Thursday, 23 January 1997
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimates he has made of under-registration on the electoral registers which will be used in the next general election; and if he will...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his current estimate of the proportion of the prison population who reoffend after being released. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to allow cannabis to be prescribed by medically qualified doctors. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the number of hon. Members. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on current manning levels and prospects for recruitment during...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of crimes notified to the police were cleared up in the latest year for which figures are available. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the future of Woodhill prison. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the overall levels of recorded crime for the last three years for which figures are available. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives the Prison Service is taking to control prisoners' access to drugs. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the finding of the British crime survey regarding the proportion of adults who were victims of violent crime...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of how many more police officers will be on the beat in 1997 than (a) 1979 and (b) 1992. 
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 23 January. 
May I ask the Leader of the House for details of future business? The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Tony Newton): The business for next week will be as...
Mr. Secretary Howard presented a Bill to amend the Police Pensions Act 1976 and the Fire Services Act 1947 so as to make provision in respect of transfer values and other lump sum payments and...
(Clauses Nos. 40, 62, 68, 82 and 92 and Schedules Nos. 7 and 13.)
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 137, line 34, at end insert 'in relation to distributions made on or after 5 December 1996'.
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
'(1) A Parish Council may provide on an agency basis within the Council's area any service within the area by any public body or statutory undertaker.
'(1) Part III of the 1988 Act is amended as set out in subsection (2) (which provides for the abolition of liability to non domestic rating in respect of housebuilders showhouses).(2) In section...
'In Schedule 5 to the 1988 Act there is inserted— "Sport and Recreation Clubs15A. A hereditament is exempt to the extent that it consists of property used wholly or mainly by a club,...
I beg to move amendment No. 38, in page 20, leave out lines 21 to 23 and insert— '(a) on the day concerned the hereditament is (i) within a settlement identified in the billing authority's...
I beg to move amendment No. 32, in page 15, line 38, leave out 'in the council's area'.
I beg to move amendment No. 35, in page 24, line 9, at end insert— 'Local Government (Financial Provisions etc.) (Scotland) Act 1962 (c.9). In section 4 of the Local Government (Financial...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Peter Ainsworth.]
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