Monday, 1 March 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Resolved,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report on the revision of...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress is being made towards increasing the representation of women and people from ethnic minorities on bodies sponsored by his Department. 
If he will make a statement on the regional distribution of projects funded by the national lottery since its initiation. 
When the new opportunities fund will be able to accept applications in respect of out-of-school-hours activities. 
What his plans are for improving the competitiveness and quality of service of the UK hospitality and tourism industries. 
What steps he proposes to take to ensure the autonomy of the professional sporting bodies; and if he will make a statement. 
What plans he has to offer sporting activities at after-school clubs. 
If he will make a statement on his plans for the future of the Arts Council. 
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on progress in obtaining sponsorship for the millennium dome. 
If he will make a statement on his plans for the millennium site after 2000. 
The President of the Council was asked—
If she will establish an ad hoc Select Committee on the effects of sanctions against Iraq. 
What proposals she plans to put forward for reviving the Standing Committee on Regional Affairs. 
What representations she has received on the procedure for passing non-contentious Law Commission Bills through Parliament. 
What further plans she has to change the parliamentary calendar. 
If she will make a statement on the procedural consequences for the House of Welsh devolution. 
At the general election in May 1997, we promised to set up a royal commission on the long-term care of the elderly. In December 1997, I announced to the House the establishment of that royal...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You will have heard the polite, courteous and emollient answer given to question No. 33, which was addressed to the Parliamentary Secretary, Privy Council...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 31, leave out 'two' and insert 'five'. The amendment would raise the maximum penalty for the new offence of abuse of trust from two to five years....
I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 3, line 22, after 'full time', insert 'or part time'.
Amendment made: No. 9, in line 1, after 'which' insert ', and to make provision with respect to the circumstances in which,'.—[Mr. Boateng.]Order for Third Reading read. Motion made, and...
Order for Third Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 3175), dated 17th December 1998, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th December, be...
Mr. Deputy Speaker: For the convenience of the House, I propose that we take motions Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7 together.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the draft National Health Service Estate Management and Health...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation):—That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant...
That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Hashemite...
That the draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation):—That this House takes note of European Community Documents OJ...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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