Thursday, 11 March 1999
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Minister was asked—
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress his Department has made in drawing up and implementing an integrated coastal zone management plan. 
What progress he has made towards reform of the common agricultural policy in respect of environmental improvement measures; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the Meat Hygiene Service's charges. 
What assessment he has made of the recommendation of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on the planting of genetically modified crops. 
What support he plans to introduce for organic farmers. 
What steps he has taken to promote British pork. 
What recent progress has been made with reform of the common agricultural policy in relation to likely food prices for consumers. 
How he intends to assist farmers to market high-quality local produce and develop co-operative food processing and added-value initiatives. 
What assessment he has made of the prospects of any European Union nation unilaterally withdrawing from the common fisheries policy and repatriating the nation's fishing waters to the 200 mile...
The Attorney-General was asked—
What is the breakdown of the reasons for cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service not resulting in prosecution in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
How often he meets the Director of the Serious Fraud Office to discuss the work of the office. 
When he expects to authorise a private prosecution for the death of William Beausire. 
Will the Leader of the House give the House the business for next week?
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In the light of what the Leader of the House has just said about good attendance on Thursday mornings, I should be grateful for any comment that you may have...
Mr. Jim Cunningham, supported by Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, Mr. Alan Hurst, Mr. Ian Pearson and Mrs. Christine Butler, presented a Bill to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by extending powers...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [10 March].
Motion made, and Question proposed,
[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...
Ordered, That, in respect of the sitting of the Scottish Grand Committee on Monday 22 March, Standing Order No. 99 (Scottish Grand Committee (substantive motions for the adjournment) shall have...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]
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