House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 3 November 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    The Minister of State was asked—

    • Debt (Late Payment)

      4 speeches

      For what reasons legal aid debts are being exempted from legislation on the late payment of debts. [56131]

    • Public Records

      4 speeches

      What assistance is given by his Department to persons who cannot afford to pay the prescribed fees for the issue of public records. [56132]

      Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      If he will list those insurance companies selling insurance products to underpin conditional fee agreements. [56133]

      Immigration Appeals

      8 speeches

      How much spare capacity exists in magistrates courts in the Greater London area and nearby; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which this could be used to help to tackle the backlog...

      Legal Aid

      8 speeches

      When he last discussed his legal aid reforms with the Lord Chief Justice and the other heads of divisions of the High Court. [56135]

      Magistrates Courts

      8 speeches

      What criteria are used to determine whether a magistrates court should close. [56136]

      Civil Justice Review

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on progress in the implementation of the Civil Justice Review. [56137]

  • Pre-Budget Statement

    54 speeches

    In this year's pre-Budget report, we seek to steer a course of stability amid a world economic downturn. We set in place measures to improve productivity and provide support for enterprise, we...

  • Iraq

    35 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement on the latest developments in Iraq. Last August, Iraq informed the Security Council that it was suspending co-operation with the United Nations...

  • Bill Presented

    • Wildlife

      Mr. David Lepper, supported by Mr. David Chaytor, Mr. Cynog Dafis, Mrs. Helen Brinton, Ms Julia Drown, Jane Griffiths, Mr. Roy Beggs, Mr. Matthew Taylor and Mr. Tom Brake, presented a Bill to...

    • Conduct of Referendums

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to set up an election commission with powers over the conduct and financing of referendums. Referendums have not been a traditional part of...

      Conduct of Referendums

      Mrs. Eleanor Laing accordingly presented a Bill to set up an election commission with powers over the conduct and financing of referendums: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

      Personal Pensions Mis-selling

      128 speeches

      [Relevant documents: The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 6th and 14th May, 25th June and 2nd July (HC 712-i to iv).]

      Liaison Committee

      Ordered,That Mr. Eric Clarke be added to the Liaison Committee.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]


      4 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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