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Tuesday, 29 February 2000
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 development of intermediate care services. 
If he will make a statement about the work of the trolley task force. 
When the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will conclude its assessment of beta interferon. 
If he will make a statement on the number of knee replacement operations carried out in the NHS in 1998–99. 
What assessment he has made of the role the independent hospitals can play in easing demands on national health service hospitals. 
What progress is being made in reducing the waiting times for cataract operations. 
If he will make a statement on the number of NHS acute hospital beds and staff to support them. 
When he expects to report on Government proposals for the reform of the Mental Health Act 1983. 
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the Government's new proposals to reduce deaths and injuries on...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by extending powers to environmental health officers to intervene in neighbourly disputes...
Mr. Jim Cunningham accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by extending powers to environmental health officers to intervene in neighbourly disputes...
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
".—(1) The Treasury shall by order designate an Independent Body, which shall have the functions assigned to it in this Act.
'.—(1) This section applies to any public service agency of the sort described in subsection (11), unless otherwise provided— (a) by any order made under subsection (8), or(b) in any...
'.(1) This section applies in connection with the examination by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the accounts of any government department or other body under or by virtue of— (a)...
'.—(1) This section applies to any government department which is required to prepare resource accounts under section 5, unless otherwise provided by an order made under subsection (6).
I beg to move amendment No. 36, in page 2, leave out lines 15 to 24 and insert— '(1) Subsection (2) applies to a requisition or order under—(a) section 13 or 15 of the Exchequer and...
Amendments made: No. 18, in page 3, line 2, after "accounts", insert— '(a) present a true and fair view,(b)".
Amendment made: No. 20, in page 4, line 24, at end insert— '() The Comptroller and Auditor General shall carry out his examination of accounts under subsection (3)(b) with a view to...
Amendment made: No. 21, in page 4, leave out lines 32 to 38 and insert—
I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 5, line 5, at end insert—
Amendments made: No. 23, in page 5, line 11, after "body" insert— which falls within section 9(1)'.
Amendment made: No. 25, in page 6, line 19, after "10(2)(c)", insert "or (7)(c)".—[Mr. Timms.]
I beg to move amendment No. 26, in page 8, line 30, at end insert— () Before making an order under subsection (1) the Treasury shall consult the Comptroller and Auditor General.'. The...
Amendments made: No. 27, in page 8, line 44, leave out "and".
Amendments made: No. 29, in page 9, line 34, leave out "public money or".
Amendments made: No. 32, in page 10, line 38, leave out "This section has" and insert— Subsections (2) and (3) have'.
Amendment made: No. 34, in page 11, line 27, leave out "(4)" and insert "(8)".—[Mr. Timms.]
Amendment made: No. 35, in page 15, line 18, at end insert—
.—(1) Schedule 4 to the Food Standards Act 1999 (Food Standards Agency: accounts) shall be amended as follows.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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