Tuesday, 7 April 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans he has to promote and expand the work of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. 
If he will make a statement on the situation in Kosovo. 
If he will make a statement on progress towards stability and democracy in the former Yugoslavia. 
If he will issue guidance to ambassadors to promote the creative talent of Britain. 
What steps he is taking to promote British exports. 
If he will make a statement on current relations between the UK and Israel. 
If he will make a statement on EU enlargement following the European conference in London on 12 March. 
What assessment he has made of the progress of weapons inspectors in Iraq since the UN Secretary-General's agreement with Saddam Hussein. 
What assessment he has made of progress towards democratic civilian government in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement. 
Pursuant to his oral answer of 18 March 1998, Official Report, column 1266, if he will assess the advantages of lifting the embargo on the export of pumping equipment to Iraq; and what proposals...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Westbury (Mr. Faber), the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the hon. Member for...
Mr. Paul Truswell presented a Bill to amend section 169 of the Licensing Act 1964 so that any person selling alcohol to persons under the age of 18 on licensed premises commits an offence: And...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a Football Levy Board with powers to impose levies on football organisations and to allocate sums for the benefit of association...
Gillian Merron accordingly presented a Bill to establish a Football Levy Board with powers to impose levies on football organisations and to allocate sums for the benefit of association football:...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 911) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.] Question agreed to.
I beg leave to present a petition promoted and organised by Dr. Kevin Feltham of Kibworth Harcourt and signed by almost 2,000 residents of the parishes of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]
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