House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 18 November 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Egypt (British Citizens)

    26 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the attack on British citizens in Egypt on 17 November.

  • Personal Pensions (Mis-selling)

    27 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I would like to make a further statement on the mis-selling of personal pensions. On 9 July, I reported to the House on the progress being made by individual...

  • Formula One

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker, of which I have given you notice. I should stress that it does not deal with a cheap or party political point. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] If it did, I would not...

  • National Health Service (Equity of Funding)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to set up an independent National Health Service Funding Advisory Body charged with the task of ensuring an equitable formula for the funding...

  • National Health Service (Equity of Funding)

    Mr. Andrew George accordingly presented a Bill to set up an independent National Health Service Funding Advisory Body charged with the task of ensuring an equitable formula for the funding of...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Bill

    96 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified—

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.

    • Housing (Scotland)

      That the draft Homeless Persons (Priority Need) (Scotland) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 31st July, be approved.

    • Value Added Tax

      That the Value Added Tax (Payments on Account) (Appeals) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 2542), dated 27th October 1997, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th October, be approved.

      Financial Services

      That the Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 2543), dated 27th October 1997, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th October, be approved.

      Summer Time

      That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Summer Time Order 1997 be made in the form of the draft laid before this House on 27th October.

      Merchant Shipping

      That the draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Maritime Differential Correction Systems) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 28th October, be approved.

      Public Health

      5 speeches

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Dounreay Nuclear Establishment) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 2622), dated 29th October 1997, which was laid before this House on 31st October, be...

      NHS (North Essex)

      24 speeches

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

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