Tuesday, 28 March 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BILL [Lords] (By Order)
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to improve the quality of personal social services. 
What steps he has taken to increase the number of student nurses. 
What studies he has undertaken of the incidence of racism in mental health services. 
What plans he has to review the financial allocation formula for health authorities. 
If he will make a statement on progress with the new immunisation programme against meningitis C-type in Yorkshire. 
What priority he will give to areas with high levels of heart disease in allocating new resources for improving cardiac care and surgery. 
When the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will examine the drug infliximab. 
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of private finance for health capital projects. 
What plans he has to improve access to NHS dentistry. 
How many accident and emergency departments are being improved as part of the modernisation programme; and if he will make a statement. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Twice last week after the Prime Minister's statement on health, I raised a point of order about inaccuracies in the details that he gave. For example, he said...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision in respect of local government in England and Wales, for disclosure of information to the public and for convening...
Mr. Gareth Thomas accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision in respect of local government in England and Wales, for disclosure of information to the public and for convening...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
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...
I beg to move, That the Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 630), dated 6th March 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8th...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dowd.]
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