House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 January 1999

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Textile Industry

    39 speeches

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

  • Travel Links (North-West)

    22 speeches

    11 am

  • Highcliffe School

    6 speeches

    Originally, I had intended to use this debate to raise the case of my constituent Miss Sujata Halder and her application for exceptional leave to remain in the United Kingdom. However, as soon as...

  • Electricity Industry Regulator

    2 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise a matter that is important to a number of my constituents and, I hope, to the House. As this is my first Adjournment debate, I should like to thank the...

  • Train Operating Companies

    6 speeches

    I hope that I shall pass the Minister for Energy and Industry's test for the standard of Adjournment debates by raising an issue of genuine concern brought to my attention by my constituents. I...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • National Assembly

      14 speeches

      What plans he is making to hold regular meetings with the First Secretary of the National Assembly; and how frequent he expects those meetings to be. [66268]

    • Bus Services

      11 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the provision for urban and rural bus services in Wales for 1999–2000. [66270]

      Rights of Way

      4 speeches

      What percentage of rights of way in Wales he estimates will be free from obstruction on 1 January 2000; and what further steps he plans to take to ensure that 100 per cent. are free of...

      National Assembly

      13 speeches

      What is his Department's budget for promoting the elections for the National Assembly for Wales. [66272]

      EU Representation

      8 speeches

      What response he has made to the recommendations of the working party, set up by his Department, on improving links between Wales and the EU; and if he will make a statement. [66273]

      Assisted Areas

      6 speeches

      When he expects changes to be agreed to the assisted area map of Wales; and if he will make a statement. [66274]

      Agenda 2000

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the impact on Wales of the Agenda 2000 proposals. [66276]


      4 speeches

      What are the current employment levels in tourism in (a) Clwyd and (b) Wales. [66278]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Is there any way in which you can protect the rights of Back Benchers during Prime Minister's Question Time? You will see from the Order Paper that we got to...

  • Bill Presented

    • Employment Relations

      Mr. Secretary Byers, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Straw, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Mr. Secretary Dewar, Mr. Secretary...

  • Prophylactic Mastectomy Registry

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a United Kingdom registry of women who have undergone prophylactic mastectomy surgery. Prophylactic mastectomy covers two types...

    • Prophylactic Mastectomy Registry

      Ms Joan Ruddock accordingly presented a Bill to establish a United Kingdom registry of women who have undergone prophylactic mastectomy surgery: And the same was read the First time; and ordered...

  • Opposition Day


  • London Underground

    90 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The Seventh Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1997–98, on London Underground (HC 715-1) and the Government's Response...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That the Business of the House Order of 25th January shall apply also to the Motion in the name of Mr. Secretary Darling relating to the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating (No. 2)...

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Hallmarking

      That the Hallmarking (Hallmarking Act Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2978) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—[Mr. Betts.]

  • Local Government Ombudsman (Wales)

    8 speeches

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

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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