Monday, 20 November 2000
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What resources will be invested in the police service in the financial years 2001–02 to 2003–04. 
If he will make a statement on trends in the level of crime in England and Wales since 1997. 
What recent discussions he has had with chief constables concerning greater protection for elderly people against attacks; and if he will make a statement. 
How many parenting orders have been imposed under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; and how many are being processed. 
If he will make a statement on the level of allowances made to Metropolitan police officers and the effect on recruitment of officers from other forces. 
What recent representations he has received about police numbers in Sussex.
What assessment he has made of the contribution of the fire services community programmes to crime reduction strategies; and if he will make a statement. 
How many people (a) are employed and (b) were employed in May 1997 in his Department's press office. 
What criteria he will use to allocate funding from the crime fighting fund in the next financial year. 
What estimate he has made of the number of cases that resulted in an acquittal that would be the subject of a new trial were the double jeopardy rule relaxed in line with the Law Commission's...
If he will make a statement on recent trends in the incidence of domestic burglaries. 
What assessment he has made of the responses to the liquor licensing reform White Paper. 
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will know that the Secretary of State for Defence is in Brussels today undertaking negotiations that will in effect undermine the coherence and success of...
Before I call the Leader of the House to move the first motion, I should inform the House that I have selected amendments (b) to (e) and (h) to (k), in the names of the right hon. Members for...
Motion made, and Question proposed,
I beg to move, That the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2446), dated 11th September 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th...
With permission, I shall put together the Questions on motions 5, 6 and 7.
That the draft Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 23rd October, be approved.
That the draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 1st November, be approved.
That the draft Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th November, be approved.— [Mr. Sutcliffe.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Sutcliffe.]
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