Monday, 25 November 1996
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures he is taking to encourage alternatives to road freight. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that major urban centres form part of the national bus service network. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce new measures to reduce road traffic. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on (a) roads and (b) public transport in Greater London in 1995–96. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the annual cost to business of congestion in London. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to modify the rules and regulations governing the occupational safety of the crews of United Kingdom-registered fishing vessels. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he plans to implement the recommendations of the third report of the Transport Select Committee of Session 1995–96, HC373, on risk...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of speed cameras in reducing accident rates. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on privatisation plans in relation to rail services. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the loss of income to London Transport caused by the recent strikes. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the costs of traffic congestion to British businesses. 
To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee what representations he has received in respect of expenditure on renovations in the Palace of Westminster during the summer recess. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what sums his Department has invested in (a) the west coast and (b) the east coast lines in the past three years. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress on including a photograph of the holder on driving licences. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the change in the number of bus passenger journeys made outside London since 1985–86. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of children travelling to school by car in (a) 1979 and (b) 1995. 
To ask the Lord President of the Council what assessment he has made of the consequences for the procedures of the House of the recommendations of the second report of the Select Committee on...
To ask the Lord President of the Council how many subjects have been raised as Adjournment debates since January 1995. 
To ask the Lord President of the Council what recent representations he has received concerning the time allocated for questions on overseas development. 
With permission, I should like to make a statement on the regulations governing economic and monetary union. In the past few days, some highly misleading claims have been made about the draft...
I am today publishing a Green Paper called "Household Growth: Where Shall We Live?" I am also publishing a summary version, which is available free. Copies of the documents are in both Libraries....
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. With the greatest respect, hon. Members get only 10 minutes every four weeks to question the Chairman of the Select Committee on Finance and Services. Today,...
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...
Mr. Paul Flynn, supported by Mr. Tony Banks, Dr. Norman A. Godman, Mr. David Hanson, Mr. Nick Ainger, Mr. David Winnick, Mr. Andrew Mackinlay, Mr. George Foulkes and Ms Diane Abbott, presented a...
Mr. John Marshall, supported by Mr. Jacques Arnold, Mr. Robert G. Hughes, Mr. Bob Dunn, Mr. Harry Greenway and Mr. Michael Alison, presented a Bill to require a person lawfully in possession of...
Mr. David Congdon presented a Bill to prevent local authorities from being both a provider and a purchaser of residential care by requiring them to dispose of residential homes for the elderly...
Mr. Piers Merchant presented a Bill to amend section 66 and schedule 6 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 in order to add to the grounds on which representations may be made to a London authority...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2544), the Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No....
[Relevant documents: The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee on 26th June 1996 concerning Benefit Fraud (HC 528-i of Session 1995–96) and on 30th October 1996...
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Knapman.]
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