Monday, 3 November 1997
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
When he plans to publish his plans for a defence diversification agency. 
If he will make a statement on the future of IFOR in Bosnia. 
If he will make a statement on progress towards NATO enlargement. 
When he will publish the first annual report on UK strategic exports. 
If he will make a statement on the progress of the Government's strategic defence review in respect of policy on RAF procurement. 
If he will make a statement on his Department's contribution to Her Majesty's Government's comprehensive spending review. 
If he will make a statement on the future of the Eurofighter programme. 
What are his plans for commemorating armistice day. 
If he will make a statement on the Government's policy relating to Gulf war illnesses. 
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission was asked—
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funds available for the National Audit Office. 
The hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners was asked—
With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement on cancer screening. In June this year, it was revealed that 12 women in Devon who had not been referred for treatment after being...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee), That the matter of North Wales and the Government's proposals for a Welsh Assembly, being a...
Lords amendments considered.
I beg to move, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment. The Government are not prepared to allow exemptions to the general handgun prohibition proposed by the Bill. We...
Lords amendment: No. 3, to insert the following new clause—
Not amended, in the Standing Committee, considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 26, after `repayments,' insert— '(ia) such terms relating to the interest to be borne by the loan,'.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee) (sittings)), That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 18th November...
Ordered, That, in respect of the Supreme Court (Offices) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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