Monday, 30 October 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many job losses there have been at AWE Aldermaston since the new management consortium took over responsibility. 
What plans he has to meet the Russian Defence Minister to discuss KFOR. 
What discussions he has had with his Armenian counterparts as to developments in Iraq. 
How many British troops are deployed in Sierra Leone. 
What is the current percentage of the Army (a) committed to, (b) preparing for and (c) recovering from operations. 
What recent assessment he has made of the military threat to the United Kingdom from states with rogue Governments. 
How many British troops are deployed in Bosnia. 
When he will announce the outcome of his review of the case for ex gratia payments to former far east prisoners of war. 
What contribution the United Kingdom is making towards meeting the headline goals of the European security and defence initiative. 
If he will visit the Cotswold families centre in Corsham to discuss its future. 
If he will make a statement on the numbers employed in the nuclear defence industry in Scotland. 
I have a statement to make. During the debate on defence procurement last Thursday, several points of order were raised with the Chair. Two issues in particular arose. The first issue was whether...
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
'After section 66(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 (Assistance by Commission) there is inserted—(1A) Subsection (1) shall also apply to proceedings or prospective proceedings under the...
'The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament an annual report on the level of damages awarded in cases brought by virtue of the amendments made to the 1976 Act by this...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 1, line 9, leave out from "a" to end of line 17 on page 2 and insert— 'public authority in carrying out any functions of the authority to do any act...
19BA.—(1) Section 19B does not apply to— (a) any judicial act (whether done by a court, tribunal or other person); or(b) any act done on the instructions, or on behalf, of a person...
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 4, line 5, leave out from beginning to "due" in line 6 and insert— ', in carrying out its functions, have'.
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 8, line 3, leave out "or refused".
I beg to move amendment No. 19, in page 10, line 45, leave out "or".
Amendment made: No. 21, in page 14, line 35, leave out "Schedules 1" and insert "Schedules 2".—[Mr. Touhig.]
Amendment made: No. 22, in page 16, line 2, leave out Schedule 1.—[Mr. Touhig.]
Amendments made: No. 23, in page 19, line 29, leave out "established" and insert "constituted".
. The Housing Corporation.. Scottish Homes.. A housing action trust established under Part III of the Housing Act 1988.'.—[Mr. Touhig.]
Amendments made: No. 29, in page 21, line 26, at end insert— ' In section 17 of the 1976 Act (prohibition on discrimination by certain education bodies), in the Table— (a) in...
Amendments made: No. 46, in page 24, line 13, column 3, at end insert— 'Section 19. Section 19ZA. In section 57(5), the words from "and" to the end of the subsection. Section...
I wish to present a petition of the residents of Wales and the other countries in the United Kingdom. It declares that the census forms for 2001 do not allow those who wish to describe themselves...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—Mr. Touhig.]
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