Wednesday, 3 February 1999
The House met at half-past Nine o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Britain's relations with the Muslim world are unarguably at a difficult and testing juncture, and in this debate I want to probe the Government's mind on the difficulties and tests that face them...
In West Sussex we know something about the elderly, and we certainly value them. In 1996, 171,000 people out of a total county population of 727,000 were over pensionable age. That is 23.6 per...
I declare an interest in that I am by qualification and profession a chemical engineer. I was a practising engineer before entering the House. I want to highlight the point that the Government's...
Order for Second Reading read.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress her Department has made in helping the islanders of Montserrat to recover from the effects of the volcanic eruptions and to be better prepared for disaster in future. 
If she will make a statement on humanitarian assistance to Sudan. 
What progress she is making in enhancing the role of the international financial institutions in development. 
What action she has taken to encourage crop diversification in the Caribbean. 
What recent discussions she has had about the relief of debt; and if she will make a statement. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 February.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Insolvency Act 1986 so as to disqualify from appointment as receiver or liquidator of a company any person or company called in...
Mr. Richard Page accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Insolvency Act 1986 so as to disqualify from appointment as receiver or liquidator of a company any person or company called in to carry...
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We now come to the first debate on the Opposition motions. I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister.
[Relevant documents: Tenth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1997–98, on Housing (HC 495-I) and the Government's Response thereto (Cm 4080).]
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 11th January, be approved.
I am presenting this petition on behalf of the Hospitalfield area residents committee and the residents of the Hospitalfield housing estate in Arbroath, who wish to protest against the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Hanson.]
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.