House of Commons debates

Monday, 3 February 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Writ

    For the county constituency of Wirral, South, in the room of George Barrington Porter, Esquire, deceased.—[Mr. Goodlad.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage

    • National Lottery (Historical Items)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will list those items of historical importance which have received national lottery funding in order to keep them within the United...

    • National Lottery (Pitches)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will take steps to provide an all-weather pitch to every community in excess of 5,000 people using proceeds of the national lottery. [12217]

      Airport Tax

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations she has received on the impact of the airport tax on tourism in the United Kingdom. [12218]

      National Lottery (Canals)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many canal restoration projects have received funding from a national lottery funding body; and if she will make a statement. [12219]

      Arts Access (Young People)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps she has taken to make the arts more accessible to young people. [12220]

      Tourism (Social Chapter)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what assessments he has made of the impact of the social chapter on the United Kingdom tourism industry. [12221]

      Millennium Exhibition

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what estimate she has made of the costs that would be incurred by her Department in the event of the cancellation of the millennial project at...

      National Lottery (Charities)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many charities have been awarded grants from the national lottery. [12224]

      Tourism (Social Chapter)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what meetings she has had with the tourism industry about the social chapter. [12225]

      Football Safety

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps she is taking to ensure the continued implementation of the recommendations of the Taylor report. [12226]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    • County Court Fees

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what monitoring arrangements he has established to ascertain the effects of the new system of county court fees on low-income...

    • Judges' Statements

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what guidance he (i) has issued and (ii) plans to issue to judges on the subject of public statements on (a) constitutional...

      Magistrates Court, Bolton

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what recent representations he has had about the need for improved magistrates court accommodation in Bolton; and if he will make...

      County Courts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many county courts there were in England and Wales in 1967; how many there are currently; and if he will make a statement. [12249]

      Property Law Report

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he plans to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission in its report "Property Law:...

      Legal Aid

      10 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received about the 1997–98 legal aid budget. [12251]

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I wish to raise a matter about which I have given notice to you and, by telephone and letter, to the hon. Gentleman involved. Last week, I received a letter...

  • Local Government Finance

    224 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 1997–98 (House of Commons Paper No. 203), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on...

  • Education and Employment

    Ordered,That Mr. Michael Brown be added to the Education and Employment Committee.—[Mr. Eastham, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • West Middlesex University Hospital

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Peter Ainsworth.]

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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