Tuesday, 31 October 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Ordered,That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of...
Order for Third Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
The Secretary of State was asked—
How much grant towards the cost of house purchase will be available individually for (a) nurses, (b) teachers and (c) police officers in Slough. 
If he will make a statement on the action that his Department has taken to assist poorer home owners to maintain and improve their homes through grants to local authorities for home improvement...
What recent representations he has received from organisations concerning housing in the south-east. 
If he will make a statement on the proposed Central Railway project and his Department's policy towards it. 
When he will introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the review of byelaws for the coast, published in 1998. 
What steps he is taking to improve rural transport. 
What proposals he has to improve road access to the Magna project in south Yorkshire. 
When he plans to make a decision on the location of new ring roads; and how many of those have been determined so far. 
What plans for bypasses have been (a) cancelled and (b) proposed by the present Government. 
What role tenants will play in deciding the future of local authority housing. 
What steps he is taking to improve public transport and relieve traffic congestion in south-east London. 
What assessment he has made of the extent to which the clearance and new house-building policies of Newcastle city council are consistent with regional planning guidance. 
When he last met the Royal Automobile Club to discuss road building. 
With permission, I wish to make a statement about the violent storms that hit much of England and Wales late Sunday night and early yesterday morning. We offer deepest sympathy to the relatives...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 to allow the use of early embryonic tissue for the purposes of research into the...
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Amendment of Section 10) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2024) dated 25th July 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 26th July, be approved.
That the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2563) dated 20th September 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22nd...
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 2, line 16, at end insert— '( ) The Secretary of State may by regulations specify persons or classes of person who are and persons or classes of...
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 4, line 30, at end insert— '23CA.—(1) Any person aged eighteen or over who makes a valid election not to be treated as a former relevant child...
I beg to move amendment No. 13, in page 6, line 25, leave out "registered" and insert "private".
I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 9, line 9, at end insert— '(1A) Every local authority shall make arrangements to ensure that any person qualified under subsection (1) to make...
I beg to move amendment No. 24, in page 9, line 24, leave out subsection (3).
Amendment made: No. 22, in page 10, line 27, at end insert— '(5) In the Care Standards Act 2000, in Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments)— (a) in paragraph 14(4), the words...
Amendment made: No. 23, in page 10, line 29, after "from" insert "section 7(5) and".—[Mr. Hutton.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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