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Wednesday, 2 February 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for further consideration, as amended, read.
Considered; to be read the Third time.
The Minister was asked—
What plans she has to hold more open days in Government Departments. 
What progress is being made in implementing the social exclusion unit's report on truancy. 
If she will make a statement on her role in co-ordinating news releases from different Departments. 
What recent discussions she has had with internet service providers on the provision of Government services online. 
The Prime Minister was asked—
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. May I refer you to yesterday's Hansard, where the Secretary of State for Health said: The GMC must genuinely exist to protect patients. It must be truly...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Medical Act 1983 with respect to the restoration of names to the register of medical practitioners; and for connected purposes....
We now come to the first debate on the Opposition motions. I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
I must inform the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Ordered,That, at the sitting on Monday 7th February, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions on any...
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...
That the draft African Development Bank (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 10th January, be approved.That the draft International Development...
That the draft Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 10th January, be approved.
That the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 18th January, be approved.
That the draft Films (Modification of the Definition of "British Film") Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 18th January, be approved.—[Mr. Jamieson.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed,That Sir Peter Lloyd be discharged from the House of Commons Commission and Mr. Eric Forth be appointed a member of the Commission under the House of Commons...
I should like to present a petition, on which there are 8,000 signatures, on behalf of Mr. Gordon and Mrs. Jaqueline Singleton, which states: For the brutal murder and dismemberment of Liane...
On behalf of the Lowestoft branch of the Suffolk Pensioners Association, whose members believe that the cost of a television licence is high in relation to the value of the state pension, I wish...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dowd.]
Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
And sometimes to shout at each other.