Tuesday, 23 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 timetable for the introduction of the Food Standards Agency. 
If he will make a statement on the action he is taking to combat smoking. 
What response his Department has made to (a) the report of the inquiry into serious untoward incidents at Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust and (b) the trust's response...
What assessment he has made of the implications of the Greenwood report for Eastbourne district general hospital. 
What role he plans for community pharmacists in the future delivery of primary health care services. 
If he will make a statement on the use of NHS Direct. 
What plans he has to improve mental health services. 
If he will make a statement on his proposals for improving the system for financing long-term care for elderly people. 
What plans he has to extend inspection regulations to day care for the elderly and adults with physical and learning disabilities. 
What steps he is taking to promote awareness of prostate cancer; and if he will make a statement. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In the Chamber yesterday afternoon during the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Maples), the Minister of State, Foreign and...
I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, and I have imposed a 15-minute limit on the speeches of Back-Bench Members.
I beg to move, That the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 1st November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. My hon. Friends and comrades...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10297/99, a Commission Communication on the European Union approach to the World Trade Organisation Millennium Round; considers that a...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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