House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 10 March 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Kosovo

    25 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I will make a statement on the crisis in Kosovo. On Monday, I chaired a meeting of the six-nation contact group, which consists of Britain, the United States, the...

  • Adoption and Fostering

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require local authorities, when considering adoption or fostering, to make use of married couples unless they can show that no such...

    • Adoption and Fostering

      Mr. Julian Brazier accordingly presented a Bill to require local authorities, when considering adoption or fostering, to make use of married couples unless they can show that no such couples are...

  • Ministerial Correspondence

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have a letter in my hand purportedly from the Minister for Local Government and Housing. It is not addressed in the form that is customary in this place, it...

  • Opposition Day

    [9TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Taxation

      127 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Pensioners' Incomes

      158 speeches

      I have to tell the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      Estimates, 1997–98 (Navy) Vote A

      Resolved,That during the year ending on 31st March 1998 an additional number not exceeding 975 all ranks be maintained for Service in the Reserve Naval Forces.

      Estimates, 1997–98 (Army) Vote A

      Resolved,That during the year ending on 31st March 1998 an additional number not exceeding 460 all ranks be maintained for Army Service.

      Estimates, 1998–99 (Navy) Vote A

      Resolved,That during the year ending on 31st March 1999 a number not exceeding 49,965 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service, and a number not exceeding 17,755 for Service in the Reserve Naval...

      Estimates, 1998–99 (Army) Vote A

      Resolved,That during the year ending on 31st March 1999 a number not exceeding 132,060 all ranks be maintained for Army Service, a number not exceeding 97,800 for Service in the Reserve Land...

      Estimates, 1998–99 (Air) Vote A

      Resolved,That during the year ending on 31st March 1999 a number not exceeding 58,280 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service, a number not exceeding 26,050 for Service in the Reserve Air...

      Estimates, Excesses 1996–97

      Resolved,That a sum not exceeding £195,333,507.98 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses of certain grants for Defence Services for the year ended on...

      Supplementary Estimates, 1997–98

      Resolved,That a further supplementary sum not exceeding £2,442,361,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges for Defence and Civil Services...

      CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2) BILL

      Dawn Primarolo accordingly presented a Bill to apply certain funds out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 1997 and 1998: And the same was read the First...

      Business of the House

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business),That, at this day's sitting, the Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though...

      Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [Lords]

      Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

      New clause 1

      Regulations and Orders Under Section 33M

      90 speeches

      '(1).—Section 106 of the Electricity Act 1989 (Regulations and orders) is amended as follows.

      Sudan

      4 speeches

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

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