House of Commons debates

Monday, 22 June 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    The President of the Council was asked

  • Factory Fire (Ballymoney)

    8 speeches

    (North Antrim) (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether she will make a statement on the burning of the Lovell and Christmas factory in Ballymoney on...

  • Official Report

    1 speech

    I have some information that I need to give to the House. On 18 June, the hon. Member for Belfast, East (Mr. Robinson) raised a point of order concerning exchanges between the Leader of the...

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    (Mid-Sussex): On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You have previously taken a robust line on the answering of written questions. May I draw to your attention an answer that I received on...

  • Welsh Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee),That the matter of the New Economic Agenda for Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to...

  • Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] (Programme)

    1 speech

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee),

  • Orders of the Day — Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords]

    As amended in the Committee, considered.

    • New clause 10

    • Football Behaviour Order

      77 speeches

      —(1) If it appears to a chief officer of police that the following condition is fulfilled with respect to any person in his police area, namely that the person has acted in such a way as to...

      New clause 1

      Reduction in Age at Which Certain Sexual Acts are Lawful

      143 speeches

      `.—(1) In subsections (1A) and (1C) of section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (buggery), for the word "eighteen" there shall be substituted the word "sixteen".

      Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.

      Homelessness (Scotland)

      That the draft Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) (Scotland) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 14th May, be approved.

      Homelessness

      That the draft Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 14th May, be approved.

      Food Protection

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1342), dated 29th May 1998, a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd June,...

      Local Government Finance

      That the Special Grant Report (No. 35) (HC 758), which was laid before this House on 21st May, be approved.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

      Welsh Grand Committee

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee),That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet at the Civic Centre, Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 13th...

      Committee on Standards and Privileges

      Ordered,That Mr. Quentin Davies be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Sir Alastair Goodlad be added to the Committee.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

      Administration Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. James Cran be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr. Oliver Heald be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Catering Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. Stephen Day be discharged from the Catering Committee and Mrs. Jacqui Lait be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Culture, Media and Sport Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. Damian Green be discharged from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Mr. David Faber be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of...

      Environment, Transport and Regional Ffairs Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. Philip Hammond be discharged from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee and Mrs. Eleanor Laing be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf...

      Science and Technology Committee

      Ordered,That Mrs. Caroline Spelman be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Mrs. Jacqui Lait be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of...

      Trade and Industry Committee

      Ordered,That Joan Walley be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Ms Linda Perham be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Welsh Affairs Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. John Bercow be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Dr. Julian Lewis be added to the Committee.—[Mr. George Mudie, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Orders of the Day — Fishing and Cockle Industry (Essex)

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

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