Wednesday, 12 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. Graham Allen.]
I am grateful for the opportunity to debate one of the biggest issues that face us as we enter the next millennium: where people are going to live. I do not intend to speak for long, because I...
Turning right on red with caution is a practice that has been successfully adopted in the United States for about 15 years; so successfully that its application has spread from state to state,...
I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House on this proposed road. Before I proceed, I should like to congratulate my hon. Friend the Minister on her appointment. I say that not out of...
I am grateful for the opportunity of this Adjournment debate to raise a number of planning issues that are of particular concern to my constituents in Maidenhead, but which will have an echo...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress has been made in implementing the housing programme for Montserrat. 
What contacts her Department has with organisations advocating fair trade and ethical investment; and what consideration she is giving to further development in these areas. 
What representations her Department has received in response to the White Paper on International Development in respect of its emphasis on poverty. 
What are her plans for the future of the Commonwealth Development Corporation. 
If she will make a statement on assistance to Montserrat. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas: What steps the Government are taking to eliminate child labour. 
If she will make a statement on the level of financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority in the current year; and what is the projected level for 1998–99. 
If she will make a statement regarding the Government's intended stance at the forthcoming Ottawa conference in connection with anti-personnel land mines. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
I welcome the Chancellor's announcement of an extra £300 million for health services this winter and my right hon. Friend's comments today. When will we know how much of that money will be...
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to extend electoral registration for homeless persons. Within a nation, or any other political system, the right to vote is the fundamental...
Mr. Harry Barnes accordingly presented a Bill to extend electoral registration for homeless persons: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 16...
[Relevant documents: The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday 4th November (HC305-i) .]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 1924), dated 4th August 1997, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th August, be approved.—[Mr. Kevin Hughes.]
That the draft Transport and Works (Descriptions of Works Interfering with Navigation) (Amendment) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 28th October, be approved.—[Mr. Kevin Hughes.]
Ordered,That Mr. Bob Blizzard, Mrs. Helen Brinton, Mr. Dominic Grieve, Mr. John Horam, Dr. Brian Iddon, Mr. Tim Loughton, Mr. Laurence Robertson, Mr. Malcolm Savidge, Mr. Jonathan R. Shaw, Mr....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Kevin Hughes.]
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