Wednesday, 18 March 1998
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. Betts.]
Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to initiate this debate. I raised the problem of employment agencies in my constituency in my maiden speech some nine months ago, and...
My credentials for initiating what I gather is the first debate in the House on relations with Iran for many years are that, in October, I spent 17 days on holiday with my wife on a bus tour of...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What representations he has received from Welsh businesses regarding the future of the uniform business rate. 
What steps he has taken during the past four weeks to improve the economic prospects and cash-flow position of farmers in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
What response he has received to his proposals for the establishment of regional committees within the National Assembly for Wales. 
If he will make a statement on trends in NHS waiting lists in Wales since May 1997; and what targets he has set over the next four years. 
If he will make a statement on the current market prices of cattle and sheep in Wales. 
If he has met student groups' representatives to discuss the future of the maintenance grant for students in Wales. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Consolidated Fund Act 1998Fossil Fuel Levy Act...
Madam Speaker, yesterday's Budget has, rightly, been well received. It confirmed new Labour's reputation for economic competence. It was a Budget for enterprise, a Budget for work and a Budget...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. On 15 January, at Treasury questions, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury quoted some figures on pension returns, as reported in column 477 of the Official...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for assessments of health and social needs of disabled persons to include assessments of the needs for short-term breaks for the...
Mr. Huw Edwards accordingly presented a Bill to provide for assessments of health and social needs of disabled persons to include assessments of the needs for short-term breaks for the disabled...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [17 March].
Motion made, and Question proposed,
Yesterday's Budget was the first that I have heard in which not a single measure introduced by a Chancellor of the Exchequer was costed. He gave no idea where the extra spending that he announced...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]
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