Tuesday, 16 January 2001
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the future of two-tier local government and the Government's plans for regional government in England. 
What representations he has received on the council tax banding of park homes. 
What measures his Department is taking to tackle the problem of antisocial behaviour by travellers; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the progress made by the rail recovery action group. 
If he will make a statement on resources for local authorities to improve their housing stock. 
When he last met representatives of Railtrack to discuss investment in the rail network. 
If he will list the types of aircraft which exude smoke odours and fumes into their cabins. 
If he will make a statement on regional air links with Heathrow Airport. 
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the proposed inquiry into the storage of corpses at Bedford hospital.
I beg to move, That the proviso in paragraph (2)(ii) of Standing Order No. 86 (Nomination of standing committees) shall not apply to the Children's Commissioner or Wales Bill. Paragraph (2)(ii)...
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill:—
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st February.3....
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)(Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection...
I beg to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (No. 4) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3106), dated 21st November...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Audio Recording of Interviews) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 18th December, be approved.—[Mr. Betts.]Question agreed to.
Motion made,That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at...
Motion made,That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:Line 37, before the word 'European'...
Motion made,That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 2nd and 9th February, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 6th and 27th April, 11th and 18th May, 8th and 15th...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Betts.]
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