Tuesday, 30 November 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) BILL (By Order)
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for determining the standard spending assessment settlement for local authorities for 2000–01. 
If he will make a statement on the progress of the new deal for communities in Luton. 
If he will make a statement on protection of the green belt in Mill Hill and Totteridge valley. 
If he will make a statement about parks. 
What measures the Government are taking to promote increased accessibility of housing for the elderly and disabled. 
What representations he has received concerning the operation of bus services in north-east Derbyshire; and if he will make a statement. 
What representations he has received regarding the level of business rates. 
What steps he is taking to cut the costs of auditing the accounts of parish councils. 
What his policy is on supporting rural rail services. 
What progress he has made in establishing regional Eurostar services north of London. 
If he will make a statement on the future of parish councils. 
What assessment he has made of local strategies for regional development
What impact the establishment of the South East of England Development Agency has had on the south-east region. 
What steps he is taking to encourage train operating companies to reduce fare levels. 
What assessment he has made of the impact of the M4 bus lane on average journey times. 
When the cleaner vehicles task force is expected to issue a report on its findings. 
What progress has been made in the development of local transport plans by local authorities. 
With permission, I am pleased to be able to announce the Government's intention to lift the retail ban on beef on the bone. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hurrah!"] That seems to have gone down quite well. This...
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Are you able to clarify for the record exactly what the broadcasting procedures are for the Westminster Hall debating Chamber? This morning, the broadcasting...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)),
[Relevant documents: The Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 1997–98, on Electoral Law and Administration (HC 768), and the Government response published in the...
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 November, be approved. This is one of the most welcome pieces...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)),That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet on Tuesday 14th December at half past Ten...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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