Thursday, 16 March 2000
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITIES BILL [LORDS] (BY ORDER)
The Minister was asked—
What action he is taking to halt the decline in the number of wild birds in rural areas. 
How many applications he has received for grants under the agricultural development scheme to date; and how many were successful. 
What recent assessment he has made of the environmental advantages of organic farming. 
What assistance he has provided to hill farmers in the past two years. 
What recent representations he has received on the state of pig farming; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the rate of growth in organic production in the last three years. 
What plans he has to apply for agrimonetary compensation for livestock farmers. 
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What steps he is taking to make the operation of the Crown Prosecution Service more accessible to people with hearing impairments. 
If he will make a statement on the grounds on which Law Officers intervene in charities litigation. 
Could I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?
Madam Speaker, may I make a personal statement? During Prime Minister's questions yesterday afternoon, it was I who—from a sedentary position—accused the Prime Minister of being a...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee),That the matter of the Budget Statement and its implications for Wales be referred to the Welsh...
[8TH ALLOTTED DAY]
[Relevant document: Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee on 14th March, HC 326-i.]
Madam Speaker has selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee),That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet on Tuesday 4th April at half-past ten o'clock and...
Motion made and Question proposed,That the Competition Act 1998 (Director's Rules) Order 2000 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
Some 700 residents of Halifax have given me this petition—[Interruption.]
I wish to present a petition on behalf of my constituents and other residents of North Yorkshire. There are more than 37,000 signatories, almost 9,000 of whom come from Skipton and Ripon. The...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Kevin Hughes.]
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