Thursday, 25 November 1999
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[Madam Speaker in the Chair]
The Minister was asked—
What plans he has to ban fur farming in Great Britain. 
What action he has taken to compensate UK farmers for the effect of the strong pound on the value of payments under the CAP. 
What has been the overall percentage change in the price of farmland since May 1997. 
What steps he is taking against the restrictions imposed by German Lander on British beef. 
How much his Department spent on food safety and standards surveys in the last year for which figures are available. 
If he will make a statement on the labelling of imported agricultural products. 
What measures he is taking to ensure that controls on specified risk materials do not place additional burdens on the livestock industry. 
What discussions his Department has had with education authorities regarding food hygiene education in schools. 
What assessment he has made of the annual cost of the common agricultural policy to (a) consumers and (b) taxpayers in the UK. 
The Solicitor-General was asked—
If he will make a statement regarding the developments in working relationships between the North Yorkshire police and the Crown Prosecution Service in Scarborough and Whitby. 
If he will make a statement on the application of the tests of public interest by the Crown Prosecution Service in respect of minor crimes. 
If he will make a statement on progress in the reform of the Crown Prosecution Service. 
What representations he has received on the statement made by the Director of Public Prosecutions on the right to trial by jury. 
Would the Leader of the House be kind enough to give us the business for next week?
With permission, I should like to make a statement about local authority revenue finance for England in 2000–01. Local councils throughout the country deliver services that strengthen our...
I beg to move, That this House takes note of the 68th and 69th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1997–98, of the 1st to 38th Reports of Session 1998–99 and of the...
That Mr. Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West) be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr. Jon Owen Jones be added to the Committee.
That Chris McCafferty be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. Tony Banks be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McNulty.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McNulty.]
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