Thursday, 18 January 2001
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Resolved,That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there will be laid before this House a Return of the Spoliation Advisory...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the operation of the new provisions of the Employment Relations Act 1999 setting up the statutory arrangements for trade union recognition. 
If he will make a statement on recent steps he has taken to ensure consumers receive value for money. 
What recent discussions he has had with the UK tyre manufacturing industry regarding UK production. 
What the cost of setting up and running the Post Office universal bank will be to (a) the Post Office and (b) the Government. 
What recent representations he has received on the proposed European directive on information and consultation. 
What assessment he has made of the recent performance of manufacturing industry in the north-west of England. 
What plans he has to reform the method of setting the figure for the national minimum wage. 
What guidance he gives to businesses about protection of their intellectual property; and if he will make a statement. 
What assessment he has made of the cost of regulations and directives emanating from the European Union on small business enterprise in the United Kingdom in each of the past three years. 
What measures he is taking to ensure the liberalisation of the energy market. 
Will the Leader of the House please give the business for the coming week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As we all know, there have been too many occasions in the past three and a half years when Opposition Members, and many Labour Back Benchers, have had to...
I must tell the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put,That this House takes note of European Union Document No. COM(99)643, a Commission Communication entitled 'Community Support Plan to Combat Doping in Sport',...
Resolved,That the draft Deregulation (Sunday Licensing) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 8th December, be approved. —[Mr. Keith Bradley.]
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...
In the early hours of 30 October, there was an explosion and subsequent fires at the chemical reprocessing plant owned and run by Cleansing Services Group Ltd. at Sandhurst in Gloucestershire....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Keith Bradley.]
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