Wednesday, 5 November 1997
The House met at half-past Nine o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Allen.]
In seeking the debate, my colleagues and I were fulfilling an undertaking that we made during the summer recess when, of course, we were all on holiday, as the Minister knows. At meetings with...
I am grateful for the opportunity to raise a matter that will be of concern to the House and especially to those hon. Members whose constituencies, like mine, border the Thames. Hon. Members...
I am grateful to have the opportunity to discuss the Government's legal aid proposals because I regard legal aid as embodying an important principle that we should support and empower....
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress has been made by the Welsh Development Agency in meeting its target in respect of jobs created being based outside the eastern M4 corridor and the A55 corridor. 
If he will make a statement on the progress of legislation affecting education in Wales. 
If he will make a statement on the outcome of the vote on a Welsh Assembly. 
What role his special advisers played during the referendum campaign in Wales. 
What representations he has received concerning the building of extra houses in Wales. 
When he last met representatives of the farming unions to discuss the beef crisis in Wales. 
What meetings he has had with students to discuss higher education in Wales. 
What steps he will take to assist local authorities facing reductions in local services. 
What progress has been made by his Department in reducing the number of NHS trusts in Wales. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement about international development. I am today publishing a White Paper, entitled "Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. It relates directly to my constituency and is of enormous concern to the people of Devon and Cornwall. Yesterday, the Ministry of Defence announced that the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the Social Security (Lone Parents)(Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 1790) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—[Mr. Dowd.]
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to end the differential treatment of war widows and war disablement pensioners by local authorities; and for connected purposes. The Bill...
Mr. Andrew Mackinlay accordingly presented a Bill to end the differential treatment of war widows and war disablement pensioners by local authorities; and for connected purposes: And the same was...
Order for Second Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That, in pursuance of the Parliament Act 1911, this House directs that the provisions of section 1(1) of that Act shall not apply to the Ministerial and Other Salaries Bill. The...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jane Kennedy.]
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