Thursday, 18 June 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
LLOYDS TSB BILL [Lords] (By Order)
The President of the Board of Trade was asked—
If she will make a statement about combating bribery in international trade. 
If she will make a statement about the future prospects for the automotive industry. 
What progress is being made on the foresight programme. 
If she will make a statement about the work of the Low Pay Commission. 
What assessment she had made of the impact of the current strength of sterling on the competitiveness of United Kingdom exports. 
If she will make a statement on the implementation of the part-time workers directive. 
What steps she is taking to promote innovation in United Kingdom small and medium enterprises. 
What steps she is taking to safeguard jobs in manufacturing industry to take account of the current strength of sterling. 
How many groups of public sector workers, when dismissed unfairly, cannot appeal to an industrial tribunal. 
What assessment she has made of which Government policies have had the greatest impact on the balance of trade position since 1 May 1997. 
What further steps she intends to take to give support to businesses preparing for EMU. 
Today, the Government publish the report of the Low Pay Commission and spell out how, in our response to that report, we shall begin to end the scandal of poverty pay. In the labour market that...
With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 22 JUNE—Progress on remaining stages of the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords]....
With permission, I should like to make a statement on children's heart surgery at Bristol royal infirmary. I promised that once the General Medical Council had completed its disciplinary...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. On Wednesday 6 May, during Prime Minister's questions, the Leader of the Opposition sought to gain an undertaking from the Prime Minister in relation to the...
As amended (in the Committee), considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 13, line 38, at end insert— 'or certificate under paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to that Act (transitional provisions); ( ) any certificate issued by the...
I beg to move, That the National Institutions Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure was...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]
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