Wednesday, 26 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. Clelland.]
Before I call the first speaker on the coal industry, I remind the House that even more hon. Members want to take part in this debate than the previous one, so it will be helpful if those who do...
As the Minister and his colleagues are aware, health provision in Cornwall is facing huge cuts. Local hospitals in particular face the axe—although we must not forget that Treliske hospital...
I am grateful for this opportunity to raise matters that are of great importance, not only to my constituents, but to the wider public. I am also grateful to the Minister for Home Affairs and...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans she has to meet the Irish President to discuss the peace process. 
If she will make a statement on the amount of European funding that has been secured for Northern Ireland over the last five years. 
If she will make a statement on the pattern of hospital waiting in Northern Ireland, indicating the three trusts and specialties where the lists are greatest. 
If she will make a statement on the projected growth in real terms in the health budget for Northern Ireland between 1997–98 and 1998–99. 
If she will make a statement on her Department's policies for creating equality of opportunity in Northern Ireland. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I wish to raise certain reports in The Scotsman of yesterday and again today suggesting that four Government members of the Treasury Committee, including the...
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:
Mr. Secretary Davies, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Straw, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Secretary Margaret Beckett, Dr. John...
Secretary Margaret Beckett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Dewar, Mr. Secretary Robertson, Mr. Secretary Davies, Secretary...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 114 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (legislative proposals and other matters relating exclusively to Northern Ireland)),
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision with respect to the health and welfare of pigs. This is the third in a series of Bills that I have introduced, intended to...
Mr. Chris Mullin accordingly presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the health and welfare of pigs: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on...
Order for Third Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10510/97, on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions; and...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
Amendment made: No. 1, in page 5, line 14, at end insert—
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 3, line 37, leave out from ("unless") to end of line 39 and insert ("subsection (4A) below applies. (4A) This subsection applies if, before the product was made,...
Lords amendment: No. 2, in page 4, line 38, leave out (", or other") and insert ("and")
Lords amendment: No. 3, in page 5, line 20, after ("date") insert ("after 30th June 2001")
Lords amendment: No. 5, in page 6, line 10, at end insert (", or(b) is derived from material which has been so sold or otherwise marketed.")
Lords amendment:No. 7, in page 6, line 35, after ("period") insert (", not exceeding—(a) in the case of paragraph (a), 35 years, and(b) in the case of paragraph (b), 30 years,")
Lords amendment: No. 8, after clause 13, to insert the following new clause—Presumptions in proceedings relating to harvested material—
Lords amendment: No. 11, in page 18, line 9, at end insert— ("() Before making any regulations or order under this Act, the Ministers shall consult such organisations as appear to them to...
Lords amendment: No. 12, in page 18, line 28, at end insert— ("(2A) In Schedule 4 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, in the entry relating to the Plant Varieties and Seeds...
Lords amendment: No. 14, in page 20, line 10, after ("may") insert ("with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service")
Lords amendment: No. 15, in page 26, column 3, leave out lines 33 to 40 and insert ("Part I")
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (Sittings)),
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Pope.]
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