Thursday, 2 April 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
orderedThat an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of a Report of an inquiry into the...
The President of the Board of Trade was asked—
If she will make a statement on the availability and price of ultra-low-sulphur diesel at urban and rural retail sites. 
When she last met the chairman of the Low Pay Commission. 
If she will make a statement on the impact of the Chancellor's Budget measures on the competitiveness of British companies. 
What measures her Department has taken to encourage small and medium-sized companies to expand their export business. 
If she will make a statement on progress towards implementing a national minimum wage. 
What steps her Department is taking to promote co-operation between employers and employees in the workplace. 
If she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards encouraging research and development in British companies. 
What steps she is taking to ensure that publicity is given to the dangers to pre-school children of burns and scalds in the kitchen. 
If she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards encouraging innovation in British companies. 
What plans she has to consult consumer groups about reforms to consumer credit legislation. 
If she will make a statement on the priority her Department attaches to promoting competitiveness in Europe during the British presidency of the European Union. 
What assessment she has made of the impact on United Kingdom industry of the changes in European Union structural funds being proposed by the Commission. 
With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the report of the Narey inquiry into incidents at the Maze prison. On 10 December, Provisional IRA prisoner Liam Averill...
I would like to make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 6 APRIL—Opposition Day [10th Allotted Day]. Until about 7 pm, there will be a debate on trade union recognition,...
[4TH ALLOTTED DAY—SECOND PART]
I beg to move, That this House, mindful of the conclusions of the Scott Report, commends Her Majesty's Government for its efforts to obtain agreement for a European Union Code of Conduct on the...
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McFall.]
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