Tuesday, 2 May 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Third Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to strengthen the system for representation of patients' views in the NHS. 
What steps he is taking to ensure that IVF treatment is available throughout the country. 
What plans he has to review the formula for distribution of funding between health regions and individual health authorities to take account of the impact of poverty on health. 
How much of the £150 million committed from the new opportunities fund to combat cancer has been distributed. 
If he will make a statement on the pay of medical laboratory staff working in hospitals. 
What steps he is taking to improve facilities for identifying and treating those suffering from osteoporosis. 
What discussions he has had with Trent regional health authority about the building of a new breast cancer unit at Nottingham City hospital. 
If he will make a statement on his plans to regulate and inspect domiciliary care agencies. 
What assessment he has made of the nature of the relationship between poverty and heart disease. 
What additional funding is being made available to health authorities in the south-east of England to facilitate the ending of mixed-sex wards. 
What action he is taking to improve the delivery of drug rehabilitation programmes. 
Madam Speaker, with permission I should like to make a statement on the violence and disorder associated with the so-called anti-capitalist demonstrations over the bank holiday weekend in London...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Given the increasingly dangerous situation in Montenegro, and the difficulties that our forces in Kosovo are experiencing, have there been any requests from...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)),That the matter of the Welsh Economy he referred to the...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Government to draw up a strategy for promoting non-convergent renewable energy technologies. If I had my way, the House would...
Ms Joan Walley accordingly presented a Bill to require the Government to draw up a strategy for promoting non-convergent renewable energy technologies: And the same was read the First time; and...
(Clauses 1, 12, 30, 31, 59, 102 and 113)
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
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 16th May at half past Ten...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments),That this House, at its rising on Thursday 25th May, do adjourn till Monday 5th June...
For the convenience of the House, I shall put together the motions relating to the Business of the House.
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the National Health Service (Pension Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
That the County Court Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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