House of Commons debates

Monday, 3 March 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage

    • Heritage Sites

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans she has to encourage more people to visit important heritage sites. [16695]

    • Sport (Young People)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what action she is taking to encourage young people to participate in sport. [16698]

      Film Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what estimate she has made of the total earnings of the British film industry. [16699]

      Lottery Grants (Charities)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage to what extent the revised criteria for national lottery grants will support the work of British charities providing emergency medical relief...

      Anglers

      10 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what estimate she has made of the number of anglers in the United Kingdom. [16703]

      Plymouth Millennium Fund

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations she has received in respect of the Plymouth millennium fund. [16704]

      Tourism Grants

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will reintroduce section 4 grants for the tourism industry in England. [16707]

      "Success Through Partnership"

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what responses she has received to her strategy document "Success through Partnership: A Strategy for Tourism". [16708]

      Arts (Private Sector Sponsorship)

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps she is taking to encourage private sector sponsorship of the arts. [16709]

      Weekly Lottery Draws

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what discussions she has had with the Office of the National Lottery regarding the introduction of additional weekly national lottery draws. [16710]

      Popular Music Industry

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what assessment she has made of the impact of the British popular music industry on (a) British cultural life and (b) tourism. [16713]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    • Legal Aid (Industrial Tribunals)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received on extending legal aid to cases before industrial tribunals. [16725]

    • Legal Aid Reform

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he last met the chief executive of the Legal Aid Board to discuss reform of the legal aid system. [16727]

      Legal Aid Costs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what assessment he has made of the per capita cost of the legal aid programme relative to those for similar programmes in other...

      Legal Aid Budget

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on his plans to control the legal aid budget. [16729]

      Civil Dispute Resolution

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what is his policy towards alternative dispute resolution in civil justice; and if he will make a statement. [16730]

      Criminal Justice Costs

      7 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans his Department has to reduce the cost to public funds of those aspects of the criminal justice system for which his...

  • Information Technology (Government Strategy)

    48 speeches

    Last November, I laid before Parliament the Green Paper "government. direct" (Cm 3438) setting out the Government's strategy for the electronic delivery of central Government services. This...

  • Packaging Waste

    40 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 29th January, be approved. I must first apologise that...

  • Elections (Candidates' Expenses)

    14 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Representation of the People (Variation of Limits of Candidates' Election Expenses) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 11 th February, be approved.

  • Directors' Emoluments

    30 speeches

    The Minister for Competition and Consumer Affairs (Mr. John M. Taylor): I beg to move, That the draft Company Accounts (Disclosure of Directors' Emoluments) Regulations 1997, which were laid...

  • 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...

  • Social Security

    That the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Workskill Courses) Pilot Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 28th January, be approved.

  • Contracting Out

    That the draft Contracting Out (Functions of the Registrar General in relation to authorising re-registration of births) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 11th February, be approved.

  • Rating and Valuation

    That the draft British Gas plc. (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 11th February, be approved.

  • Agriculture

    That the draft Farm Woodland (Amendment) Scheme 1997. which was laid before this House on 12th February, be approved.

  • Northern Ireland

    That the draft Education (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 3rd December, be approved.—[Mr. Carrington.]

  • Petitions

    • Child Pornography

      1 speech

      I am pleased to present this petition on behalf of the members of the Cambridge Student Methodist Society and the Action for Children Campaign and other citizens of the United Kingdom. They have...

    • Doorstep Milk Delivery Service

      1 speech

      I rise to present a petition in support of the United Kingdom doorstep milk delivery service. The petition states: To the House of Commons.The Petition of Citizens of the United Kingdom,Declares...

      Cyprus

      6 speeches

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

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.

March 1997
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31 

Did you find what you were looking for?