Tuesday, 4 November 1997
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on his functions within the Council of Ministers. 
What representations he has received about the resources required by councils to provide their statutory services. 
What estimate he has made of the number of extra prison places he expects to create in the next five years. 
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. 
If he will make a statement on progress in reducing the Skye bridge tolls. 
What recent discussions he has held with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities relating to the financing of Scottish local government. 
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...
What progress he has made in respect of the proposals to reduce the number of health trusts in Scotland. 
If he will make a statement about progress of the Government's plans for a Scottish Parliament. 
The President of the Council was asked—
To ask the President of the Council what plans she has to implement the recommendations contained in the first report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons (HC190,...
If she will introduce proposals to start sittings at 2 pm on Thursdays. 
If she will move to provide for an additional Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee to consider regional affairs; and if she will make a statement. 
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
[3RD ALLOTTED DAY]
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...
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...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Clelland]
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