Thursday, 20 November 1997
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The President of the Board of Trade was asked—
What measures her Department is taking to support British companies in respect of export promotion. 
What assessment she has made of the effect of participation by British companies in formula one motor racing on the capabilities of the motor manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom. 
What plans she has to strengthen the viability of the post office network; and if she will make a statement. 
If the provisions of the working time directive will apply to British employees of private companies.
What consideration she has given to setting separate minimum pay rates for different regions of the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement. 
What representations she has received on the work of the Low Pay Commission. 
If she will make a statement about her Department's policy towards maximising efficient use of the radio spectrum. 
Mr. John M. Taylor: If she will make a statement on the actions Ministers in her Department have taken to avoid conflicts of interest relating to private shareholdings. 
If she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the ownership of the Rolls-Royce motor car company. 
What representations she has received about maintaining the size of the coal industry; and if she will make a statement. 
What progress is being made in the designation of United Kingdom regions for the latest round of European objective 1 aid. 
What measures her Department is taking to promote competition. 
What measures her Department is taking to support British exporters. 
With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about an extension of the electronic monitoring—or tagging—of offenders. On 30 July, I announced to the House a...
With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the business for next week.
I beg to move, That this House takes note of the First to Twenty-fifth Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1996–97 and of the relevant Treasury Minutes (Cm 3559, 3577 and...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Betts.]
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