Tuesday, 13 April 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement concerning progress in implementing the policy of making available half-fare bus passes for all pensioners. 
If he will make a statement about his plans to introduce new legislation affecting the status of the New forest. 
If he will make a statement on the level of freight costs in (a) the UK and (b) other EU member states. 
What plans he has to review the arrangements for concessionary travel in Greater London. 
When he expects to bring forward measures to implement proposals in the Government's consultation paper, "Sites of Special Scientific Interest—Better Protection and Management". 
If he will make a statement about the Government's policy on (a) investment in and (b) fares on London underground. 
If he will make a statement on rural bus services. 
When the regional chamber in the north-east will be officially established. 
What plans he has to hold regular rail summits with the rail operators. 
If he will make a statement on road links to Manchester International airport. 
If he will make a statement on the latest data on the number of people using buses. 
What steps he is taking to encourage the manufacture of compressed natural gas vehicles and the conversion of existing petrol and diesel vehicles to alternative fuels. 
What has been the average rate of increase in percentage terms in the allowable spending of local councils over the past five years; and what is the figure for Rochford. 
I would like, with your permission, Madam Speaker, to bring the House fully up to date with events in Kosovo. There will be a debate in the House early next week. NATO's actions continue. Our...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. We have always been particularly careful that there should not be insult, intended or unintended, to individuals outside the House. I do not think that the...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce landfill disposal of municipal and special wastes and to control the location of landfill sites; to require the assessment of the...
Mr. David Taylor accordingly presented a Bill to reduce landfill disposal of municipal and special wastes and to control the location of landfill sites; to require the assessment of the impact of...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a),
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Hill.]
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