House of Commons debates

Thursday, 19 February 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    The Minister was asked—

    • Certified Herd Scheme

      8 speeches

      What progress has been made on the adoption of the export certified herd scheme. [28746]

    • Farmers (Suicides)

      12 speeches

      How many farmers have committed suicide in each of the past five years. [28745]

      Beef Imports

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on how much beef by tonnage and value has come into the United Kingdom from outside the EU in 1997.[28747]

      Green-top Milk

      6 speeches

      What representations he has received about the future of green top milk; and if he will make a statement.[28748]

      National Minimum Wage

      8 speeches

      What representations he has made to the President of the Board of Trade with regard to the minimum wage. [28749]


      6 speeches

      What plans he has to amend the law and regulations regarding quarantine. [28750]


      4 speeches

      When he will implement the recommendations of the Lamming committee on animal feedstuffs. [28751]

      Food Standards Agency

      12 speeches

      How many representations he has received in response to the Food Standards Agency White Paper. [28753]

      Farm Incomes

      14 speeches

      What assessment he has made of trends in farming incomes over the next three years. [28754]

      EU Banana Regime

      6 speeches

      If he will visit the World Trade Organisation in Geneva to discuss the European Union's banana regime; and if he will make a statement.[28755]

      Beef Ban

      20 speeches

      How many prosecutions have taken place with regard to the sale of beef on the bone to the final consumer. [28756]

      Brogdale Trust

      4 speeches

      What representations he has received about the future of the Brogdale Trust; and if he will make a statement. [28758]


      4 speeches

      What progress has been made in eradicating BSE from the United Kingdom herd; and if he will make a statement.[28759]


      The Attorney-Ge.neral was asked—

      Crown Prosecution Service

      24 speeches

      Mr. Gareth Thomas: When he expects to receive the Glidewell report on the future of the Crown Prosecution Service.[28775]

      Age of Consent

      4 speeches

      What guidance he has issued on prosecutions under the age of consent legislation for homosexual males; and if he will make a statement.[28778]

  • Business of the House

    56 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to make a statement on the business for next week?

  • Local Government Finance (Scotland)

    97 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 1998, dated 4th February 1998, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th February, be approved. We are also discussing...

    • Housing (Scotland)

      2 speeches

      Resolved,That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 29th January, be approved.

    • Trade and Industry Committee

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That Mr. Alan Johnson be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. Lindsay Hoyle be added to the Committee. We can also discuss the motion relating to the Northern...

      Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

      Ordered,That Ms Margaret Moran be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mr. Stephen Hesford be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Mc William, on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Thames Riverside Development

    18 speeches

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

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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