Tuesday, 9 February 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What representations he has received regarding a bypass for Wing in Buckinghamshire. 
What progress he has made towards establishing the shadow Strategic Rail Authority. 
What plans he has to ensure that road users have access to high-quality public transport alternatives. 
If he will make a statement on the current progress towards the elimination of radioactive discharges from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in (a) Britain and (b) France. 
What plans he has for the regulation of the trading of carbon credits. 
What assessment he has made of the benefits of road user charging in London. 
What plans he has to reform the uniform business rate. 
If he will take steps to require the payment of returnable deposits on soft drink bottles and cans; and if he will make a statement. 
What measures the Government plan to reduce the mileage driven by company car users. 
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales to make a statement on the meningitis outbreak in south Wales.
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. May I ask whether you have had any intimation from the Foreign Secretary, or from another Foreign Office Minister, that either intends to make a statement at...
Mr. Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Cook, Mr. Secretary Dewar, Mr. Secretary Dobson, Mr. Secretary...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision with respect to the welfare of farm animals exported from Great Britain; to require Ministers to lay before Parliament...
Mr. Gwyn Prosser accordingly presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the welfare of farm animals exported from Great Britain; to require Ministers to lay before Parliament proposals...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question put,That the quorum of the Committee appointed by Order [8th February] to report on the draft bill on the Food Standards Agency (Cm. 4249) shall be three.—[Mrs....
Ordered,That Helen Southworth be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. Colin Burgon be added to the Committee.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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