Monday, 22 January 1996
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what expenditure has been made recently from the urban investment grant scheme to encourage private sector investment in rundown areas. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on his plans to tackle unemployment in Wales. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what use has been made so far of the private finance initiative to boost the resources available to the NHS in Wales. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the figure for...
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many representations he has received over the past two years on the subject of rural railway lines in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met leaders of local authorities to discuss the local government financial settlement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the most recent unemployment figure for Wales; and what is the European Union average. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next plans to meet the board of the Welsh Development Agency to discuss its policy on inward investment. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action has been taken to allow more young people to benefit from modern apprenticeships in Wales. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action he has taken to encourage participation in sport in schools and to raise the standard of sports provision in schools. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the prospective cost of the Welsh Office-led trade mission to Indonesia; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Attorney-General if he will ask the Director of Public Prosecutions to call for a report on the memorandum of 6 September 1995 written by Sir Colin Chandler, chief executive of...
To ask the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to reduce the paperwork involved in bringing criminal charges in magistrates courts. 
To ask the Attorney-General what progress has been made in reducing the number of discontinuances; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement about prosecutions for serious fraud.
To ask the Attorney-General how many successful appeals have been made against over-lenient sentences. 
Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the Attorney-General what plans he has to review the operation of the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Can you confirm that today's Order Paper was properly circulated? It appears that a number of hon. Members with an interest in grant-maintained schools are not...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(4) (Standing Committees on...
That the Public Service Vehicles (Operators' Licences) Regulations 1995 (S.I., 1995, No. 2908) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 18th December, be approved.—[Mr. Streeter.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Parliament Resolution A4-0102/95 on the functioning of the Treaty on European Union with a view to the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference; the Report of the...
I beg leave to present a petition from more than 12,000 residents of the constituency of Meriden and nearby. It declares the grave concern of residents of Solihull over the detrimental effect...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Streeter.]
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