Monday, 1 November 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Ordered,That the Promoters of the Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next...
Ordered,That so much of the Lords Message [28th October] as relates to the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill be now considered.
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many incidents which involve fireworks have been reported to the police in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement. 
What was the change in the number of police officers in the Avon and Somerset constabulary between March 1996 and March 1999. 
What action he is taking to prevent the deliberate use of fireworks to cause alarm, distress and injury to people and damage to property. 
What representations he has received on retirement rates of police officers over the next three years. 
If he will increase the budget of the Leicestershire police authority; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the size of the police establishment of officers. 
What plans he has to ensure the effective dispersal of illegal encampments by travellers. 
What recent representations he has received on the Government's proposals for freedom of information. 
What is the current average processing time for an application for the extension of a student visa by the immigration and nationality directorate. 
If he will ensure that deaths on the road caused by negligence are treated the same as any other death caused by negligence. 
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you received any representation from a Department of Trade and Industry Minister regarding the pit closure? Is there any way in which we can get a...
Not amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
'.—(1) In its application to Northern Ireland, this Act has effect with the modifications specified in subsections (2) and (3).
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 5, line 4, after '2', insert 'or 3'. Amendment No. 2 adds part B of schedule 3 to the Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) Order 1967 to the...
Amendment made: No. 1, in page 5, line 18, leave out subsection (4).—[Mr. Lock.]
Amendment made: No. 3, in page 5, line 41, leave out subsection (4) and insert—
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the draft Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977 (Amendment) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.
That the draft Financial Services Act 1986 (Restriction of Exemption) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 27th July, be approved.
That the Value Added Tax (Sport, Sports Competitions and Physical Education) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1994), dated 14th July 1999, a copy of which was laid before this House on 20th July, be...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to European Community Documents.
That this House takes note of European Union Document Nos. 5562/98, a draft Directive on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the Information Society, and...
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 6793/97, a draft Directive restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products; and supports the Government's...
[Relevant document: The Second Report from the Administration Committee on Record Copies of Acts (HC 539).]
Ordered,That Mr. Andrew George be discharged from the Agriculture Committee and Mr. Richard Livsey be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. Michael Fabricant be discharged from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Miss Julie Kirkbride be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of...
Ordered,That Mr. Paul Keetch be discharged from the Education and Employment Committee and Dr. Evan Harris be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. David Heath be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr. David Chidgey be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Dr. Jenny Tonge be discharged from the International Development Committee and Mr. Nigel Jones be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. Michael Moore be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Sir Robert Smith be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Tyler, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Allen.]
A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:The Lords have agreed to the Greater London Authority Bill, with amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.Lords amendments...
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