Tuesday, 16 June 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Read a Second time, and committed.
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the situation in Kosovo. 
What help is being provided through his Department to central and eastern European countries to fund political education. 
What recent discussions he has had with his counterparts about reform of the European Union. 
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Pakistan and Indian Governments in connection with their nuclear tests. 
What steps his Department is taking to help bring stability to the great lakes region of Africa. 
When he expects to receive Sir Thomas Legg's report on arms sales to Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement. 
What recent contacts he has had with the Myanmar Government concerning the restoration of democracy and the rule of law. 
What progress has been made in the middle east peace process. 
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to place restrictions on the granting of legal aid to persons resident outside, or not paying tax in, the United Kingdom: and for connected...
Mr. John Bercow accordingly presented a Bill to place restrictions on the granting of legal aid to persons resident outside, or not paying tax in, the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes:...
I advise the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I beg to move, That the draft Council Tax Limitation (Derbyshire County Council) (Maximum Amount) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 8th June, be approved. It will be useful if I...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18(1)(a) (Consideration of draft deregulation orders),
That the draft Deregulation (Methylated Spirits Sale by Retail) (Scotland) Order 1998 be approved. —[Mr. Jamieson.]
Ordered,That the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords].
1. (1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed at two sittings and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after commencement...
2. Standing Order No. 82 (Business committee) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.
4. (I) For the purpose of concluding any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by or under this Order, the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions...
5. If at any sitting a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) stands over from an...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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