House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 16 March 1999

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • European Commission

    54 speeches

    I should like to make a statement today on the report of the Committee of Independent Experts, and the resignation last night of Jacques Santer and his 19 colleagues in the European Commission....

  • Crime Reduction

    32 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement on forthcoming Government initiatives to tackle crime. The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 provides the foundation for our strategy on crime...

  • Millennium Compliance

    27 speeches

    I am announcing today the results of the fifth quarterly review of progress in tackling the millennium bug for Government Departments, agencies and key parts of the wider public sector. I have...

  • European Commission

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. This afternoon, during the Prime Minister's statement, he made an important statement with respect to a view that he attributed to me. This is an...

  • Prevention of Delay in Trials

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that a person indicted for a serious criminal offence shall be brought to trial within a period of 110 days; and for connected...

  • Prevention of Delay in Trials

    Miss Anne McIntosh accordingly presented a Bill to provide that a person indicted for a serious criminal offence shall be brought to trial within a period of 110 days; and for connected purposes:...

  • Orders of the Day — House of Lords Bill

    228 speeches

    Order for Third Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism

    24 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 4th March, be approved. I am aware of the long...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Grand Committee

    Ordered,That— (1) the matter of the draft Report of the Department of Economic Development's Economic Strategy Review, being a matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred...

  • Delegated Legislation

    • Libraries

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the draft Public Lending Right (Increase of Limit) Order 1999,...

    • Local Government Finance (Wales)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the Special Grant Report (Wales) 1999 (No. 2): Special Grant for...

      Local Government Finance (Scotland)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the Special Grant Report for Scotland (No. 1 1999): Special...

      Local Government Finance

      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 Report (No....

  • European Community Documents

    • Transport Infrastructure Charging

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10778/98, the Commission...

  • Delegated Legislation

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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