Tuesday, 9 November 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 on the role of the UK Government in improving railway safety in Scotland. 
If he will make a statement on his responsibilities in respect of (a) legal and (b) other matters in relation to Lockerbie. 
What discussions he or his officials have had with the Scottish Executive regarding the beef on the bone ban. 
What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the effects of United Kingdom Government policy on the competitiveness of Scottish manufacturing industry. 
What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the impact of a single European currency on the Scottish economy. 
The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—
What discussions he has held with the Law Society concerning the operation of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors. 
The challenge a year ago, amid global turbulence and predictions of recession. was to steer a course of stability. Now, with this year's pre-Budget report, the challenge is to lock in that...
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. For many Back Benchers, particularly those who are relatively new to the House, once a statement is read it is important to be able to peruse a copy in...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the establishment of a national science strategy; to create a National Science Strategy Council to monitor levels of funding,...
Dr. Ian Gibson accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the establishment of a national science strategy; to create a National Science Strategy Council to monitor levels of funding, to consult...
Lords amendments further considered.
Lords amendment in lieu of Government amendment No. 42A: No. 42D, in page 66, line 4, leave out ("two") and insert ("seven")
Lords amendment: No. 43E, in line 12, leave out ("50 per cent. ") and insert
): I beg to move, That the Order of the House [15th June] be supplemented as follows:
4.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 135, after clause 84, to insert the following new clause—Eligibility for social security benefits— (". An asylum-seeker, and his dependants (if any), shall be...
Lords amendment: No. 1, after clause 3, to insert the following new clause—Accommodation for those temporarily admitted or released from detention—
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the draft Jobseeker's Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 14th July, be approved.
That the Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S. I., 1999, No. 2930), dated 26th October 1999, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th October, be approved. —[Mrs....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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