Thursday, 4 November 1999
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Ordered,That the Promoters of the Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation Bill) [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think...
Ordered,That the Promoters of the United Reformed Church Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next Session of...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to promote the expansion of e-commerce. 
What research he has commissioned on the link between the introduction of the national minimum wage and levels of poverty. 
What representations he has received in response to proposals he has submitted to the European Union for Objective 2 funding. 
What programmes he has developed to assist people running small businesses in acquiring new skills. 
What plans he has to assist small rural post offices. 
What representations he has received from voluntary organisations in respect of the operation of the national minimum wage. 
What plans he has to improve access to business information, advisory and support services for small businesses. 
What plans he has for further work by the oil and gas industry task force. 
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Will you give us some guidance on the appropriateness of the Minister for Housing and Planning attending our debate on the Greater London Authority Bill in the...
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Greater London Authority Bill, it is expedient to authorise the making of provision for or in connection with the imposition of...
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 2, in page 3, line 20, at end insert—
Lords amendment: No. 12, after clause 22, to insert the following new clause—Salaries and expenses— .—(1) The Authority shall pay to the Mayor and the Assembly members salaries...
Lords amendment: No. 17, after clause 27, to insert the following new clause—Equality of opportunity—
Lords amendment: No. 30, in page 20, line 14, after ("Thames") insert ("safely")
Lords amendment: No. 32, in page 21, line 27, after first ("to") insert ("the current version of')
Lords amendment: No. 41, in page 22, line 2, after ("three") insert ("clear working")
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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And sometimes to shout at each other.