House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 March 1999

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Dietary Supplements

      34 speeches

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

    • Government Housing Projections

      64 speeches

      11 am

      Hornchurch Fire Station

      3 speeches

      I thank Madam Speaker for choosing this debate, which is a very important one for the people in the area represented by me and my hon. Friends the Members for Upminster (Mr. Darvill) and for...

      DNA Sampling

      4 speeches

      I am grateful for the opportunity to raise my concerns about the use by the police of DNA samples collected during their investigations for the purposes of subsequent investigations, and others...


      10 speeches

      I start by thanking Madam Speaker—through you, Mr. Deputy Speaker—for allowing this Adjournment debate on night flights into Heathrow, which is a subject that is near to the hearts of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Education Projects

      6 speeches

      What percentage of resources her Department targeted on educational projects in the last year for which figures are available. [73829]

    • Debt Relief

      17 speeches

      If she will make a statement about the development of anti-poverty programmes in poor countries arising from the availability of resources from international debt relief. [73830]


      8 speeches

      If she will make a statement on the future of the assistance programme for Zimbabwe. [73832]

      EU Enlargement

      6 speeches

      What assistance she will provide to the five central European, first-wave, EU applicant states in the period between the reduction of the know-how funding provided to them and their accession to...

      EU Development Aid

      14 speeches

      When she last met the EU Commissioner for overseas development aid to discuss the priorities of the EU development aid programme. [73834]

      Maternal Mortality

      7 speeches

      What measures her Department is taking to help reduce maternal mortality in the developing world. [73835]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      48 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 10 March.

    • Al Shifa

      4 speeches

      If he will apologise to the Government and people of Sudan for his endorsement of the bombing of the Al Shifa factory; and if he will hold discussions with President Clinton about giving all...


      6 speeches

      Does the Prime Minister agree with the Chancellor who last November predicted that there would be no recession in British manufacturing, or the Chancellor who yesterday admitted that there would...

  • Enterprise and Competition

    44 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement on enterprise and competition. Yesterday, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered a Budget for Britain to succeed...

  • Points of Order

    20 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have given your office notice of it. I seek your advice, Madam Speaker, about an irregularity that occurred in the European Scrutiny Committee on 10...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Act: Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999.

  • Lifelong Learning (Participation and Entitlement)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish an entitlement to paid educational leave for people in employment; to secure comparable treatment for full and part-time...

  • Lifelong Learning (Participation and Entitlement)

    Mr. David Chaytor accordingly presented a Bill to establish an entitlement to paid educational leave for people in employment; to secure comparable treatment for full and part-time students in...

  • European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),

  • Treatment of End of Life Vehicles

    That this House endorses the Government's view that the draft Directive on end of life vehicles, European Union Document No. 11034/97, rightly seeks to achieve important environmental...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [9 March].

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    119 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The Second Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 1998–99, on the World Economy and the Pre-Budget Report (HC 91-I), and the Fourth Report from the Environmental...

  • Orders of the Day — Testicular Cancer

    8 speeches

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

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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.

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