House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 February 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Montserrat

      18 speeches

      [Relevant documents: First Report from the International Development Committee, Session 1997–98, on Montserrat (HC 267), and the Government's Response contained in the Committee's First...

    • Teacher Recruitment

      22 speeches

      [Relevant documents: First Report from the Education and Employment Committee, Session 1997–98, on Teacher Recruitment: What can be Done? (HC 262–1), and the Government's Response...

      Flu Vaccinations

      10 speeches

      I am grateful for the opportunity to debate this subject. I am also grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister for Public Health for not only assisting me, but replying today. The debate is about...

      Livestock Industry

      14 speeches

      It will not have escaped your attention, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that this week is British beef week in the House of Commons. I preface my remarks by congratulating the Chairman of the Catering...

      Mr. Noel Smith

      2 speeches

      I wish to draw to the House's attention the case of a life that has been grievously damaged as a result of treatment by the health services, mostly under the national health service. There has...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Numeracy and Literacy

      7 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the standards of numeracy and literacy in Welsh schools. [28398]

    • Welsh Assembly

      8 speeches

      What representations he has received from UK national organisations regarding the siting of the Welsh assembly. [28399]

      Education Funding

      12 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the funding of primary and secondary education in Wales and its distribution to schools. [28400]

      Tuition Fees

      10 speeches

      What meetings he has had with student organisations in Wales to discuss tuition fees. [28403]

      Welsh Referendum

      9 speeches

      If he will instigate an inquiry into problems arising in the counting of votes in the Welsh referendum; and if he will make a statement. [28404]

      NHS Trusts

      13 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the reconfiguration of NHS trusts in Wales. [28405]

      New Enterprises

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his Department's strategy to help generate new enterprises; and what plans he has to provide resources to match the proposed reduction in resources being provided...

      Prime Minister

      The Prime Minister was asked—


      16 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 February.

      Ministerial Visits

      4 speeches

      If he will visit the Lichfield constituency before 2000; and if he will make a statement.


      32 speeches

      Will my right hon. Friend have a word with his friend, President Clinton, about the multilateral agreement on investment, which would prevent the rejection of an inward investor with a record of...

  • Hillsborough

    25 speeches

    The Secretary of State for the Home Department Mr. Jack Straw): With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Hillsborough stadium disaster. Few events in recent...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have given you prior notice of this point of order, which concerns the accuracy of statements recorded in the Official Report. We all judge the Official...

  • Water Industry (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision with respect to the water industry. The Bill is to amend the Water Industry Act 1991 and for connected purposes....

  • Water Industry (Amendment)

    Mr. David Kidney accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to the water industry: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 6...

  • Social Security

    105 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 5th February, be approved.

  • Petition

    • Poole Harbour Bridge

      1 speech

      I am here to present a petition requesting that Poole harbour bridge be maintained in the national roads programme. The bridge is vital for the future infrastructure of Poole. It has great public...

    • NHS Dentistry

      28 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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