Wednesday, 24 June 1998
The House met at half-past Nine o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Janet Anderson.]
I am glad to have the chance to debate a decision by the Office for National Statistics to abolish the Rotherham and Mexborough travel-to-work area, a decision confirmed last month. I hope to...
I thank the Economic Secretary to the Treasury for concluding her remarks so swiftly, thereby enabling me to have a little more time. I am grateful to have the opportunity to raise the issue of...
I am grateful for the opportunity to raise an issue of long-standing concern: the unique and often terrifying position of women suffering from domestic violence at the hands of their spouses, on...
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on discussions relating to agriculture during the recent visit to Wales of the President of the European Union Commission. 
Pursuant to his Department's letter of 1 June, when he expects to have completed the collation of data relating to European moneys allocated to Gwent tertiary college for each individual project....
If he will make a statement on the impact on staff levels in the Welsh Office of the creation of a Welsh assembly. 
If he will introduce measures to develop cultural links relating to Celtic heritage with (a) Scotland, (b) Cornwall, (c) Isle of Man, (d) Ireland and (e) Brittany. 
What representations he has received about primary school class sizes in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
When he expects hospital waiting lists in Wales to start falling; and when he expects them to fall to the level of 1 May 1997. 
What representations he has received concerning the Government's policy on the environment in Wales. 
What discussions he has had with the European Commission concerning lifting the ban on the export of beef. 
What representations he has received concerning the Government's policy on agriculture in Wales. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 24 June.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 18 by any person on licensed premises; and for connected purposes....
Mr. Paul Truswell accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 18 by any person on licensed premises; and for connected purposes: And the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee),That the Report [23rd June] from the Business Committee be now considered.—[Mr. Jon Owen Jones.]
Mr. Edward Gamier: I beg to move amendment No. 47, in page 4, line 39, leave out 'or tribunal'.
Amendment made: No. 129, in clause 8, page 6, line 15, leave out 'jurisdiction' and insert `powers'.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.]
I beg to move amendment No. 62, in clause 10, page 7, line 21, after 'stated', insert 'in writing'.
Amendments made: No. 133, in page 13, line 19, after `made' insert `(other than by the National Assembly for Wales or a member of the Scottish Executive)'.
Amendment made: No. 136, in page 14, leave out lines 23 to 26.—[Jane Kennedy.]
I am delighted to present a petition signed by hundreds, with more signatures to come, on behalf of my constituents in Vale of York, demonstrating continuing strength of feeling and revulsion...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.[Ms Bridget Prentice.]
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