Tuesday, 5 May 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What action he plans to take to encourage Londoners to vote in the referendum on 7 May. 
If he will make it his policy to adopt a target of building two thirds of new housing development in brown-field sites. 
Pursuant to chapter 3 of the White Paper on "A Mayor and Assembly for London", if he will make a statement on arrangements for ensuring public accountability of the mayor and assembly. 
What recent representations he has received about the allocation of revenue support grant between local authorities. 
What assessment he has made of the extent of Government control to regulate the intrusion into the environment of GMOs. 
If he will visit Sunderland to examine the effect of green-field development on the inner city; and if he will make a statement. 
What measures he proposes to encourage the purchase of more fuel efficient, less polluting cars. 
If he will make a statement on the distribution of the rural bus partnership fund in England. 
What is his estimate of the number of Railtrack communication masts that are also being used for commercial telecommunications. 
If he will introduce measures to accelerate the purchase of new rolling stock. 
What representations he has received on the impact on small businesses of taxes on company car parking space.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and...
What measures he proposes to ensure the safety of minicab passengers in London. 
What representations he has received on the upgrading and maintenance of trunk roads. 
With permission, Madam Speaker, I will make a statement about the meeting of European Union Heads of State and Government on economic and monetary union, which I chaired in Brussels on 2 May. My...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you received an application from the Foreign Secretary to make a statement to the House on the allegations that the Foreign Office has been involved in a...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a scheme for the compulsory registration of dogs; and for connected purposes. It is now a decade since the registration of dogs...
Mr. Richard Allan accordingly presented a Bill to establish a scheme for the compulsory registration of dogs; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered. Order for Third Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 7531/97, a draft Directive establishing a framework for Community action on water policy, and 12929/97, the Commission's proposed...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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