House of Commons debates

Monday, 29 November 1999

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Crime Reduction Strategy

    64 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Government's crime reduction strategy, which I have published today. Copies of the strategy document and of the Home...

  • Orders of the Day — Electronic Communications Bill

    199 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The Trade and Industry Committee reported on the Draft Electronic Communications Bill in its Fourteenth Report of Session 1998–99, HC 862. Its Seventh Report, on...

    • Electronic Communications Bill [Money]

      Queen's recommendation having been signified—

    • Estimates

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145(2)(Liaison Committee),

      Adjournment (Christmas)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments),That this House, at its rising on Tuesday 21st December, do adjourn till Monday 10th January...

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at the sitting on Tuesday, 21st December, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until she have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—[Mr. Pope.]

      Committee of Public Accounts

      Ordered,That Maria Eagle be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mr. Nigel Griffiths and Mr. Jim Murphy be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Pope.]

      Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on...

      Dentists

      That the draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 2nd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Justices of the Peace

      That the draft Maximum Number of Stipendiary Magistrates Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 3rd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—[Mr. Pope.]

      European Community Documents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),

      Taxation and Financial Services

      That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 8484/1/99, the second progress report from the ECOFIN Council to the European Council on reinforced tax policy co-operation, 6615/98, a...

      Committees

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to Committees.

      Agriculture

      That Mr. Richard Livsey, be discharged from the Agriculture Committee and Mr. Lembit Öpik be added to the Committee.

      Catering

      That Rosemary McKenna be discharged from the Catering Committee and Mr. Gerald Bermingham be added to the Committee.

      Defence

      That Mr. John McWilliam be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr. Mike Gapes be added to the Committee.

      Education and Employment

      That Yvette Cooper, Mr. John Healey, Mrs. Eleanor Laing and Mr. Malcolm Wicks be discharged from the Education and Employment Committee and Mr. Michael Foster (Worcester), Mr. Stephen O'Brien,...

      Health

      That Julia Drown be discharged from the Health Committee and Mrs. Eileen Gordon be added to the Committee.

      Scottish Affairs

      That Mr. John McAllion, Ms Sandra Osborne and Mr. David Stewart be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mr. Russell Brown, Mr. Mohammed Sarwar and Mr. Bill Tynan be added to the...

      Social Security

      That Kali Mountford, Mr. Chris Pond and Ms Debra Shipley be discharged from the Social Security Committee and Mr. Andy King and Mr. Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West) be added to the Committee.

      Treasury

      That Jacqui Smith be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr. James Plaskitt be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Orders of the Day — Liverpool (Regeneration)

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Pope.]

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