Tuesday, 28 April 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on primary care in Leicestershire. 
What plans he has to ensure the proper regulation of walk-in private GP clinics. 
When he intends to issue consultation proposals to the NHS on commissioning specialist services. 
What proposals he has for extending the new deal to the NHS. 
When the first national survey of patients and user experience will be carried out in the NHS. 
If he will make a statement on the financial provision for GP prescription budgets. 
How many applications from the south-west of England have been approved under the investing in dentistry initiative. 
When he expects waiting lists will be reduced by 100,000 from the 1 May 1997 levels. 
When he next expects to meet the Royal College of General Practitioners to discuss the structure of primary care groups; and if he will make a statement. 
What plans he has to increase public accountability in the NHS. 
What action he proposes to improve consultation with staff within the NHS. 
If he will make a statement on his plans for releasing £s1 billion from NHS bureaucracy; and when he expects this target to be met. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I know that the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn), would not wish to be misunderstood or in any way to mislead the House. I...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law with respect to town and country planning. It is vital that planning legislation is reviewed periodically to reflect the...
Mr. Elfyn Llwyd accordingly presented a Bill to amend the law with respect to town and country planning: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 3...
(Clauses 1, 7, 10, 11, 25, 27, 30, 75, 119, and 147)
I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 3, line 39, leave out '£0.4926', and insert '£0.48'. Even in the context of a tax-raising Budget, the impost on road fuels was particularly...
I beg to move amendment No. 13, in page 5, leave out lines 24 to 30 and insert— '1. Cigarettes An amount equal to 22 per cent. of the retail price plus £75.46 per thousand...
I beg to move amendment No. 14, in page 5, line 33, leave out subsection (1) and insert— '(1) In the Table in section 11(2) of the Finance Act 1997 (rates of gaming duty) the figures in the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]
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