Thursday, 12 November 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Minister was asked—
If he will make a statement on the current state of the pig industry. 
What proposals he has to encourage the regeneration of the moorlands. 
What measures have been taken to promote farm diversification. 
What assessment he has made of food safety standards across the European Union. 
What steps the Government are taking to ensure the clear labelling of genetically modified foods. 
When he last met representatives of the fishing industry to discuss the current state of the fishing industry. 
The Attorney-General was asked—
If he will make a statement on his policy on the prosecution of foreign nationals while in the United Kingdom for the torture and killings of British citizens elsewhere. 
When he last met the President of the Law Society to discuss the work of the Crown Prosecution Service. 
If he will make it his policy not to prosecute children under 16 years for prostitution-related offences. 
At this time I would take the private notice question to the Secretary of State for Health, but there is a problem with the Department's computers. As the Leader and shadow Leader of the House...
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the Government's reaction to new findings about the risks associated with new variant CJD.
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. It may not have been drawn your attention that the detailed, important and complicated answer given by the Secretary of State for Health this...
[Relevant documents: The Eighth Report from the Defence Committee of Session 1997–98, on the Strategic Defence Review (HC 138-I).]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Allen.]
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