Parliament takes place between 24 and 27 July at the...

Point of Order (26 Jun 2009)

Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. On Wednesday, Mr. Speaker said that "when Ministers have key policy statements to make, the House must be the first to hear them".—[ Official Report, 24 June 2009; Vol. 494, c. 797.] Today, in clear breach of that ruling, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families has announced, through The Guardian and the BBC, that the Government...

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