House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 4 November 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Criminal Justice System

      10 speeches

      What are his priorities for the Scottish criminal justice system; and if he will make a statement. [12038]

    • Welfare to Work

      10 speeches

      What arrangements are in place to ensure high-quality training for young people in the welfare-to-work scheme. [12039]

      Council of Ministers

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his functions within the Council of Ministers. [12040]

      Local Government Finance

      8 speeches

      What representations he has received about the resources required by councils to provide their statutory services. [12041]

      Prison Places

      8 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the number of extra prison places he expects to create in the next five years. [12042]

      Health Service

      4 speeches

      Mr. Gamier: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the use of the private finance initiative to finance new capital projects in the Scottish health service. [12043]

      Skye Bridge

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on progress in reducing the Skye bridge tolls. [12044]

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      What recent discussions he has held with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities relating to the financing of Scottish local government. [12045]

      Scottish Parliament

      8 speeches

      What consultations he has had with (a) the Home Office, (b) the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and (c) the Department of Health on representation of the United Kingdom in the...

      Health Trusts

      6 speeches

      What progress he has made in respect of the proposals to reduce the number of health trusts in Scotland. [12047]

      Scottish Parliament

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement about progress of the Government's plans for a Scottish Parliament. [12048]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    The President of the Council was asked—

  • UN Observers (Iraq)

    2 speeches

    Madam Speaker, you gave me permission to raise under Standing Order No. 24 the dangerous situation in Iraq. This is not a kite-flying statement, but a genuine request to you to consider whether...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Is it in order for the President of the Board of Trade to refuse to answer a parliamentary question—in this instance, from my right hon. Friend the...

  • Division No. 79 (Corrected Figures)

    2 speeches

    MR. JON OWEN JONES (LORD COMMISSIONER TO THE TREASURY) and MRS. MARGARET EWING, who acted as Tellers in Division No. 79 on Monday 3 November, came to the Table.

  • Prohibition of Bull Bars

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given bring in a Bill to prohibit the fitting of bull bars to motor vehicles. Those of us who go into public life are often influenced in our attitudes by our...

    • Prohibition of Bull Bars

      Mr. Richard Spring accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the fitting of bull bars to motor vehicles: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 13...

  • Opposition Day

    [3RD ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Student Finance

      130 speeches

      I must inform the House that, on the two motions tabled by the Opposition, I have had to limit Back-Bench speeches to 10 minutes. I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime...

    • Rural Life

      104 speeches

      Before I call the first speaker, I inform the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I remind the House that there is a 10-minute limit on...

      Roads (East Sussex)

      8 speeches

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

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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