Tuesday, 27 April 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Read the Third time, and passed.
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement about the impact of the minimum wage on the Scottish economy. 
What representations the Crown Office has received from the Dutch legal authorities over the handling of circumstances surrounding the trial of the Lockerbie suspects. 
How many modern apprenticeships the Government intend to create in Scotland. 
What steps the Government are taking to improve access to further and higher education in Scotland. 
If he will make a statement on the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Scotland after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. 
What measures his Department is taking to assist the oil and gas industry in Scotland. 
How individuals who have (a) been victims of and (b) committed male rape are dealt by the judicial system within Scotland. 
When he last met representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss economic and monetary union. 
What plans he has to assist with the development of the Crichton estate in Dumfries as a base for higher education provision. 
What steps he will take to advise hon. Members of the activities and decisions of the Scottish Parliament. 
The Minister of State was asked—
What progress has been made in making the magistracy more representative of the communities which it serves; and if he will make a statement. 
What progress he has made on reform of commonhold law; and if he will make a statement. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Last Thursday, the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food answered an oral question on Meat Hygiene Service inspection charges, saying...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the quantity of regulations on businesses below a certain size. Businesses employing fewer than 100 people constitute 99.6 per...
Mr. John Bercow accordingly presented a Bill to reduce the quantity of regulations on businesses below a certain size: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time...
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Ordered,That it be an Instruction to the Join Committee on Financial Services and Markets that it report by 2th May 1999 on Parts V (employment in regulated activities), VI (Civil fines for...
The petition has been drawn up with the assistance of the Twins and Multiple Births Association, known as TAMBA, to draw attention to the disadvantage that such parents suffer. From April this...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert Ainsworth.]
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